PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday remembered his predecessor late Manohar Parrikar, on his death anniversary.
Sawant said Parrikar’s passion for public work was unparalleled as he worked tirelessly towards the development of Goa.
Speaking to reporters, Sawant said Parrikar was the architect of modern Goa.
He said, “be it Atal Setu, Zuari bridge or Mopa airport, all the big ticket projects have been conceptualised by Manohar Parrikar Bhai.”
The projects may have been inaugurated by me, but they were the vision of bhai, he said.
He said many roads, like the Canacona bypass and bridges, were also planned by him.
In a message released on social media, the CM wrote, “As we remember the former Defence Minister of India and our beloved former Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. #ManoharBhaiParrikar on his Punyatithi, let us reminisce the immense love that he had for Goa and the people.”
He added, “His passion for public service is unparalleled as he worked tirelessly toward the development of Goa.”
Parrikar died on March 17, 2019, after a prolonged battle with cancer.