PANAJI: Instilling values such as civic sense, road discipline and garbage management in school children will help create a new Goa in the coming decades, said chief minister Manohar . He said, if Goa wanted to reap the benefits of the Independence struggle, then healthcare, education and employment generation had to be improved.
“Along with value education, civic sense, personal hygiene and traffic sense have to be imparted to students. Even garbage management. Only by inculcating good values to students, can a new Goa emerge in the coming time,” Parrikar said in a video released by the chief minister’s office.
Parrikar was speaking on the occasion of India’s 72nd celebrations. The chief minister is presently in US for treatment.
“If we really want to enjoy the benefits of our independence, then we have to put all these things in place,” Parrikar said.
“We need to understand the sacrifices made by freedom fighters who gave us our independence.”
Given the current unemployment problem in the state, he said the government would ensure that over the next two years sufficient jobs would be created in Goa. “We have initiated affirmative action, where those industries or even tourism sector, who employ Goans on priority, we will give them an employment subsidy and other financial benefits. For employment, our policy will be notified in the coming days and unemployed youth will no longer be left without jobs,” he said.
In his address, Parrikar also highlighted the achievements of the BJP-led government at the Centre and in the state.
“No matter which sector you look at, Goa leads. Let’s take infrastructure; Goa can become an inspiration for the rest of the country for the pace of development that is taking place here,” Parrikar said, while assuring citizens that the third Mandovi bridge would be ready by the end of 2019.
The chief minister said the underconstruction international airport coming up at Mopa would be ready in the next two years. “Because of this the congestion at Dabolim airport will also be reduced,” Parrikar said.
He said a super specialty hospital and a cancer hospital were being built in the state with financial help from the Union government.
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