Many of you who are reading Niz Goenkar must have been wondering who we are and what our goal is. Some of you must be saying that we are just rabble-rousers of nuisance value and would make no difference to the political scene in Goa which is reeling from corruption, nepotism, sycophancy and mismanagement. Some of you may also say that groups like us had mushroomed in the past and then just like the mushrooms, disappeared with the end of the monsoon season.
My dear readers, Niz Goenkars will prove you wrong. We are not like the rainbow or like the mushroom and we are not chasing a mirage. We are Niz Goenkars who have dedicated our lives to clean the morass that Goa is in due to the ill-effects of our uneducated and corrupt politicians.
Who are the members of Niz Goenkars? We have among us eminent persons who have excelled in their chosen profession who are Goans but have settled or are working in all parts of the world. We have among us even former CFOs of multi-national financial institutions, and very few Goans have reached that position in Wall Street, but yes they are with us.
We have among us eminent scientists, some of whom are IITians and are working with MIT, NASA and Silicon Valley.
We have among us eminent scholars and researchers some of whom are professors in American and British universities.
We have among us some brilliant writers and authors whose work has been acclaimed in many parts of the world.
We have among us some renowned chefs who have passed out from hotel institutes in Lusanne, Switzerland.
And we have among us some of the best doctors and lawyers Goa has produced in the present generation, some of whom are even working in Dubai in well-established hospitals.
We have among us Goans who are also working as security guards, clerks, those working in the hotel industry, in supermarkets, as loaders at airports, systems engineers and computer technicians.
We also have mechanics and tool-pushers working on rigs. And we also have home-makers who spent their precious time to work for the cause of Goa and Goans.
Finally, we have all the Goans in Goa who are our spearheads in our struggle against the corrupt, illiterate and goondas who rule Goa. Least I forget, we have even a few priests who are working for our cause. (Fathers, I bow to you’ll for despite pressure from your superiors, you’ll are still with us).
Now many of you will say, why Niz Goenkar was formed and what would be its political role in the future of Goa.
Niz Goenkar was formed with the agenda: Goa for Goans and Special Status for Goa where no non-Goan would be allowed to own property and conduct businesses.
I don’t want to go through the basics of how Goa is being destroyed, looted and raped by non-Goans, for a price, in connivance with our so called Goan leaders. Our so-called Goan leaders will even sell their wives and daughters for a right price to these non-Goans. You all know it and I don’t have to extrapolate on it.
The destruction of Goa and the marginalisation of Goans started right from ‘liberation’ of Goa in 1961. From 1961 to 1965 about 50,000 well-educated Goans left Goa in disgust because they were treated like second-class citizens by the Indian military administration in Goa.
A party called the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party was formed solely for the purpose of merging Goa with Maharashtra and so as to change forever the culture, heritage and demography of Goa.
The MGP never worked for the welfare of Goans and it was during the rule of the MGP that the first influx of non-Goans came to Goa. The non-Goans were brought in the thousands as teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers and office workers. The historic opinion poll saved Goa, but did not save Goa from the influx of non-Goans into Goa. As per the latest census, 35 per cent of Goa’s population comprise non-Goans.
The Congress party which is still in power in Goa too has never worked for the welfare of Goa. That is because the High Command which is in Delhi decides what is good and bad for Goa.
If the High Command tells our illiterate Congress politicians to stand, they stand, if they tell them to sit, they sit. No wonder, you will now see most of the construction firms that are building huge projects are owned by scions of Congress leaders from North India. Even a Haryana chief minister’s son has built a farmhouse in Goa.
I don’t want to go into the BJP much because the BJP is termed as a communal party due to its ideology, and they too have to consult their High Command in Delhi and Nagpur for taking decisions about Goa.
It is precisely because of all the above reasons, Goa needs Niz Goenkars. Goa needs Niz Goenkars to protect and save Goa from being robbed, looted, raped and Goans being forced out of their houses by non-Goans.
We need need Niz Goenkar to stop the corruption which has permeated even to the grass-roots level right to the villages.
We need Niz Goenkars because we need to protect our unique culture, heritage and language.
We need Niz Goenkar because we need to protect our identity as Goans.
We need Niz Goenkar because we need to preserve our Goan secularism which embraces all Goan Hindus, Christians and Muslims as one part of the same family.
We need your support and I am pretty sure you are all with us. Our struggle will be long. We may not be able to achieve our goal in a year, two or three. It is easy to win small battles, but to win a war one requires a long-term-strategy.
We are working on our long-term strategy and we have full faith in all our Goan brothers and sisters who will turn themselves into the soldiers of our movement. Convey the message of Niz Goenkar to one and all. Be a Niz Goenkar and together we will march ahead to a new and prosperous Goa, a Goa free from all evils of corruption and mismanagement. Hail the Goan revolutionaries.
Viva Goa, Viva Niz Goenkar, Goa for Goans.


dlp said...

Bebdo... Very good aims and objectives. Excellent planning and strategy. I hope all tru Goans who care about our beautiful and beloved Goa will join Niz Goenkar in thousands and strengthen the solidarity of Goans.

diogofichardo said...

Goans all over the world need to focus on being united and be Niz goenkars. Solidarity is priceless keep intact.

Da Silva said...

At last we realized that with our crab mentality, third party took our advantage. Now, under the banner of Niz Goenkar we should all come together and rescue Goa from these greedy Hyenas elected by Parasites called vote banks. Lets us all wake up and sharpen our minds and drive these animals into the wilderness of no return. Amen.

franco said...

Thanks for the founder members of Niz Goenkar for the opportunity given to all Goan people to vouch our solidarity for our motherland. Keep up the team spirit burning within you all and do not slumber at any time. Thanks Bebdo for bringing the organization of Niz Goenkar to our notice. We are just a small mole in front of these mighty elephants. On yesterday’s herald I also read with interest the write-up brought by Vanita Coelho about the mighty Goan warriors of GBA who fought the gravest of battle against the toughest of foes against corruption at Azad Maiden recently. Yes we should also not forget these mighty Goans comprising of neighbourhood aunties, the old uncles down the roads, mothers and fathers, middle class men, clerks, housewifes etc., who are the real aam admi led by Claude Alvares.

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