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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
28 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- In forthcoming events: Ethel da Costa's new venture "Down to Earth
Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April to mark the World
Earth Day. It will be fab festival of Music and Art.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

DEMOLITION OF CAMPAL STADIUM: Former chief minister Shashikala Kakodkar is
filled with sadness that the Campal stadium, which was built by her father
and Goa's first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar, has been demolished. "It
is a sad thing," she commented. The government should have thought of an
alternative before razing it or announced another site for locating the new
football stadium. Agreeing that the location was an ideal one for football
lovers, she opined that it is hardly possible to find another suitable site
in the city with open spaces hard to come by. (WE-GT)

WILLY CRITICISES: The president of the State unit of Nationalist Congress
Party and Saligao MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, criticized the destruction of
the Dayanand Bandodkar Stadium at Campal by the government, for the purpose
of building a parking place for the ten-day film festival. "It is impossible
to understand why such a move was contemplated which gets rid of the only
stadium that the city of Panjim can boast of, when there is an urgent need
to have many more such stadiums in the city," Dr de Souza said. (H)

NOD TO SET UP CHILDREN'S COURT: The path for setting up the Children's Court
in Goa is now clear. The State government has received an intimation from
the Bombay High Court conveying its approval of the judge selected to
function as president of the court. (H)

INSULT BY GIRLFRIEND'S FATHER LEADS YOUTH TO COMMIT SUICIDE: Shattered for
not getting the consent to marry his girlfriend of four years, a 22-year-old
youth from Chandor committed suicide by jumping in a well on March 26. When
the youth, named Rebeiro, went to ask the girl's family permission to marry
his sweetheart, the father of the girl not only rejected his proposal, but
also called him a drunkard. Unable to bear the insult, the lover straight
away made his way to the neighbourhood well and committed suicide. (WE-GT)

WOMEN WRITERS SHOULD COVER SOCIAL ISSUES: Works of Goan women writers should
encompass issues of social importance, according to Dr Archana Kakodkar, Dr
Kakodkar, who was speaking at a day-long seminar held at the Institute
Menezes Braganza hall on March 27. She pointed out that women are today
confronting affronts from various quarters in society, adding that related
subjects of socio-economic importance should be reflected in literature of
women in Konkani. The seminar on "Expression of Women in Konkani Literature:
Limitations and Desires", was organized by the Goa Konkani Akademy. Pundalik
Naik, president of Goa Konkani Academy, in his presidential address, said,
contribution of women in folklore is rich and immense. (H)

ALDONA LADY ENDS LIFE: An 83-year-old lady from Aldona committed suicide by
jumping into a well on March 27. Anceciao Castellino, hailing from
Santarshet, was mentally disturbed. (NT)

GETTING ECNR STAMP A HARD TASK: Candidates selected for jobs abroad
requiring Emigration Clearance Not Required (ECNR) authorisation, are put to
much hardship as authorities in Goa have stopped issuing such a clearance.
ECNR is mainly required by new recruits whose educational qualification is
less than that of a graduate. More often that not it is the maids, who on
getting a job in the Gulf, seek ECNR endorsement and now are the worst
affected. They have now been asked to get the ECNR authorization from the
Protector of Emigration, Mumbai. (H)

NORMAN DANTAS AWARD TO KELEKAR: "Today there exists a pact between
politicians and voters, which is like a business deal. People have forgotten
that they are citizens of India," freedom fighter Gurunath Kelekar said.
Speaking in fluent Konkani, the untiring social activist Kelekar made these
comments while accepting the Norman Dantas memorial prize at a small but
well attended function at Hotel Nova Goa on March 27. Earlier, Christopher
Fonseca of All India Trade Union Congress, who was at the forefront of the
"Novem Goem" movement of the eighties conferred the prize on Kelekar. Norman
Dantas prize is given to an outstanding individual who has been at the
forefront of the struggle for social justice. Dantas, who died on 21 March,
1998, dominated the editorial scene in Goa for several years through his
singular contribution to the transformation of "Goa Today" and "Herald".
(WE-GT)

CHINCHINIM PANEL SERVES SECOND NOTICE ON BSNL: The Chinchinim Citizens'
Committee has served a second and final notice of agitation on the general
manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited as the earlier ultimatum failed to
evoke any positive response. (WE-GT)

