This is to bring to the notice of the concerned authorities regarding the care-a-damn and arrogant behaviour of the Secretary of Chimbel Panchayat. He does not care for the feelings of the villagers. This type of government servants should be transferred to remote area and strict action should be taken on them in the welfare of the public. The people of this village are totally fed up with this Secretary as they have to go through a lot of frustration to get their works completed.
Rohan Naik, Chimbel
The allegations made against the present VC of Goa University has to be probed thoroughly. As a retired teacher I heard that an Assistant Professor had been appointed in the Chemistry Department who hasn’t even secured a doctorate in the subject. Even the concerned Faculty’s appointment had been confirmed without the completion of research successfully. All this has been done during the tenure of the present VC. Is selecting a right candidate so very difficult?
Gourice Sanka, Donapaula
Will Goa girls get a Pink Chaddi campaign ready for Muthalik’s proposed attack on female clubbers? Like so many men in the country Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik is eager to come to Goa and see the beaches and check out the clubbing scene. Like most of them, Muthalik too is looking for some action. But there the similarity stops. He wants to change Goa’s western outlook into an eastern one. He and his army will crack down on the clubs in Goa and ram eastern philosophy of maidenly modesty into the Goan and Indian female guests at Goa’s pubs and clubs.
Stephen Dias, Dona Paula
Talibanisation of Goa
The edit Who Needs to Get Well (Herald, June 18, 2012) is apt for the occasion. The imposition of Konkani in the devanagiri script as a medium of instruction is a violation of human rights. Though Konkani is my mother tongue, the Roman script (not Devanagiri) is my mother script. Therefore, I strongly condemn the Government’s imposition of only devanagiri script for the Konkani language in education.
For centuries, several Goan Catholics have been using the Roman script for the Konkani language, for religious, social and cultural purposes. This historical fact and human rights cannot be denied merely on the demands from some quarters, or failure by the Government to recognize the Roman script for the official language of the State.
The Goan Catholics are no lesser citizens of India and not less patriotic than those who use the devanagiri script. The talibanisation of Goa cannot be accepted. The Goa Government needs to counsel its misguided ministers and their associates about the need to respect the rights of fellow citizens.
Soter D’Souza, Socorro
People in Goa are experiencing a spate of thefts committed on their residences- whether these houses are closed or people residing in them. There are numerous migrant workers from the neighbouring states working in construction sites. A strict vigil should be kept on these workers by not only the police, but the locals too.
Anselm Baretto, Assagao
No one is allowed to run their business in residential buildings . The reason is commercial complexes pay higher taxes than the residential areas. In Mapuça the offices of many senior advocates are located in residential buildings and they pay less taxes than their counterparts who have their offices in the commercial complexes. This unjust practice must be corrected. It’s time that the Law Council reprimands their lawyers who are law breakers. Will the Council take action against those lawyers who run their offices in residential buildings?
Ramakant Soffankhalkar, Caranzalem
It is good to know that the new government has not ruled out the cyber age scheme of distributing PC’s to higher secondary students; instead they plan to distribute notebooks and tablets to students studying in Std V and Std VI.
But isn’t it unjust that students who have chose courses other than mainstream college courses i.e. who don’t study in Std XI or Std XII, but have chosen vocational courses in polytechnics, are not eligible for this scheme. These students deserve to be given a PC more than others. I request the new government to provide this scheme to these students as they are more in need of it.
Selwyn Faleiro, Majorda
Kudos to Collector
The South Goa Collector deserves our appreciation for trimming and clearing the overhead branches along the NH17 from Margao to Canacona which were posing a serious threat to vehicles and motorists. The pruning and cutting of trees was carried out in compliance with a letter by the ‘Green Goa Foundation’ urging the South Goa District Collector to prune or cut down trees and branches hanging precariously on the highway. Maintenance of trees on the highways is imperative when trees block street lighting, road signs and traffic lights, or pedestrian access. Proper road infrastructure for the safety of pedestrians and motorists is necessary and the collector needs to be commended for acting upon the concerns highlighted by Green Goa Foundation in the local dailies regarding the poor visibility on roads due to trees and shrubs which could contribute to accidents of vehicles and pedestrians.