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On the 28th July, 2019, Dempo Vishwa Gramshala held an exciting All Stakeholders Town Hall Meeting on the 5th Floor of Dempo House, the Group’s Panaji headquarters.

Mr. Shrinivas V. Dempo, Chairman of Dempo Group of Companies and Patron of Dempo Vishwa Gramshala, the DVG Team and Advocate Dayanand Chawdikar, OSD-Legal to the Chief Minister’s Office, conducted a lively interface with an impressive list of Local Community Leaders and Elected Officials, DVG Faculty and Parents.

Sanguem MLA Mr. Prasad Gaonkar, Members of the Zila Parishad, Village Panchayats, SMCs and PTAs were in attendance.

Chairman Dempo delivered the keynote address and welcome, fondly recounting the story of the genesis of the DVG programme created to mark the august occasion of his grandfather, Vasantrao Dempo’s 100 Birth Centenary in 2017. Chairman Dempo reiterated his desire and commitment to carry on Dempo’s robust tradition of giving back to the Community through vibrant and innovative Educational initiatives.

Chairman Dempo announced plans for extending DVG Patronage—in partnership with the Government– to more campuses in the State in the future.

Advocate Chawdikar stressed the need for full transparency, full cooperation and partnership, and honest communication between the Government, Stakeholders and the Dempo Vishwa Gramshala Programme. He stressed the sacred nature of being a teacher and of preparing our children well for their futures. Our rural campuses are the heart of our rural communities, and good efforts to enrich these institutions is worthy and welcome.

Chairman Dempo stayed for an informal Q and A and personal interaction with DVG Stakeholders and other participants before luncheon was served to the entire assembly.

Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar extended his own vote of endorsement and gratitude to DVG and Chairman Dempo for the life-changing transformation of the Curdi campus, and felicitated DVG for its long-term commitment to the rural schools of Goa.