Sunday, January 29, 2017


Hon. Prime Minister of Portugal, Dr. Antonio Costa in Panjim on January 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DGP PRESENTS DGCD COMMENDATION DISC TO HOME GUARD OFFICERS




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DGP SHRI T. N. MOHAN IS SEEN PINNING THE DGCD COMMENDATION TO HON. COMPANY COMMANDER OF HOME GUARDS SHRI JOHN AGUIAR AT A SIMPLE FUNCTION HELD IN THE DGP'S CHAMBER ON APRIL 25, 2015.



The Director General of police Shri T. N. Mohan  who is also the ex-Officio Commandant General of Home Guards and Director Civil Defence , Goa presented the DGCD Commendation Disc and Certificate to  Hon. Company Commander of Home Guards Shri John Aguiar Platoon Commander Shri Suresh Patekar at a simple investiture ceremony in the DGP’s chamber  On April 25, 2014.
Director General of Civil Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi has sanctioned the DGCD's Disc and Commendation Certificate in favour of Shri John Aguiar and Shri Patekar on December 6, 2013.

DIGP Shri K. K. Vyas, Dr. O. P. Mishra and Shri Bhram Singh were present for the function.

The DGP Shri Mohan commended the services of Shri Aguiar and Patekar  and wished them all the success in their future endavours.
Apart from being the Hon Company Commander in Home Guards Shri Aguiar is also the Public Relations Officer of Goa Police Department. He is the Assistant Information Officer (Publicity) in his parent Department of Information & Publicity, Government of Goa.

Besides raising and training of Home Guards and Civil Defence volunteers from time to time, and delivering lectures on Emergency methods of Rescue and disaster preparedness to the NCC cadets and schools students, Shri Aguiar has also attended to casualties of accidents and assisted the police and civil authorities during in times of emergency. Shri Aguiar has also attended at course at National Civil Defence College , Nagpur in Disaster Management in December 2012. He is the recipient of both Chief Minister’s Home Guard Gold medal for meritorious service in 2007and Presidents Home Guard Medal for Meritorious Services in 2012.
Shri Patekar has served in the organization for 37 years. He has undergone training courses at Mumbai in 1985 and 1986 and has successfully completed the Basic Fire Fighting & Rescue Operation training Course. He is recipient of Presidents Home Guard Medal for Meritorious Services in 2006. Shri Patekar has undergone several instructor training courses in Maharsahtra. He is staff of Directorate of Archives.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

JOHN AGUIAR'S “SAANZ” RELEASED



Well known Konkani Writer, Poet  and lyricist Adv. Uday Bhembe released  “Saanz” a collection of Konkani poems by Shri John Aguiar at a function at Goa Chamber of Commerce Hall, Panjim on March 19, 2014. Also seen are Shri Dilip Borkar, Shri Manguerish Pai Raikar, Poet John Aguiar, Shri Navdeep Aguiar and Smt. Milan Vaingankar



JOHN AGUIAR'S  “SAANZ”  RELEASED



Well known Konkani Writer, Poet  and lyricist Adv. Uday Bhembe released  “Saanz” a collection of Konkani poems by Shri John Aguiar at a function at Goa Chamber of Commerce Hall, Panjim on March 19, 2014.

Well Known writer and editor of Bimb, Shri Dilip Borkar, and Industrialist Shri Manguerish Pai were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Bhembre said the content, and variety of the workof Shri Aguiar is quite remarkable. He said it is easy to  understand the words, which can in fact are quite simple therefore  it's easy to understand the whole piece. Wishing the poet all the success in his endeavors, Shri Bhembre felt that more and more poets should take up writing lyrics and there are very few songs in Konkani.
            A message sent by Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar wishing the poet on the  release of his book was read out on the occasion.
Shri Dilip Borkar  spoke on the book. Shri  Manguerish Pai Raikar appreciated the work of Shri Aguiar in the field of literature.
Also  a web profile of John Aguiar inwww.digitalgoa.com’s unique social & commercial directory was launched to showcase different facets of John Aguiar across the globe. The web profile is designed by Shri Niraj Naik of Digital Goa. Smt. Sangita Naik gave brief presentation on the directory. The web profile is available onwww.digitalgoa.com/johnaguiar.

