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  1. 1. East Indian Gaothans - 100 Villages Print run - 3000 copies Readership - 15,500 A Monthly Bulletin for the Villages, Gaothans and Koliwadas of Mumbai, Thane, Vasai and Raigad District August 2013 Vol : GV-08/13 One Vision ! One Voice ! One Village ! For Private circulation only VOICEUplifting the Village Community The East Indian Email : The East Indian Community stops short of saying... MALDISAO PARRO !!! Authorities ensure lack of Independence to East Indians BHAIRAVJEWELLERS Our Speciality Catholic Jewellery in East Indian, Goan and Mangalorean 91.6 Hallmark 22Ct Jewellery Monday Closed CHIRA BAZARWALABj We Have No Branch Shop No. 10, Anees Apts, Near Kalina Village Bus Stop, Kurla - Kalina Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai - 400 029 Phone: 6675 1829 Specially designed Communion Jewellery available MGP Strongly Opposses Govt. Nod to Manori, Uttan, Gorai Tourism Hub. MGP IMPACT MGP members meet with Standing Committee Chairman bear fruit, some suggestions incorporated in ELU(Exisiting Land use) survey. MGP in PRESS The East Indian Museum covered in The Hindu, dated Sunday-28th July 2013
  2. 2. -2- Gaothan voice August 2013 MOBAI GAOTHAN PANCHAYAT Invites you for EAST INDIAN SOLA Date - Sunday, 22nd September, 2013 Time - 9.30 am Venue - the East Indian Museum followed by Rain dance & Lunch at Kinny’s Resort, Manori Entry Passes - Rs. 250/- per head children below 3 years free For details contact Sybil Rodrigues–9930229742. Book and pay in advance latest by 10th Sept, 2013. Coupons available with MGP Sarpanches. KAKA BAPTISTA MEMORIAL DAY The East Indian Community to observe this day on September 18th every year Mobai Gaothan Panchayat(MGP) in its efforts to create awareness of Bombay Natives, the East Indian Community has declared September 18th as Kaka Baptista Memorial Day. Joseph “Kaka” Baptista is a freedom fighter who was a close associate of Lokmanya Tilak during India’s freedom struggle. Kaka Baptista was born on March 17, 1864 at Matharpacady, Mazagaon. His father, John Baptista hailed from Uttan, near Bassein. He died on September 18th. To commemorate this special Day for the East Indian Community, the MGP Sarpanches of Gorai – Rossi Dsouza and Royston Godinho will pay their respects at the Bust of Kaka Baptista at Uttan. The details of the event are as follows:- Event – Paying of respects at the Bust of Kaka Baptista Date and Time – Sunday, 18th September at 9 am Venue – Kaka Baptista Chowk, Junction between Uttan-Gorai Salesian Priest, Fr. Bosco Pereira (64) was tearfully bid farewell on 20th July, 2013 at the Shrine of Don Bosco Madonna, Matunga. At the Requiem Mass, concelebrated by over seventy Salesian priests. Unfortunately, as a young cleric, his exuberance was punctured by a major surgery that left him physically handicapped for the rest of his life. He accepted his handicaps, his illnesses and made that passage to a more meaningful life – to live for his boys,tobetter their lot,togive themabrighter future. Fr. Bosco Pereira an East Indian, was born on 30th July 1949 at Mazgaon . Ordained a priest on 19th December, 1981at DonBosco,Matunga. Fr. Bosco was in charge of Bosco Boys' andwas also in charge of Shelter Don Bosco, Wadala from 1987 – 1990. He officiated as the Campus Minister at Don Bosco, Kurla from 2006 – 2009. He was an efficient Counsellor at Dominic Savio,Andherifrom2009–2013. AdieuFr. Bosco...RestinPeace. EAST INDIAN DICTIONARY CONTEST MGP will release the first-ever East Indian Dictionary in December this year. We are pleased to present the Dictionary Contest. Please send us minimum 10 East Indian words and the related English word which are used exclusively by our community, eg:Ghumat-a pot shaped musical instrument, rekla - a horse drawn transport carriage. Selected entries will be given a prize basis the uniqueness of the East Indian Word, number of words and as per the selection of the judge.The prizes are East Indian Cook books. You may send in your entries at The East Indian Dictionary Contest, c/o MGP Kalina Office, 3/A Benny Jacinto House, Kolivery Village, Kalina, Santacruz, Bombay 400098 or email us at Last Date : 10th September 2013 MGP NOTICE BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE EAST INDIAN COMMUNITY Fr. Bosco Pereira sdb 30/7/1949 - 19/7/2013
