Goan Women do not wear bikinis on the beaches and local Goans don’t get drunk on the roads. It is the tourists who come to Goa to have fun and subsequently gets involved in such activities. According to the Chief Minister of Goa it is the misconception of the tourists that spoils the name of Goa.
According to the news published by PTI, the tourists from various countries come to Goa to spend their quality time in the relaxed atmosphere of this exotic beach destination. But they carry the negative image of Goa due to their own misconception about the local Goans. It is not correct on their part and the Goans cannot be blamed for their “misconceptions” claimed the Parsekar. “According to me, “The women seen in Bikinis on the beaches of Goa are not Goan residents, they all are outsiders who have come to enjoy their vacation in Goa,” he said.
[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] The bikini issue was earlier taken up by another minister in Goa that went up to banning the bikinis in the state. But subsequently, the same minister demanded the separate beach for bikini. Goa has always been in the limelight due to its western culture influence. But our CM does not believe in the same. According to him, Goan girls do not wear bikinis. “You would see the people in short dresses but they are foreigners. The people you see around wearing the bikinis or wearing some objectionable dresses are not the Goans. They are tourists,” said Parsekar.
Parsekar was countering to the statement of deputy CM of Panjab Sukhbir Singh Badal in which he said that ‘Goa is a cool place for the drugs and one would get drugs easily in Goa’, According to Parsekar, the government is very much concerned about the drugs issue in the coastal belts of Goa. “The issue here is the image of Goa being projected in very different angle by the people. Some think that Goans start drinking in the morning and continues to drink till they go to the bed, which is not correct. It is just a rumor,” he said.
“Another misconception is that ladies go around in skimpy dresses in the state and that on beaches without the clothes which are not correct,” said Parsekar. According to the CM, it is the similar case with the person like Badal who assumes that the drugs are available openly in Goa’s coastal area. “I am ready to host him (Badal) in Goa. I will ask him to take his own time and go to the beaches and get the real picture of Goa. The image of Goa is different in reality and not what Badal thinks,” he said.
According to our honorable CM, Goa is the most cultured state in India with people living in religious harmony. “Goa is the safest place and that is why you find a single girl riding a scooter in any isolated lane in the state even at late night,” he claimed. Meanwhile chief minister agreed to the existence of the garbage issue in the state, but he rubbished the claims of water pollution in Goa. “You visit any beach in Goa. You will find no pollution of water anywhere. But due to a large number of tourist in the state the garbage problems exist,” he again put the credits of garbage on the tourists. According to Parsekar, around 50 thousand people arrive daily at the stat’s lone Dabolim airport.
Goa has always been on the map as the pearl of the east. Drinking and merrymaking have been the part of the description of Goa in various magazines national and international. Goa is portrayed this way in most of the renowned as well as small time travel magazines. The movies too, create the similar image of Goa. It is the promotion of Goa to some extent which led in creating this image of Goa. The CM is correct on his part, but one has to agree that there are some exceptional cases that become the headlines sometimes. You have full liberty to leave your comments and suggestions on this issue.
Source: PTI [/su_expand]