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"Aires Rodrigues" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
2018-08-12 01:06:26 UTC
Today August 12th is the death anniversary of Goa’s first Chief
Minister Dayanand. Though Dayanand Bandodkar may have initially been for
merging Goa with Maharashtra, he respected the people’s verdict and later
with Dr Jack Sequeira as the fiery voice of the Opposition they toiled with
a vision and passion towards the development of Goa. Unlike many of today’s
politicians who are self-centered, they relentlessly raised and pursued
issues concerning the backward, down-trodden, and neglected communities of
Goa. Leaders of their integrity, honesty and commitment we may now never
see in this shoddy arena of political pygmies.

Dayanand Bandodkar and Dr Jack Sequeira dared to speak from their heart and
always walk the talk. Only a few of such politicians still remain in our
midst and will also be always remembered for the good they have done for
Goa. About the rest and in particularly some of the current politicians in
power who have been steering and navigating Goa down the tube there will be
no obituary to write and no land remaining to even raise a Samadhi, leave
alone a statue in their memory.

It is imperative that students today in our schools and colleges should be
made aware of the very rich and invaluable contribution to Goa
by Dayanand Bandodkar and Dr Jack Sequeira. They cannot be consigned as our
forgotten heroes. Jack Sequeira and Dayanand Bandodkar must be rolling in
their heavenly abode at the way Goa is being uncaringly misgoverned today.

As a school student I had the privilege of interacting with
both Dayanand Bandodkar and Dr Jack Sequeira. I recollect with nostalgia
witnessing those great debates by Dr Jack Sequeira in the Legislative
Assembly and the pointed but witty replies by Dayanand Bandodkar. Today the
Goa Legislative assembly has been reduced to a mere classroom kept
entertained with the tales of Birbal being narrated.

Politics today is no longer a mission, not even an honest profession. It
has been abridged to a scoundrel’s last resort. It has become a ruthless
business, with morals and ethics twisted, thrown to the winds, and long
buried deep in the slush of ignorance and thuggery. Those belonging to a
genre of politicians with qualities of head and heart cannot survive in
today’s political pitch. It is only for those who are thick skinned and
hypocrites to the core, always ready to breach and bend all the rules to

It is distressing to see and be witness to the continuing rampant
destruction and devastation of Goa. In 2012 BJP promised a ‘Parivartan’ and
at the 2014 Parliamentary elections lured us again with ‘Acche Din’, but
Goa is sadly by the day just getting further corroded beyond recognition. It
should have been the endeveaour of those in power to at least salvage and
safeguard what remains of Goa. Unfortunately Goa is getting defaced at an
electrifying speed. Posterity will never forgive the rulers of recent years
for their selfish and dubious role in this irreparable damage and
destruction of what was once a beautiful Goa, the Paradise of the East.

Aires Rodrigues

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