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FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007 - A Milestone in Melbourne
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Oscar Lobo
2007-09-10 04:41:20 UTC
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FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007
A MILESTONE IN MELBOURNE


For the Fifth year in a row, Goans in Melbourne got together on the 27th
August, to celebrate World Goa Day 2007 with their families and friends.
They came from the length and breath of Victoria. Many Goans longed for
this day which was marked in their calendars a year before the event!

There was a unique presentation of the hall that took people by surprise.
The night among other things witnessed young Goans presenting a Goan Harvest
Dance. Attired in traditional attire, a set of three young girls and boys
justified their presentation of song and dance to the thrill of the crowd.
The nostalgic memories of Goa were evoked. The choreographer, Mrs Lidia
Martins was called in to take a bow. On the other hand, a set of three
girls from Beach City Dance Group presented two sets of dances that
completed the integration process of Goans with mainstream Australians.

The evening had a Goan fiesta mood. It was so good to see so many Goans
converge for a common cause, which was to celebrate Goan identity gained
with the recognition of Konkani on that day. It was pleasant experience
hearing Goans speak Konkani. This was the crowning glory of the day. Some
of the many new Goan arrivals commented to the organisers that "it was like
being in Goa that night"

'After Dark' a complete nine piece live band with two brass instruments
(trumpet and a saxophone - a Goan necessity in a Band) entertained a full
house crowd. The floor was packed with couples dancing and every one was
happy. Konkani songs were sung none other than our very own Goan - Geneviev
D'souza who flew from Dubai for the occasion.

Like previous years, this year Melgoans gave away a galore of prizes
including copies of the newly released book 'Domnic's Goa' that brought out
nostalgic Goan memories and meant a lot for Goans. The other highlight of
the evening was the Goan scenic novelties that made the crowd scramble.
Some of the guest kept choosing the scenes where they first fell in love,
got married and some of their favourite spots in Goa during their holidays.
Prizes were also given by local businessmen - Garvin & Margaret of Highett
Tattersall, Delhi Bazaar and a Dinner for four from Cinnamon club to name a
few.

The buffet had a spread of so many delicious chaffing dishes including Goa's
favourite Sorpotel and Xacuti. The buffet was prepared by D& S catering
which was enjoyed by all. Throughout the night Konkani music was played and
the crowd was enthralled!

This was a night that will be remembered for the next 364 days till we all
meet again to celebrate World Goa Day 2008. The function was Co-ordinated by
Oscar Lobo and ably supported by an enthusiastic team - Mr. Salus and Linda
Correia and their family, Amanda Faria, Alfy and Lidia Martins and their
family, Callan and Henrietta Cure, Nevil and Jean Dias, who showed their
tacit support, loyalty and genuine love for Goa and World Goa Day. The
Masters of Ceremony for the night were Mr. Roger Correia and Salus Correia -
a father and son team guiding the guests with zeal, enthusiasm and
knowledge.

Mr. Rob Hudson, Member of Parliament in Victoria was present throughout the
night, so was our very own Goan - Mr. Amay Kamath, "Flying Officer" in the
Australian Army, guest from Goan Overseas Association in Sydney, and people
from Brisbane and Adelaide.

One of the many kudos received that night was " 3 cheers to the committee
for organizing this Grand Dinner Dance to celebrate the World Goa Day 2007
at Kingston City Hall on 25th instant. It was a grand success as could be
seen by all. I enjoyed myself and it was good fun to be a part of this
event. The folk dance was also great and so was the other dance and
dinner. The band was equally good and they brought the crowd to the floor
throughout".
Oscar Lobo
2007-09-10 04:41:20 UTC
Permalink
FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007
A MILESTONE IN MELBOURNE


For the Fifth year in a row, Goans in Melbourne got together on the 27th
August, to celebrate World Goa Day 2007 with their families and friends.
They came from the length and breath of Victoria. Many Goans longed for
this day which was marked in their calendars a year before the event!

