Goa is a tiny State in India, yet a tourist destination par excellence. Goa Tourism’s persistent efforts at marketing and promotion of the State in recent years have borne rich dividends. Receiving more than 6 million tourists, both domestic and foreign who come to experience its natural beauty, tourism adventure activities, festival and cultural tourism and a lot more 365 days of the year, has rightly earned recognition to the State as the Most Preferred Destination for tourists in India, by none other than the Google India report which was released this week. The report is based on searches conducted by Indians between February and April 2017.
The concept of shopping in Goa started taking shape in real sense for the tourist with the introduction of FLEA MARKETS concept in remote areas of Goa where hippies, as well as the Indian gypsies, started selling their stuff at exorbitant rates compared to its prevailing prices in the marketplace but the foreigners would not mind buying it since the conversion rates of their currency to Indian rupees has always benefited them.
Goa has always been portrayed as a tourism destination of Sun, Sea, and Siesta, you will find this in most of the commercials either TV, Theatre or Online. The main reason behind this is an existence of a western influence prevailing into this state. You will find most of the domestic tourists moving around the state wearing western outfits which normally they may not do in their respective states.
The article was first published in Goa Prism and based on that, World’s most expensive and luxurious train is scheduled to run on the Goan tracks from the coming monsoon. This development is a part of the proposed extension of the existing Indian Railway route to the Southern India by the Union Railway Ministry of India.
The term of Guru, which means the teacher has originated in India. With the civilization, that is as old as 5000 years makes India one of the oldest civilization in the world. India is also considered to be an origin of Yoga which was practiced by the sages in India. But as the power of Yoga spread across the world, many foreigners realized the value of it and now the foreigners practice Yoga and also teaches the same to Indians.
Goa has the second highest literacy rate in the country after Kerala but despite that, the education institutions run under the government aid lacks the necessary facilities and infrastructure. Most of the primary and secondary schools run by the government do not have the basic facilities such as proper classrooms and teaching staff. Primary education is the foundation of child development and having only five headmasters to take care of 890 primary schools is the matter of real concern. According to the sources, Goa has not created posts of headmaster or head teacher in government primary schools over the years as a policy decision.
The Indian mythology and Indian traditions & culture does not show the traces of the existence of the Christianity in India and hence the same may be applicable to the Goa. History of Goan Catholics recounts the history of the Indian state of Goa from their conversion to Christianity to date. No concrete evidence has been found that Christianity prevailed in Goa before the Portuguese arrived, but it is believed that St. Bartholomew, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, brought and spread the Gospel in Konkan including Goa, just as St. Thomas had done in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in Southern India.
The dual nationality or Portuguese nationality issue has come up once again into the debate with the proclamation made by the Union Home Ministry on Caetano Rosario Silva alias Caitu’s nationality issue. According to the sources, the home ministry of India has given Caitu a lifeline by certifying him as an Indian national. According to the sources, with this new development, the home ministry has opened the proverbial Pandora’s box and given a glimpse of hope to thousands of Goans who had registered their births in Portugal.
This piece of article has been compiled from the various sources of information which show the beginning of Goan migration and trading trend abroad. Goans have been always migrating due to lack of an employment option in the state regardless of whether it was Portuguese regime then or an Indian rule now. Goa, a small territory with very limited population has a vast international Diaspora and it is a matter of record that Goans were never used as bonded labor, unlike others Indians in British India. According to the available information, Goans traded in East Africa in the 10th century which shows that they were truly seafarers and intercontinental movers. Later on, during Portuguese colonial rule, Christian Goans became a part of the Portuguese seafaring tradition. The majority of Goan immigrants have been originated from the Old Conquests mainly Bardez, Tiswadi, Salcete, and Mormugao.
River Mandovi and Zuari are the two famous rivers of Goa that has been shortlisted among eight national rivers for development as national waterways. According to sources, Chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) Amitabh Verma there are altogether eight rivers in the country that have been shortlisted for “immediate” development as national waterways. The eight rivers include Barak in Assam, Ghaghara in Uttar Pradesh, Gandak and Kosi in Bihar, Mahanadi in Odisha and Mandovi and Zuari rivers in Goa.