PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said laws like the reservation for women in Parliament are a major step towards the empowerment of women in the country.
Chief Minister was addressing the gathering on the occasion of Christmas function at Pillar.
He stated that the National Education Policy and other similar initiatives by the Center are creating human resources. “The kind of programs that have been introduced for yuva shakti aim for the welfare of youth force,” he said.
Sawant added that this will benefit farmers because the Union government has, for the first time, introduced the idea of evaluating the health of the soil in the same way that it does people.
“In order to give free ration to the poor and needy, schemes like ‘One Nation One Ration’ are also introduced,” he continued.
In contrast to other states where conflicts have broken out between various communities during festivals, Goa has a history of communal harmony.
There are those who attempt to split society along religious and caste lines. Without naming them, the chief minister stated, “We must unite to defeat such forces.
He claimed that Goa’s history since its independence in 1961 demonstrates the state’s commitment to preserving intercommunal harmony.
“Fights between various communities have occurred during the festival, as you may have noticed if you visit other states. This has never occurred in Goa, and we ought to forbid it from occurring here,” he declared.