Panaji: December 2, 2014 ….. Governor of Goa, Smt. Mridula Sinha asserted that places of worship are a source to restore one’s faith in their religion and therefore urged people to frequent such places to cleanse our mind and soul from all evil things.
The Governor was speaking at the function held on the occasion of installation of deity’s at Shree Mahalsa Narayani Devalaya at Verna, yesterday. Shree Jagatguru Shree Shree Shree Bharatitirth Maharaj had earlier installed the deity’s at the temple. Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar also participated in the ceremony.
Smt. Mridula said the varied and rich culture for which India is known for should be maintained at all cost. Human development through such places should be encouraged in a big way, she added.
Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Shri Rajendra Arlekar expressing happiness on the completion of the restoration work of the temple urged the people to work in a determined direction and to work for the development of the nation.
The Governor on her arrival was received by the President and executive committee members of the temple.
Earlier, Shri Kamlesh G. Naik, Shri Narayan Bandekar, Shri Gurdigar, Shri K.D. Sadhale and Shri Subhash Velingkar were felicitated at the hands of the Swami in recognition to their contribution and service to the temple.
MLA, Dr. Pramod Sawant; Ex-Chief Minister, Smt. Sashikala Kakodkar and Shri Ashokrao Chowgule were amongst those prominent persons present on the occasion.
Shri Ashish Prabhu Dessai, President of the temple committee welcomed the guests while Adv. Audoot Arsekar, General Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.