Dr Mashelkar outlines Panchsheel doctrine for a glorious Goa

MARGAO: Noted scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar spoke on a five point formula ‘Panchsheel’ which he said would be helpful while chalking out a roadmap for Goa’s vision in the year 2035. He was addressing a gathering at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.

The Panchsheel doctrine speaks on five crucial aspects which are outlined in Dr Mashelkar’s vision for Goa 2035. They are as follows: A beautiful, prosperous, balanced, peaceful and satisfied Goa. Elaborating on these crucial aspects, Dr Mashelkar said “Goa must have healthy economic growth which has to go hand-in-hand with development without destruction.”

Dr Raghunath Mashelkar was felicitated with the Lokmanya Matrubhumi Puraskar at the hands of the noted nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar. The Lokmanya Multipurpose cooperative society bestows this award to distinguished personalities who have contributed to this nation in a big way. In the first year of its inception, Shivshaahir Babasaheb Prandare was felicitated with this award. The award comprises a cash purse and a trophy.

On this occasion, the book by Dr Raghunath Mashelkar titled Reinventing India, published by Jadan Ghadan magazine and Sahyadri Prakashan, Pune was released.

While elaborating about his book, Dr Mashelkar said the idea for the book’s cover design emerged from a photo published in a local English daily, which carried a report of his lecture during the D D Kosambi memorial lecture series. “This photo shows that there is also light in darkness. This is the message of the book-Making the impossible, possible, said Dr Mashelkar.

“India’s progress now presents a positive picture. The youth have to be encouraged to undertake more work in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR),” Dr Anil Kakodkar remarked.

Speaking on this occasion the chairperson of the Law Commission, Mr Ramakant Khalap confessed that his talent of writing was sparked after he attended a talk delivered by Dr Mashelkar.

Present on the dais was the MLA of Fatorda, Mr Damu Naik, the speaker of the assembly, Mr Pratapsing Rane and others.    

Earlier a procession was held in honour of Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, who was accompanied along with his wife Ms Vaishali Mashelkar, around the Margao town; in an open car which was accompanied by dancers dancing the traditional Goan dance Ghodemodni.

Present on the occasion was Dr Vijay Kelkar, environmentalist, Madhav Gadgil, K N Dhond, Dr Sagar Deshpande and the chairperson of the MMC, Ms Sushila Nayak, the Chief Secretary, Mr Srivastava, Ms Vijayadevi Rane, Paresh Joshi, the vice-chancellor of Goa University, Prof Dilip Deobagkar, Dr Somnath Komarpant, Sitaram Tense and others. The programme was compered by Dr Ajay Vaidya.