We at TGF have joined with Rene Barreto
and his World Goa Day group, this time to celebrate the 250th
birth Anniversary of the father of hypnotism - Abade Faria.
There is NO better theme to celebrate World Goa day 2006 than
this landmark anniversary of our own Goan Abade Faria.
TGF invites ALL Goans and Goan
Associations all over the world to join the World Goa Day team
and honour Abade Faria, and in return our own rich Goan
heritage. If you submit details of your activities to TGF at
or firstname.lastname@example.org , we'd be happy to place those details
(albeit in a reformatted form) on this website.
following excerpted e-note from stalwart Goan Jorge de Abreu
Noronha of Oeiras, Portugal is self explanatory.
May 27, 2006
Jorge de Abreu Noronha 5/27/06
It gives me
great pleasure to let you know that "CTT - Correios de Portugal"
is going to put into circulation on the 31st of this month,
250th birth anniversary of Abbe Faria, a postcard ("inteiro
postal") depicting the Abbe's statue in Panjim, and that on that
very day one will be able to obtain, at their Philatelic
Department, a commemorative stamp.
I understand that, for the purpose, high resolution photographs
of the said monument in Panjim were supplied by Cecil Pinto and
Isabel Santa Rita Vaz.
I am attaching JPGs of both the postcard and the commemorative
Regards to all. - Jorge
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