PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has inaugurated ISKCON’s newly constructed Bhaktivedant Academy for Culture and Education (BACE) at beautiful Chorao island on Sunday.
Sawant along with Speaker Rajesh Patnekar, Mayem MLA Pravin Zantye, Fomento Group chairman and philanthropist Auduth Timblo, Chodan-Madel village panchayat deputy sarpanch Kalpana Dhuri, former Mayem MLA Dharma Chodankar, Mayem ZP member Shankar Chodankar, BJP spokesman Premanand Mhambre, ISKCON monks Sanat Kumar, Shubha Vilas Das, Achyuta Gopal Das, Shyam Rashik Das, Arjun Priya Prabhu, senior ISKCON Goa devotees Ranganath Das and Baldevanad Das among other swere present for the inauguration.
While addressing ISKCON congregations and Chodan-Madel villagers, Sawant appreciated an efforts of ISKCON for building BACE in Chodan village.
He urged ISKCON along with other monastics functioning in Goa to work towards making Goa a spiritual tourism destination with drug free and bad habits free Goa.
He is of firm opinion that only spiritualty would help one become free from wrong doing and bad habits.
“Spiritual organisation like ISKCON and other monastics should help society free from drug habits and other social evils. While government can only play a pivotal role of facilitator,” said Sawant.