HDFC BANK GLOBAL CREDIT CARD: In its quest to offer its customers a complete
bouquet of financial services, HDFC Bank, has launched the HDFC Bank
International Credit Cad in five cities in Goa-Panjim, Margao, Vasco, Ponda
and Mapusa. Available in two options, Silver and Gold, the Card has now been
launched in 40 cities, with over 4 lakh cards issued. (H)

PROCESSION OF SAINTS AT GOA-VELHA: The annual Procession of Saints at Goa
Velha will be held on March 29 with the concelebrated High Mass at 4 pm.
(NT)

PANAJI DD ASKED TO IMPROVE PROGRAMMES: The office bearers of the Film
Producers Association of Goa met the newly appointed Panaji Doordarshan
director, Mr Pandharinath Lotlikar, and submitted a memorandum containing
some suggestions to him. They asked the director to ensure that Panaji
Doordarshan telecast entertaining as well as educative programmes. The
Association also demanded that the quality of Marathi and Konkani programmes
be improved. (NT)

KONKANI MUSIC HAS POTENTIAL: I like singing Hindi ghazals, Marathi bhavgeet
and Konkani songs. They are more soulful and soothing. I would love to do mo
re Konkani albums, sing numbers of Lorna, Alfred/Rita Rose and Ulhas Buyanv.
Konkani music has the potential to hit the national scene as it represents a
unique symphony of Hindustani and Western music. If Daler Mehndi promoted
Punjabi music all over the globe, why can't we Goans do the same.Late Raj
Kapoor popularized the famous Konkani number "Hanv Saiba Poltodi Voita" in
his film "Aawara". When I travel anywhere in the country, requests pour in
for humming this number. Therein lies the popularity and appeal of Konkani
music.But to make a mark, an aspiring artiste has to leave Goa, Remo
Fernandes being the only exception. Remo is a fine example of outstanding
talent. (Hindi filmstar and singer Varsha Usgaonkar in an interview with
Nilesh Khandeparkar in WE-GT)

PAINTERLY UTOPIA: Galeria Cidade is exhibiting Francis D'Souza's paintings.
Francis opens up a new vista of fantastic world for the viewer. His
paintings are the colourful world full of known and unknown objects and
animals. The unknown objects trigger the storehouse of the memories and make
the viewer to try and reason out the identity of the object. It is the
tussle of the human mind that constantly tries to establish the identity.
(Neeta Omprakash in WE-GT)

FALEIRO GETS SCOUTING AWARD: Ms Regina Faleiro, teacher of Our Lady of
Rosary High School, Fatorda, was awarded the Long service Decoration by Mr
Babu Gaunkar, vice president of the Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association
on March 14 in Panaji. (NT)

PRABHU GETS NCERT AWARD: The NCERT award has been given to Ms Vilas Prabhu
of the Government primary School, Kundai, for her project on teaching
environmental studies and scientific concepts for primary school students,
at an all-India competition. (NT)

CHAMPION OF WOMEN: A social activist for almost 25 years, Sabina Martins
from Panaji, has championed the cause of women under the organisation she
helped found 18 years ago, the Bailancho Saad. Vocal and effective, Sabina
was chosen as Goa's lone representative in the Indian delegation to Beijing
for the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in 1995. Based on her
study and experience of women in Goa, she authored a book "Cognisance of
non-cognisance of Crimes against Women in Goa". (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

S P O R T S

NERUL DOWN CALANGUTE: United Club of Nerul made it to the semi-finals of the
Parulekar Memorial soccer tournament, getting the better of Calangute
Association 3-2 via tie-breaker at Saligao ground. (H)

VIJAYAN LAUNCHES FOOTBALL COMPANY: Former international footballer
Invallapil Mani Vijayan yesterday announced the launch of Boxer, his own
sports goods company. "For a start we will manufacture only football balls,"
Vijkayan told Herald. According to him, Goa is a potential market for
football accessories and not surprisingly it is high on the agenda. "The Goa
launch for the products has been slated for August. The quality will be
top-class and there will be no compromises," he reiterated. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Mar: Aldona: ANUNCIACAO CASTELINO: wife of late Caitano, Julio,
Leo/Natalia.
27 Mar: Chandor: LOURENCA CONCEICAO MENDES: wife of late Isidoro, mother
of Sidonio/Sunita, Linda, Fanchu/Mary, Aninha/Umesh Matto (USA), Beatrice.
26 Mar: Saligao: GERTRUDES VERODIANA DUNN (ALIAS VERA): wife of Tony,
daughter of late Joao/Maria Agusta Fernandes.
26 Mar: Panjim: THELMA THERESA PINTO: wife of late Capt Edwin, mother of
Lalita/Michael.
27 Mar: Nerul: GRACY FERNANDES: mother of Claude and Delphine Godinho.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.8 degC (82.0 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C; Min Temp: 25.0 deg C; Humidity: 94% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A warm morning.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-29 02:12:23 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
28 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- In forthcoming events: Ethel da Costa's new venture "Down to Earth
Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April to mark the World
Earth Day. It will be fab festival of Music and Art.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

