PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said the the foundation stone for Ambedkar Bhavan at Porvorim will be laid soon.
CM Sawant was speaking while addressing the gathering on the occasion of Dr Ambedkar Jayanti.
“Ambedkar Bhavan will be constructed at Porvorim and foundation stone for the project will be laid soon. Govt has already bought land at the Porvorim Housing board,” said Sawant
He further announced that from next year onwards Ambedkar Jayanti will now be celebrated as state function.
He said that people have been demanding the Bhavan for a very long time. “They want to have it in a place like Porvorim. And, keeping that in mind, during our last tenure, we were in talks with the Social Welfare Department; they wanted us to lay the foundation stone now, but we want to float a tender for the same,” said Sawant
Pointing out that the Jayanti was celebrated by various organisations in their personal capacities, Sawant said that henceforth it will be celebrated as State Level program.
He also informed that land for building Ambedkar Bhavan has already been procured at Porvorim.
The Bhavan will also house a hostel for the benefit of students from remote areas of Goa.
He assured the people that the foundation stone along with the commencement of work will take place this year. “Our objective is to provide fair and equal rights and opportunities to the marginalized section of society and meet their needs,” he said.
He also said that the Social Welfare Minister, Subhash Phaldessai, and his team will work towards taking the schemes to the people, so that they can reach every citizen.