  3. 3. Promoting East Indian Culture, Tradition and History EAST INDIAN MUSEUM -3-Gaothan voice August 2013 AN HUMBLE APPEAL TO OUR EAST INDIAN COMMUNITY Contribute Rs.500 Per Family for the 1st ever East Indian Museum Project Mobai Gaothan Panchayat(MGP) has been trying it’s best for allotment of land for the East Indian Bhavan and this could take a couple of years or even decades. There is an urgent need to create awareness about our culture and the Museum is one great way. MGP has opened East Indian Museum(basic plan) at Mobai Bhavan, Manori. The Basic Museum has costed us around Rs.9 lacs and the Dream Project could cost much more. We are still at a deficit of around 2.5 Lacs towards balance payment for Main Museum house and an emergency shed for occupation display. We appeal to you to help us repay our dues as we get set for the 2nd phase to be released in May 2014. You could support us in the following ways:- Family Donation - Rs.500/- Sponsor names to be mentioned at Museum - Rs.10,000/- Monthly Sponsors - Rs.6,000 Weekly sponsors - Rs.2,000 *You could also donate a higher amount and donations in kind are also welcome. *You could also make a Memorial Donation with an higher amount in memory of your loved ones. *All donors names will be mentioned in Gaothan Voice. Memorial Donors name will be mentioned at the Museum. *Please inform your East Indian Friends and Relatives to Support this East Indian Museum Project. For more details you may contact 9820087771. Bank account details:- Account Name -Mobai Gaothan Panchayat Bank name – Citizen Credit co-op bank, Santacruz West Savings Account no. – 4891 ifsc code - CCBL0209015 *pls mention your name in your funds transfer Museum Timings Sat - Sun 11am to 5pm East Indian Museum - Updates *MGP thanks Clyde Henriques for building the main Museum House and allowing us an extended credit period. *The Second Phase will be handled by Paul Creado from Juhu. All those interested to be a part of the Museum Improvement Team may contact Paul on 9820113253. *As the occupation space was damaged due to rains we have built an emergency shed costing around 57,000/- and we plan to complete the occupation look byAugust end. *All those who know of any vacant Government land for the East Indian Bhavan may contact us. Kinny’s Farm House & Resort, Manori - Village, Manori-Gorai Road, Malad (West), Mumbai - 400 095 INNY’sINNY’s RESORT & FARMHOUSE Zicco Morris Kinny +91 9819806940 Issac Morris Kinny +91 9619232649 +91 9004129694 Morris Kinny
  4. 4. Gaothan Voice August 2013-4- ARCHI - LEAKS *MGP Team meets new East Indian Bishop John Rodrigues and update him on East Indian Issues *MGP gears up for Action Plan with 10 points to be followed by East Indian Community *Juhu, Kandivali, Kurla parish issues reported *MGP's call for Marian Holiday remains unanswered *MGP to make a fresh request to Government for Christmas Midnight Mass to be celebrated at mid-night like done across the world CANONLAWHASBEENFORGOTTEN CANONATTACKISBEINGFOLLOWED MGP Line ‘n’ Verse Holy Crosses are a common feature at every East Indian Village in Bombay, Thane, Vasai and Raigad. The Community Cross is a place wherein all residents come together to recite the Rosary especially during the month of May and October. Mobai Gaothan Panchayat(MGP) has declared May 31st as Holy Cross Day. MGP has decided to have a count on our Holy Crosses as a majority of them are more than a century old and have heritage value. Some of them need urgent preservation especially when many locals have migrated from their villages. The data collected will help us preserve and protect our holy Crosses. We invite all concerned East Indian Community Members to share their local Cross information with us. MGP’s initiatives and Announcements on Holy Crosses *The details required are Holy Cross Name, Date/Year of installation, Cross built by, Place, Local Parish, renovation date, cross manager and their contact and email address. *We plan to cover Holy Crosses in our monthly bulletin and you can send us the photographs of the Holy Cross with details mentioned above. *With effect from this year MGP will announce an annual award for the Best preserved Holy Cross at the East Indian Awards and honour it as the Holy Cross of the Year. This award will be presented for the Holy Cross wherein the original structure is maintained. *You may send your details to MGP Appeal We request all in our community not to renovate their Holy Crosses but maintain the same as it has heritage