PANAJI: Governor Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai along with spouse Smt. Reetha Sreedharan Pillai visited Diwar Island as part of â€œ Sampurna Goa Yatraâ€ today.
Speaking on occasion, the Governor highlighted the unique Culture of Goa said that the people of Goa are good by heart. “Whenever I visit temples and churches – unity and diversity the traditional concept of our country, the people of Goa strictly follow. People from different religions maintain good relations in Goa,” he added.
Citing the motto of initiating the Sampurna Yatra, Governor said that the real life of people is seen in the village. One can see hard work, commitment to Society, and enthusiasm; he added as Mahatma Gandhiji said self-reliance villages would make India a fully developed country. “Cities are developing that is good, but along with cities villages should also have to be developed. People are supreme in Democracy, and I am thrilled to fulfill the duty of serving the people of Goa,” he remarked.
During his visit, Governor Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai interacted with Sarpanch and Panch members of Goltim-Navelim and Mathias-Malar and discussed various issues like ferry service, Bandh problem, etc. The Governor also assured the Villagers to take up their issues with the new Government and asserted that he would work hard for the happiness of the people of Goa.
The Governor offered prayers and took the blessing of Shree Ganesh temple, Navelim. Then he visited the Our Lady of Piety Church Goltim Piedade Divar; Museum and understood the History and culture of that particular Church.
Shri. Rajesh Phal Dessai, MLA; Shri. Mario Pinto Sarpanch of Goltim-Navelim Panchayat; Shri. Mohan Volvoikar Sarpanch of Sao Mathias Panchayat, along with the Secretary to the Governor, Shri. Mihir Vardhan, IAS, and senior officers graced the occasion
Governor of Goa, Shri. P.S. Sreedharan Pillai distributed financial aid to the Institution Lar Santa Margarita Aged Home, Divar, and Om Shree Shakti Vinayak Devasthan and also to one dialysis patient on occasion.
Later, the Governor also visited Rock-cut Architecture at Malar.