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CM to launch Manohar Parrikar Pratishthan on December 13

Mapusa: With an aim to take forward ideology and legacy of former defence minister and ex-chief minister Manohar Parrikar, a non-political organisation ‘Manohar Parrikar Pratishthan’ has been formed that will hold a three-day lecture series in Mapusa, commencing from Parrikar’s birth anniversary. The organisation will be launched at the hands of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on the birth anniversary of former chief minister Parrikar.

The lecture series will feature prominent personalities including Dr Anirban Ganguly- director of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, Supreme Court advocate  Nalin Kohli and Nitin Gokhale, national security analyst and founder of Bharat Shakti. They will deliver lectures on December 13, 14 and 15 respectively in Mapusa.  

Addressing media persons, Datta Kholkar, Sukhaji Naik, Guruprasad Pauskar, Rupesh Kamat, Akhil Parrikar and Rajsingh Rane announced the formation of the new non-political organisation Manohar Parrikar Pratishthan that will work in different sectors on which Parrikar focused and will also support economically-backward people.

Kholkar said that former defence minister Manohar Parrikar worked tirelessly and had a long political career of 20 years and is a true inspiration to everyone including BJP members.

“Parrikar is known as an architect of modern Goa as he has shown how work can be carried out in a time-bound manner. He was known for transparency, had a vision for Goa that witnessed a rapid infrastructural growth during his term,”

Kholkar said.

Kholkar further said that “the objective behind having the organisation is to keep alive the ideology, Parrikar’s way of working, his vision for the next generation so that they remember him.  The organisation will be launched at the hands of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on birth anniversary of former chief minister Parrikar.”

“We will also publish books on his works especially concerning education sector, defence and good governance through our organisation,”

Kholkar said.

Rupesh Kamat informed that “the lectures will be held on December 13, 14 and 15 in the evening at Saraswat hall and that this is going to be an

annual event.”

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