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S H O RT TA K E S ‘Ladies Musical Show' held

Goan priest suspended by Archbishop of Chicago SPECIAL CORRESPONDENt PANJIM, NOV 22

Antonette Mendes presents the photographs of Regina and Joao Agostinho Fernandes to Sharmila Fernandes.

PANJIM (HND): The birth anniversary of Regina Fernandes, the first lady of the Tiatr stage was celebrated at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao by organising a ‘Ladies Musical Show’ of female artistes of Tiatr stage. The roles of males were enacted by the females only. The show presented solos, duets, trios and quartets besides skits by female artistes. Solos by Sharon, Bushan, Bushka and Rosy Alvares were very impressive while Jessie Dias/Rosy Alvares, Felcy/Fatima and Anjela/Roma sang entertaining duets. Duos by Dorothy/Esilda and Sonia/Bushan also received good applause. A trio of young children Violet, Josepha and Vhorty, and their quartet with Maria Cardozo were well appreciated by the audience. Two hilarious skits were presented - the first skit was acted by Clara, Joana, Aplonia, Valencia and Fatima while the second skit featured Anjela, Rudolfin, Chitra and Sonia Fernandes. Antonette Mendes was the chief guest. She thanked TAG for inviting her to the function and expressed her gratitude to the people. TAG President Tomazinho Cardozo welcomed and vicePresident Roseferns proposed vote of thanks. Sharon Mazarello and Irene Cardozo compered the function.

Legal literacy camp organised PANJIM (HND): The Santa Cruz free legal aid cell of VM Salgaocar College of Law in association with the North Goa District Legal services committee, Tiswadi, conducted a legal literacy camp on ‘Property Rights’ recently in Santa Cruz. Adv Yatish Naik spoke on property rights prevalent in Goa and its drawbacks while Adv Nishiganda Shet highlighted the importance of RTI and the procedure that needs to be followed. Nafisa Barreto introduced the speakers. Vote of thanks was proposed by Natashi Pai. Prof Shabber Ali and Cell- incharge, Shubangi were also present.

Free medical camp held CURCHOREM(HC): Guardian Angel Parish Youth, Curchorem, in association with NUSI Wockhardt Hospital, PanzorconiCuncolim, organized a free medical camp in the premises of Guardian Angel Church on Sunday. The camp was conducted by MD Cardiologist Dr Rohit Modi and Dr Anthony R Over hundred patients availed the benefit of the camp. For patients of 50 years and above, ECO was done compulsorily and for patients 35 years and above, ECG was done, besides blood sugar, BP was also checked of all the patients. NUSI Wockhardt Marketing Officer Diksha Shenvi explained the procedure of the camp and said the main aim of conducting the camp was to create a cardiac awareness among the masses so that they should not neglect their health and ignore initial symptoms of sickness. She further informed that they will conduct a series of health lectures for the people, once in a month. “The NUSI Wockhardt Hospitals want to give best and convenient health care to the residents of this State,” she added. Earlier, Guardian Angel Church Parish Priest Fr James Torres inaugurated the camp. Welcoming the guests, Fr Torres explained the need of the camp and the reason to bring medical experts to check the health of the common man. The parishioners thanked Parish Priest Fr Torres, Assistant Parish Priest Fr Trinidade Monteiro and members of the Parish Youth for providing them free medical benefits.

Fr Neville Monteiro, pastor of the privately-owned Saint Pius V Shrine at Lake Zurich, has been suspended by the Archdiocese of Chicago and threatened with excommunication for not fulfilling church requirements, according to a report in Chicago’s ‘Daily Herald’. Fr Neville has been forbidden from exercising certain Catholic holy orders because he has not fulfilled church requirements, says a 5 November ‘notification’. The letter says that ceremonies such as marriages or the sacrament of penance performed by Fr Neville while suspended will be null and void in the “eyes of God and the Church”. The archdiocese has also warned that if he “does not seek to regularise his situation and continues the illegitimate exercise of priestly ministry”, he could be excommunicated. Saint Pius V Shrine is not part of the

The zatrotsava of Madkai Navadurga starts from the third day of Karthik Krishna Paksha (24 November this year) and ends on the ninth day (30 November this year). On Wednesday, it will launch with Gandha Pooja with Maha-Abhisheka. At noon will be Maha-Naivedya, Maha-Arti will be at 8pm. The second day will be the Punha-pratisha Din with Alankar Pooja of Shri Ravalnath and Shri Betal. On Friday 26 November, there is a drama by Naguesh Maharudra Nirmiti from 8.30pm to 10.30pm followed by Sukhasaanotsava. On Saturday there is a drama by Shet Madkaikar Samaj from 8.30pm to 10.30pm followed

Government of India has prohibited the manufacture for sale and distribution of the drug Rosiglitazone and its formulation for human use with immediate effect in the country. Hence all the manufactures located in this State as well as all the drugs distributors, wholesalers and the medical stores/chemist and druggist in the State are hereby directed to stop the further manufacture for sale as well as sale and distribution of the said drug in the State with immediate effect. All the drugs wholesalers are also directed to recall all the supplies of the said drug distributed to the retailers from the market and return the unused stocks to the manufacturers. All the doctors, hospitals, nursery homes, are advised to take note of the above banned drugs and return the stocks.


