Director, Information & Publicity, Shri Dipak Bandekar inaugurated Road Show themed on Goa@60 organized by Goa Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of Department of Information and Publicity at Ahmedebad today.
The Goa@60 themed Road Shows are planned to be held in six cities. The first show is being held in Ahmadabad till September 11, 2022 and will also be held at Udaipur, Varanasi, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Mysore at later dates.
Deputy Director, Tourism, Shri. Kuldeep Arolkar; Deputy General Manager, GTDC Smt. Ninfa Da Silva; Manager Marketing, GTDC, Shri. Harish Satelkar; Assistant Tourist Officer, Shri. Pradeep Binnar, Information Assistant, DIP Smt. Sanghmitra Faldessai were present on the occasion. Inaugural session was followed by goan folk dances performed by goan artists.
After spectacular yearlong celebrations in Goa to mark the 60th year of its Liberation from the Portuguese rule, the Government of Goa decided a take the celebrations across the country to showcase the history and rich heritage, diverse cultures cuisine, development and achievements attained over the last six decades which has put Goa on the world map.
The initiative to celebrate Goa@60 across the country comes after the state Government successfully celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of its Liberation with events organized since 19th December 2020 in the distinguished presence of the then President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind and was later followed by closing ceremony which was presided by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. The Goa government is pleased to announce its plans of organizing the 60th Liberation year celebrations across six cities which includes Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Udaipur in Rajasthan, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Madurai in Tamil Nadu, Thiruvanantapuram in Kerala and Mysuru in Karnataka from 9th September 2022 to 16th October 2022.
Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant in his statement said that “We are delighted to showcase the achievements of the Goa Government which has taken place during the last six decades since the Liberation of the State which cuts across all segments from Good Governance to Infrastructure Development, Sports, IT, Tourism, Art and Culture, Education, Health and more”.
The initiative to showcase Goa and more is to attract visitors to Goa, investors and investments that will give further impetus to infrastructure, industries, tourism, agriculture, transport, Information Technology, safety and security, improving quality of life and to make Goa further shine on the global map.
The event is also aimed to present various aspects that the State of Goa has attained progress especially in good governance through digitalization of services, taking public services to the doorsteps of the locals, improving the quality of education through good infrastructure for schools, colleges and professional colleges, industrial development and employment opportunities for locals in the State, giving thrust on employment in the hospitality segment, augmenting health and super-speciality services, increase in forest cover in Goa, protection and preservation of the State’s green cover and restoration and conservation of Goa’s heritage. The Government of Goa also highlighted its roadmap and vision plan for taking Goa to greater heights in the coming months and years by adding new infrastructure like the new International airport at Mopa, Information Technology, New Tourism Services, better transport facilities, making Goa self-sufficient through various schemes in farming, and agro sector.