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                                                                                                Panaji , July 09,2020

Asadha 18, 1942

The Governor of Goa, Shri Satya Pal Malik has said Moringa Oleifera which is also known as Drumstick tree is a medicinal plant with rich source of Calcium. This plant he said, controls blood Pressure, Improves immunity, being Anti Oxidant, Anti Inflammatory, enhances skin health and reduces Cholesterol etc.

The Governor was speaking after planting a sampling of Drumstick Tree (Moringa Oleifera) at Aushadhi Vatika near main gate at Raj Bhavan to mark the celebration of Vana Mahotsav 2020 jointly organized by Raj Bhavan, Goa and Forest Department, Goa today.  

Speaking further Shri Malik said, in the Vedas the importance of plants has also been highlighted which provides us oxygen.  We have to take proper care of plants and nurture them till they are grown into a big tree.

Chief Secretary Shri Parimal Rai IAS also planted a sampling of drumstick at Aushadhi Vatika.

Secretary to Governor Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur (IAS) , Chief Conservator of Forests Shri Keshav Kumar (IFS) were present on the occasion.

Shri Subhash Chandra, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests welcomed the guests.

Shri Amar Heblekar, Assistant Conservator of Forests compered and also proposed the vote of thanks.