Panaji, December 10, 2012 …..  Speaker of Goa  Legislative Assembly, Shri Rajendra Arlekar has said that the Government proposes to prepare  a scheme for taking up  various developmental projects  under  special component plan  in  Scheduled caste communities  areas for overall development of weaker section  of the society.

Elaborating  on the proposed  scheme  Shri Arlekar said that for this purpose, funds will be made available  from two percent  budgetary  allocation   made by the state and Central Government through  its  Government departments and undertaking agencies under special component plan to undertake various programmes for upliftment of  weaker section.

Shri Arlekar was speaking as the chief guest on the occasion of 56th death anniversary of  the  Architect  of Indian Constitution  Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at a function organized by All Goa  Dalit  Mahasangha in the city, yesterday.

Speaking further the Speaker paid rich tributes to Dr. Ambedkar  and   stressed on the need  for youth should imbibe in them the principles and teachings of Dr. Ambedkar   and  take  inspiration from  his life, , mission, ideas and qualities and accordingly  channelize   their energies to spread the message and teachings of  Dr.Ambedkar  to  the masses. This he said will help to build up a strong  and modern India.

Speaker presented the scholarships to meritorious  students of SSC,HSSC and graduation for the academic year 2011-12 on the occasion.

Shri Anand Amonkar, Senior Tabla  artist and Shri Narayan Khurjuvenkar , a poet  were  felicitated  at the hands of  Shri. Arlekar.  They were offered shawl and  sriphal.   A Souvenir  entitled “Sawali” brought out by All  Goa  Dalit Mahasangha  was  released by the Speaker on the occasion.

Smt. Nutan Sunil Shirke, Social Worker also spoke on the occasion.

Shri Ashok  Parwar, President of All Goa Dalit Mahasangha welcomed the gathering.  Shri Siddesh Pednekar proposed the vote of thanks.  Shri Khemudas  Parwar  compered the function.

Earlier, the Speaker and other dignitaries offered floral tributes to  Dr. Ambedkar on the occasion.

The function was attended by Shri Rajaram  Kakodkar,  Shri. K. Panchwadkar,  Shri Sakharam Korgaonkar, Rama Pednekar,  Krishna Gaonkar, Tukaram Tamboskar, Babuso  Pednekar, Vishnu Mopkar, Punaji Parsekar,  Krishna Chopdekar and others.