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Chandor residents make Diwali special for cops

Chandor residents make Diwali special for cops

08 Nov 2018 No comment 47 hits

COLVA: In a warm gesture on the occasion of Diwali, residents of Chandor have given a complete makeover to the police outpost in the village.
Members of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott dug into their pockets to paint the police outpost at Chandor and gift the men-in-uniform five mattress, five pillows, two ceiling fans, a water filter and a garbage bin. Villagers also painted the exteriors of the outpost. The costs incurred for the entire refurbishment was Rs 45,000.

Speaking to REPORTERS, GBE’s Alzira Pereira said one of their members, Minush Fernandes, had visited the police outpost and observed the deplorable living condition of the law-enforcing personnel.

“We felt it was an obligation on our part to improve their living conditions and we did so in whatever manner we could,” Pereira said.

Fernandes was given the responsibility to oversee and supervise the completion of painting. He said he got the painting of the entire façade of the Portuguese-era structure done within four days to meet the Diwali deadline.

“It is the season when gifts are offered and this was our gift to the police working at the outpost,” added Pereira.

John Douglas, one of the founder members of the organisation, said that they formed the body to reach out and bring about humane development in the village. “Earlier through this group, we distributed wheelchairs, and organised a Christmas party for senior citizens every year. We also organised a plastic collection drive,” he said.

Maina Curtorim police inspector Praveenkumar Vast said, “It is a great feeling that somebody has appreciated our services and it makes us obliged to give our best to the villagers. I am very thankful as members of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott have contributed towards the welfare of my personnel at the outpost from their hard-earned money and not through sponsors, donation or government aid.”

Superintendent of police, South Goa, Arvind Gawas said, “It is a great gesture. The village must be happy with the functioning of the police at Chandor and have appreciated it in such a manner.”

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