Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Village Road Safety Literacy Film for the Village of Nuvem

Village Road Safety Literacy Film for the Village of Nuvem in Goa-(10 minutes)
captures the importance of the village of Nuvem and how the traffic along the Highway 17 has threatened the local citizens.

The film shows the violations being committed and how the concerned stakeholders suggest safety measures.

This is one of the films are screened at several seminars and training sessions on road safety held by IRTE or other organisations. Copies of these IRTE films are available to interested organisations or individuals at a price.

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(Archived record by Gaspar Almeida,



NUVEM-KUWAIT PARISHIONERS announce the lucky winners of their MDP-2002 Festival Raffle bonanza. The Draw was held at Caesar's Restaurant.

The following are the winners:
1st prize Refrigerator went to Mr. Elias Luis, Ticket No. 002 from List No. D-4;
2nd prize Cooking Range went to Ms Nisha Baby Azavedo, Ticket No. 015, List No. H-2; 3rd prize Washing Machine went to Mathew Soares, Ticket No. 018, List No. 0-2.
The consolotation prizes went to ticket Nos. 014, 012, 022, 010 & 001 of List Nos. G-5, M-1, H-5, B-6, H-4 respectively.

NKP thank all who participated in this Raffle Festival and regret delay in announcing the results.

(November 10, 2002)

Source: Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter



This year one of the village based Goan organizations in Kuwait “Nuvem
Kuwait Parishioners” is celebrating its Silver Jubilee. Twenty Five Years
back it was formed in Kuwait by a few of the enthusiastic Nuvemkars.
Originally when it was formed it was named as “Nuvem Villagers in Kuwait”
and under this name it functioned for 6 years and thereafter it was changed
to the present name “Nuvem Kuwait Parishioners”. Though initially it was
started with handful of villagers but currently it boasts of having over 100
members who are all involved in the promotion of this organization.

The motto of this association is to bring every member of Nuvem closer to one
another for the benefit of every member and also for the benefit of their
village Nuvem in Goa. No doubt this organization feels to do lot of
activities yet little funds they have at their disposal is not sufficient
enough to move at a faster and greater pace. Yet within its capacity it
lends financial assistance to any of its needy members or for any needy
cause back home in Goa.

For example, back home, NKP have donated Benches for the Holy Family Church (Kuwait City)in 1986, financial assistance to organize Inter Village Volleyball Tournament at Church Ground in Nuvem in 1988, Mutual Financial support Rs. 50,000/- towards an Operation Request for Sickness Appeal, organized for Nuvemkars an Emergency travel Schedule to travel in Unity at the time of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, financial assistance for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help them to help the needy, donation of a Computer for the Parochial House of Nuvem Church Administration.
Besides, NKP has done lot of good deeds which they will continue doing of
course with the help of each and every member of Nuvem Village in Kuwait.

To mark the Silver Jubilee, offering of Thanksgiving Holy Mass will be held
at the Holy Family Cathedral in Kuwait City on 07.04 at 4.30 p.m. and
thereafter a get to gather will be held at the popular Village In Restaurant
7.00 p.m.

The committee consists of the following members:
1. ConceicaoTeotonio Gomes - President
2. Roque Fernandes - V. President
3. Lino Gabriel Fernandes - Gen. Secretary
4. Santano Fernandes - Dy. Gen. Secretary
5. Agusto C. Fernandes - Treasurer

The following are Active Members:
Ivan Gomes
Roque De Costa
Agnelo Borges
Frank Vaz
Alvaro Dias
Raphael Gomes

On behalf of myself and all the all wishers of Nuvemkars I wish Nuvem Kuwait
Parishioners all the best on their Silver Jubilee Celebration and hope they
will complete many more years not only to serve Nuvemkars but also to serve
all the Goyenkars who are doing good work for the cause of Goa. It is very
nice to see them together united for the last 25 years.

A. Veronica Fernandes,


Musician Norman Cardozo Felicitated in Kuwait

Nuvem-Kuwait Parishioners felicitated the well-known
musician Norman Cardozo

Exclusive Interview
Nuvem-Kuwait Parishioners (NKP) felicitated the
well-known musician Norman Cardozo from Murda Grande,
Nuvem - Salcete Goa for his outstanding achievements
in music on Monday, 19th September 2005.

Before landing in Kuwait to play in Comedian Philip’s
musical show ‘Tum Vhoir Aum Sokol’, he has played in
London for "Lorna". "Prince Jacob" and other Goan
artistes and mesmerized the audience with his solo

Lino Gabriel Fernandes, NKP Secretary honoured the
proud son of the soil with a memento and on behalf of
Nuvem Parishioner in Kuwait, Master Manfred Fernandes,
son of Agusto (NKP treasurer) felicitated the musician
with a Gold Pendant.

