Students should not worry while appearing for exams but instead should celebrate it as one festival, said Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant. Government is always there for the betterment of the students. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very much concerned about the future generation which can be seen from the initiatives of the PM—Clean India, Fit India, Make in India and Skill India mission. Exam Warrior, a book of the PM has 34 Mantras out of which 28 are for students and 6 are for the parents he said. Prime Minister always motivates students, parents, and teachers also. One should take out the fear from the students’ minds and hearts about facing exams. He urged the students to study hard, get prepared, just smile and appear for the exam. Prize or rank is not important but every attempt is important, he added.
He was speaking at the valedictory function of the Art and Painting Competition organised jointly by the Directorate of Education, Goa Education Development Corporation and Department of Information and Publicity on the sidelines of Pariksha Pe Charcha for students of all the Schools of South Goa at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
PWD Minister, Shri Nilesh Cabral; Social Welfare Minister, Shri Subhash Phaldessai; MLA’s Shri Ulhas Tuyekar, Shri Aleixo Sequeira; Chairperson, Margao Municipal Council, Shri Damodar Shirodkar; Commissioner, NRI Affairs, Adv. Narendra Sawaikar; Chairman, Goa Education Development Corporation, Shri Govind Parvatkar; Director, Department of Information and Publicity, Shri Dipak Bandekar; Chairman, Goa Board, Shri Bhagirath Shetye; Managing Director, GEDC, Shri Arvind Khutkar; Director of Education, Shri Shailesh Zingde; Deputy Director, Shri Uday Gaonkar; Co-Convenor, Shri Babaji Sawant; Member Secretary, Institute Menezes Braganza, Shri Gorakh Mandrekar; Fine artist and Arjuna Awardee, Shri Bramhanand Shankhwalkar, Shri Sudesh Gaonkar.
CM presented prizes to the winner in the category superior art warrior and excellent art warrior.
Earlier in the first session the programme was inaugurated by Shri Bramhanand Shankhwalkar in presence of the General Manager, GEDC Shri Brijesh Shirodkar and others. 475 students participated in the competition.
Shri Shailesh Zingde welcomed. Shri Vijaykumar Kopre compèred while Shri Govind Parvatkar presented a vote of thanks.