Panaji:  March 24, 2017 …. The  delegation  of  30 students  headed by  Dr. Nisha Powar,  Head of the Department of  Mass Communication  and Journalism Shivaji University Kolhapur, and Professor Anil Deshmukh, Contributing Teacher,  visited the newly elected Speaker  of  the Goa Legislative assembly  Dr. Pramod  Sawant at his office at Secretariat today.

 Dr. Sawant evinced keen interest for their visit to Goa. During the interaction with the students he opined that  the role of media as a fourth pillar of democracy  without which he said  the democracy won’t be able to function. The media occupies vital significance in the democratic setup he added.

 Dr. Sawant further speaking expressed that he would strive to function impartially, transparently   to deliver   justice to the post of Speaker, as it is a important position in the legislature. He advocated the need of training for newly elected Legislators in the matters of legislation, legislative proceedings  and the norms etc.  Going down to the memory lane he told the students that he  is the ex-student of Shivaji University.     

 The delegation is on the study tour to Goa, witnessed the selection proceedings of the Speaker  and  thereafter  visited the Speaker.


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