Panaji: June 18, 2023
Agriculture Minister, Shri Ravi Naik on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day today urged every citizen to keep up the spirit of unity and maintain the peace, communal harmony in the State. He appealed to the people to cooperate and work together to maintain peace and communal harmony and rededicate ourselves to the cause of progress and prosperity of the State.
He said that there is a need to promote national integration and communal harmony among people of all religions and castes.
Shri Naik was speaking after laying a wreath at the Martyrs’ Memorial at Kranti Maidan, Ponda to mark the celebration of Goa Revolution Day at a function held at Ponda today.
Paying rich tributes to the memory of known and unknown freedom fighters who shed their blood in Liberating Goa Shri Naik recalled the immense contribution made by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia along with Dr. Julião Menezes, a great Nationalist and Freedom Fighter to liberate Goa from the colonial, fruits of which we are enjoying today.
Shri Naik further said Goa geographically though being a small State has seen noteworthy development in almost all the sectors – be it in education, culture, sports and health. Central government has contributed for the overall development of Goa, thereby benefiting us tremendously under the able leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Naik added that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is respected all over the world and called upon the people to strengthen his hands to lead our country. He urged all the communities to work together to usher in development.
Among those present on the occasion were Shri Ritesh Naik, Chairperson, Ponda Municipal Council; Commanding Officer 6 TTR, Ponda, Col. Jasvinder Singh , ZP’s, Sarpancha’s, Government Officials, Shri Rohidas Naik, Ex-MLA and General Secretary of Freedom Fighters Association, Goa, Freedom Fighters and large number of students.
Students from different High Schools of Ponda presented patriotic songs on the occasion.
Earlier on his arrival at Kranti Maidan, the Agriculture Minister was received by Shri Vishal Kundaikar, Additional Collector, Shri Raghuraj A. Faldesai, Dy. Collector and Shri Ashish Shirodkar, Dy. SP.
Shri Girish Velguekar compered the function.