In a momentous celebration on 14 May 2023 (Mother’s Day), Asha Vernekar, the esteemed Trustee of Goa Livelihoods Forum (GLF), received a well-deserved honor. The distinguished event, graced by the presence of Dr. Pramod Sawant, the Honorable Chief Minister of Goa, and Shri. Mauvin Godinho, the Honorable Minister of Panchayat, Transport, and Industries, was a testament to Asha Vernekar’s remarkable contributions. Presiding over the ceremony was the esteemed Smt. Siddhi Halarnkar, the Director of Panchayat, Government of Goa.
The Goa Star Women Award 2023:
Asha Vernekar’s significant achievements in the realm of Support and Rehabilitation for the Female HIV/AIDS category were recognized through the prestigious Goa Star Women Award 2023. This distinguished accolade, organized by the Goa Panchayat Mahila Shakti Abhiyan and Rebuild India Trust, in association with the Directorate of Panchayat, Government of Goa, celebrated Asha Vernekar’s unwavering dedication and invaluable efforts.
The Grand Ceremony:
The grand event took place at the renowned NIO Auditorium in Dona Paula, Goa, where eminent personalities gathered to honor Asha Vernekar’s exceptional contributions. Shri Abhay Bhamaikar, the Chairman of Rebuild India Trust, and Smt. Nelly Rodrigues, the Chairperson of Goa Star Women Award 2023 and Administrator of GPMSA, stood as pillars of support in recognizing Asha Vernekar’s impactful work.
Gratitude and Appreciation:
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Smt. Anita Thorat, the Organizing Secretary of Goa Star Women Award 2023 and South Goa District President, and Smt. Diksha Kandolkar, the President of GPMSA and Upadhyaksha – NGZP, for their instrumental roles in organizing and ensuring the success of this esteemed event.
Asha Vernekar’s unwavering dedication and tireless efforts have transformed the lives of countless individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Her compassionate spirit and commitment to support and rehabilitate those in need have become a beacon of hope and empowerment in the community. This well-deserved recognition highlights her remarkable journey and serves as an inspiration to all.
As we celebrate Asha Vernekar’s outstanding achievements, we honor her as a true inspiration, a trailblazer in the field of support and rehabilitation for the Female HIV/AIDS category. Her unwavering dedication, coupled with the recognition bestowed upon her by Dr. Pramod Sawant, Shri. Mauvin Godinho, and Smt. Siddhi Halarnkar, symbolizes the collective appreciation for her exceptional contributions. Let us join hands to applaud Asha Vernekar’s extraordinary work, which continues to bring hope, empowerment, and positive change to the lives of many.