'Miss Him Every Day': Goa CM Pramod Sawant Remembers Manohar Parrikar On Death Anniversary


On the first death anniversary of Manohar Parrikar, Goa CM Pramod Sawant remembering him said that not a single day has passed when he has not missed him.

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:

On the first death anniversary of Manohar Parrikar, his successor as Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday remembered him and said that not a single day has passed when he has not missed the late leader.  

"I miss him every single day. Every time when I sit to take administrative decisions or attend party function or in social life, his imprints are found everywhere," Sawant told reporters after paying floral tributes at Panaji's Miramar Beach.

'My govt is taking forward his vision'

Sawant took over the control of the state last year after Parrikar died from pancreatic cancer at his residence in Panaji. "My government is taking forward the vision of former Chief Minister who had always thought of development keeping in mind the requirement for the next 25 years in all the sectors. The infrastructure development, which had started during the tenure of Parrikar will be completed by the year 2022," Sawant added.

Sawant said that Parrikar constructed a few of the best educational infrastructure facilities. "We have well-equipped hospitals, Primary health centre, sub-centre and others. The work on the super-speciality block of Goa medical college and hospital would be completed soon," he said.

Sawant said that the best tributes to Parrikar would be by ensuring that Goa is kept garbage-free and clean. BJP ministers Dipak Pauskar, Philip Neri Rodrigues, Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai were also present on the occasion.

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(With ANI inputs)

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