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ESSAY COMPETITION WINNERS FELICITATED                                                                                        PANAJI, NOVEMBER 09, 2018     The winners of the All Goa Essay Competition organized jointly by the Directorate of Industries,Trade and Commerce and the Department of Information and Publicity were felicitated at a function in Panaji.     The Chief Guest for the function, Director of Directorate of Trade, Industries and Commerce  of Shri. V.P. Dangui said that the essay competition was an opportunity to the participants to express their thoughts on a topic of national interest.     Information Officer, Department of Information and Publicity, Shri. John Aguiar also spoke on the occasion.      The topics for the essay competition were  \'My United India\' and \'Role of Industries in Nation building\'.  Members from the media fraternity and persons working in Industries participated in the contest.  Sheela Jaywant (freelance journalist), Shashwat Gupta Ray (Gomantak Times), and Amaralda Barreto (Sanofi Industries)  bagged the first, second and third prize (English Category), respectively while in the Konkani/Marathi category, Sachin Khutwalkar (Lokmat) and Kishor Shet Mandrekar (Gomantak) were adjudged the first and second prize winners, respectively.  The consolation prize was awarded to  freelance journalist, Shri. Suresh Raikar.     The essay competition was organised as part of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations (National Unity Day), which is observed annually on October 31 marking the birth anniversary of late Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.     Shri. Shyam Gaonkar compered the function while Clara A. Rodrigues proposed the vote of thanks. DI/NB/GPP/JA/PP/CR/2018/973

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