Dalai Should Exercise Caution
THIS is with reference to the news report on spiritual leader of the Tibetan people Dalai Lama making observations on the Partition of British India. Delivering a speech in Goa, Dalai Lama spoke about the role in the Partition played by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Dalai Lama was at the time of India’s independence was a little child that too in faraway in Tibet, never knowing that one day he will be taking shelter in India and will become an international figure to comment on such issues. His comments, though may be near truth, seem to be opportunistic because he did not spell them out during the long regime of Congress. The central government should query Dalai Lama on the source of his knowledge, advising him to restrain himself about making such comments because still he remains a refugee in India and must not make politically sensitive comments.
SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL, DELHI
Lorna Deserves National Award
GOA’S nightingale Lorna was felicitated on the occasion of her birthday at a ceremony held at the Ravindra Bhavan where several ministers were present. The singing legend draws large crowds wherever she performs spreading the love for Konkani. The inspiring journey of Lorna Cordeiro has been immortalised on celluloid by the Konkani film entitled ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’. In 1995, Lorna returned from her prolonged sabbatical by releasing an album titled ‘Hello Lorna’. The ‘Goan Nightingale’ as she is popularly known, continues to enthrall audiences the world over by performing at shows in the USA, London, France, Canada, Portugal among other countries which are sold out well in advance. Her songs have become immortal, have inspired several generations and are a hot favourite among contestants at singing competitions in the state. In her journey in the music world, the singing sensation has won several awards and laurels. It is probably time for the state government to recommend the name of Lorna Cordeiro for a national award for her achievement in the world of music and for keeping the flag of Konkani flying high.
ADELMO FERNANDES, VASCO
Sound System In Auditorium Playing Up
THE Pai Tiatrist hall of the Margao-based Ravindra Bhavan, which is patronised chiefly by Tiatr lovers, is giving way to wear and tear. The sound system of the auditorium has been found wanting. Only a few speakers are working, and you have to strain your ears to catch the words uttered as the artistes perform and enact their roles. The concerned people must take immediate remedial action to fix the sound system. Tiatrists should also pitch in this work.
ANTONIO E D’COSTA, CHANDOR