Goa CM to take up Tillari issue with Chavan

The tussle over Tillari water supply between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Goa government and Congress-led Maharashtra government is likely to worsen if the latter further delays releasing water to Goa.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked Maharashtra to stop playing politics. He said he will hold a telephonic communiqué with the Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan asking to control its people who are agitating over the release of water from the reservoir. “I know to teach lesson…not to the agitating people but to (Maharashtra) government. I will ask the CM to stop the drama and immediately release water to Goa,” Parrikar said on the sidelines of a function on Saturday evening.

The Tillari water also meets the drinking water and industrial demands in three talukas in north Goa. The water from this dam is distributed to both states but after a recent protest from members of the Tillari Praklapgrast Sangharsha Samiti, the Maharashtra government refused supplying water to Goa. Parrikar argued that the neighbouring state is bound to release water as Goa spends 76 percent on the entire project and asked to stop politicising the issue.

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Shanataram Naik Inaugurates mini auditorium at Navodaya Canacona Goa

Shantaram Naik M.P.inaugurated on Saturday, a mini auditorium constructed at the cost of 16,53,358, for the benefit of the Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidhyalaya , Canacona .



During his inauguration speech,  Naik , announced that he proposes to construct Recreation Centres attached to ten selected Panchayat Ghars, in the year 2013.

Naik said these Reacreation Centers will be extremely useful for the concerned villagers for their social and cultural needs .
Naik said that presently Smart Boards are not included in the MPLAD guidelines and hence he has approached the Union Government for permitting the same, as these boards can help in teaching various subjects , through advanced techniques. If approved by the Central Government, he proposes to give ten such boards to start with to ten schools.
Naik promised the Navodaya Vidhyalaya Solar Panels, so that the students can get the facility of hot water bath without any problem.
South Goa Collector who is the Chairman of Navodaya Vidhyalaya said that higher officers should appreciate the good work of the lower employees , so that, they are encouraged in giving better results.
Principal Shri S. Kannan, gave welcome address. Former Principal Shri R.S.Naik , Executive Committee Member of Parents Teachers Association of Vidhyalaya Smt Sughanda, also spoke on the occasion.
Vice Principal Smt J.Karpaga Mala proposed  vote of thanks.

Goa-Corporate social responsibility awards distributed at Goa chamber of commerce and industry

Pentair Water bagged the corporate social responsibility (CSR) award for excellence while two NGOs-Matruchaya, Ponda and St Xavier’s training academy for handicapped children, Old Goa, were also awarded for their work in the social sector.

Instituted by Green triangle in collaboration with Goa chamber of commerce and industry (GCCI), the awards were given by deputy chief minister Francis D’Souza at an awards ceremony held at Ghall, Panaji, on Friday evening. The CSR award in the environment category was awarded to Peninsular real estate pvt ltd, while Sesa mining bagged the award in the education category and Sygenta for community work. The deputy chief minister said that governments cannot do everything in the society and urged the corporate world to lend a helping hand. Appreciating the organizers, he said the awards would motivate industrialists to contribute more towards CSR initiatives.

Chairman of Green triangle, Manguirish Pai Raikar, who is also the president of GCCI, said that the awards were instituted so that the corporate give back to the society from where they earn.

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Goa should include IT in Curriculum at various levels : Shantaram Naik

Goa government should frame its own education policy incorporating the use of modern technology like internet and social networking for upgrading education system in the State and to make it compatible with information technology said  Shantaram Naik MP at Ponda today.


Speaking as the Chief guest at the 27th annual social gathering of Ravi S Naik College of Arts and Science, Naik said that National Education Policy 1986 also requires to be re-framed for the purpose of giving directions to the students and teachers in the field of information technology.

 Naik said when country had merely 578 colleges in 1950 , we have today as many as 30000 colleges in the country.
Number of universities or like institution have increased from 27 in 1950 to 504 in 2009 . He said that Government or communidades should refrain themselves from selling land to outside parties who seek vast land in the name of establishing educational institutions in the State. If government or communidade have land, let be given to the local institutions.

Naik said that education system should discourage practice of superstitions and make students to be secular in their approach.

Higher Education sector has witnessed a tremendous increase in its institutional capacity in the years since Independence. The number of Universities/University-level institutions has increased 18 times from 27 in 1950 to 504 in 2009. The sector boasts of 42 Central universities, 243 State universities, 53 State Private universities, 130 Deemed universities, 33 Institutions of National Importance (established under Acts of Parliament) and five Institutions (established under various State legislations). The number of colleges has also registered manifold increase with just 578 in 1950 growing to be more than 30,000 in 2011.

Shri R G Desai treasurer of Ponda Education Society explained the achievements of the Society and the institutions run by it.

Principal Shri A S Dinge read out the annual Report.

Chairman of PES and former Chief Minister of Goa Shri Ravi Naik presided over the function.

Dr Padmaja Kamat and Miss Jasmin Kurien compered the proceedings of the meeting.

Goa Sunburn 2012: Goa tourism minister wants Sunburn to shift venue

With the Sunburn music festival only a week away, the Goa government is still unsure about allowing the event at Candolim in north Goa, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said Friday.

Speaking to reporters here, Parulekar said the government was keen on shifting the festival, billed by the organisers as Asia’s biggest, to south Goa. “We cannot have it in north Goa. It becomes too crowded. The organisers should shift it to south Goa. We have asked them to move,” Parulekar said. “There are many complaints that the festival gives rise to traffic congestion and chaos. That is why we want it to shift to the south because it has fewer tourists,” Parulekar added.

The three-day festival is organised at Candolim, which is a part of the most popular beach stretch from Baga to Sinquerim and sees the biggest volume of the 2.6 million tourists who visit Goa each year.

Sunburn is one of India’s biggest electronic dance music festivals. The 2012 line-up of musicians at the festival include Grammy Award winning DJ Paul Van Dyk, trance ace Sander Van Doorn, Dutch house DJ DJ Fedde Le Grand, Grammy nominee Brian Transeau, Latin house DJ Roger Sanchez, Richard Durand, Arnej and Dutch duos W&W and Showtek.

The festival is expected to begin Dec 27.

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