V.P. Navelim celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of India on 15th Aug 2018 at 8.30 am. was also attended by Gram Sabha Members of Navelim having about 30 school students along with their teachers from all the institutions in the jurisdiction of V.P. Navelim. The Sarpanch Smt. Vilma D’Silva welcomed the members present and extended warm greeting on the occasion of Independence Day. She further recalled the supreme sacrifices made by the freedom fighters. She further called upon those present to live up to the expectations of the people who fought to give freedom. She also informed that the prime concern for this Panchayat is the Garbage menace which has to be curbed by the citizens of Navelim .

Chief Guest Hon’ble MLA Shri. Luizinho Faleiro, Navelim Constituency and Shri. Edwin Cardozo, Zilla Panchayat Member, is present for this meeting. Also the Principal, Rosary College or Commerce & Arts, Navelim, Fr. Simon Diniz is present.

Poems, Songs and Literary Pieces are presented by the students of Govt. Primary School, Ratwaddo, and the same are unanimously appreciated with loud applause. Mast. Aldrich Sanjeev Fernandes, Ex-Student of Rosary High School who scored the highest marks in March 2018, S.S.C.E. examination is awarded Scholarship of Rs.5000/- at the Hands of Hon’ble MLA Shri. Luizinho Faleiro and Miss Fynoska Gaynora Pereira, Ex Student of Perpetual Succour Convent High School, who scored the highest equal marks in March 2018, S.S.C.E. examination is awarded Scholarship of Rs.5,000/- at the hands of Sarpanch Smt. Vilma D’Silva. The Poor and needy students scrutinized by respective school management of which a list of 15 students is submitted to this Panchayat by each school are considered by the Panchayat. The Panchayat distributed 60 sets of school uniforms to the said students of Rosary High School, Perpetual Succour Convent High School, Govt. Primary School, Ratwaddo, Navelim and Mandopa, Navelim, through their respective teachers.

The Sarpanch; extended her greetings to all the students to keep up the hard work of good studies. She informed the gathering that after this Gram Sabha Meeting there will be inauguration of the lift for the Panchayat Ghar and invited for active participation in the same and requested everyone to proceed to the ground floor for the inauguration of the lift at the hands of Hands of Hon’ble MLA Shri. Luizinho Faleiro which shall be blessed by Fr. Simon Diniz.

Herein after, the lift for the Panchayat Ghar is inaugurated at the hands of Hon’ble MLA Shri. Luizinho Faleiro, which is blessed by Fr. Simon Diniz. Hon’ble MLA Shri. Luizinho Faleiro congratulated the Villagers of Navelim for the facility and urged to make full use of the same.

Smt. Bebinda Gonsalves, member, extended her vote of thanks to all the dignitaries present and the ones who are present which is followed by the refreshments.