Well known vocalist Shri Gajanan Mest presented a Gazal from the book “Saanz” on the occasion.
Poet Shri Aguiar’s in his address thanked all the well wishers and friends for standing with him during his days of sorrows and success and hoped for continued support from them.

Shri Navdeep Aguiar welcomed the gathering while Smt. Milan Vaingankar compered and later proposed a vote of thanks.

Prominent among those present on the occasion were Shri Narayan Mauzo, Shri Naguesh Karmali, .  Shri N. Shivdas, Director, DD News, Shri Gurunath Pai, Shri Yusuf A Shaikh, Smt. Savita John Aguiar, Poet Shri Bharat Naik, Magician D. Satish, Shri Naguesh Sardessai, Shri Sandesh Prabhudessai, Sanjeev Verekar and others.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

PRESIDENT'S MEDAL






CHIEF MINISTER SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR IS SEEN PRESNTING PRESIDENT'S HOME GUARD AND CIVIL DEFENCE MEDAL TO  HON. COY COMMANDER OF HOME GUARDS PANAJI DIVISION SHRI JOHN AGUIAR AT THE STATE LEVEL INDEPENDENCE DAY FUNCTION AT PANAJI ON AUGUST 15, 2012.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

SHRI JOHN AGUIAR FELICITATED ON BEING CHOSEN FOR PRESIDENT’S HOME GUARD AND CIVIL DEFENCE MEDAL



FORMER CHIEF MINSITER SHRI RAVI NAIK IS SEEN FELICITATING SHRI JOHN AGUIAR AIO OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & PUBLICITY, GOVERNMENT OF GOA ON BEING CHOSEN FOR PRESIDENT’S HOME GUARD AND CIVIL DEFENCE MEDAL AT A FUNCTION ORGANISED JOINTLY BY PONDA PATRAKAR SANGH AND ANTRUZ PATRAKAR SANGH TO COMMEMORATE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF LOKMANYA TILAK AT PONDA  ON AUGUST 1, 2012. ALSO SEEN ARE CHAIRPERSON OF PONDA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, SMT RUKMI DANGI, VICE CHAIRMAN OF PMC SHRI DINKAR MUNDYE, SHRI SHRIDHAR VEREKAR AND SHRI SHRIDHAR KHANOLKAR WHO WAS ALSO FELICITATED FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION IN THE LIBRARY MOVEMENT. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

PERFORMING SHREE SATYANARAYAN MAHAPOOJA  WITH WIFE SAVITA AT GOVT. PATTO COLONY AT  PANAJI ON APRIL 28, 2012.



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Buyao theatres Goem releases ‘Ek Nate’




Bollywood singer, Suraj Jagan who sang the song ‘Give me some Sunshine’ in the super hit movie ‘3 Idiots’ was present at the CD release of ‘Ek Nate’ the fourteenth Konkani music album by Buyao theatres Goem, composed and conceptualized by Sidhanath Buyao.

The CD was released at the hands of Vijai Sardesai, Fatorda MLA, at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Suraj Jagan sang ‘Give me some sunshine’ on the occasion and admiring Goa’s beauty commented, “Goa is a beautiful place and I am so elated to be here.”
Earlier, Mr Sardesai praised Sidhanath Buyao for her work in the field of music.
Sidhanath Buyao maintained that it takes at least three months to come up with a quality Konkani album.
Buyao theatres Goem has been in the field of music for many years now. The CD has Bollywood singer Shankar Mahadevan singing a Sufi composition penned by Sai Palondicar. Swapnil Bandodkar, Chaitany Kulkarni, Janhavi Prabhu Arora and Anusha Mani have also lent their voice to this album.
Besides composing the lyrics of two songs, Sidhanath has also sung two songs for the album.
Buyao has also chosen one song by late Manohar Rai Sardesai. Award winning lyricist Shridhar Kamat, Sai Palondicar, Sanjay Borkar, John Aguiar and Chetan Acharya have also composed lyrics for the album. The video for the album is shot at Cab-de-Ram and Colva, which will be telecasted on local news channels after the release.