DEMOLITION OF CAMPAL STADIUM: Former chief minister Shashikala Kakodkar is
filled with sadness that the Campal stadium, which was built by her father
and Goa's first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar, has been demolished. "It
is a sad thing," she commented. The government should have thought of an
alternative before razing it or announced another site for locating the new
football stadium. Agreeing that the location was an ideal one for football
lovers, she opined that it is hardly possible to find another suitable site
in the city with open spaces hard to come by. (WE-GT)

WILLY CRITICISES: The president of the State unit of Nationalist Congress
Party and Saligao MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, criticized the destruction of
the Dayanand Bandodkar Stadium at Campal by the government, for the purpose
of building a parking place for the ten-day film festival. "It is impossible
to understand why such a move was contemplated which gets rid of the only
stadium that the city of Panjim can boast of, when there is an urgent need
to have many more such stadiums in the city," Dr de Souza said. (H)

NOD TO SET UP CHILDREN'S COURT: The path for setting up the Children's Court
in Goa is now clear. The State government has received an intimation from
the Bombay High Court conveying its approval of the judge selected to
function as president of the court. (H)

INSULT BY GIRLFRIEND'S FATHER LEADS YOUTH TO COMMIT SUICIDE: Shattered for
not getting the consent to marry his girlfriend of four years, a 22-year-old
youth from Chandor committed suicide by jumping in a well on March 26. When
the youth, named Rebeiro, went to ask the girl's family permission to marry
his sweetheart, the father of the girl not only rejected his proposal, but
also called him a drunkard. Unable to bear the insult, the lover straight
away made his way to the neighbourhood well and committed suicide. (WE-GT)

WOMEN WRITERS SHOULD COVER SOCIAL ISSUES: Works of Goan women writers should
encompass issues of social importance, according to Dr Archana Kakodkar, Dr
Kakodkar, who was speaking at a day-long seminar held at the Institute
Menezes Braganza hall on March 27. She pointed out that women are today
confronting affronts from various quarters in society, adding that related
subjects of socio-economic importance should be reflected in literature of
women in Konkani. The seminar on "Expression of Women in Konkani Literature:
Limitations and Desires", was organized by the Goa Konkani Akademy. Pundalik
Naik, president of Goa Konkani Academy, in his presidential address, said,
contribution of women in folklore is rich and immense. (H)

ALDONA LADY ENDS LIFE: An 83-year-old lady from Aldona committed suicide by
jumping into a well on March 27. Anceciao Castellino, hailing from
Santarshet, was mentally disturbed. (NT)

GETTING ECNR STAMP A HARD TASK: Candidates selected for jobs abroad
requiring Emigration Clearance Not Required (ECNR) authorisation, are put to
much hardship as authorities in Goa have stopped issuing such a clearance.
ECNR is mainly required by new recruits whose educational qualification is
less than that of a graduate. More often that not it is the maids, who on
getting a job in the Gulf, seek ECNR endorsement and now are the worst
affected. They have now been asked to get the ECNR authorization from the
Protector of Emigration, Mumbai. (H)

NORMAN DANTAS AWARD TO KELEKAR: "Today there exists a pact between
politicians and voters, which is like a business deal. People have forgotten
that they are citizens of India," freedom fighter Gurunath Kelekar said.
Speaking in fluent Konkani, the untiring social activist Kelekar made these
comments while accepting the Norman Dantas memorial prize at a small but
well attended function at Hotel Nova Goa on March 27. Earlier, Christopher
Fonseca of All India Trade Union Congress, who was at the forefront of the
"Novem Goem" movement of the eighties conferred the prize on Kelekar. Norman
Dantas prize is given to an outstanding individual who has been at the
forefront of the struggle for social justice. Dantas, who died on 21 March,
1998, dominated the editorial scene in Goa for several years through his
singular contribution to the transformation of "Goa Today" and "Herald".
(WE-GT)

