Panaji, June 15: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday resumed work at his office in the state secretariat, a day after returning from the US, where he underwent treatment for a pancreatic ailment for three months.
The chief minister started his day with a visit to the Devki Krishna temple at Khandola village in North Goa, 15 km away from Panaji, to seek blessings of the deity, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said. Devki Krishna is the family deity of Parrikar. The chief minister then drove back to Panaji, where he visited the Mahalaxmi temple.
Thereafter, he went to his office in the state secretariat at Porvorim on the outskirts of Panaji, where he chaired a meeting of senior bureaucrats and police officers to take stock of the law and order situation in Goa. The meeting was attended by senior officials, including state Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma and Director General of Police (DGP) Muktesh Chandar.
In a half-a-minute long video released later, Parrikar assured the people of Goa that he will “always be there for the welfare and development” of the state and will continue to serve them. He thanked the people for their prayers for his speedy recovery. “I am back from the USA after taking the treatment. When I was there, all of you prayed for my speedy recovery and health,” he said.