MARGAO/CUNCOLIM: Governor of Goa PS Sreedharan Pillai has said he is more interested in going to the people and doing maximum for the betterment of Goans, as he visited South Goa District Hospital, besides Lar de Santa Terezinha, Pajifond, and Matruchhaya Balika Kalyan Ashram on Wednesday.
The Governor saw for himself the working of various missionaries, orphanages and District Hospital Margao in South Goa. This includes Missionaries of Charity, Fatorpa in Quepem Taluka; Lar De Santa Terezinha, Pajifond Margao; Mattruchhaya Balika Kalyan Ashram, Gogol, Margao and District Hospital, Margao. Earlier in the morning, the Governor visited and took blessings at Ayyapa Temple, Vasco.
He further said that he is happy to meet the special people whose care is taken by almighty God.
"These institutions are working hard and sincerely take care of humanity. Service to the people is considered as service to God. Culture of our country is "Sarva Dharma Sambhav" meaning all religions are equal. Ours is the country which welcomes and respects every religion and works together keeping in mind that human beings are the only religion which should be given importance", he stated.
Governor further said Raj Bhavan with the coordination of Union and State Government will try its level best to help the institutions which take care of humanity.
He appealed to the inmates and management to visit Raj Bhavan once the situation of pandemic ends.
"Responsible citizens should reach to the downtrodden and weaker section of the society to give them a helping hand in whatever way one can, '' he said.
He said he is more interested in going to the people. Good modern medical facilities are provided by the Government in the State, he said. Discretionary funds will be increased by Raj Bhavan in the near future, he said.
The Governor was welcomed at Missionaries of Charity, Fatorpa by Deputy Chief Minister, Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar. South District Collector, IAS, Ruchika Katyal; Deputy Collector, Quepem, Nilesh Dhaigodkar; Mamlatdar, Quepem, Laxmikant Desai were present on the occasion.
While welcoming at Lar De Santa Terezinha, Pajifond, Margao Director, Fr Silvester Dsouza said their institution which was founded in 1947 is the oldest orphanage in Goa which is managed by Carmelite Monastery. Presently there are 34 inmates in the age group of 18 to 34 he said.
Leader of Opposition and Margao MLA Digambar Kamat; Additional Collector, IAS, Sanjit Rodrigues, Fr Ronaldo D'souza, and others were present on the occasion.
At Matruchaya, Balika Kalyan Ashram, Gogol Margao visit he was welcomed by President, Matruchaya, Srinivas Dempo. MLA Vijai Sardesai was present on the occasion.
Financial assistance under Raj Bhavan discretionary fund for dialysis patients and orphanages was handed over to the beneficiaries by the Governor.
Appreciating Governor's visit to orphanages, MLA Sardesai said new challenges like Covid needs newer vision.