PANAJI: The Governor of Goa said since taking over as the Governor of Goa the Goa Raj Bhavan had undertaken various charity activities helping around 1100 cancer and dialysis patients to the tune of over Rs 2 crores.
The Governor while addressing said the Raj Bhavan this year is giving financial assistance to around 384 patients from all over the State spending around Rs 90 lakhs of which the cheques are handed over to the Collectors of both North and South Goa.
This he said is the achievement of Raj Bhavan which was possible due to cooperation of Chief Minister and his Cabinet who rose to the occasion. The Chief Minister and his Cabinet has always have accorded cooperation in the charity activities of Raj Bhavan, he added.
He said he has visited most of the villages in Goa. In this venture all the representatives from ruling as well as opposition have cooperated and therefore last year Rs. 2 crores were distributed among various 100 charitable organizations in Goa.
The Chief Minister in his address said that Shri Pillai is the first Governor who undertook Goa Gram Samruddhi Yatra covering around 400 villages in all the forty assembly Constituencies thereby aiming to reach to the grass-root level.
He told that he has experienced him as an amazing personality in his own Constituency where he toured whole area evincing interest in visiting temples, folklore and knowing about the development in those areas.
The Chief Minister appreciated the Governor and touched with his humanitarian approach by extending financial assistance to cancer and dialysis patient with more than one thousand beneficiaries. He said “I am privileged for being associated with the Governor in the functions of releasing of his two books.
He has reached the mark of 200 books is remarkable. The just released book Heritage Trees of Goa shows his fascination towards rich natural heritage of Goa. This important book will provide information about important trees in Goa. The Governor has taken another Saimik Dayj Yatra to explore those trees of importance and have completed 100 years life span”.