Panaji, August  15, 2018 … Minister for PWD, Shri Ramkrishna Dhavalikar hoisted the National tricolour at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations at Kranti Maidan, Ponda today. The Minister alongwith other dignitaries laid wreath at the Hutatma Smarak and paid homage to the martyrs and later inspected the Guard of Honour from Police contingents  led by PSI Paresh Sinari. 

South Goa Member of Parliament Shri. Narendra Sawaiker, Shri. Ravi Naik, MLA, Col. Satnam Singh of 6TTR, Freedom fighters, Govt officials, teachers and students of various schools attended the function. 

While speaking on the occasion, the Minister emphasized on the efforts taken by our national leaders and their contribution towards pre and post independence era.

Remembering the immense contribution of our national leaders for the development of the country, Shri Dhavalikar said “Our leaders such as Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpai have played a pivotal role in improving our country’s infrastructure, economy and social strata. They were visionaries and hence put in great ideas which are benefitting us till today. Our present Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is following the footsteps of our great leaders. It is our duty to be united for a bright India,” the Minister said. 

Shri. Girish Velguenkar compered the function and also proposed the vote of thanks. Students of various schools in the city performed cultural programs.