There was a unique presentation of the hall that took people by surprise.
The night among other things witnessed young Goans presenting a Goan Harvest
Dance. Attired in traditional attire, a set of three young girls and boys
justified their presentation of song and dance to the thrill of the crowd.
The nostalgic memories of Goa were evoked. The choreographer, Mrs Lidia
Martins was called in to take a bow. On the other hand, a set of three
girls from Beach City Dance Group presented two sets of dances that
completed the integration process of Goans with mainstream Australians.

The evening had a Goan fiesta mood. It was so good to see so many Goans
converge for a common cause, which was to celebrate Goan identity gained
with the recognition of Konkani on that day. It was pleasant experience
hearing Goans speak Konkani. This was the crowning glory of the day. Some
of the many new Goan arrivals commented to the organisers that "it was like
being in Goa that night"

'After Dark' a complete nine piece live band with two brass instruments
(trumpet and a saxophone - a Goan necessity in a Band) entertained a full
house crowd. The floor was packed with couples dancing and every one was
happy. Konkani songs were sung none other than our very own Goan - Geneviev
D'souza who flew from Dubai for the occasion.

Like previous years, this year Melgoans gave away a galore of prizes
including copies of the newly released book 'Domnic's Goa' that brought out
nostalgic Goan memories and meant a lot for Goans. The other highlight of
the evening was the Goan scenic novelties that made the crowd scramble.
Some of the guest kept choosing the scenes where they first fell in love,
got married and some of their favourite spots in Goa during their holidays.
Prizes were also given by local businessmen - Garvin & Margaret of Highett
Tattersall, Delhi Bazaar and a Dinner for four from Cinnamon club to name a
few.

The buffet had a spread of so many delicious chaffing dishes including Goa's
favourite Sorpotel and Xacuti. The buffet was prepared by D& S catering
which was enjoyed by all. Throughout the night Konkani music was played and
the crowd was enthralled!

This was a night that will be remembered for the next 364 days till we all
meet again to celebrate World Goa Day 2008. The function was Co-ordinated by
Oscar Lobo and ably supported by an enthusiastic team - Mr. Salus and Linda
Correia and their family, Amanda Faria, Alfy and Lidia Martins and their
family, Callan and Henrietta Cure, Nevil and Jean Dias, who showed their
tacit support, loyalty and genuine love for Goa and World Goa Day. The
Masters of Ceremony for the night were Mr. Roger Correia and Salus Correia -
a father and son team guiding the guests with zeal, enthusiasm and
knowledge.

Mr. Rob Hudson, Member of Parliament in Victoria was present throughout the
night, so was our very own Goan - Mr. Amay Kamath, "Flying Officer" in the
Australian Army, guest from Goan Overseas Association in Sydney, and people
from Brisbane and Adelaide.

One of the many kudos received that night was " 3 cheers to the committee
for organizing this Grand Dinner Dance to celebrate the World Goa Day 2007
at Kingston City Hall on 25th instant. It was a grand success as could be
seen by all. I enjoyed myself and it was good fun to be a part of this
event. The folk dance was also great and so was the other dance and
dinner. The band was equally good and they brought the crowd to the floor
throughout".
Oscar Lobo
2007-09-10 04:41:20 UTC
Permalink
FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007
A MILESTONE IN MELBOURNE


For the Fifth year in a row, Goans in Melbourne got together on the 27th
August, to celebrate World Goa Day 2007 with their families and friends.
They came from the length and breath of Victoria. Many Goans longed for
this day which was marked in their calendars a year before the event!

There was a unique presentation of the hall that took people by surprise.
The night among other things witnessed young Goans presenting a Goan Harvest
Dance. Attired in traditional attire, a set of three young girls and boys
justified their presentation of song and dance to the thrill of the crowd.
The nostalgic memories of Goa were evoked. The choreographer, Mrs Lidia
Martins was called in to take a bow. On the other hand, a set of three
girls from Beach City Dance Group presented two sets of dances that
completed the integration process of Goans with mainstream Australians.