CHINCHINIM PANEL SERVES SECOND NOTICE ON BSNL: The Chinchinim Citizens'
Committee has served a second and final notice of agitation on the general
manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited as the earlier ultimatum failed to
evoke any positive response. (WE-GT)

HDFC BANK GLOBAL CREDIT CARD: In its quest to offer its customers a complete
bouquet of financial services, HDFC Bank, has launched the HDFC Bank
International Credit Cad in five cities in Goa-Panjim, Margao, Vasco, Ponda
and Mapusa. Available in two options, Silver and Gold, the Card has now been
launched in 40 cities, with over 4 lakh cards issued. (H)

PROCESSION OF SAINTS AT GOA-VELHA: The annual Procession of Saints at Goa
Velha will be held on March 29 with the concelebrated High Mass at 4 pm.
(NT)

PANAJI DD ASKED TO IMPROVE PROGRAMMES: The office bearers of the Film
Producers Association of Goa met the newly appointed Panaji Doordarshan
director, Mr Pandharinath Lotlikar, and submitted a memorandum containing
some suggestions to him. They asked the director to ensure that Panaji
Doordarshan telecast entertaining as well as educative programmes. The
Association also demanded that the quality of Marathi and Konkani programmes
be improved. (NT)

KONKANI MUSIC HAS POTENTIAL: I like singing Hindi ghazals, Marathi bhavgeet
and Konkani songs. They are more soulful and soothing. I would love to do mo
re Konkani albums, sing numbers of Lorna, Alfred/Rita Rose and Ulhas Buyanv.
Konkani music has the potential to hit the national scene as it represents a
unique symphony of Hindustani and Western music. If Daler Mehndi promoted
Punjabi music all over the globe, why can't we Goans do the same.Late Raj
Kapoor popularized the famous Konkani number "Hanv Saiba Poltodi Voita" in
his film "Aawara". When I travel anywhere in the country, requests pour in
for humming this number. Therein lies the popularity and appeal of Konkani
music.But to make a mark, an aspiring artiste has to leave Goa, Remo
Fernandes being the only exception. Remo is a fine example of outstanding
talent. (Hindi filmstar and singer Varsha Usgaonkar in an interview with
Nilesh Khandeparkar in WE-GT)

PAINTERLY UTOPIA: Galeria Cidade is exhibiting Francis D'Souza's paintings.
Francis opens up a new vista of fantastic world for the viewer. His
paintings are the colourful world full of known and unknown objects and
animals. The unknown objects trigger the storehouse of the memories and make
the viewer to try and reason out the identity of the object. It is the
tussle of the human mind that constantly tries to establish the identity.
(Neeta Omprakash in WE-GT)

FALEIRO GETS SCOUTING AWARD: Ms Regina Faleiro, teacher of Our Lady of
Rosary High School, Fatorda, was awarded the Long service Decoration by Mr
Babu Gaunkar, vice president of the Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association
on March 14 in Panaji. (NT)

PRABHU GETS NCERT AWARD: The NCERT award has been given to Ms Vilas Prabhu
of the Government primary School, Kundai, for her project on teaching
environmental studies and scientific concepts for primary school students,
at an all-India competition. (NT)

CHAMPION OF WOMEN: A social activist for almost 25 years, Sabina Martins
from Panaji, has championed the cause of women under the organisation she
helped found 18 years ago, the Bailancho Saad. Vocal and effective, Sabina
was chosen as Goa's lone representative in the Indian delegation to Beijing
for the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in 1995. Based on her
study and experience of women in Goa, she authored a book "Cognisance of
non-cognisance of Crimes against Women in Goa". (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

S P O R T S

NERUL DOWN CALANGUTE: United Club of Nerul made it to the semi-finals of the
Parulekar Memorial soccer tournament, getting the better of Calangute
Association 3-2 via tie-breaker at Saligao ground. (H)

VIJAYAN LAUNCHES FOOTBALL COMPANY: Former international footballer
Invallapil Mani Vijayan yesterday announced the launch of Boxer, his own
sports goods company. "For a start we will manufacture only football balls,"
Vijkayan told Herald. According to him, Goa is a potential market for
football accessories and not surprisingly it is high on the agenda. "The Goa
launch for the products has been slated for August. The quality will be
top-class and there will be no compromises," he reiterated. (H)

