PANAJI: The Goa Foundation is delighted to announce the Opening of its new Citizens’ Support Hub in Ponje on the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, 2023.
The Citizens’ Support Hub is centrally located at the Comtech Services Business Centre, 6th floor, Unitech Bldg., opp Shital Restaurant/I.C. Chapel, MG Road.
Kamlakar D. Sadhale, eminent architect, environmentalist, and Founder of Nirmal Vishwa, will inaugurate the new centre at 5 pm (Monday).
The Citizens’ Hub is designed to function as a public interest centre, offering basic facilities, including the use of office space and internet, to people and organizations presently involved in campaigns and other public movements that have arisen in response to the environmental distress that Goa is presently undergoing.
The premises will also allow people to meet the press, draft letters, process RTI applications, draft PILs, meet with public interest lawyers and otherwise improve the efficiency of their actions in the public interest. The Hub will attempt to provide professional services to specific campaigns.
The first public engagement taking place at the new centre is a meet-the-press organized by Goa’s civil society organizations to announce their stand on the recent spurt of unwelcome zoning changes made to the Regional Plan 2021 to favour influential building and other real estate lobbies under the garb of being corrections of errors in the plan. The PC will commence at 4.30 pm. and will be addressed by civil society leaders on the terrace of the Unitech Building.