PANAJI: Speaker of the state legislative assembly Dr Pramod Sawant along with MLA and chairman of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) Deepak Pauskar, Mayor of the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) Vithal Chopdekar, Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma IAS, Principal Secretary P Krishnamurthy IAS, former minister Dipak Dhavlikar and family members of Goa’s first Chief Minister late Dayanand B Bandodkar paid tributes at his Samadhi at Miramar on Sunday.
Thereafter the dignitaries proceeded to the Old Secretariat, Panaji and paid tributes by garlanding the life size statue of late D B Bandodkar.
Later the Speaker garlanded the life-size statue of Bandodkar at the Secretariat, Porvorim along with Pauskar, Chopdekar, Sharma, Krishnamurthy and secretary to Legislature Nilkanth B Subhedar.
Dr Sawant, while speaking on the occasion, remembered the departed leader for his valuable contribution in the field of education and social activities.
He said that Bandodkar had laid foundation for spreading education throughout Goa which led to the growth of the state, result of which we are seeing today in developed Goa.