value. Holy Cross Census AN APPEAL TO THE ARCHDIOCESE HIERARCHY MARIAN HOLIDAY From August last week till September 11 many from our East Indian Community go to Vailankanni for a Pilgrimage. A handful of School principals allow the children to go to Vailankanni and the others warn of strict action or even keep examinations with an intention that no school children take a holiday during this time. The East Indian Community do not have any native place and so Vailankanni is an ideal place wherein they can take a holiday and have a prayerful pilgrimage. While we have holidays around the festival of other communities its saddening that we do not encourage our community to go on a pilgrimage. There are many private schools run by other communities who have a mid-semester holiday during this time. We appeal to the hierarchy to allow the children to take a holiday during the Novenas and feast. We will appreciate if a Marian Holiday is considered to encourage our community to indulge in prayer during these days. As the Archdiocese gears up for consultation it will be appreciated if the East Indian Community heads and association leaders are invited to suggest ways to benefit the community that has donated most of the lands for religious purposes. BISHOP SAVIO MEETS MGP TEAM ON EAST INDIAN ISSUES MGM members met Bishop Savio Fernandes on Wednesday, 31st July 2013 at 10:30 am atArchbishops House, Colaba. MGP asked on the update on uttan dumping ground and Bishop savio stated that he'll come back to us with the latest update after talking to the Cardinal. MGPstated that the locals have lost faith because its more than 3 years since the recall of agitation but the dumping ground has not closed as per Cardinals assurance that it will close in 1 year. MGP stated that the Cardinal agitation recall was not justified and the Cardinal owed a response to the east indian community. MGP then spoke on the OBC and the inconvenience caused to the East Indians who need to come to the Archbishops house for the letter. MGP suggested that a one time letter be sent to all Parish Priests that the word - East Indian can be entered basis letter from local East Indian associations. MGP spoke about the Church premises to be given to all east indian associations for their meetings and events without any hire charges. MGP specified on the need for church announcements for the East Indian community, monthly meet with aboriginal community like done in Goa and land to be alloted for the East Indian Bhavan. Bishop savio was informed about MGP patience and the deadlines set for the 15 points shared. It was stated that MGP will go ahead with its action plan if there was no response and demands not fulfilled by September 30th. Bishop Savio stated that he wouldn't act if there were deadlines to which he was replied that MGP was answerable to the East Indian community with pressures from across Bombay. MGP Pulpit Speaking Out on the Religious
  5. 5. -5-Gaothan voice August 2013 EAST INDIAN POCKET CALENDAR 2014 Special Community Dates made Handy MGP announces its plans for the East Indian Pocket Calendar wherein important dates for the community will be marked. The Calendar will have the special religious dates like Nataal, Easter, Adresao, Good Friday and Mother Mary's Birthday. Dates of East Indian Singing Competitions, Food Festivals and other events will be mentioned in the Calendar. The Calendar will also contain special community dates and those announced by MGP like Erangal Sann, Kashimira sann, trindaz sann, Kaka Baptista Day, Holy Cross Day, St.Gonsalo Garcia day and East Indians Day. All East Indian associations, groups and individuals can share their special dates which we will try to incorporate in the Calendar. Please do also share the number of copies you would need for your Gaothan. Copies will be distributed Free of Cost and will also be inserted with the December edition of the GaothanVoice. To insert your dates, order your village copies or for more information you may contact 9820545302 or email us at EAST INDIAN FOOD STALL Every village to promote our Community Food A couple of months ago Mumbai Mirror shared MGP's demand for a food stall in each ward but there has been on sign from the state government or BMC. While zunka bhakar kendras and shiv vada pav has been supported for political interests the demand foranEastIndianFood Stallseemstobeignored. To promote our food specials MGP plans