Manohar Parrikar's birth anniversary: Pramod Sawant hails ex-defence minister as 'inspiration and guiding force'

The BJP's Panaji mandal organised a blood donation camp in its office to mark Parrikar's birth anniversary

Press Trust of India December 13, 2020 13:49:16 IST
Manohar Parrikar's birth anniversary: Pramod Sawant hails ex-defence minister as 'inspiration and guiding force'

File image of former defence minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant paid homage to former state chief minister and senior BJP leader Manohar Parrikar on his birth anniversary on Sunday, terming him as an "inspiration and a guiding force".

Parrikar, who also served as the country's defence minister during the first term of the Narendra Modi government, was born on 13 December, 1955.

He died on 17 March, 2019 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.

"Late Manohar Parrikar was an inspiration and guiding force for us. We are following the path shown by him. On his birth anniversary today, we pay homage to his soul," Sawant tweeted.

The BJP's Panaji mandal organised a blood donation camp in its office to mark the occasion.

Sawant along with Goa BJP president Sadanand Tanavade attended the camp where some party MLAs donated blood.

Tanavade in a tweet said, "My tributes to Padma Bhushan #ManoharParrikar ji on his birth anniversary. The nations tallest icon that Goa has produced, who worked for the society based on justice and equality."

"Let us pay Shradhanjali to this great leader by taking inspiration from his vision and values," he added.

BJP's state general secretary and former MP Narendra Sawaikar also paid tributes to Parrikar.

"Padmabhushan #ManoharParrikar lived a life with a mission and the vision. His words and actions continue and will continue to inspire and guide us. My humble tribute to #Bhai on his 65th birth anniversary," Sawaikar tweeted.

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