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Sub: Press Note for Kind favour of Publication.
This is to inform you that a newly initiated movement of the Citizens of
Goa, by the Citizens of Goa, for the Citizens of Goa is organizing a debate
on a motion ' SHOULD GOA UNIVERSITY GO CENTRAL'.
Kindly do the needful and oblige.
The recent newspaper reports on the possible up-gradation of the Goa
University has, apart from springing a surprise on the citizens of Goa,
brought to fore both 'positive' as well as 'negative' responses from the
more enlightened academicians as well as interested citizens of Goa.
In order to bring better awareness to the citizens of Goa on the pros and
cons of such a move, a 'Public Open Forum' in the name of 'CITIZEN'S (of
Goa) INITIATIVE has been organized in the City of Panjim at the Institute
Menezes Braganza (Main Hall) for July 30th (Wednesday), 2008 at 4.30 to 7.00
p.m. to debate this issue so that no doubt lingers in the mind of the Goan
whether such a move will be advantageous or not for the student community
of Goa as a whole and for Goa and Goans in general. Citizen's Initiative is
not linked, in anyway, to any political party or party/s or any other
organization/s but is purely what it is i.e the Initiative of the Citizens
of Goa. As such the financing burden of this programme in its entirety
will be borne by the attending citizens themselves by way of dropping their
small contributions towards offsetting the costs into the box.
The debate shall be moderated by Professor M.S. Kamat of Panjim. Professor
Kamat is a 'Fulbright' Scholar ( State Department, Govt. of U.S.A.) He is
also the Ex-Principal of Arts and Commerce College of Vasco da Gama, as
also the Ex-Member of the Executive of the Goa University. By virtue of
holding that position, Prof. Kamat has served on various committees and
sub-committees of Goa University during his time. Professor Kamat is
currently the Director of Goa Infotec Development Corporation.
This public debate is expected to set a precedent in the manner future
policies for the Governance of Goa are designed, keeping Goa's public well
informed about the pros and cons of such policies which are going to
directly or indirectly affect their lives in more ways than one.
The academicians of Goa are called upon to not only make their presence felt
at this public debate but also to voice their opinions on the vital issue of
setting up Educational standards for Goa and Goans. Needless to say that a
special call goes out to the student community, especially the future
University students to attend this debate in large numbers and to take part
in its deliberations in an organized manner.
Any queries regarding this programme may be directed to the convenor at
(0832) 2470223 , 9890470896 or floriano.lobo at gmail.com