President lays foundation stone for new Raj Bhavan in Goa

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President Ram Nath Kovind on 15 June laid the foundation stone of the New Raj Bhavan building in Dona Paula, Goa near the capital Panaji. 

  • The construction of the existing building began in the 16th century, which became the Governor's House at the end of the 19th century.

  • The new building is being constructed in the premises of the existing Governor's House, which was constructed during the then Portuguese rule.

  • While constructing the new building, care will be taken to reduce the impact of climate change by taking steps like rainwater harvesting.

  • The new building is inspired by Rashtrapati Bhavan, other Raj Bhavans and Goa architecture.

  • Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant and other leaders were present on this occasion.

  • About Goa

  • Capital - Panaji

  • Established - 30 May 1987

  • District - two

  • Official language - Konkani

  • High Court - Bombay High Court bench in Panaji

  • Governor - P S Sreedharan Pillai

  • Chief Minister - Dr Pramod Sawant

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