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December 21, 2020

Agrahayana 30, 1942

50 newly elected members from North and South Goa Zilla Panchayat sworn-in at the Seminar Hall in Secretariat, today.


Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, Minister for Panchayat Shri. Mauvin Godinho were present on the occasion.

Director of Panchayat Shri. Narayan Gad Shri Gad administered the Oath of Office to the newly elected members.


Addressing the members on the occasion, the Chief Minister opined that the victory of each member is a result of his/her popularity. “ZP members have always been sidelined by the Panchayat. However, there is a lot of work to be done in the next five years. You shall be soon given training on the same by GIPARD to brief you with the rights and duties,” the CM said. He also assured his co-operation to each member.


Explaining the concept of ‘Swayampurna Goa’ to the members, Dr Sawant urged the members to focus on human development in their Panachayat area. “To make Goa self sustainable, the Goa Government has chalked down Swayampurna Goa program, in line with Prime Minister’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat. A Swayampurna Mitra (civil servant) has been appointed to help the local body. There are so many schemes by the Government, many do not know about. Be the medium to reach the last person in need in your village,” the Chief Minister said.

Minister for Panchayat Shri Godinho said that the true strength of Zilla Panchayat lies in Unity. “Be it with Panchayat or Legislature. Take the power in your hand and work for the people. The funds of Zilla Panchayat are already increased; let your work speak.”

Shri Prasidh Naik, Block Development Officer compered the function and while Smt Goltekar proposed the vote of thanks.