This is perhaps the another matter of price for Goans as the Goan born Sayonara Luxton has become the mayor of UK Royal Borough before her another Goan has become the prime minister of Portugal. The issue of dual nationality is already creating the huge controversy and these appointments make it clearer as how much of Goan origin people are penetrated in the European countries. Read the complete report here.
According to the news published by the Indian news agency PTI, the Goa-born Sayonara Luxton has taken over charges of the Mayor of Royal cities of Windsor and Maidenhead in southeast England. The newly appointed mayor of Royal Borough is in her 60s claimed the report.
According to the reports, Councilor Luxton was serving the city as the deputy Mayor for the past one year before getting appointed as the mayor of the city and she took over from the former mayor Councilor Dee Quick, claimed the report.
“When I left Goa 40 years ago, I could not in my wildest dreams have dreamt that I could hold such a high office. I mean look at me, the mayoral robe was not designed for my stature, but I promise you that I hold the heart and soul and I will give everything,” Luxton said, pointing to her petite frame. “I will be working on a special project in Her Majesty’s honor and further details will be released soon,” she added.
The Conservative party mayor’s chosen charity will be The Household Cavalry and also actively supports the War Horse Memorial, which will be erected in Ascot and will commemorate the 1 million horses that lost their lives during World War I.
According to the reports, Ms. Luxton moved from Goa to Dubai when she was just 21 years old to join the other members of her family already settled there. She had a very successful career in the Airbus industry before moving into the politics. She is in her third term as Sunningdale Councillor Claims the report.
This is the second Goan born who has achieved such a high honor that too in one of the European countries the first one is Mr. Antonio Costa who took over as the Prime Minister of Portugal.