Saturday, 14 June 2008

MLA’s Call to preserve Goan Identity

Better late than never!! Our MLA’s have at last started to call for preserving Goa’s Unique Identity. Now my question is what are they going to do about it? It is still not too late to prevent the fast erosion of Goan Identity, provided the Goa Government acts now on a war footing!!

My suggestion is for our Government to set up a Permanent Task Force immediately, with the objective of addressing this issue. This Task force should take Goans (Local and Overseas) into confidence and have area wise meetings/discussions to get our views, ideas & suggestions; based on which relevant Government Legislations/Laws/Policies can be proposed and enacted for the same.

Yes, we might need to take some difficult/bold decisions which could come into conflict with the Central Government, but then again when our very existence is threatened, our Government should have the will & courage to make these decisions, through an open & frank dialogue with the Central Government.

Arwin Mesquita, UAE.

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