Evils of Colonialism conference in Goa

Panaji(Goa): The representatives from former colonies in Asia and Africa will be descending on in Goa in February next year to participate in a conference on the `Evils of Colonialism`, Goa NRI Commissioner Eduardo Faleiro said today.

Faleiro told reporters that the conference would be held on February 23-24, 2012 as part of a function to commemorate Golden Jubilee of Goa`s liberation from the 450-year-long Portuguese rule.

"Leaders of several former colonies in Asia and Africa will participate in the conference," the NRI commissioner said, adding the congregation will focus on the evils of colonialism and the challenges being faced by those countries who are on their way to national renaissance. Faleiro said the delegates will identify commonalities in the colonial and post-colonial experience.

The conference is jointly organised by Goa NRI Commissionerate and the Indian Council of World Affairs. The representatives from countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and others from Asia, Africa and Latin American region would be participating in the event, he said. The conference will also honour Goan freedom fighters who fought for liberation of colonies world-over, Faleiro added.