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Global Goan Convention in London in July

 

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The annual Global Goans convention will be held in London from July 22-25 this year.

The convention is open to Goans worldwide. It has been organised by the Goan Association (United Kingdom).

"Our High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, dignitaries of Goan origin, leaders of the Indian Associations across the world will participate in the convention," the organisers said in a press release issued here.

The programme of the convention will include several meetings of interest to the non-resident Goans, it said.

There will be an interactive session with the participation of the High Commissioner of India on issues concerning NRIs and PIOs of Goan origin, the release added.

Concerned officials of the Indian High Commission as well as officials of the state government will attend, it said.

The convention will commemorate the golden jubilee of Goa Liberation with participation of eminent historians, social and political scientists and fighters for freedom in anti colonial struggles across the world.

The convention will also hold a 'Viswa Konkani Sammelan', a cultural programme with participation of Konkani speaking expatriates from Goa and other regions of India.





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I agree with all the commentators.

These Conventions are Goa Government gimmicks.

After all these Conventions, all that has been acheived is a a couple of of A/c Sulabh Toiles.

The Goa Card, which gives NRI`s /NRG`s quick dispensation of queries,is another farce.

Most Goan Organisations / Departments do not recognise.or understand what this card is.

This "Goa Card" should be renamed & shown to various Govt. Departments as a Hafta Credit Card.Only then, will their work get done faster.

 
N.Fernandes , London

All this fun and Carnival in London at the cost of Tax payer's money is nothing but appears as gross misuse of the authority and power to collect the tax and use it in public interest...Goa does not need any Carnivals in London and that too at the Tax payer's cost. Infact all such expenditure should never be allowed at the cost of the debt ridden Goan Tax payer--and the money so spent needs to e recovered from the concerned....It would be better if the political rehabilitation could be done in some other more productive work

 
vishwas Prabhudesai , Loliem

WHILE GOA IS IN CHAOS, GOVERNMENT TO PARTY IN LONDON

Goa is reeling under a host of serious issues due to a government that

has become dysfunctional and apathetic to the people’s concerns. The

Aam Aadmi is raging with fury and disgruntled. Almost every decision

taken by this government over the last four years has either been kept

on hold by the government if not stayed and quashed by the Courts.

In the background of this grim reality the Government is co-hosting a

two day Global Goans Convention in London beginning July 22nd. Today

every overseas Goan is aware of the happenings in his motherland. We

have had enough of conventions. The time for mere talk has long past.

We need some concrete action to salvage what remain of this once

beautiful Goa. What purpose will it serve deliberating on Goan issues

overseas. The nitty gritty issues are known to all and have to be

resolved here. But the Government does not have the will or spine to

act and pull Goa out of the woods.

The London bound Goan entourage led by Commissioner for NRI Affairs

Mr. Eduardo Faleiro including musicians, singers and folk dancers will

do what they have been doing best over the last five years. This time

only the destination has changed. Earlier it was at Kuwait, Toronto,

Qatar and Lisbon. This year the eating, drinking and making merry at

the cost of the State exchequer will be at London.

Mr. Chief Minister, how does your government have the audacity to be

celebrating in London when the atmosphere in Goa is of gloom and doom?

The law and order situation is alarming. About the maladies due to the

illegal mining and the other glaring illegalities of your Government,

the less said the better. Corruption under your government is at its

very peak having overtaken the Himalayas. It is an irony that after 50

years of Liberation Goa has to gear up to be freed again.

Aires Rodrigues

Ribandar

 
Aires Rodrigues , Ribandar

How many crores of Goan Tax payer's money will be spent on the official tours of the Commissioner and contingent of other Officials/politicians...?

 
vishwas prabhudesai , loliem