The evening had a Goan fiesta mood. It was so good to see so many Goans
converge for a common cause, which was to celebrate Goan identity gained
with the recognition of Konkani on that day. It was pleasant experience
hearing Goans speak Konkani. This was the crowning glory of the day. Some
of the many new Goan arrivals commented to the organisers that "it was like
being in Goa that night"

'After Dark' a complete nine piece live band with two brass instruments
(trumpet and a saxophone - a Goan necessity in a Band) entertained a full
house crowd. The floor was packed with couples dancing and every one was
happy. Konkani songs were sung none other than our very own Goan - Geneviev
D'souza who flew from Dubai for the occasion.

Like previous years, this year Melgoans gave away a galore of prizes
including copies of the newly released book 'Domnic's Goa' that brought out
nostalgic Goan memories and meant a lot for Goans. The other highlight of
the evening was the Goan scenic novelties that made the crowd scramble.
Some of the guest kept choosing the scenes where they first fell in love,
got married and some of their favourite spots in Goa during their holidays.
Prizes were also given by local businessmen - Garvin & Margaret of Highett
Tattersall, Delhi Bazaar and a Dinner for four from Cinnamon club to name a
few.

The buffet had a spread of so many delicious chaffing dishes including Goa's
favourite Sorpotel and Xacuti. The buffet was prepared by D& S catering
which was enjoyed by all. Throughout the night Konkani music was played and
the crowd was enthralled!

This was a night that will be remembered for the next 364 days till we all
meet again to celebrate World Goa Day 2008. The function was Co-ordinated by
Oscar Lobo and ably supported by an enthusiastic team - Mr. Salus and Linda
Correia and their family, Amanda Faria, Alfy and Lidia Martins and their
family, Callan and Henrietta Cure, Nevil and Jean Dias, who showed their
tacit support, loyalty and genuine love for Goa and World Goa Day. The
Masters of Ceremony for the night were Mr. Roger Correia and Salus Correia -
a father and son team guiding the guests with zeal, enthusiasm and
knowledge.

Mr. Rob Hudson, Member of Parliament in Victoria was present throughout the
night, so was our very own Goan - Mr. Amay Kamath, "Flying Officer" in the
Australian Army, guest from Goan Overseas Association in Sydney, and people
from Brisbane and Adelaide.

One of the many kudos received that night was " 3 cheers to the committee
for organizing this Grand Dinner Dance to celebrate the World Goa Day 2007
at Kingston City Hall on 25th instant. It was a grand success as could be
seen by all. I enjoyed myself and it was good fun to be a part of this
event. The folk dance was also great and so was the other dance and
dinner. The band was equally good and they brought the crowd to the floor
throughout".
Oscar Lobo
2007-09-10 04:41:20 UTC
Permalink
FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007
A MILESTONE IN MELBOURNE


For the Fifth year in a row, Goans in Melbourne got together on the 27th
August, to celebrate World Goa Day 2007 with their families and friends.
They came from the length and breath of Victoria. Many Goans longed for
this day which was marked in their calendars a year before the event!

There was a unique presentation of the hall that took people by surprise.
The night among other things witnessed young Goans presenting a Goan Harvest
Dance. Attired in traditional attire, a set of three young girls and boys
justified their presentation of song and dance to the thrill of the crowd.
The nostalgic memories of Goa were evoked. The choreographer, Mrs Lidia
Martins was called in to take a bow. On the other hand, a set of three
girls from Beach City Dance Group presented two sets of dances that
completed the integration process of Goans with mainstream Australians.

The evening had a Goan fiesta mood. It was so good to see so many Goans
converge for a common cause, which was to celebrate Goan identity gained
with the recognition of Konkani on that day. It was pleasant experience
hearing Goans speak Konkani. This was the crowning glory of the day. Some
of the many new Goan arrivals commented to the organisers that "it was like
being in Goa that night"

'After Dark' a complete nine piece live band with two brass instruments
(trumpet and a saxophone - a Goan necessity in a Band) entertained a full
house crowd. The floor was packed with couples dancing and every one was
happy. Konkani songs were sung none other than our very own Goan - Geneviev
D'souza who flew from Dubai for the occasion.