to promote East Indian food stalls from their own homes verandahs or shops. These stalls could sell any East Indian food item over the counter or madetoorder.Homedeliverymayalsobeprovided if the family that runs the business agrees.All profits earned will be kept by the owning family. MGP will provide various promotions in Gaothan Voice and also a name board to be placed at their stall under a brand name MGP will release. The contact numbers of the stall owners will also be mentioned so that they can take orders across villages. We may also cover a stall every month with details of food items and their rates. All those who wish to set up these stalls may contact 9892994294 / 9820087771. THE EAST INDIAN DICTIONARY The First Ever edition of the East Indian Language MGP is pleased to announce its plans to release The first East Indian Dictionary to create awareness about our language amongst youngsters and to promote our culture to authorities and other communities. The East Indian Dictionary will be a compilation of the words spoken in English and after the release of the English version we propose to have it translated in Marathi. The work on The East Indian Dictionary has begun with the proposed cover of the book. We have formed a team to compile the East Indian words. The Objective of this project is to promote awareness of the East Indian Language, demand recognition of the language and be a handy reference to young East Indians and other communities. We propose to release the East Indian Dictionary in December 2013. The MGPDictionaryTeam has been formed and work on the project has begun. Our volunteers are as follows :- Chief Project Coordinator - Candida Remedios(Vikhroli) Sub Editors - Gladys Dsouza(Bandra) and Marcus Couto(Wadala) East Indian Words Compilation Team - Cedric Tixeira(Juhu), Paul Creado(Juhu), Louella Lopez(Vakola), Sybil Rodrigues(Kalina), Gladys Creado(Vakola), Luvella Machado(Sahar), Bernard Miranda(Kalina), Darryl Dsouza(Vile Parle), Seema Nunes(Kalina), Corina Misquitta(Vile Parle) All those who wish to assist us in this project in whatever small way are requested to contact 9820545302 or email us at first INITIATIVES TO UPLIFT OUR COMMUNITY East Indian Projects
  6. 6. -6-Gaothan voice August 2013 MGP NEWS ISLAND The East Indian News Channel WATER SPORTS IN GORAI SOON Don Bosco Institute Water Sports Academy(DBIWSA) organised a Seminar for Gorai villagers on 28th July, 2013 conducted by Fr.Anthony Santarita, Director in Bosco Boys Home, Borivli. He explained how to get the certificate of NIWS (National Institute Water Sports). He also explained the importance and how the people will be trained and briefed them that only the residents of Gorai village will be employed. The DBIWSAhas planned to start the water sports on 8th September, 2013 at Gorai Jetty(1st Phase). On 11thAug. 2013, Fr.Anthony Santarita along with Bro.Shinde and his team showed the presentation about water sports training and different types of water sports to the youth of Gorai village. The Don Bosco Institute has invested around Rs. 12 lacs for the project. MGP MEETS POLITICIANS ON AGENDA The Core Team to build up pressure on the Agenda being taken lightly has decided to meet the concerned officials on the same. To start with MGP met MLA Krishna Hegde at Vile Parle, MLA Aslam Sheikh at Malad and MLC Ashish Shelar. MGP also met Bishop Savio to discuss community issues. The feedback in these meetings were positive but we will announce and appreciate only after the agenda points are fulfilled. MGP also plans to organize an East Indian Conclave in a couple of months to review, decide an action plan and finalise the 10 Point Agenda for 2014. In the coming months MGP plans to hve many more meetings with influential to ensure the community gets what it rightfully deserves as aboriginals. MGP JOINS WATCHDOG FOUNDATION PROTEST AT SURVEY OFFICE On 8th Aug 2013 a Slent Protest was organised by Watchdog Foundation led by Godfrey Pimenta, Nicholas Almeida and Fr Donald Rodrigues to protest against the harassment faced by Land owners in general and East Indians in particular while transferring names at the Land Survey office at Vile parle west near Milan subway. MGP supported the protest and some of its members were present. MGP represented the East Indian Community. MGP also presented their community demands at the Survey office when a delegation met the Survey office authorities. Alphi