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CM Panaji: Feb. 19, 2023Goa has glorious history of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj and is blessed to have his foot
prints. The Government endeavour is to create the ideal welfare state, workingtowards happiness and welfare of people as has been done by Chh. Shivaji
Maharaj stated Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant speaking after garlandingthestatue of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj at a State Level Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj
celebrations organized by the Department of Information & Publicityinassociation with V. P. Bandora organized at Farmagudi Ponda today. The Government celebrated Chh. Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti with great pompandferver. The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant garlanded the statue of Chh. Shivaji
Maharaj leading the people of the State to pay rich tribute to this great legendarywarrior of this country. The Chief Minister said when we recall Chh. Shivaji Maharaj we will rememberhis valour, an ideal king, statesmen, courage and His qualities of well characteredsacrifice, and objective of peoples welfare peoples welfare he asserted. Chief Minister said he is fortunate to be part of Government in undertakingtherenovation of Saptkoteshwar temple at Narve in Bicholim taluka and dedicatedto the people which was re- errected by Chh. Shivaji Maharaj many years back. He said not only Shivaji Fort at Ponda but the statue of Late BhausahebBandodkar along with the beautification of area around Ganesh temple wouldbeundertaken by making special
provision in the budget to enhance touristic importance of Ponda. While creating new India the Chief Minister said due care would be takenthat
Goa marches along in terms of progress and development. Those who intendtomake research on life and work of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj A special chair has beenestablished in Goa University, CM said and urged those who intend to makeresearch on life and work of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj to make good use of it. Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs said we need to imbibe upon our childrenthegreat values of bravery, determination, sacrifice, social responsibility etc. toacquire welfare and development. We also need to adopt his qualities of struggle, hard work and dedication towrds working for the people. The one who followsthe foot steps of legendary leader like Chh. Shivaji Maharaj wouldbeacknowleded by history. Chh. Shivaji Maharaj created People’s kingdompledginghis life and work towards the welfare and happiness of the people. Lets worktogether to make the achieve the dream of a welfare State of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj, he added. The Power Minister Shri Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavlikar, while speaking saidwe have to derive inspiration from the life and history of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj. We have to follow ideals and principles to achieve welfare of the people.
The key Note Speaker, Dr Amar Adke a divisional Editor and Writer of GazetteerKolhapur Division; Member, Board of Studies, Shivaji University (Department of
History) spoke in detail about the life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Yog Guru Shri Ramdev Baba also spoke on the ocassion Tapobhumi Kundai
Mathadhish Shree Bramheshanand Swamiji were also present at the function. The school level competition on Life of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj receivedhugeresponse. Smt Leena Pednekar, Shri Raju Naik and Shri Kirtikumar Prabhuwerethe judges of the competition. Minister for Water Resources, Shri Subhash Shirodkar, Minister for AgricultureShri Ravi Naik, Chairman GTDC Shri Ganesh Gaonkar, Chairman PMC Shri RiteshNaik,, ZP Member Shri Ganpat Naik, Sarpanch V. P. Bandoda Shri SukhanandKurpaskar, Secretary DIP Shri Subhash Chandra, IAS; Information Officer DIPShri Allwyn Pereira, Asst Information Officers of DIP and others attendedthefunction. Director Dept of Information& Publicity Shri Dipak Bandekar gave a brief about
the scheduled of programme and introduced the key note speaker Dr. Amol Adke. Sarpanch V. P. Bandoda Shri Sukhanand Kurpaskar welcomed the gathering. Shri
Girish Shivram Velguekar compered the function. ZP Member Shri Ganpat Naik proposed the vote of thanks. Historical dramas on life of Chhhatrapati Maharaj have been planned across theState. The day-long programme commenced with Dhol Tasha Pathak performancebyJagdamb club, Marcaim and presentation (Singing) of Powadas by Bal BhavanChildren. Earlier, Chief Minister garlanded the burst of former Chief Minister of Goa, LateDayanand Bandodkar at Farmagudi and while the other dignitaries offeredfloral
petals. DI/NB/DB/AP/NP/2023
Issued by the
Department of Information & Publicity, Government of Goa, Udyog Bhavan, Third Floor, Near Azad Maidan, Panaji – Goa.

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