Like previous years, this year Melgoans gave away a galore of prizes
including copies of the newly released book 'Domnic's Goa' that brought out
nostalgic Goan memories and meant a lot for Goans. The other highlight of
the evening was the Goan scenic novelties that made the crowd scramble.
Some of the guest kept choosing the scenes where they first fell in love,
got married and some of their favourite spots in Goa during their holidays.
Prizes were also given by local businessmen - Garvin & Margaret of Highett
Tattersall, Delhi Bazaar and a Dinner for four from Cinnamon club to name a
few.

The buffet had a spread of so many delicious chaffing dishes including Goa's
favourite Sorpotel and Xacuti. The buffet was prepared by D& S catering
which was enjoyed by all. Throughout the night Konkani music was played and
the crowd was enthralled!

This was a night that will be remembered for the next 364 days till we all
meet again to celebrate World Goa Day 2008. The function was Co-ordinated by
Oscar Lobo and ably supported by an enthusiastic team - Mr. Salus and Linda
Correia and their family, Amanda Faria, Alfy and Lidia Martins and their
family, Callan and Henrietta Cure, Nevil and Jean Dias, who showed their
tacit support, loyalty and genuine love for Goa and World Goa Day. The
Masters of Ceremony for the night were Mr. Roger Correia and Salus Correia -
a father and son team guiding the guests with zeal, enthusiasm and
knowledge.

Mr. Rob Hudson, Member of Parliament in Victoria was present throughout the
night, so was our very own Goan - Mr. Amay Kamath, "Flying Officer" in the
Australian Army, guest from Goan Overseas Association in Sydney, and people
from Brisbane and Adelaide.

One of the many kudos received that night was " 3 cheers to the committee
for organizing this Grand Dinner Dance to celebrate the World Goa Day 2007
at Kingston City Hall on 25th instant. It was a grand success as could be
seen by all. I enjoyed myself and it was good fun to be a part of this
event. The folk dance was also great and so was the other dance and
dinner. The band was equally good and they brought the crowd to the floor
throughout".
Oscar Lobo
2007-09-10 04:41:20 UTC
Permalink
FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007
A MILESTONE IN MELBOURNE


For the Fifth year in a row, Goans in Melbourne got together on the 27th
August, to celebrate World Goa Day 2007 with their families and friends.
They came from the length and breath of Victoria. Many Goans longed for
this day which was marked in their calendars a year before the event!

There was a unique presentation of the hall that took people by surprise.
The night among other things witnessed young Goans presenting a Goan Harvest
Dance. Attired in traditional attire, a set of three young girls and boys
justified their presentation of song and dance to the thrill of the crowd.
The nostalgic memories of Goa were evoked. The choreographer, Mrs Lidia
Martins was called in to take a bow. On the other hand, a set of three
girls from Beach City Dance Group presented two sets of dances that
completed the integration process of Goans with mainstream Australians.

The evening had a Goan fiesta mood. It was so good to see so many Goans
converge for a common cause, which was to celebrate Goan identity gained
with the recognition of Konkani on that day. It was pleasant experience
hearing Goans speak Konkani. This was the crowning glory of the day. Some
of the many new Goan arrivals commented to the organisers that "it was like
being in Goa that night"

'After Dark' a complete nine piece live band with two brass instruments
(trumpet and a saxophone - a Goan necessity in a Band) entertained a full
house crowd. The floor was packed with couples dancing and every one was
happy. Konkani songs were sung none other than our very own Goan - Geneviev
D'souza who flew from Dubai for the occasion.

Like previous years, this year Melgoans gave away a galore of prizes
including copies of the newly released book 'Domnic's Goa' that brought out
nostalgic Goan memories and meant a lot for Goans. The other highlight of
the evening was the Goan scenic novelties that made the crowd scramble.
Some of the guest kept choosing the scenes where they first fell in love,
got married and some of their favourite spots in Goa during their holidays.
Prizes were also given by local businessmen - Garvin & Margaret of Highett
Tattersall, Delhi Bazaar and a Dinner for four from Cinnamon club to name a
few.

The buffet had a spread of so many delicious chaffing dishes including Goa's
favourite Sorpotel and Xacuti. The buffet was prepared by D& S catering
which was enjoyed by all. Throughout the night Konkani music was played and
the crowd was enthralled!

