The two day chintan shibir held on 13 and 14 December, 2014 concluded at 5.30 p.m.today.
The chintan shibir of the Congress Party held at Goa recognizes the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Babasaheb Ambedkar as the wealth of the party and reiterates that this rich secular, just and inclusive legacy would be visualized by the Congress Party and all its frontal organizations.
It was the visinary ecision of our great leader Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru which helped in liberation of Goa. It was Smt.Indira Gandhi who took a bold and exceptional step of amending the constitution to allow opinion poll for self existance of Goa as an Union territory. The tradition was ably followed by Shri. Rajiv Gandhi who accorded Goa full statehood and awarded Konkani as its official language.
The Chintan- Shibir also puts record that the ideology of the Congress party runs completly harmonious with the ideology and basic principles enshrined in the Constitution of India. Considering this Indian Constitution as the Bible, Gita, oran and the fundamental national document, the Congress Party in Goa resolves its total commitment to the preamble, the fundamental rights and the directive principles enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
After detailed deliberations on the economic, social and political environment, the Chintan – Shibir adopts this Dona Paula Declaration and exhorts the Goa Pradesh Congress and all its frontal organizations to abide by the letter and spirit of this declartion.
The Chintan Shibir was organized under the leadership of Shri.Luizinho Faleiro, President GPCC, M.K.Sheikh,handled Co-ordinatorship, Dr.Ulhas Parab ,General Secretary along with other colleagues managed the Media Affairs whereas the catering was looked after Vithoba Desai and Shankar Kirlapalkar. Many office bearers, several ex ministers, MLAs, ex MLAs, Sr.and Jr.congress leaders attended the Chintan Shibir.The technical sessions were co-ordinted by Jawaharlal Nehru Leadership Institute, New Delhi.
The Dona Paula Declaration besides economic issues, social scenario has covered in details organizational matters, flaws in local governance and roll of media.
President GPCC , Shri.Luizinho Faleiro expressed satisfaction for successful and effective participation of the delegates and complimented the Congress men in Goa and assured more such training camps and Chintan Shibirs at Different levels.