D E A T H S
27 Mar: Aldona: ANUNCIACAO CASTELINO: wife of late Caitano, Julio,
Leo/Natalia.
27 Mar: Chandor: LOURENCA CONCEICAO MENDES: wife of late Isidoro, mother
of Sidonio/Sunita, Linda, Fanchu/Mary, Aninha/Umesh Matto (USA), Beatrice.
26 Mar: Saligao: GERTRUDES VERODIANA DUNN (ALIAS VERA): wife of Tony,
daughter of late Joao/Maria Agusta Fernandes.
26 Mar: Panjim: THELMA THERESA PINTO: wife of late Capt Edwin, mother of
Lalita/Michael.
27 Mar: Nerul: GRACY FERNANDES: mother of Claude and Delphine Godinho.

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 27.8 degC (82.0 degF) at 08.30 am today in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C; Min Temp: 25.0 deg C; Humidity: 94% (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: A warm morning.

Courtesy: H=Herald; NT=The Navhind Times; GT=Gomantak Times; WE=WeekEnder

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Joel D'Souza
2004-03-29 02:12:23 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
28 March 2004

GOACOM VIDEO NEWSCAST at
http://www.goacom.com/news
clip EARTH FEST
- In forthcoming events: Ethel da Costa's new venture "Down to Earth
Jazz Fest" to be held in Panjim from 22 to 24th April to mark the World
Earth Day. It will be fab festival of Music and Art.
Website: http://www.goacom.com
Webzine "GoaNOW": http://www.goacom.com/goanow
Daily Clippings: http://www.goacom.com/news

DEMOLITION OF CAMPAL STADIUM: Former chief minister Shashikala Kakodkar is
filled with sadness that the Campal stadium, which was built by her father
and Goa's first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar, has been demolished. "It
is a sad thing," she commented. The government should have thought of an
alternative before razing it or announced another site for locating the new
football stadium. Agreeing that the location was an ideal one for football
lovers, she opined that it is hardly possible to find another suitable site
in the city with open spaces hard to come by. (WE-GT)

WILLY CRITICISES: The president of the State unit of Nationalist Congress
Party and Saligao MLA, Dr Wilfred de Souza, criticized the destruction of
the Dayanand Bandodkar Stadium at Campal by the government, for the purpose
of building a parking place for the ten-day film festival. "It is impossible
to understand why such a move was contemplated which gets rid of the only
stadium that the city of Panjim can boast of, when there is an urgent need
to have many more such stadiums in the city," Dr de Souza said. (H)

NOD TO SET UP CHILDREN'S COURT: The path for setting up the Children's Court
in Goa is now clear. The State government has received an intimation from
the Bombay High Court conveying its approval of the judge selected to
function as president of the court. (H)

INSULT BY GIRLFRIEND'S FATHER LEADS YOUTH TO COMMIT SUICIDE: Shattered for
not getting the consent to marry his girlfriend of four years, a 22-year-old
youth from Chandor committed suicide by jumping in a well on March 26. When
the youth, named Rebeiro, went to ask the girl's family permission to marry
his sweetheart, the father of the girl not only rejected his proposal, but
also called him a drunkard. Unable to bear the insult, the lover straight
away made his way to the neighbourhood well and committed suicide. (WE-GT)

WOMEN WRITERS SHOULD COVER SOCIAL ISSUES: Works of Goan women writers should
encompass issues of social importance, according to Dr Archana Kakodkar, Dr
Kakodkar, who was speaking at a day-long seminar held at the Institute
Menezes Braganza hall on March 27. She pointed out that women are today
confronting affronts from various quarters in society, adding that related
subjects of socio-economic importance should be reflected in literature of
women in Konkani. The seminar on "Expression of Women in Konkani Literature:
Limitations and Desires", was organized by the Goa Konkani Akademy. Pundalik
Naik, president of Goa Konkani Academy, in his presidential address, said,
contribution of women in folklore is rich and immense. (H)

ALDONA LADY ENDS LIFE: An 83-year-old lady from Aldona committed suicide by
jumping into a well on March 27. Anceciao Castellino, hailing from
Santarshet, was mentally disturbed. (NT)