Dsouza, MGP Head Sarpanch meet the authorities and apprised them about the situation. In the meanwhile a Memorandum on this issue has been sent to the Chief Ministers office and MGP looks forward to meet the concerned authorities. INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED AT GAOTHANS WITH MGP REPRESENTATION The MGP Sarpanches played an active role in the Independence Celebrations at their villages like Kurla, Kalina, Vakola, Vile Parle, Juhu and many others. In some places the local Sarpanches were given the privilege to hoist the national flag. At Kurla flag hoisting was organized by Mahila Dakshata Samiti and MGP representatives were Joseph Pereira and Bonnie Gomes. At Juhu, GARAJ organized their 21st Flag Hoisting Ceremony and Emil Creado, a senior citizen from Juhu Gauthan No.3 hoisted the flag. At Vakola the flag hoisting was organized by MGP and represented byAlphi Dsouza and Douglas Lobo.At Vile Parle the flag hoisting ceremonies were held at Parle Gaothan, Pakhadi and Pond. Maria Dsouza represented MGP at the Vile Parle events. East Indian Events Date Association Event type Time Venue Place 14th August,2013 Govity Gaonthan Assoc Competition 7.30 p.m. Our Lady of Nazareth, Quadrangle Bhayander 20th Sept., 2013 Dubai East Indian Community Vandar Cha San 6.00 p.m. Sheraton Hotel Dubai 22nd Sept, 2013 Mobai Gauthan Panchayat East Indian Sola 9.30 a.m. Manori E.I.Museum Kinny's Resort, Manori 27th October,2013 Vakola East Indian Assoc Food Festival 7.15 p.m. St.Anthony's Church Ground, Vakola 13th October, 2013 East Indian Federation Competition 6 p.m. Clinton Gymkhana Dongri 3rd Nov, 2013 East India Sion Welfare Assoc Competition 5 p.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel, Church ground Sion 3rd Nov, 2013 Oshiwara East Indian Assoc Competition 5 p.m. Christ The King Church ground Oshiwara 10th Nov, 2013 Suker Mawali Church Competition 1o p.m. Our Lady of Perpertual Succor ground Manori 17th Nov, 2013 Uttan Fish Folk Assoc Competition 7.30 p.m. Our Lady of Sea Church ground Uttan 21st Nov, 2013 Vakola East India Dramatic club Competition 4.30 p.m. St.Anthony's Church Ground Vakola 1st Dec,2013 Velankanni Welfare Assoc Competition 6.00 P.M. Karodi ground Karodi 8th Dec,2013 Vile Parle Catholic Welfare Assoc Competition 5 p.m. Vile Parle Quadrangle Vile Parle 15th Dec,2013 East Indian Welfare ASSOCI Competition 5.30 p.m. Fatima Church Ground Kirol 14th Nov, 2013 St. Xaviers Confraternity Competition 5.30 p.m St. Xaviers Quadrangle Vile parle
  7. 7. -7-Gaothan voice August 2013 MGP's 10-Point Agenda for the East Indian Community-Released on 1st January 2013 1.Closure of Uttan Dumping ground As assured by the Cardinal the dumping ground was to be closed within 1 year and we have completed more than 3 years. Need update on communications. We demand that the dumping ground is closed by 12th March, the day it was re-opened and the agitation called off as per your request. Deadline – December 31st 2013 2.Housing schemes for East Indians on vacant church properties In the past church properties were developed and housing societies formed to accommodate catholics predominantly migrants. Today, we see most of these properties being sold or left ideal for encroachers. We want immediate action on converting these for housing needs of the East Indian community. Deadline – December 31st 2013 3.Ten percent proceeds on hired premises for East Indian Community fund Almost all parishes hire their premises for various occasions on lands donated by our community. We look forward to 10% being allocated towards East Indian community welfare fund to be managed by east Indians for betterment and empowerment of the community. Deadline – December 31st 2013 4.East Indians to be appointed on the finance and property committees All old parishes had a majority of East Indians however today they are not considered for finance and property committees. We demand that an East Indian should be chosen for this committees. Deadline – September 30th 2013 5.East Indian Associations should be given premises Of late many East Indian associations are not being given premises and many a times only after having paid hire charges for activities and meetings as per decision of parish council or priests. We demand that all East Indian associations and groups should be allowed to use the church and school premises for their activities and meetings without any payment