Panaji:  January 12, 2019  … Villager’s unity is the strength of the any village and this unity is the key of overall development of village. Unity in Diversity is the strength of the Nation said Governor of Goa, Smt Mridula Sinha.

Goa have its own rich history and culture which needs to be preserve for future generation Smt Sinha said and added that Eat, drink and enjoy is the wrong image of Goa which is spread across the world.

Smt Sinha was speaking at the programme “Gaon Aur Hum” organised under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan by Directorate of Panchayat in association with South Goa District Collectorate, Village Panchayat Paroda and Goa University at Paroda today.

Goa University under the national programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development “Unnat Bharat Abhiyan” have adopted five Villages of Goa. This programme is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India. Gudi Paroda Village Panchayat is one amongst these five villages adopted by Goa University.

Speaking further Smt Sinha said Goa University is one of the best institution which teaches the students of their social responsibilities while acquiring knowledge. There are many Government schemes and facilities but only when Government officials reach to every village and doorstep of the people then only 100 % people will be benefited.. Officials need to sit across the table with villagers and then only they will understand the needs, problems and hardships of the people, Smt Sinha said.

Joint family is the base of indian culture. Three generation of any family should live together which results in quality, value of life, good manners, love and affection Smt Sinha said.

Vice Chancellor, Goa University, Prof Varun Sahani said, the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan will highlight the issues and problems of adopted village. First phase of this programme is of fact findings. After fact findings and a detailed report as an institution of knowledge, technical intervention will be made to solve the problems. Under Goa University there are 11 colleges in Goa and every college will adopt 5 villages which makes the total of adopted villages to 60 by adding 5 villages of Goa University Prof. Sahani said.

Cuncolim MLA, Shri Clafassio Dias thanking the Goa University for adopting one village from Cuncolim Constituency said that Paroda Village will be benefited by this programme.

             South District Collector, IAS, Dr Tariq Thomas said Paroda Village will get special focus of Government. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan will be a bridge of coordination between Village and Government he said.

Secretary, Governor, IAS, Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur; Director, Directorate of Panchayat, Shri Rajan Satarkar; Additional Director, Smt Florina Colaco; OSD to Governor, Shri Anshuman Abhishek; Sarpanch, Village Panchayat Paroda, Shri Inacio Tereza; Registrar, Goa University, Shri Y V Reddy; Zilla Panchayat Member, Smt Minaxi Gaonkar were amongst the prominent persons present on the occasion.

Dr Uday Gaonkar compered the programme. Shri Inacio Tereza welcomed while Smt Florina Colaco presented the vote of thanks.

The students of Immaculate Conception High School, Paroda presented welcome song and Paroda Cultural Club presented a Kunbi dance.


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