GETTING ECNR STAMP A HARD TASK: Candidates selected for jobs abroad
requiring Emigration Clearance Not Required (ECNR) authorisation, are put to
much hardship as authorities in Goa have stopped issuing such a clearance.
ECNR is mainly required by new recruits whose educational qualification is
less than that of a graduate. More often that not it is the maids, who on
getting a job in the Gulf, seek ECNR endorsement and now are the worst
affected. They have now been asked to get the ECNR authorization from the
Protector of Emigration, Mumbai. (H)

NORMAN DANTAS AWARD TO KELEKAR: "Today there exists a pact between
politicians and voters, which is like a business deal. People have forgotten
that they are citizens of India," freedom fighter Gurunath Kelekar said.
Speaking in fluent Konkani, the untiring social activist Kelekar made these
comments while accepting the Norman Dantas memorial prize at a small but
well attended function at Hotel Nova Goa on March 27. Earlier, Christopher
Fonseca of All India Trade Union Congress, who was at the forefront of the
"Novem Goem" movement of the eighties conferred the prize on Kelekar. Norman
Dantas prize is given to an outstanding individual who has been at the
forefront of the struggle for social justice. Dantas, who died on 21 March,
1998, dominated the editorial scene in Goa for several years through his
singular contribution to the transformation of "Goa Today" and "Herald".
(WE-GT)

CHINCHINIM PANEL SERVES SECOND NOTICE ON BSNL: The Chinchinim Citizens'
Committee has served a second and final notice of agitation on the general
manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited as the earlier ultimatum failed to
evoke any positive response. (WE-GT)

HDFC BANK GLOBAL CREDIT CARD: In its quest to offer its customers a complete
bouquet of financial services, HDFC Bank, has launched the HDFC Bank
International Credit Cad in five cities in Goa-Panjim, Margao, Vasco, Ponda
and Mapusa. Available in two options, Silver and Gold, the Card has now been
launched in 40 cities, with over 4 lakh cards issued. (H)

PROCESSION OF SAINTS AT GOA-VELHA: The annual Procession of Saints at Goa
Velha will be held on March 29 with the concelebrated High Mass at 4 pm.
(NT)

PANAJI DD ASKED TO IMPROVE PROGRAMMES: The office bearers of the Film
Producers Association of Goa met the newly appointed Panaji Doordarshan
director, Mr Pandharinath Lotlikar, and submitted a memorandum containing
some suggestions to him. They asked the director to ensure that Panaji
Doordarshan telecast entertaining as well as educative programmes. The
Association also demanded that the quality of Marathi and Konkani programmes
be improved. (NT)

KONKANI MUSIC HAS POTENTIAL: I like singing Hindi ghazals, Marathi bhavgeet
and Konkani songs. They are more soulful and soothing. I would love to do mo
re Konkani albums, sing numbers of Lorna, Alfred/Rita Rose and Ulhas Buyanv.
Konkani music has the potential to hit the national scene as it represents a
unique symphony of Hindustani and Western music. If Daler Mehndi promoted
Punjabi music all over the globe, why can't we Goans do the same.Late Raj
Kapoor popularized the famous Konkani number "Hanv Saiba Poltodi Voita" in
his film "Aawara". When I travel anywhere in the country, requests pour in
for humming this number. Therein lies the popularity and appeal of Konkani
music.But to make a mark, an aspiring artiste has to leave Goa, Remo
Fernandes being the only exception. Remo is a fine example of outstanding
talent. (Hindi filmstar and singer Varsha Usgaonkar in an interview with
Nilesh Khandeparkar in WE-GT)

PAINTERLY UTOPIA: Galeria Cidade is exhibiting Francis D'Souza's paintings.
Francis opens up a new vista of fantastic world for the viewer. His
paintings are the colourful world full of known and unknown objects and
animals. The unknown objects trigger the storehouse of the memories and make
the viewer to try and reason out the identity of the object. It is the
tussle of the human mind that constantly tries to establish the identity.
(Neeta Omprakash in WE-GT)

FALEIRO GETS SCOUTING AWARD: Ms Regina Faleiro, teacher of Our Lady of
Rosary High School, Fatorda, was awarded the Long service Decoration by Mr
Babu Gaunkar, vice president of the Goa Bharat Scouts and Guides Association
on March 14 in Panaji. (NT)

PR