While the reception was on a prominent writer

telephonic interview with Norman Cardoz.

Lino B. Dourado: I had a great opportunity to see you
live on stage in Kuwait at Hawally A/C Auditorium for
Comedian Philip’s musical show ‘Tum Vhoir Aum Sokol’
on 16th Sept. 2005. After a long break Tiatr lovers in
Kuwait enjoyed your combination with Kuwait based
musicians. What do you think about this?

Norman Cardoz: Every show I’ve played with has a
different way of performing and in order to be a
sensitive accompanist, I have to orient myself to that
person’s frame of mind and suit my music to their
music. I would like to thank Shahu, Adrian and their
music troupe for their best support. That is the
reason ‘Tum Vhoir Aum Sokol’ was an instant hit show.

Lino B. Dourado: Before coming to Kuwait I understand
that you provided music for some Konkani shows and
tiatrs in Europe. Also what difference to you find
between the audience back home and in foreign

Norman Cardoz: In Goa I play almost every alternate
day in tiatr, wedding reception, beat shows, etc. I
meet Goan audience very often. No doubt I received
respect and appreciation all over Goa. After the end
of the shows normally the people are in a hurry to go
home and we musicians are busy packing our
instruments. Whereas in foreign countries like Canada,
UK, Portugal, Kuwait and etc., a gullible audience
encircle you to get a handshake and sign a few
autographs from the artistes. It stunned me that these
lovely people stood for hours to get autographs. Life
is inspiration. You feel honoured. You feel like you
have achived your aim.

Lino B. Dourado: You are well-known in Goan music
world as a best solo artist. How long have you been
playing now in tiatr fraternity?

Norman Cardoz: To establish a strong identity for
myself, first of all I have to do my homework well. I
want to be as good as I can be and to do as much hard
work as possible. This is a constant challenge. In the
beginning I used to play the guitar in tiatr. In 2001
I started on keyboard. I wanted to be my own so I
started ‘one man band.’ Ultimately, I received
appreciation from different corners and in 2002
versatile actor, singer, director-producer Jose Rod
invited me to play in his new drama ‘Devan Dilem
Denvcharan Velem’ in Kuwait. That was my first one man
performance in a foreign country.

Lino B. Dourado: So this is your second time in

Norman Cardoz: Yes.

Lino B. Dourado: Have you won any awards? When and

Norman Cardoz: As a best musician I have won the
prestigious 2002 ‘Gulab Award’ for Mario Meneze’s
drama “Mhoji Maim Mhoji Dusman”. This award I shared
with most senior music director Diniz.

Lino B. Dourado: What have you to say regarding the
Parishioners of Nuvem in Kuwait?

Norman Cardoz: While receiving the Nuvem-Kuwait
Parishioners’ memento from the hands of Secretary Lino
Gabriel Fernandes, I was overwhelmed and tears rolled
down because of the kind love and honour that was
bestowed upon me by the villagers. It feels so good to
get recognition for my work. I am greatful not only to
those who are present for the reception but all those
ganv-bhav who remember me in a one way or the other.
I will never forget this moment. I thank the
organizers for a wonderful evening.

Lino B. Dourado: What is your message to Goans in

Norman Cardoz: Together work for the betterment of
the Goan community. Encourage the youngsters in music
and theatrical arts. I hope to see more Goans into
such creativeness and music. Thank you Lino Bab.


Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter (since 1994)

(Special thanks to Lino B. Dourado & Lino G. Fernandes)

- Forwarded by

Nuvem-Kuwait Parishioners congratulate Norman Cardozo

We, the Nuvem Parishioners in Kuwait, heartily congratulate our dear friend,
Mr. Norman Cardozo, from our village, Nuvem, Salcette, Goa - one of the finest musician, who participated in the "Mandd Sobhann" along with 'Kepemchim Kirnnam; folklore troupe, to take "Konkani to the Guinnees Book of World Records" in the new 40 hours Konkani Singing Marathon Record, held at Mangalore, Karnataka.

We are also proud of Elvis Goes and Chari's Group 'Goy Poorna' who had the Konkani Flag stands high on Golbal scene.

Our best wishes to all the other participants who specially travelled from Goa and other parts of India and elsewhere for this historic event. Also we are grateful to the excellent coverage provided by, Gomantak Times, Goa-related mailing lists including Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter and the media.

Lino G. Fernandes
Secretary - Nuvem-Kuwait Parishioners (NKP)


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