This was a night that will be remembered for the next 364 days till we all
meet again to celebrate World Goa Day 2008. The function was Co-ordinated by
Oscar Lobo and ably supported by an enthusiastic team - Mr. Salus and Linda
Correia and their family, Amanda Faria, Alfy and Lidia Martins and their
family, Callan and Henrietta Cure, Nevil and Jean Dias, who showed their
tacit support, loyalty and genuine love for Goa and World Goa Day. The
Masters of Ceremony for the night were Mr. Roger Correia and Salus Correia -
a father and son team guiding the guests with zeal, enthusiasm and
knowledge.

Mr. Rob Hudson, Member of Parliament in Victoria was present throughout the
night, so was our very own Goan - Mr. Amay Kamath, "Flying Officer" in the
Australian Army, guest from Goan Overseas Association in Sydney, and people
from Brisbane and Adelaide.

One of the many kudos received that night was " 3 cheers to the committee
for organizing this Grand Dinner Dance to celebrate the World Goa Day 2007
at Kingston City Hall on 25th instant. It was a grand success as could be
seen by all. I enjoyed myself and it was good fun to be a part of this
event. The folk dance was also great and so was the other dance and
dinner. The band was equally good and they brought the crowd to the floor
throughout".
Oscar Lobo
2007-09-10 04:41:20 UTC
Permalink
FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007
A MILESTONE IN MELBOURNE


For the Fifth year in a row, Goans in Melbourne got together on the 27th
August, to celebrate World Goa Day 2007 with their families and friends.
They came from the length and breath of Victoria. Many Goans longed for
this day which was marked in their calendars a year before the event!

There was a unique presentation of the hall that took people by surprise.
The night among other things witnessed young Goans presenting a Goan Harvest
Dance. Attired in traditional attire, a set of three young girls and boys
justified their presentation of song and dance to the thrill of the crowd.
The nostalgic memories of Goa were evoked. The choreographer, Mrs Lidia
Martins was called in to take a bow. On the other hand, a set of three
girls from Beach City Dance Group presented two sets of dances that
completed the integration process of Goans with mainstream Australians.

The evening had a Goan fiesta mood. It was so good to see so many Goans
converge for a common cause, which was to celebrate Goan identity gained
with the recognition of Konkani on that day. It was pleasant experience
hearing Goans speak Konkani. This was the crowning glory of the day. Some
of the many new Goan arrivals commented to the organisers that "it was like
being in Goa that night"

'After Dark' a complete nine piece live band with two brass instruments
(trumpet and a saxophone - a Goan necessity in a Band) entertained a full
house crowd. The floor was packed with couples dancing and every one was
happy. Konkani songs were sung none other than our very own Goan - Geneviev
D'souza who flew from Dubai for the occasion.

Like previous years, this year Melgoans gave away a galore of prizes
including copies of the newly released book 'Domnic's Goa' that brought out
nostalgic Goan memories and meant a lot for Goans. The other highlight of
the evening was the Goan scenic novelties that made the crowd scramble.
Some of the guest kept choosing the scenes where they first fell in love,
got married and some of their favourite spots in Goa during their holidays.
Prizes were also given by local businessmen - Garvin & Margaret of Highett
Tattersall, Delhi Bazaar and a Dinner for four from Cinnamon club to name a
few.

The buffet had a spread of so many delicious chaffing dishes including Goa's
favourite Sorpotel and Xacuti. The buffet was prepared by D& S catering
which was enjoyed by all. Throughout the night Konkani music was played and
the crowd was enthralled!

This was a night that will be remembered for the next 364 days till we all
meet again to celebrate World Goa Day 2008. The function was Co-ordinated by
Oscar Lobo and ably supported by an enthusiastic team - Mr. Salus and Linda
Correia and their family, Amanda Faria, Alfy and Lidia Martins and their
family, Callan and Henrietta Cure, Nevil and Jean Dias, who showed their
tacit support, loyalty and genuine love for Goa and World Goa Day. The
Masters of Ceremony for the night were Mr. Roger Correia and Salus Correia -
a father and son team guiding the guests with zeal, enthusiasm and
knowledge.

