Panaji, October 02, 2018 …. The Governor Dr. Smt. Mridula Sinha has exhorted the youths to work to imbibe the culture of cleanliness and good thoughts. The Governor said Cleanliness is a ritual and it has to be practiced by everyone on day to day basis. The Governor was speaking after inaugurating a special programe commemorating Swacch Bharat Mission themed “Ek Kadam Swachata Ki Aur” at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali today.

Present on the occasion were Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Dr. Pramod Sawant, Shri Dharmesh Saglani, Chairperson, Sankhali Municipal Council, Smt. R. Maneka, IAS, Director of Municipal Administration, Shri Sanjeet Rodrigues, Managing  Director, Goa Waste Management Corporation, Shri Pravinjay Pandit, Chief Officer, Sankhali Municipal Council and Shri Shripad Arlekar, Member Secretary, Ravindra Bhavan Sankhali.

Elaborating on good thoughts of the Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi, the Governor said, the youth must take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and his principles and values. The Governor also read the ‘Swachh Bharat Oath’ to the gathering.

Speaking on the occasion Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Dr. Pramod Sawant said that cleanliness is our fundamental duty and true service. We must strive to keep ourselves and the surroundings clean. We all must make it as our personal habit. He urged the support from the masses for this noble cause.

The function began with lighting the traditional lamp by the dignitaries. The Students of St. John High School sang two songs. Earlier  Shri Pravinjay Pandit welcomed the guests. Shri Anil Vernekar and Smt. Daya Tendulkar compered the function and Shri Shripad Arlekar proposed vote of thanks.

Various prizes were given to the winners at the hands of the Governor and other dignitaries. The program was attended by the Councillors, Sarpanchas, Panch members, teachers and students of various schools in the vicinity of Sankhali in large number.


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