What Navelkars Say About Luizinho Faleiro
“Like a Croesus Luizinho Faleiro’s Golden Touch has brought education to the national limelight with the result that Goa was awarded the Prestigious India Trophy as the number one State in Education from President of India Dr Abdul PJ Kalam, for having the best indicators in the field of education and especially, Primary Education.”
–Extract of a Resolution passed by People of Navelim Constituency, Congress Party workers and Congress Block Committee at the Workers’ Convention.
“Our Constituency was very primitive, without roads, tap water & no facility whatsoever. From the day we elected Luizinho Faleiro in 1979, we have never repented. All these years, he worked day and night with the objective that everybody should be happy in all spheres of life. He tarred roads, got tap water, provided electricity and public transport and brought in several schemes to benefit the people.”
–Evaristo Soares, Telaulim, Navelim
“I am the President of Shanta Nagar Devasthan for the last 10 years and if I compare today with yesterday, nobody would think such development was possible. I have worked with our MLA for the last 25 years and I have never seen any type of discrimination. That is the reason we support and like him.”
–Ashok Shirodkar, Aquem Baixo
“Our MLA helped us to constitute self help groups and provide mid-day meals to students. This helped us to earn a livelihood. In our Constituency, a large number of women have been trained in making handicrafts, soft toys, artificial jewellery, candles and jute bags to help them earn their livelihood, thanks to our MLA.”
– Pooja P Shirodkar and Ahimsa Ekoskar, Shantinagar
“As a top ranker for SSC exams in my school, I was proud to be felicitated with two other top rankers in Navelim constituency. This programme was organised by the Navelim Constituency Citizens Committee under Aprant Maand by our MLA.
– Tricia Rodrigues, Student, Varca
“The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has brought in a big change in the quality of life of our students with free text books, midday meals and NCERT syllabus, raincoats, bicycles etc. Last year seven teachers of our school were felicitated for their students securing 85% and above marks in the Standard X pubic examination. Our hard work was recognised and appreciated. Our family members were so happy,”
– Sunita Timble & Manohar Siquerkar, Teachers Margao & Raia
“The architect of the change in Navelim is our MLA whom we have voted to power election after election because of his performance. His greatest contribution is his dedication to his job as MLA. He has been working sincerely and to the best of his abilities. When he takes up a case , he follows it up consistently, that’s why there are people around him. He knows people by name, family and village. Rarely, will you find a people’s representative with such personalised approach,”
– Premanand Sangodkar, Navelim