Chintamanis will hold jewellery exhibition on November 27 and 28 at Hotel Nanutel, Margao and from on November 30 to December 1 at Hotel Mandovi in Panjim, to bringing the very best of Hallmarked gold jewellery, IGL certified diamond jewellery. Chintamanis specialise in highend customised jewellery including bridal gold and diamond jewellery for weddings. Old gold will be accepted as exchange against new ornaments.

Yuri Alemao addresses the gathering on his birthday celebration function at Cuncolim. Also present are Dr Prakash Kurade, Chairperson of Cuncolim Municipal Council, Devendra Dessai, Fr Arlino D Mello , parish priest of Cuncolim, Zilla Panchayat member, Cleofasio Dias and others.

Dr L U Joshi awarded in London HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, NOV 22

Dr L U Joshi, Ex-Director (Scientific), Govt of India and Ex-Chairman, Goa State Pollution Control Board was awarded the prestigious, ‘International Environment Excellence Award’ at a glittering function held recently at the hands of Rt Baroness Verma, FRSA at Indo British Friendship Banquet in London for his remarkable role in environment protection in India and abroad. Dr Joshi’s work on environmental pollution carried out at the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA and in Australia at the Commonwealth X-Ray and Radium Laboratory at Melbourne and the Environment Laboratory of the Atomic Energy Commission at Lucas Heights, Sydney, were highlighted

ON THE MOVE: The Rathotsava of Shri Navadurga temple at Madkai in progress

by Lalkhi Utsava. On Sunday, there is a cultural programme ‘Abhang Dhara’ by Ruturaj Music Circle, Porvorim, followed by ‘Goemchi Sasai’ by Rangamel Veling from 10.30pm to 2.30 am and then Roupya Shibikotsav (Navami Palkhi) at 3.30am and Nowkarohanotsav at 4.00am. On Monday 29 November is the Navam/Maha-Parvani, with Mahabhisheka from 9am to 2.30pm and Maha-Naivedya (ufar) at 3pm, offered by Mahajans of Shri Navadurga Saunsthan, Madkai. The last day, Tuesday 30 November, has an early morning Rathotsava at 5.30am and another at 4.30pm. The deity is worshipped in the Rath with decorated flowers and Pataka

archdiocese. But while it does not provide staffing for the shrine, the archdiocese does oversee priests who serve there. The shrine's website says that it offers the “Roman Catholic Traditional Tridentine Latin Mass”, and has been “providing the Holy Mass, Traditional Sacraments and ministering to discerning Catholics who prefer to avoid liturgical

novelties and errors”. Fr Neville was ordained a priest by the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. He came to Chicago area more than seven years ago, the report says. He was supposed to receive approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George to serve in the Catholic Church, but the archdiocese says that this requirement was never fulfilled, and that he assumed the title of pastor for Saint Pius V Shrine without being appointed to such an office by the archbishop. He has also failed to respond to the archdiocese since the revocation of his duties in 2003, which has led to the recent suspension. In any marriage that he solemnises in the future, “the couple have not received and will not receive the sacrament of matrimony. Consequently the couple are not married in the eyes of God and the Church,” the notification states.


Chintamanis to hold jewellery exhibition

Madkai Navadurga Zatrotsava to start on Wednesday


n Fr Neville has been forbidden from exercising certain Catholic holy orders because he has not fulfilled church requirements, says a November 5 ‘notification’.

Sale of Rosiglitazone prohibited

Gudi. The Rath is taken all around the Temple Prakara and then to Parampai village, where the deity is kept for the darshan of all devotees, after which it is again brought to the temple in the evening. The Zatrotsava ends with Sabha Pooja at 8.30pm. During these seven days, thousands of devotees visit the temple to receive the divine blessing of Shri Navadurga Devi. The Navadurga temple at Borim is the first to hold its annual Zatrotsava in Karthik Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu Calendar, held around 20 November every year. The Navadurga temple at Kundaim will hold its Zatrotsava in Margashisha Shukla Paksha, on 15 December.

