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Panaji, January 29, 2019

                                                                Magha 9, 1940

The Department of Social Welfare held  Bardez Taluka awareness programme at Sant Gadgebaba Sabhagraha Hall at Porvorim today.

Shri Taha Haaziq, OSD, Directorate of Social Welfare said this being 150th   Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Department of social welfare has taken up the practice to disseminate all the information that is available in terms of schemes, acts, facilities that are given to beneficiaries. Our main aim is to reach more and more people at ground level he added.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Prakash Khandeparkar, General Secretary Akhil Gomantak Maratha Rajak Samaj lauded the efforts of Department of Social welfare for conducting such awareness programme and requested to organize such programme at regular interval .It is necessary and important to create awareness of the schemes so that it should reach every section of the society which will help in upliftment of society he added.

The Programme had various sessions on various schemes and acts of Government such as Right of Person with Disability Act 2016, Maintenance and welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007 and Goa Rules 2009, Schemes for SC and OBC.

Also present for the function were Smt. Supriya Arolkar, District Welfare Officer (North) and Shri Vinay Gaonkar, Member of The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007

Smt Sheetal Arolkar, Panchayat Member, Socorro compered the programme