Thursday, November 5, 2009

Celebrating the Heart of Goa at New Delhi Goa Festival 2009


Suman Kurade
President.,
Goenkarancho Ekvot - New Delhi


Celebrating the Heart of Goa at New Delhi Goa Festival 2009

The event is organized by “Goenkarancho Ekvot”in association with Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Goa which will exhibit various aspect’s of Goan life, culture and progress the other Departments participating are Dept. of Information and Publicity, Dept. of Handicrafts, Dept. of Art and Culture as well as Dept. of Rural Development agency.

Hon’ble Shri Justice V.S. Sirpurkar Judge Supreme Court of India has accepted to inaugurate the Goa Festival 2009 and Shri Digambar Kamat Hon. Chief Minister of Goa will preside over the function.

Goa Festival 2009 Event Specifics

* Dates –6thNovember to 8thNovember, 2009
* Venue – Goa Sadan, Amrita Shergill Marg, New Delhi.

Timing:

6:00 P.M. – 10 P.M. 6th November Friday
12:00 noon – 3:00 P.M. 7th, 8thNovember
6:00 P.M. – 10 P.M. on Saturday, Sunday

This festival is expected to attract huge crowds from Delhi and the adjoining states
apart from the participation of VIPs and dignitaries.

The various activities envisaged in this year’s event shall comprise of the following:
Information centre for details on Goa such as its art & culture, travel & tourism.
Display and sale of Goan Handicrafts.
Goan vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, blend of estern and western culinary and Goans Processed Foods.


Cultural show by Department of art & culture, Govt. of Goa. by
kepemchim kirnnam--Mando Dance--Kharvi
Nach—Dekhni—Kunnbi, Fugddi
Nach—Marcha De Fontainhas.

Goan live music would be played by Goan bands.
Painting Competition by School Children – Goa Theme
Lucky draws – on offer shall be holiday packages to Goa with a boat ride.
Exciting games for the children
It is an exclusively a Goan affair by Goans to promote Goan art culture, tradition, cuisine & heritage.

Details at What s on in the GOANWORLD :

Celebrating the HEART of GOA in New Delhi
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You are INVITED !
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About the event - Heart of Goa in New Delhi.
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An example for all our Global Goan Associations to follow !

Proud to be GOANS ........

rene barreto
GOANWORLD > http://worldgoan. blogspot. com/
WORLD ALLIANCE OF GOAN ASSOCIATIONS

GRAF-achem Konknni Xibir Ani Xok Sobha

GRAF-achem Konknni Xibir Ani Xok Sobha

Aitaradis, Novembrache 1 ler 2009, St.Sebastian Goan High School, Dabul, hachea zomat salant sanje 4 vorar Goan Review Art Foundation {GRAF} hannim ghoddun haddlem Konknni Xibir ani Xok Sobha. Hea xibiracho mukhel attap vortoulo “Konkankaran-chem Daiz Samballop” ani “Sogott Konknni Lokank Ektthaim Haddop”.


Aplea yevkar uloupant GRAF-ache Odheokx Bab Fausto.V. da Costa hannim hea poilim zal’leam xibirancho thoddkeant attap diun vaur kitle fuddem pavla tacher nodor bhonvddaitana mhonnlem ki amche mukhar aslole prosn ami gombhirtayen gheunk zai mhunn ani hajir asloleank tannim ek koddok nirop dilo ki zori Konkankar aple bhaxe, sonskrutaye ani daiza vixim husko dakhoinant zalear amchi bhas ani sonskrutay nhoi pun ami Konknni monis sanddpachi bhoim asa mhunn.

Goan Club Federation hache odheokx Bab Felix Dias hannem Mumbointle Gõykaranchea kuddanchi aichi porishstiti manddun mhonnlem ki aiz porian 75 kudd nond (register) zaleat mhunn. Federation-ache vangddi zaupacho prostav tannim iskuttavn sanglo. Club-achea vangdeanche kaim prosnak zabab diun fuddlim mettam koxim marum yetat te vixim suchoilem. Punn hatun club-amni, Federation of clubs hache vangddi zavop nirbel gorjechem mhunn pottoun dilem, je vorvim tanchean odik bollan prosnak fuddo korunk zomtolem.


