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Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23
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renebarreto
2003-09-06 04:29:29 UTC
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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23 at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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renebarreto
2003-09-06 04:29:29 UTC
Permalink
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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23 at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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renebarreto
2003-09-06 04:29:29 UTC
Permalink
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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23 at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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renebarreto
2003-09-06 04:29:29 UTC
Permalink
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23 at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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renebarreto
2003-09-06 04:29:29 UTC
Permalink
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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23 at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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renebarreto
2003-09-06 04:29:29 UTC
Permalink
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"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23 at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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renebarreto
2003-09-06 04:29:29 UTC
Permalink
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

"Thanks to the support and encouragement from Rene Baretto and the worldwide
Goan and non-Goan community, the TIPCA community from Houston, Texas was
treated to a taste of the Goan Fiesta.

Goa Day was celebrated in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, August 23 at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
at
St. Laurence's Parish Hall, Sugarland, with great fervor and enthusiasm
- a first by TIPCA (The Texas India-Pakistan Christian Assocation) the
sponsors of the event. This being the 4th such annual event celebrated
worldwide. The Goan stalwart and founder of Goa Day, Mr. Rene
Barreto in his message on Goa Day from London to Houston Goans,
said " On Goa Day this year, thousands of Goans world-wide will join in
solidarity and will once again remind themselves of the need to
work together to preserve our Goan culture, music, history,
language, cuisine, and art for our children, for posterity and also for the
non-Goan community"

The well attended evening of almost 300 people, also included
Goans represented by Dr. Santosh Helekar, interspersed with goan
folk songs, dances, duets and resounded with the famous Goan Masala.

The program commenced with a welcome speech by the TIPCA President Mr.
Michael Lobo, followed by a video presentation of last years Goa Convention
held by Dr. Helekar and his Goan associates at the Hilton Hotel in Houston.
The podium was then handed over to one of our senior Goan Houstonian, Luiza
Fernandes, to shed light on Goa and its culture. Two youngsters, Nancy (on
the keyboard) and Rachel Shenoi gave a solemn rendering of "Morning has
broken" which was followed by a nostalgic solo "Bestench Raagan Chavonn" and
a duet "Hio Moga" from the renowned Frank movie "Amche Noxibb" by Victor and
Aleena Rodrigues. Their daughter Amora joined in to lend an additional
flavor of Goa by singing "Don Calzam" from the same movie. During the dinner
break James with his sister Michelle D'souza and Selwyn DaCosta belted out
some good old oldies from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

It wasn't long before the eagerly awaited taste of Goan cuisine
was laid out on the table. There was such authentic fare like
Sorpotel, Sausages, Xacuti, Sannas, Pork Vindaloo, Ambot Tik and ofcourse
the dessert was topped with the the most sought after Bebbienca.

The post lunch spectacle saw the boat crew and dancing girls treat the eager
audience to the ever popular "Dakhni song and dance", which was executed to
a rapt attention and resounding applause from the audience, as the
performers danced and faded away. This was followed by the popular Goan
dance 'Manddo' trailed by the foot stomping "Goan Masala" which had the
entire house in an uproar and dancing and everyone participated with full
vigor and gusto.
The dance sequences were ably directed by Terence D'Souza on the guitar
assisted by Selwyn da Costa on the keyboard. It was such a delight to see
everyone jubilant and in joyous spirits.

Reynold D'Souza, did a great job as the Emcee, by timing the various events
to perfection and adding humor to his announcements.

The Soares clan came to the stage to invoke God's blessings on the gathering
for making Goa Day a great success with their participation in various ways
and also by singing the "Bessao" with a soaring Viva Goa.

The nostalgic Goan evening was drawn to a close with everyone joining in to
sing "God Bless America" and scout Matthew Mussenden proudly holding the
American flag.

All this was made possible by the persevering efforts of Senor Ligorio
Soares and his family, ably assisted by Mrs Cressy & her son Selwyn DaCosta,
Victor Rodrigues, Terrence & his son James D'souza and also by the
persisting and continued support of a host of TIPCA members."

WE HAVE POSTED SOME PICTURES OF THE OCCASION
ON OUR WEBSITE AT: www.tipca.com

Cheer up and have a great day !!!!!

Victor Rodrigues

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