of charges. Deadline – August 31st 2013 6.Development projects, Monopoly for hired halls, quadrangles and grounds only to East Indian businesses The businesses owned by the East Indians should be given priority for projects and monopoly of premises. It has been observed that in some parishes the East Indian businesses are ignored which not be tolerated. Deadline – December 31st 2013 7.The Word "East Indian Catholic" to be written for OBC The families that apply for an OBC certificate need to go through a long process and there are blockades due to the church Baptism certificate. There is a compulsion to go to the Archbishops house which is time consuming. We need an immediate communication to parish priests directing then to write the words "east indian catholic" in the remarks column basis the recommendation of local East Indian association or professional. Deadline – August 31st 2013 8.Space to be provided for East Indian businesses in parish property It is usually seen that other religions support their community businesses by providing them space to carry on their functions. We suggest similar support to East Indian businesses at low rates Deadline – December 31st 2013 9.Properties donated by East Indians should not be sold, if parish cannot develop or use for the betterment of the community they must be returned back to the original owners. We have been informed on parish property donated by east indians being sold commercially. These properties were solely donated for the betterment of community and not to be put on sale. Henceforth, no sale to be allowed and original owners to be returned their property. Deadline – September 30th 2013 10.Halls and grounds provided to be given at discounted rates for East Indians. There is not much space in gaothans due to increasing families. The east indians have been forced to celebrate their home receptions on church owned premises. The rates for the same are huge and should be lessened to make it affordable to the original inhabitants. Deadline – September 30th 2013 MGP's Additional Point for the East Indian Community released on 31st July 2013 1)Church announcements of East Indian Groups - Deadline – August 31st 2013 2)Land for the East Indian Bhavan - Deadline – December 31st 2013 3)Monthly open meets with the community like done in Goa - Deadline – August 31st 2013 4)St.Gonsalo Garcia Day to be made official and a Church in Bombay to be dedicated to the saint - Deadline – Nov 30th 2013 5)Halls/Grounds to be dedicated to Cardinal Simon in each parish with East Indian majority - Deadline – November 30th 2013 MGP Agenda to the Archdiocese has 15 points of which 7 points are due on September 30th. As communicated to the Bishop Team we will go ahead with our 10 point Action plan if the demands are not fulfilled. We look forward to points for Action plan from our community members. You may call 9820087771 or email at EAST INDIAN ARCHDIOCESE AGENDA
  8. 8. -8-Gaothan voice July 2013 For the first time in the history of Kurla Gaothan the Mahila Dakshata Samiti, Vinoba Bhave Nagar police station organized the Flag hoisting ceremony on the 67th Independence Day of India on 15th August 2013. Meeting at Gorai for Water Sports promotion Silent Protest for Harassment by City Survey office in Change of Land records at Vile Parle office Celebrating Baking…. And Decorating…. Together!! Edible Elegance brings to you Exciting Baking and Decorating Classes for all skill levels Assorted Chocolates, Fresh Cream Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Frostings, Sugar Craft Courses and Lots More Sign Up Today! We teach private and group classes Creativity is always a session take a class and discover yours We also undertake made to order exquisite range of cakes, short eats and lots more Birthdays, Farewells, Anniversaries, Whatever is the occasion, make it special with our garment cakes. To register email us at Or log on to Or Contact us at 8898277348 DivineMercyMarriageBureau RomanCatholicBrides&Grooms ForGoodProposalsContact 9960683078/839022313 VictoriaAnthony AquariumWorldShopNo.5 NirmalaCHSAmbadiRoad Opp.GayatriMandir,OmNagar, Vasai(W)-401202 WeDoOurBest GodWillDotherest Run miles with smile Sports, Fitness, Marathon Training, Personal Training Training for all age groups and any sporting events. Sports Diet, Massage Brinston Miranda State Awardee National Medalist Bandra, Juhu & Shivaji Park E-mail mob: 9702304656 Tel 9869394969 PRAYER MEETING ON TV GOODNESS CHANNEL FR. AUGUSTINE VALLOORAN DAILY 11.30 A.M & 9.30 PM SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL !!! The East Indian Picture Site
