It’s getting to a point where Goa will lose its charm as a major tourist destination where the 'sandy' beaches proved and provided the most sought after recluse to worldwide tourists coming from hustle-bustle of cities.
Many beaches in Goa are now on the brink of total erosion, and in due course of time, as the present situation suggests, it will only be disastrous. Therefore, it’s high time that the government employs a specialized scientific team to study and find out the reasons that have led to the erosion of our beautiful beaches in Goa.
Whether clearing of the sand dunes or excessive sand extraction in the Tiracol river is the reason, or whatever, it is imperative to study the cause and come out with a permanent solution. Remedial scientific measures to arrest sea erosion should be considered a priority by the government.
Augustus Alphonso, Vasco.
Calling the CM’s bluff?
The Draft Mining Policy is illegal and against the people of Goa. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is protecting the interests of mining lobby. This policy is not in the interest of Goa.
Parrikar has become a ‘bluff master’ because he has brought this Policy to mislead the people of Goa. The Goa government has no right to declare a Mining Policy in tribal areas. This Mining Policy is to maintain favours to mine owners, transporters and contractors. Why is it that nothing is mentioned about the Khandepar river and the Selaulim dam?
I ask Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar: what is a difference between the new Mining Policy and the old Mining Policy? Please reply to my letter.
Godwin Pereira, Chinchinim
Bend it like a Pro
Manohar Parrikar has drawn big plans for education in our State but has he given no thought to physical education. Our physical education lies in shambles. India in general can boast that we are in neck in neck with China in terms of being the fastest developing countries in the world but what about sports? The just concluded Olympics is proof .
So let's go to basics. Are we not saying that development starts at grass root level. So what's happening in our schools. We our having a physical education period once in a week ,that also for only half an hour. Is that enough? Are our physical education teachers really qualified or are they only ex- footballers?
Manohar Parrikar has plans to put wi-fi technology in schools which is good but along with it he should also provide a gymnasiums to every school. After all , nobody wants their kids to look like robots. It’s high time to have drastic changes in our schools sports policy ,if there has to be any hope of bringing our sports level to international standards.
Valent Mascarenhas, Calangute
Thank you Herald
Your editorial on the Russian Consul wanting us to learn Russian in our primary schools was awesome. Well done and especially well said that we do not depend on only the Russians. The world is open to us.