Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
sets stage to install Archbishop Neri Ferrao
Catholic church authorities are setting the stage
for the installation of its new head—Archbishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao—on Sunday, March 21, at
the Se Cathedral at Old Goa. Some 18 bishops and
archbishops are expected to attend the approximately
two-hour long ceremony where Archbishop Ferrao will
be installed by the Apostolic Nuncio, Pedro Lopez
Quintana. Fr Olavo Velho Pereira, who heads the
Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media,
says that the ceremony would be integrated with
a Eucharistic celebration.
will be indoors in the Se Cathedral, but arrangements
outside and telecast of the ceremony on a close circuit
television network have been made, he added.
frolic and colour
on the heels of the Carnival festival, Goa played
host to another colour Indian festival, the Holi
or Shigmo. Amidst the beating of traditional drums,
the festival of colour was ushered in with the burning
of “holika”, on the night of March 6.
of enthusiastic Holi revelers appeared all over
the place and street corners, smearing each other
with colourful powders, to the accompaniment of
drum beats and the clanging of the cymbals will
take to the streets today smearing each other’s
faces with gulal at the beat of traditional drums.
As in the case of Carnival, there were float parades
in the main cities in which large crowds gathered
to witness the interesting tableaux based on mythological
teams drawn from the Hindu puranas.
The BJP, which has declared the sitting MPs Shripad Naik
and Ramakant Angle for the North and South Goa Parliamentary
constituency for the forthcoming parliamentary polls,
seems to be taking a lead over their opponents already.
The Congress Party despite their decision to tie up with
the Nationalist Congress Party and the MGP, are still
stuck in their tracks. So far they have only declared
Churchill Alemao for the South Goa seat, while the other
candidate is yet to be decided, with Congress’ Party’s
Ravi Naik not very confident of his victory, and NCP and
MGP making their own respective demands. The BJP is wooing
the minority Christian community in their attempt to return
both their candidates in the April poll.
sets stage to install Archbishop Neri Ferrao
Goa’s Catholic church authorities are setting the
stage for the installation of its new head—Archbishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao—on Sunday, March 21, at the Se
Cathedral at Old Goa. Some 18 bishops and archbishops
are expected to attend the approximately two-hour long
ceremony where Archbishop Ferrao will be installed by
the Apostolic Nuncio, Pedro Lopez Quintana. Fr Olavo Velho
Pereira, who heads the Diocesan Centre for Social Communications
Media, says that the ceremony would be integrated with
a Eucharistic celebration. It will be indoors in the Se
Cathedral, but arrangements outside and telecast of the
ceremony on a close circuit television network have been
made, he added.
108 years young
Sebastiao Remedios has literally bridge the 20th
century. Born at the turn of the 19th century, the
Saligao resident has seen the last one tick by and
is still alive and kicking in the 21st. He may be
a little hard of hearing and unable to walk, but
Goa’s arguable oldest citizen is not only
in good cheer and health by also possesses a phenomenal
passion for life at 108. Born in Salmona, Saligao,
on 19 March 1896, he did his schooling in the village.
He left for Uganda in April 1913.
worked as a clerk in a bank and later took up a
government job…He takes less of rice but eats
more of dry food—bread and butter, biscuits,
chips and cake and half of a Moira banana at every
Goans In India football camp
Four Goans find themselves in the camp to pick the Indian
team for preliminary round of 2006 FIFA World Cup against
Oman on 31 March to be played at Kochi. Vasco’s
defender Selwyn Fernandes, midfielder K Ajayan and Salgaocar’s
skipper and midfielder Climax Lawrence and Jatin Bhist
from Salgaocar have been picked of 24 players for the
camp held in Kochi.
formed to study IFFI plans
A meeting to discuss issues regarding the plans
to develop infra-structure for the upcoming International
Film Festival of India 2004 in Goa decided to appoint
a committee to collect data regarding the various
projects and a technical committee to study their
relevance to future planning and other aspects.
as the citizens questioned the massive investment
in projects unilaterally by Goa State Infrastructure
Development Corporation amidst a precarious condition
of the state’s finances without participation
of planning bodies and the people, it was also decided
to arrange a meeting with Chief Minister and Corporation
chairman, Manohar Parrikar.
An excellent novel "Touching the Toe",
penned by first-time writer Alexandre Moniz Barbosa
was released last month at the hands of Goan MP
Eduardo Faleiro, at the Fundacao Oriente in Panjim.
In the a fictional account surrounding the religious
hysteria that erupted in Goa on the arrival of the
body of Saint Francis Xavier, Barbosa takes the
reader down memory lane, to the early years of Portuguese
advent and conversion.
The touching tale works up a mirage of the religious
atmosphere that prevailed around Fr Francisco Xavier,
who would several years later accorded the honour
of the altar and acclaimed as “Goemcho Saib”
by one and all. The book is priced at Rs.150.
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