  9. 9. Gaothan voice August 2013 -9- The East Indian Community stops short of saying... MALDISAO PARRO Authorities ensure lack of Independence to East Indians The East Indian Community is the indigenous aboriginal community- "The sons of soil but what we see all around is saddening. The political and religious hierarchy have given a deaf ear to our demands and the MGP 10 point Agenda still hasn't succeeded in fulfilling any demand. MGP now plans to increase the pressure on the concerned authorities. The political hierarchy have been presented with the Agenda but we have not seen any positive response. They know that we are a bunch of non-violent people, have a lesser vote bank base and a divided voting pattern in the elections. They know that our legal expertise is poor, we have a handful of committed community lawyers and a bunch of influential community members who have selfish interests. MGP now plans to meet some elected representatives and also send letters to various political parties to look into our demands. The religious hierarchy have taken the East Indian Community demands for granted. They feel that if the community has donated lands this has become history and now they want to treat all in the Catholic community has equals even on social and cultural issues. Finally, they know that the faithful will support them inspite of them being at fault. Our community in blinded faith may speak about the clergy behind their backs but don't have the guts to speak on their faces for fear of ostracism, nor do they support individuals or groups who raise their voices. The hierarchy that talks about the disunity in our community need to check the same within their four walls as Parish Priest make their own rules acting more like dictators and owners when they are supposed to be the servants and caretakers of the parish. The clergy are also known to speak sometimes against other religious orders like Jesuits, Salesians and Pillar fathers. Come September 30th and our deadlines of some of our 15 demands to theArchdiocese will be due. If any of these demands are not fulfilled or communicated upon we will launch our action plan appeal to our community. We expect each East Indian to follow at least one of our action plans to ensure success in our Agenda. MGP had a good meeting with Bishop Savio and we are pretty sure that our deadlines will prompt them to rethink their stand. A fresh letter with additional demands have been presented to the Archdiocese and we await their response failing which we will go ahead with our action plan. We are also planning an action plan for the state/central government and the Municipal corporation. The East Indian Community has been stripped off their rightful lands and now our basic rights. Our lands were grabbed, encroached, confiscated by the political administration and also donated to a voiceless religious hierarchy. They speak the world at political speeches and over the pulpit, and, forget the minute they finish. "Maldisao Parro" on the authorities due to the depressing treatment meted out to our East Indian community. MGP will continue to struggle and their problems will continue to increase till the time the powers that be have looked into our demands and fulfilled them. We want our rights as sons-of-soil wherein the majority of lands were owned by us. These lands have the sweat and blood of our ancestors. They were cheated and misguided by the various authorities so curses will fall unto them for not using the lands for the right purpose. The authorities have pressurised, harassed and betrayed us for our hospitable, peaceful and respectful nature. Maldisao Parro on all the authorities for being careless to our needs as aboriginals. The authorities will face the brunt for their carelessness with difficulties, challenges and impossibilities. May God Bless them all and make them realise their carelessness towards the East Indian Community. For feedback/suggestions or to join the MGPfamily you could mail us at or call 9820087771 The Mouthpiece of the Mobai Gaothan Panchayat East Indian Punch
