PANAJI: Governor Mridula Sinha said though changes are bound to happen in society the same could be accepted without ignoring our social and cultural values. The trend of old age homes is not a good sign as aged people crave for love and affection from their near and dear ones.
Sinha was speaking while presiding over the annual general body meeting of Goa state branch of Indian Red Cross Society held at Raj Bhavan.
Further speaking, the Governor said that there are many problems in our society which are required to be addressed such as disparity between rich and poor.
The Governor appreciated the work of IRCS’ Goa Branch and assured to extend support.
Raghu Pikale, vice chairman of IRCS ratified the minutes of last general body meeting.
Mario Pinto, treasurer presented account report for the year 2014-15.
Shibu Reghuiraman, Vighnesh Pikale and Yatin Parekh were inducted as patrons and were honored with Red Cross lapel pins at the hand of Governor.
Earlier, the Governor garlanded the portrait of Jean Henry Dunnant and thereafter administered pledge of cleanliness.
Dr Sanjiv Dalvi director of Health Services and other members of Goa state branch of IRCS attended the meeting.
Gaurish Dhond, chairman of IRCS’ Goa state branch welcomed the guests. Suvarna Fonseca e Antao, member of managing committee of IRCS compered the function. Ganagram Morajkar, member of managing committee of IRCS proposed the vote of thanks.
Don’t ignore the cultural values, says Governor