Panaji: Fire & Security Association of India (Goa Chapter) recently had the online installation ceremony of their newly elected office bearers in the virtual presence of the Chief Guest, Hon CM of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Guest of Honour & Keynote speaker Mr. Ashok Menon (Director of Fire & Emergency Services, Goa) & Special guest Ms. Deepali Naik (Director of Women & Child development, Goa). The installation ceremony was at the hands of Mr. Suresh Menon, National President of FSAI. Also present were Ms Rakhi Deepak, National Secretary, Mr. Venkatesu C, Presidential Member Mr. Pramoud Rao, and International President Mr. Pankaj Dharkar.
While keeping in mind its objectives, FSAI (Goa Chapter) appointed Dr. Jennifer Lewis Kamat as the newly elected President. Mr. Vinod Rodrigues was elected as the Secretary and Mr. Shawn D’Sa as Joint Secretary.
Other members of the CWC installed on the day were Mr Arman Bankley, Mr Vasant Agshikar, Mr Shailesh Mazumdar, Mr Shashank Keni, Dr Ganesh Hegde, Mr Ashok Joshi, Mr Ravi Dixit, Mr Russel Faleiro, Mr Anand Ramakrishnan, Mr Avanish Dwivedi, Immediate Past Chairman Kulasekhar Kantipudi and Secretary Prem Nadar, along with First Chairman Rajkumar Kamat and Secretary Ajit Kamat.
In his address, Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant congratulated the newly elected chapter President Dr. Jennifer Lewis and all other office bearers and wished that, under the able leadership of a first ever lady incumbent with excellent knowledge, passion and energy level, the chapter may continue to grow stronger and bring in good results with regards to Fire/Life safety and Security development to the region. He expressed happiness about the FSAI’s mission to facilitate the creation of new ‘Surakshit Bharat’. In this aspect, it is also desirable that the association work more on skill, development, competency and professionalism such that it becomes yet another complementary effort towards the fulfillment of “Atmanirbharat” (Self-sufficiency) in Fire safety/ Security segment. He also spoke of a state-wide joint program on Cyber Security given the frequent use of online media in these times wherein he welcomed FSAI Goa to collaborate with the state government on any initiatives towards a Surakshit Goa & India.
In addition to this, Dr. Jennifer Lewis Kamat, the newly elected President in her vision stated that she would work hard to spread the awareness of Safety and Security to the citizens for Safe and Secure Goa. She also envisaged that the Educational and Awareness programme in Cyber Crime and Security will be organized for the citizens along with which there would be educational and awareness programs on safety and behaviour of structures & materials during and after fire, programs in schools and institutes, hotels and hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other manufacturing units as well as women safety programs.
While the special guest, Ms. Deepali Naik, Director of Women and Child Development during her address stressed on safety of women and awareness in Fire and Safety precautions for children, the Guest of Honour and Key Note Speaker, Ashok Menon, mentioned that the Fire and Security Association of India, Professional Body of Fire Professionals, Security Experts and Industrial Automation Experts has been able to generate adequate awareness about the need for these services in the economy of a country. He urged the incoming President Dr. Jennifer Lewis and her CWC Members to conduct awareness programme for specially Abled Children and the Women Community to minimize the risk faced by this section of the society in Fire Safety and Security. Mr. Menon was also felicitated at the hands of Hon. Chief Minister Shri Pramod for being a lighthouse in his journey of Educating Training and spreading awareness of Life and Fire Safety and Security towards “Surakshit Goa.”
To conclude, Ajit Kamat, FSAI CWC Member was the Master of Ceremony and Vinod Rodrigues, Secretary proposed the Vote of Thanks.