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SHRI JOSE MENEZES APPOINTED CHAIRPERSON OF MINORITIES

CORPORATION

                                                                                      Panaji, March 26, 2018

                                                                                         Chaitra 5 ,1940

            Shri Jose Orlando Menezes has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Goa State Minorities Finance and Development Corporation. Shri Menezes holds a Master Degree in Economics and Political Science and is the Principal of the Shri Shantadurga Higher Secondary School, Bicholim.

            The Corporation will monitor and ensure that benefits of all Central Government schemes for minorities reaches minorities in the State of Goa. The Corporation will also create awareness among minorities on social evils such as gambling, alcoholism, drugs, smoking so that family life is not destroyed.

            Some of the aims of the Corporation include, giving top priority to uplift poorest sections of the minorities, and promote highly talented minority students by introducing special scholarships, promote self-help groups among minorities, pay special attention to health education and employment needs of differently-abled, visit other states and study best practices for minority welfare, uphold human rights of minorities, promote art and literary talent among the youth among other aims.

            "The welfare of minorities and upliftment of weaker section is my foremost concern," said Shri Menezes adding, "I will work hard to alleviate their problems and increase their opportunities."

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