In an effort to reach out to the communities through its CSR initiative, Goa Shipyard Ltd organised a Free Eye check-up and cataract detection camp at Delem, Canacona on 28th Sept. 2014. Shri Ramesh Tawadkar, Hon’ble Minister Sports and Tribal Welfare, Government of Goa inaugurated the Eye camp in company of RAdm. Shekhar Mital, NM, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, Goa Shipyard Ltd, Cmde P K S Shrivastava, VSM, IN (Retd), Director (CPP&BD) and Shri P M Johri CGM (HR&A) were also present on the occasion. Shri Kishore Shet, resident and local leader of Canacona coordinated and organized the entire event.
Lauding GSL for spearheading people oriented CSR initiatives in the hinter land of Goa, Shri Ramesh Tawadkar said “GSL’s Agri CSR project undertaken at Kotigaon and Gaondongri in Canacona has already started yielding positive results. The day is not far, when Canacona would cater for the entire vegetable requirements of the state”.
Asserting that it has been GSL’s endeavor to touch upon the lives of the community and make a difference, RAdm Shekhar Mital in his address said “The mobile health care project, ‘Arogya Mitra’ inaugurated by Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Goa on 29th May 2013 at Quepem is successfully providing basic health care facilities to the needy people in the inaccessible areas of Quepem and other parts of the State. GSL will soon launch Dental services through Mobile Dental Van to provide free dental check up and treatment to the community”.
CMD GSL further said “ It is the support and co-operation of the State Government and the community which makes these projects truly effective. Large number of CSR projects being undertaken by the Company, in the entire state of Goa is the result of love and affection, what we get from the State of Goa and its administration and it is our small way to give it back to the large populace of Goa. We are thankful to the Government of Goa, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ministers and the MLAs for all the support and guidance. We have no doubt that these efforts will grow from strength to strength”.
During the day long camp at Delem, a total of 534 people were examined by the team of doctors, of which 380 beneficiaries were prescribed free spectacles. While 30 people were detected with cataract for whom surgery will be facilitated by GSL. Free medications and eye drops were also prescribed to the beneficiaries. The camp was conducted by GSL with the support of Goa Medical College and Mukta Opticians.