Mr. Rob Hudson, Member of Parliament in Victoria was present throughout the
night, so was our very own Goan - Mr. Amay Kamath, "Flying Officer" in the
Australian Army, guest from Goan Overseas Association in Sydney, and people
from Brisbane and Adelaide.

One of the many kudos received that night was " 3 cheers to the committee
for organizing this Grand Dinner Dance to celebrate the World Goa Day 2007
at Kingston City Hall on 25th instant. It was a grand success as could be
seen by all. I enjoyed myself and it was good fun to be a part of this
event. The folk dance was also great and so was the other dance and
dinner. The band was equally good and they brought the crowd to the floor
throughout".
Oscar Lobo
2007-09-10 04:41:20 UTC
Permalink
FIFTH WORLD GOA DAY 2007
A MILESTONE IN MELBOURNE


For the Fifth year in a row, Goans in Melbourne got together on the 27th
August, to celebrate World Goa Day 2007 with their families and friends.
They came from the length and breath of Victoria. Many Goans longed for
this day which was marked in their calendars a year before the event!

There was a unique presentation of the hall that took people by surprise.
The night among other things witnessed young Goans presenting a Goan Harvest
Dance. Attired in traditional attire, a set of three young girls and boys
justified their presentation of song and dance to the thrill of the crowd.
The nostalgic memories of Goa were evoked. The choreographer, Mrs Lidia
Martins was called in to take a bow. On the other hand, a set of three
girls from Beach City Dance Group presented two sets of dances that
completed the integration process of Goans with mainstream Australians.

The evening had a Goan fiesta mood. It was so good to see so many Goans
converge for a common cause, which was to celebrate Goan identity gained
with the recognition of Konkani on that day. It was pleasant experience
hearing Goans speak Konkani. This was the crowning glory of the day. Some
of the many new Goan arrivals commented to the organisers that "it was like
being in Goa that night"

'After Dark' a complete nine piece live band with two brass instruments
(trumpet and a saxophone - a Goan necessity in a Band) entertained a full
house crowd. The floor was packed with couples dancing and every one was
happy. Konkani songs were sung none other than our very own Goan - Geneviev
D'souza who flew from Dubai for the occasion.

Like previous years, this year Melgoans gave away a galore of prizes
including copies of the newly released book 'Domnic's Goa' that brought out
nostalgic Goan memories and meant a lot for Goans. The other highlight of
the evening was the Goan scenic novelties that made the crowd scramble.
Some of the guest kept choosing the scenes where they first fell in love,
got married and some of their favourite spots in Goa during their holidays.
Prizes were also given by local businessmen - Garvin & Margaret of Highett
Tattersall, Delhi Bazaar and a Dinner for four from Cinnamon club to name a
few.

The buffet had a spread of so many delicious chaffing dishes including Goa's
favourite Sorpotel and Xacuti. The buffet was prepared by D& S catering
which was enjoyed by all. Throughout the night Konkani music was played and
the crowd was enthralled!

This was a night that will be remembered for the next 364 days till we all
meet again to celebrate World Goa Day 2008. The function was Co-ordinated by
Oscar Lobo and ably supported by an enthusiastic team - Mr. Salus and Linda
Correia and their family, Amanda Faria, Alfy and Lidia Martins and their
family, Callan and Henrietta Cure, Nevil and Jean Dias, who showed their
tacit support, loyalty and genuine love for Goa and World Goa Day. The
Masters of Ceremony for the night were Mr. Roger Correia and Salus Correia -
a father and son team guiding the guests with zeal, enthusiasm and
knowledge.

Mr. Rob Hudson, Member of Parliament in Victoria was present throughout the
night, so was our very own Goan - Mr. Amay Kamath, "Flying Officer" in the
Australian Army, guest from Goan Overseas Association in Sydney, and people
from Brisbane and Adelaide.

One of the many kudos received that night was " 3 cheers to the committee
for organizing this Grand Dinner Dance to celebrate the World Goa Day 2007
at Kingston City Hall on 25th instant. It was a grand success as could be
seen by all. I enjoyed myself and it was good fun to be a part of this
event. The folk dance was also great and so was the other dance and
dinner. The band was equally good and they brought the crowd to the floor
throughout".

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