  10. 10. To be a Gaothan Voice Village Sponsor you need to pay just Rs. 500/- towards the same and your name will be mentioned against the village you sponsor. We thank our village sponsors for this issue for bearing their village distribution costs of Gaothan Voice. GAOTHAN VOICE VILLAGE SPONSORS SPONSORS FOR THIS ISSUE: RONNIE PERREIRA - IRLA Planning a Holiday Get your Money’s Woth at NELLS HOTEL MAHABALESHWAR REASONABLY PRICED CENTRALLY LOCATED ROOMS COTTAGE TYPE DUPLEX ROOMS RESTAURANT ATTACHED CONTACT : NELINHO 9423261023, 02168260323 !COCKROACH - MENACE! For Total Extermination Call on 9820666582 PEST - TREAT (Pest Control Service) Member PCAI Termite, Rodent, Bugs, etc. Odourles, Spray, Herbal & Get Treatment ELIAS GONSALVES -10- Gaothan voice August 2013 GAOTHAN VOICE FAMILY EDITORIAL TEAM Alphi Dsouza – Vakola Darryl Dsouza - Vile Parle Walter Murzello - Orlem Sybil Rodrigues - Kalina Kolovery PUBLISHED BY : Mobai Gaothan Panchayat Welfare Association, Registration No. Mah 1230 of 2013 GBBSD Printed at: Bibiana Printers, 99 Dixit Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai – 400057 LAYOUT AND ILLUSTRATIONS Chrysologus Dmello – Andheri 9987541378 WEBSITE WWW.MOBAIKAR.COM CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS Co Alphi Dsouza, A-601, Krishna Towers, 56, Vakola Village,Santacruz (E), Mumbai – 55 E-MAIL To be a Gaothan Voice Village Sponsor you need to pay just Rs. 500/- towards the same and your name will be mentioned against the village you sponsor. We thank our village sponsors for this issue for bearing their village distribution costs of Gaothan Voice. GAOTHAN VOICE VILLAGE SPONSORS SPONSORS FOR THIS ISSUE: RONNIE PERREIRA - IRLA Planning a Holiday Get your Money’s Woth at NELLS HOTEL MAHABALESHWAR REASONABLY PRICED CENTRALLY LOCATED ROOMS COTTAGE TYPE DUPLEX ROOMS RESTAURANT ATTACHED CONTACT : NELINHO 9423261023, 02168260323 !COCKROACH - MENACE! For Total Extermination Call on 9820666582 PEST - TREAT (Pest Control Service) Member PCAI Termite, Rodent, Bugs, etc. Odourles, Spray, Herbal & Get Treatment ELIAS 9820087771 GAOTHAN ADS VILLA
  11. 11. The SPARK that led to the FIRE.. 20 Facts about Boys For Music 1.The group's first initiative was the Christmas Crib which remained a speciality in Juhu for around 15 years. 2.Made the Christmas Crib inside the Church for around 10 years at our own cost at the request of Fr.HillaryFernandes 3.Launched our own music business - Sound Musique on 15th August 1998 4.Played an important role in the release of The JuhuSeatizen(now The Juhu Citizen) in the year 2000 with Adolf Dsouza on the Editorial Board 5.Released the Juhu Catholic Guide in the Year 2000 thanks to support from Fr.HillaryFernandes 6.Released the Juhu Church Infoguide in December 2003. 7.BFM member suggested the new name of the JuhuParish Bulletin as Wave Length 8.GARAJ(Gauthans Active Residents Association of Juhu) launched on 9th October 2002 with active support from BFM members 9.Gauthan Voice released in March 2003 for JuhuGauthan residents with a print run of 200 copies 10.Flag hoisting by a Gauthan senior citizen initiated on 15th August 2003 which continues till date 11.Trips to Madh Island and Lenten trip organised and attended by around 1000 residents till date 12.Juhu Parish Awards initiated in the year 2003 with the first recipients being Sr.Maria Dolores, Noel Lewis and SVP. 13.Awards for Excellence in Academic, Sports and Co-curricular activities initiated in appreciation for children of JuhuGauthan 14.Free Sound system provided to Church and its associations worth more than Rs.1 Lac 15.Special JCWG award received by a BFM member for GARAJ initiatives through the hands of actress-HemaMalini 16.Supported the GARAJStreet Kids Project which started on 17th June 2005 17.Gaothan Voice released for all East Indian Gaothans on 1st March 2009 18.Juhu GauthanPanchayat launched in July 2009 as a model set-up before all city launch 19.Mobai GaothanPanchayat launched in March 2010 20.WidePress Coverageof MobaiGaothanPanchayat and GARAJ due to the initiative of Boys For Music ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------th Boys For Music 20 Anniversary Celebrationsth 15 August - GARAJ Flag Hoisting at 7:45 am -Thanksgiving Mass at 8:15am followed by refreshments December - Christmas Crib For more details or to sponsor/donate contact Rosen on 9820335440/7506175302 th GARAJ and MobaiGaothanPanchayat wishes Boys For Music a Happy 20 Anniversary 20Years of service
  12. 12. To book a copy call Alphi Dsouza on 9820087771. To book a copy call Alphi Dsouza on 9820087771.