Mangaluru: A felicitation programme for the members who had won in the Gram Panchayat elections in the South block was held at St Joseph Vaz shrine Mudipu here on July 19.
After felicitating the gram panchayat members MLA Lobo said that, do not dream for big projects because in gram panchayat level it is not possible and do not give false assurances to the people.
The people of the respective wards have elected you as their representatives and they have trust in you. In the five years of your tenure, you should meet the needs of the people with the help of politicians and party leaders thus gaining trust from the people. If anyone comes to you with their problems do not send them back, instead listen to their grievances and solve the problems. You may be criticized but you should have patience to listen and take it positively to be successful.
Lobo further said that, when he was working as a tahsildar, there was no word of “Corruption”, because at that time when politicians or any government officer committed small mistakes it was a big issue but now the word Corruption is common in the government department as well as in politics and no one is raising their voice against corruption. The newly elected gram panchayat members should work hard to eliminate corruption.
Director of the Catholic Sabha Fr J B Saldanha, President Group D Workers Frank Francis Cutinho and all the winners in Gram Panchayat elections were felicitated on the occasion.
Gerald D’Costa, Flavy D’Souza, Valerian D’Souza Majjikatte Pavoor, Paneer Parish Priest Vicar Dennis Moras Prabhu, MarcelD’Souza, Roshan D’Souza and others were also present.