While speaking on the occasion of the prize distribution ceremony of a crib competition held by Goa Forward Mandrem, Goa Forward Chief Shri. Vijai Sardesai said that the crib is a symbol of unity and it’s this unity that will take the community and the village forward. Sardesai, while praising local leader Deepak Kalangutkar said that he has brought the local talent to the limelight by organising the crib competition. Save Goa, Save Mollem & Goyant Kolloso Naka themes have been the focus in the crib competition which shows the existing anger amongst the general public, said Sardesai
The bankrupt Goa Govt has taken a loan of 100Cr to celebrate 60 years of liberation and now the Govt is asking Goemkars to send in suggestions on how to celebrate 60 years of Liberation. This is nothing but mockery. Pramod Sawant’s Govt has become the agent of the Delhi Lobby and wants to make Goa a coal corridor. One of the cabinet ministers is fully involved in the coal transportation, and Dr.Pramod Sawant is more interested in his cabinet minister Milind Naik rather than Goemkars said Sardesai. Earlier 16 million tonnes of coal was handled by MPT and, after the sagar Mala project is implemented it would be around 136 million tonnes, said Sardesai
Fr.Victor Ferrao ,dean of Rachol seminary who was present on the occasion said that we can learn a lot from the crib competition. This event has given a clear message that time has come to save Goa. Few decades back we had Operation Vijai to liberate Goa. It’s time to have Operation Vijai 2 said Fr. Victor
Goa Forward Working President Kiran Kandolkar also spoke on the occasion and appealed to Deepak Kalangutkar to hold carol singing competition from next year onwards. Morjim ZP Satish Shetgaonkar, Fr.Francis, Brother Myran, Mandrem Sarpanch Ambrose Fernandes were also present on the occasion.
Sardesai further added that Goemkars are saying Goyant Kolloso Naka and Save Goa Save Mollem, but Chief Minister Sawant says he would go ahead with these projects as he has got the mandate citing the recently held Zilla Panchayat Polls. Sawant has sold Mhadei to Karnataka which he considers much more than a mother to him. 2020 was a year of bad luck and bad leadership, but 2022 is a year to save Goa said Sardesai.