Lovkik Banker ani Management Consultant Shri John D’Silva hannim kudd kitea khatir sthapon kel’le ani ten’na tanchi kitli goroz asli tem vixim uzvadd ghatlo. Punn aiz hea kuddanchi suvidha adle porim gorjechi uronk na tedna te kudd borea upegak koxe porim ghalum yetat te vixim suchnnam keleo. Mumbointle soglle Konknni lokanche kudd ekech sontre khala ektthaim haddlear amchea kuddank kednach moron aschenam ani te sompeponnim dusreanchea tabean poddchenant mhunn tannem spoxtt sanglem.

Lovkik Konknni sahityik ani nattkist Bab Lawrence D’Souza, Kamani hannim ‘Mumbointlea Konknni ulovpeancho ekvott’ hea vixoiyacher ulovp kortana soroll sanglem ki Mumbointleo Konknni Sonstha cholloitoleamni podanchim fikir soddun amchea daiz samballpachi fikir korchi mhunn. Ekuch monis don-char sonsthamni podam gheun bosta ten’na vavr fuddem vochpachi xokeotay na mhunn tannem sanglem. Veginch sogllea sonsthamni Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Maharashtra he mhalgodde sonstheche vangddi zaun, he sonsthechem Mumboint Konkani Bhavan bandpachem sopon asa tem sakar korunk adar diuncho mhunn tannem magnnim kelim. He vixim tancho vaur chalu asa ani Maharastrachea Mukhel Montrea fuddeant tannim magnnem ghatlelem asa taka soglea Konknni sonsthamni tenko diuncho mhunn tannem ulo marlo.

Mumbointlea Konknni Sonsthancho vaur koso cholta te vixim nodor bhonvddaitana The Goan Institute hacho upadheokx Bab Afflicto Luis hannem mhonnlem ki sonstha choloitoleamni poili apli Konknni bhas ulounk ani vachunk zanno zavop chodd gorjechem. Konknni vistarche hetun apunn The Goan Institute-acho upadheokx zala, pun hatun Konknni bhitor kaddpachem vatavoronn nirmann korpak khub muskil mhunn tannem sontap ukttailo.


Sompoitana soglea vixoyanchi attapnni korun Bab Fausto da Costa hannim mhonnlem ki soglea Konknni lokan sangatak yeun ek bollixtt manch rochun aple prosn soddovop xanneponnachem pavl thortolem mhunn. Kuddamni zata title vegim Federation-ache vangddi zavpak maglem ani sonsthamni zata title vegim KBMM hachem vangddi zaunk suchoilem. Konknni sosnthamni ton-mon laun Konknni bhaxechi ani somazachi seva korpak ulo marlo.

Xibira uprant somplolo famad tiatrist H.Britton hachea manak xok sobha zali. He sobhek survat kortana Fausto baban, fattleam mhoineamni devadhin zal’lea mhan Gõykaranchi – Prof. Olivinho Gomes, Noel Lima Leitao, Narayan Fugro, Eddison Fernandes ani H. Britton hancho ugddas kaddun tanchea manak ek minut ogeponn samball’lem. Zeemix Trio-cho vangddi Bab Michael Martins ani Konknni potrkar Bab John Gomes Kokoy hannim H. Britton-ak xord’dhanjoli vompli. Kokoy hannem aplea ulovpant mhonnlem ki monis jivo astana ami taka zaite lae-poe laitat pun to somptoch tacher add nodor kortat mhunn. He Xok Sobhek tiatrist bhav vhodd sonken hajir zaunk nant mhunn tannem xinn ukttailo.
GRAF –acho chittnis Bab Gable D’Souza hannem hajir aslolenche ani kherit bhoxen ulovpeanche upkar atthovn hem xibir ani xok sobha sompoili.
(Gable D’Souza)



Fottu:
1. Bab John D’Silva uloitana, tachea dhaveak Fausto da Costa ani uzveak Felix Dias ani Lawrence D’Souza, Kamani
2. Xibirant vantto ghevpeancho ek bhag.

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Seminar on Konkani Associations and Clubs in Mumbai held

MUMBAI: A Konkani Seminar on ‘how to bring together all Konkani speaking people of Mumbai, The Konkani Associations of Mumbai and their activities and how to protect the Goan clubs and put them to good use’ was held on 1st of November 2009 at the meeting Room of St Sebastian Goan High school, Dabul, Mumbai at 4.00 pm under the aegis of GRAF (Goan Review Art Foundation) a cultural body of The Goan Review.
This was followed by a condolence meeting to pay tributes to H. Britton.
In his introductory talk Fausto V. da Costa, president of GRAF, recollected the seminars held in the recent past of the activities carried out to save the Goan (others as well) Clubs in Mumbai. He said he has now invited the renowned Management Consultant and Banker Mr John D’Silva to share his ideas on how to put the clubs into effective use.

