Panaji: October 27, 2022

Persistent efforts can change the society. Few people can bring the desired change in the society but whether we are able to create such people is a question. Religious and spiritual leaders, political leaders and everybody should try for the upliftment of the people asserted Governor, Shri P S Sreedharan Pillai.Theory written by famous philosopher in the world Arnold Toynbee propagates that a society can be changed by not a mass or mob but by a creative minority in a society. Less then 5% population of the people of the country participated in the freedom struggle and got the freedom is the example of it he added.

As a part of “Goa Sampurna Yatra” Governor of Goa, Shri P S Sreedharan Pillai interacted with Sarpanchas, Panch Members of Village Panchayats of Paroda, Cuncolim, Macasana, Chandor, Cavorim and Guirdolim, Rachol and also distributed financial aid to 9 dialysis and 10 cancer patients from Raj Bhavan Discretionary Fund at Chandor Club, Chandor today.

Further Shri Pillai said, apprehension and fear about the disease makes a patient weak. If the anxiety and apprehension is overrulling once life, then how can the medicine and treatment help. Will power is an important factor. Contagious disease is not a disease but fear is a disease he pointed. 161 types of cancers are curable but one should face it with confidence to overcome it. Support and help to the patient consoling them is a need of hour and Raj Bhavan is doing it in its own way by providing financial aid to cancer and dialysis patient. God has given us a human life and we should help each other, he said.

Shri Pillai said, on the birthday of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in 2021, I decided to visit all the villages across the State and till now have visited 95% Goa’s Villages and can proudly say that Chandor is a beautiful village in India. History also lies here. People of Chandor are bestowed with blessings from God and tradition. Goa’s Villages taught me so many things. Goas Villages are more beautiful than any other villages in India. People are hardworking and good at heart. After visiting missionaries from all walks of life and all religions and their place of worship I have experienced that cordial relations exists among the people of the State. He said out of the 28 states in India Goa is the only State where article 44 of the Constitution – common civil code for all is implemented. Zero communal clash in Goa shows the rich mindset of the people, he observed.

MLA, Shri Yuri Alemao said, he is privileged to welcome the Governor in this historic Chandor village which was once the capital of Kadamba Dynasty. He also thanked the Governor for paying respect & homage to the Chieftains of the Cuncolim Revolt. The State tour of the Governor is reflection of his nature to understand various lifestyles and get connected to the people. Governor is a kind hearted person and the first to provide financial assistance for health care of the needy. Goa will always remain indebted to him, he added.

He said Cuncolim Constituency needs a Community Health Center or an Urban Health Center on top most priority. The village of Chandor needs to be promoted under Heritage Tourism. The local Wood Craft of Chitari’s in Demani needs to be promoted with Government support. The underground power cabling work needs to be undertaken on topmost priority, he informed and requested the Governor to use his authority and issue directions to the government to pay attention to the Cuncolim constituency. I am confident that your visit will be productive & result oriented, he added.

ZP, Smt Sanjana Velip; Chairperson, Cuncolim Municipal Council, Laxman Naik; Secretary to Governor, Shri Mihir Vardhan IAS Rtd.; Additional Collector II, Shri Paresh Phaldessai; Deputy Collector, Shri Uday Prabhudessai; Deputy Collector – II, Smt Agna Clitus IAS; BDO – I, Shri Paritosh Pahldessai; BDO – II, Smt Nimisha Pahldessai and others were present on the occasion.

Memorandum were presented to Governor by Paroda Sarpanch, Smt Manisha Naik; Macazana Sarpanch, Shri Agnelo Costa and Guirdolim Deputy Sarpanch, Joao Peixoto.

Students of St Francis Xavier High School, Macasana presented National Anthem while students of St Joseph’s Educational Institute , Guirdolim Chandor presented welcome song.

Sarpanch, Chandor, Shri Estefanio Dias welcomed.

He also visited Chieftains Memorial at Cuncolim and paid homage to the martyrs and Menezes Braganza House, Chandor.


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