|Note from the Convenor|
It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launching of ISC - Goan Wing in Oman. We have succeeded in registering the Goan Wing with the cooperation of the Hon. Chairman ISC, Dr. Sathish Nambiar, the Goan Community of Oman (GCO) founder members Dr. Mario de Souza, Mr. Flynn de Lima, Mr. Baltazar Fernandes and Mr. Alan D’Costa, and our GCO executive committee members who have always been very supportive. Thank you all, for your continuous backing and assistance.
The ISC Goan Wing is an identity to all Goans in Oman to enjoy social, cultural and sporting activities and to be part of the bigger Indian community in Oman. This is a platform to collectively help our fellow Goans in times of need, assist all Indians in times of calamity, strengthen our efforts for the long needed direct Muscat-Goa flight, take part in the different ISC activities, and find solutions to the general issues and problems faced by the Goan community in Oman. We can bring Goa to Oman and showcase our Goan culture to this part of the world, for we now have an official avenue to organize activities like our famous carnival, tiatr, musical shows, exhibitions and other events which are popular in Goa.
The Goan Wing committee members are presently very active members in the GCO and they have the experience in organizing events and community activities. I have confidence that these members, other Goans in Oman, and especially the Goan Youth will extend their cooperation and develop the Goan Wing into a forum all of us will feel proud of.
This is your Goan Wing under the Indian Social Club. I call on you to patronize it, play an active role in propagating Goa’s rich cultural heritage, and share our traditions and values with Oman and the rest of the world. I wish all Goans in Oman the very best!