Panaji (Goa) [India], September 18 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday extended his greetings to the people of his state on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi traditionally known as "Chavath" in Goa.
CM Sawant in his message said, "The people will worship Vighnaharta Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. The uniqueness and popularity of this festival are highlighted as the people of all religions, caste and creeds fervently participate in the celebrations, which in turn promotes goodwill, brotherhood and harmony in the society".
"This festival is the time of family reunion, when all the members of the family, wherever they may be, return to their ancestral home to celebrate Chaturthi. This Festival epitomizes the unity and spiritual harmony of Goa. May this occasion strengthen the bonds of brotherhood that have always existed among people of diverse traditions, in our State," the Chief Minister added.
CM Sawant said that his government is implementing welfare and development programs aiming at the well-being of all sections of people with the"blessings of Lord Ganesha".
"The Government of Goa is on a mission to make Goa Swayampurna. With the blessings of ''Vighnaharta'' let us participate in making Goa Self Reliant," Sawant said.
"May the generous and auspicious blessings of Lord Ganesha be upon every individual and bring good health, and abundant happiness in everyone's life. May Lord Ganesha lead our Statenation on the path of peace, progress and prosperity.
Let us celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with great joy and spread harmony," the Chief Minister added. (ANI)