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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Niz Goemcar - Faria

EUROPEAN HONOUR FOR ABBE FARIA ON 250TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Commemorative postcard to be released:

World famous hypnotist, priest and revolutionary, Abbe Faria will be the first Goan to be honoured by a member of the European Union with a commemorative postcard on the occasion of his 250th birth anniversary on May 31, 2006. This rare distinction is only the second of its type accorded to any Goan after Portugal commemorated Blessed Joseph Vaz with a postal stamp on the occasion of his 300th birth anniversary. A petition signed by nearly 300 signatories from India and abroad for the issue of a commemorative postal stamp to mark Abbe Faria's 250th birth anniversary was submitted to the postal authorities of several countries. Though the petition reached the Stamp Advisory Committee of one of the European countries after the deadline for submission of proposals, the committee was polite enough to assure the release of a commemorative postcard with a facsimile of a stamp, according to US-based Goan artist, Dom Martin.

(Paul Fernandes, GT)

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