Dr Joshi has led several scientific delegations – to South Asia Regional Seas programme of United Nations Environment Programme at Bangkok and ‘World Coast 1993’ at Netherlands on Coastal Zone management of World Nations. He has also conducted scientific work and control of environment pollution in the field of atomic energy. He is credited with setting up

Goa State Pollution Control with analytical, physical and microbiological laboratories equipped with sophisticated instruments by obtaining funds from the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi. Dr Joshi also got the laboratories recognised by National Accreditation Board of Laboratories (NABL) in a short period of six years as the Chairman of Goa State Pollution Control Board. Dr Joshi also brought transparency in the working of the Board. He also made operational three mobile laboratories and display units installed a various places indicating the pollutant concentrations. Dr Joshi also set up a weather monitoring station. He was instrumental in mechanising the system for coal handling, thereby reducing coal pollution in Vasco.

Dance contest at Valpoi

VALPOI (HC): Phoenix SocioCultural Association, Valpoi, will organize All Goa Solo and Group dance competition at Valpoi on November 27. For solo dance competition, last date of registering is on or before November 24 and the final 10 participants will be selected after audition at Unity High School Multipurpose hall, Valpoi, on November 24 at 3 pm. The winner will be awarded Rs 3,000 and runner up will be awarded Rs 1,500. For group dance competition, interested groups may register their names online on or before November 24 on Winner will be awarded Rs 10,000 and a trophy and the runner-up will be awarded Rs 7,000 and a trophy. For details, contact Sayyad Sarfaraz on 09423307276 or Narhari Shirodker on 09823484482.

CM attributes success of cooperative movement to Rural workers HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, NOV 22

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat attributed success of cooperative movement in Goa to the sincere and dedicated work of Co-operators in rural areas. He said co-operative sector has taken strong roots in Goa. Chief Minister was speaking as chief guest at the concluding function of the National Co-operative week celebrated in Goa at various places from November 14 to November 20, 2010. The function was jointly organized by the Goa State Co-operative Union Ltd and National Co-operative Union of India at Patto, Panjim yesterday. Further Kamat said, it was an appropriate decision of the cooperative sector to dedicate the celebration to the memory of the first chief minister of Goa late D B Bandodkar, when Goa is celebrating his centenary year. Late Bandodkar, he said, laid corner Stone for co-operative movement in Goa through Sanjivani Sugar Factory. Kamat said he started as cooperator and worked to establish network of market yards in Goa. Kamat assured all possible help for the growth of co-operative movement in Goa. The chief minister also presented Co-operative Awards for the best service rendered in the upliftment of co-operative movement in the State. The awards were presented to Vinayak Naik, former MLA and chairman of Pirna V K S S Society, (best co-operators); best chairman award was presented

to Dharma Chodankar, former ML A and chairman of The Bardez Bazar Consumer Co-operative Society; best secretary award to Vishwanath Sitaram Redkar, Nandini Co-operative Milk Co-operative Society, Ladfem, and best society award was presented to Vividh Co-operative Society, Curdi-Sanguem. Dr Chandrapal Singh Yadav, president of National Co-operative Federation of India, Sec-

retar y D C Sahoo, Dharma Chodankar also spoke on the occasion. Ramchandra Mule, Chairman of Goa State Co - operative Union, Panjim, welcomed the guests, Srikant Naik campared the function. Umesh Shirodkar, vice chairman proposed the vote of thanks, P K Velip Kankar, Registrar of Co-operative Societies was also present on the occasion.

St Francis Xavier’s novenas from tomorrow HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, NOV 22

The nine-day novena to Saint Francis Xavier will be held from November 24 till December 2, culminating with the annual Feast of Saint Francis Xavier on December 3 at the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Witness to Christian Values in the footsteps of Francis Xavier and Joseph Vaz’ (Fransisk ani Juze Vaz - Hanche Dekhin, Kristi Totvank Sakxi Dium-ya). The theme focuses on Francis and Joseph as role models who imbibed the Spirit of Jesus in their lives of humility, generosity and self-sacrifice and who inspire us to trail the path of Christ in our world even today. During the course of the Novena from November 24 to December 2, Masses will be celebrated at 6 am, 7.15 am, 8.15am, 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 3.45 pm, 5.15 pm and 6.15 pm. On November 28 and on December 2, an additional Mass will be celebrated at 5 am. However, no Mass will be celebrated at 10.30 am on November 25 and 30. But on November 30, the 11.30 am Mass will be postponed and celebrated at 12.30 pm soon after the InterReligious Meet. The Novena Mass will be celebrated daily at 8.15 am in parishes of Navelim, Paroda, Calangute, Candolim, Penha Da Franca, Bicholim, Cansaulim, Aldona, and Nagoa-Salcete. Besides Konkani, Masses will also be celebrated in the following languages: English Mass daily at 6.15 pm, Marathi on November 27 at 11.30 pm, Tamil on November 28 at 11.30 am, Malayalam on November 28 at 12.30 pm, Hindi