Speaking of the Konkani Associations in Mumbai he said that there are many Konkani associations in Mumbai but very little is being done to promote Konkani language and Konkani Culture. He pointed out that the functioning of these associations is far from satisfactory. He said it is high time we forget the differences and come together as a Federation of associations before we lose our identity. In conclusion he stated that we should not forget that Konkani as a language will not die because if not the Goans someone else will keep it alive but Goans will go into oblivion.

Felix Dias, President of the Federation of Clubs apprised those present of the status of the clubs. In spite of all efforts not many clubs besides those which had already registered have come forward. About 20 clubs applications are under processing. He emphasized the need of registering the clubs as soon as possible and all help to implement this will be provided. He also mentioned that the initial fee is about Rs 3000/- for registration however in case any club cannot afford it he can provide a sponsor. He further stated that the Federation will assist the members in all respect including assistance against harassment from landlords, BMC, Police and MADHA. The Federation will also guide members when their building come up for redevelopment by MADHA or the landlord or developer. Dias highlighted the fact that it is important to be a member of the federation because the federation can always take up the case of the clubs whenever called for.

Mr. John D’Silva briefly spoke on the origin of the Clubs. At that time the concept of the clubs was relevant and important. But now it has lost its importance as far as the effective use of the clubs is concerned. He pointed out the fact that the total property value of the clubs will run into crores of rupees. Most of the clubs now are lying vacant with just a handful members staying . He suggested that members from different clubs should stay in one such club and make effective use of the club and the vacant clubs can be put into alternate use. Thus the money generated can be used for providing medical and educational help to the poor and deserving persons.

Lawrence D’Souza, Kamani spoke on how to get all Konkani speaking people under one umbrella. He said in Mumbai itself there are 12 lakh Konkani speaking people including Hindus Muslims and Christians. As of now Konkani is written in 5 scripts and there are a number of Konkani associations. In our parishes itself there are 4 or 5 associations and sometimes the same people are members and office-bearers of a couple of them. How can one do justice to the association under such circumstances? He wondered.

He pointed out the fact that the Shettys and Pujaris have their own Bhavans with all the facilites under one roof. This helps the association in a very big way effectively. We Konknis should also have one Bhavan whereby we could strengthen our solidarity and therby Konkani language and the Konkani culture.

Way back in 1942 some visionaries like Prof. Armand Menezes, Rev. (Dr.) H.O. Mascarenhas, Xennoy Goembab, Dr Menino D’Souza and others formed the Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Mumbai and today it is trying to get all Konkani associations together. It has members of all creeds and has now thrown open its membership to all association for a nominal fee of Rs 260/- for life and also to individuals. In case someone finds it difficult to pay , it will be sponsored. KBMM is now moving the Maharastra govt. to help it to set up a Konkani Bhavan of it own in Mumbai so that Konkani language and culture can be promoted in a big way. A delegation of the senior members have met the CM and the Home minister who have assured them of help.

Afflicto Luis speaking on the work being done by the Konkani Association in Mumbai, said he has become the vice president of the Goan Institute, Mumbai with the aim of promoting Konkani language and culture as one of his objectives. He added that in the present environment he finds it difficult to do this because most members pay little attention to Konkani.

The Seminar concluded by paying rich tributes to the renowned singer of the Konkani stage H Britton who passed away recently in Goa. At the start of the condolence meeting Fausto da Costa remembered the other prominent Goans who have passed away in the recent past – Prof. Olivinho Gomes, Noel Lima Leitao, Narayan Fugro and the budding tiatrist Comedian Edisson Fernandes, besides H. Britton and observed a one minutes silence as a sign of respect to the departed. Tiatrist Michael Martins and John Gomes Kokoy paid rich tributes to H. Britton in their eulogy. Gomes said that we do not give the due praise to a person when he is alive but do so after he is dead.. He said H Britton was a great composer and a singer. He nostalgically remembered his first song ‘Nariyal Pani’ and his other songs with a double meaning.
The seminar concluded with a vote of thanks by GRAF Secretary Gable D’Souza.
(Renato Pereira)

Caption for photos:
1.John D’Silva addressing the gathering flanked by Fausto da costa to his left and Felix Dias and Lawrence D’Souza to his right.
2.A section of the participants.


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