on November 28 at 2.30 pm, Portuguese on December 1 at 11.30 am. Archbishop-Patriarch of Goa and Daman, Rev Filipe-Neri Ferrão, will celebrate a Mass for Priests and Vocations on November 28 at 3.45pm. A Mass for the sick will be celebrated on December 2 at 3.45 pm. Special Masses have also been planned for Couples for Christ November 28 at 9.30 am, the Pilar Society on December1 at 5.15 pm, Charismatic Renewal on December 2 at 9.30 and the Goa Jesuits on December 3 at 6 pm. An inter-religious meet for peace and communal harmony through dialogue will be held on November 30 at 10:30 am. Leaders of different religious communities will address the gathering. The feast of Saint Francis Xavier will be celebrated on December 3, with a Solemn High Mass at 10.30 am. The Main Celebrant for this year will be his Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai. Archbishop-Patriarch Filipe Neri Ferrão, Archbishop-Patriarch Emeritus Raul Nicolau Gonsalves and Bishop Aleixo Dias, Bishop of Port Blair will concelebrate at the Feast Mass. On the same day, Masses will be celebrated at 4 am, 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 12.30 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm (English). The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered daily from November 24 to December 2, between 5.30 am to 10.30 am and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm in the Sacristy of the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa. For further details and updates, visit website: w w w.

Mario Menezes’ audio album released

PWD Minister Churchill Alemao releasing Mario Menezes 4th Konkani audio album titled ‘Music,’ at Gomant Vidya Niketan, Margao. HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, NOV 22

On the occasion of his 25th production ‘Futtleli Boxi’ at Gomant Vidya Niketan, Margao, Mario Menezes recently released his 4th Konkani audio album titled ‘Music’ at the hands of the PWD Minister, Churchill Alemao. Speaking on the occasion, Alemao appealed to the audience to buy CDs, DVDs released by popular tiatrists and encourage them in their ventures to keep Konkani language flourishing among the Goans. Mario Menezes appealed the audience not to buy pirated CDs,

instead to buy only original products and help those who put in much effort to give the best. Mario Menezes, has previously released three audios ‘Xezari’, ‘Ostorecho Valor’ and ‘Mai ani Pai’. His fourth album ‘Music’ was also released in Dubai and Abu Dhabi during the Gulf tour. Minister and his wife Fatima Alemao were welcomed by Mario Menezes’ two daughters Riosha and Rioma with a bouquet of flowers. The programme was compered by L awr y Travasso.

CME programmes organised at GMC

CII workshop on ‘India-The Big Picture’ HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, NOV 22

Coinciding with the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise a one day ‘India-The Big Picture’ Workshop on November 24 at Vivanta by Taj, Panjim, at 10 am to give an insight into the varied shooting destinations and specialised services that India has to offer. The first Workshop - ‘Experience India : Shooting locales and Service specialists’ will focus on creating awareness on the benefits of shooting in India with views of experts, decision makers and line producers. Discussions will highlight rare shooting spots, production facilities and services. A high profile delegation from various State Tourism boards and Key policy-makers from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

are expected to address the Workshop. The second Workshop, ‘Getting your movie to Global Film Festivals & Markets’ will be addressed by a panel of eminent members which include L Suresh, President, Film Federation of India, Meenakshi Shedde, India Consultant, Berlinale & Dubai International Film Festival & Curator, Worldwide Film Festivals, Srinivasan Narayanan, Director, Mumbai Film Festival, Uma Da Cunha, film critic and curator, Global Film Festivals amongst others. The discussions would centre around the dos and dont’s of visibility of films at the global film festivals, in the television markets and understanding the changing trends. The Workshops will be attended by film producers, exhibitors, distributors, post-production companies and industry leaders.

Dr Wiseman Pinto along with the doctors at the series of CMEorganised at GMC. HERALD NEWS DESK PANJIM, NOV 22

The Goa Medical College in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Cytologists organised a series of CME (Continuing Medical Education) Programmes in the GMC The first CME Programme was held on the topic Backache and the faculty was Dr Odette Gomes, Head of Occupational therapy T N Medical College and B Y L Nair hospital, Mumbai Central, Mumbai. This was chaired by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto. The second CME were slide seminars conducted by Dr Shameem Shariff, ex professor and head of Pathology Department St Johns Medical College, Bangalore and presently Profes-

sor of Medical Education MVJ Medical College, Bangalore, Dr Grace Da Costa, Professor and Head of Pathology, Grant Medical College and Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Mumbai and Dr Ramdas Naik, Professor of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. This CME was chaired by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto. In the third CME Dr Jose Philippe Alvares Consultant Gastroenterologist, Apollo Victor Hospital Margao spoke on viral hepatitis and blood transfusion .This CME was chaired by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto. All the CMEs were well attended and the Goa Medical Council gave CME accreditation to all these scientific sessions.