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The Met department has predicted heavy rains in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Madhya Pradesh, and Goa in the next couple of days. The state administration in Maharashtra is therefore taking all precautions to avoid a flood-like situation in the state.youtube.com The concerned district administration authorities across the state have been directed to take stock of their respective areas. Warnings have been issued to the fishermen in Mumbai and other coastal areas, and the district administration is issuing warnings to people living in low-lying areas along the coast.youtube.com Despite a slow start, Mumbai has already received above-average rainfall this season, and most of the city and its suburbs have continued to receive frequent spells of rain through this month. Meanwhile, according to the Indian Metrological Department, heavy rainfall is expected in Maharashtra as the southwest monsoon remains vigorous over the West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha region. The Mumbai-Surat belt is likely to receive heavy rainfall as the monsoon winds are being pulled in by a well-marked low-pressure area over interior Orissa and Vidarbha.


The Royal Chapel of St. Anthony, built during the 17th century is located towards the west of St Augustine and is dedicated to the national St of Portugal. In close proximity to the Basilica of Born Jesus is the Holy Hill and situated there is the beautiful Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary. On the way to this church is the Church and Convent of St. Monica, a beautiful three-storeyed, laterite building. Approximately 2 kilometres from the main town is the Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, situated on top of a hill and offering panoramic views. Panjim has an Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery, which has been functional since the year 1964.The museum is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and was originally a convent of St. Francis of Assisi.


The museum and gallery houses portraits, coins, rupees and sculptures from the Portuguese and late medieval era. It also houses bronze and wooden sculptures. The other museum known as the Archives Museum Goa, in Panaji is located near the Ourem creek and has a huge collection of artefacts. There are also a number of temples in Panaji, the most important of them being Sri Mahalakshmi Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Mahalakshmi the most important deity in Panaji. There are many tourist destinations in close proximity to Panaji. Dona Paula, which can easily be reached by taxis, motorcycle taxis or hired motorbikes is a place where the two rivers of Goa fall into the Arabian Sea. This place also offers a great view of the Marmagao Harbour. Fort Aguada was built in the year 1612 by the Portuguese and it is still in a good condition.


Situated opposite to this fort on the south side of river Mandovi is the Cabo Palace built in the year 1540. This palace was home to Franciscan monastery. There are a few lakes near Panaji, such as the Corambolin Lake near Old Goa, which is covered with lilies and Mayem Lake situated in middle of lush green hills, approximately 35 kilometres from Panjim. Another water body near Panjim is Kesarval springs, situated 22 kilometres from the main town. The spring is also known to have medicinal properties. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, situated towards north of Panaji is a lush green forest spread over 240 square kilometres, rich in wildlife. Apart from these main attractions, one can always take a stroll across the Fontainhas and Sao Tome, which houses the old houses and narrow lanes filled with charming taverns and cafes. Or one can explore the islands across the river in a ferry. There are cruises available to explore the river, on yachts with casinos in it. Or just laze around in one of the many restaurants and cafes. Panjim has these charming heritage hotels, such as Panjim Inn and Panjim Peoples.


This is among the ideal adventure sports that can be done on the Goa seacoast. In this sport an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installed on a body of water. Waterskiing in Goa is the best way to enjoy the beauty of rising and falling waves. The skiing over an azure sea against the sea thrust thrills and excites tourists simultaneously. The best beaches for Goa waterskiing areMobor, Rajbaga, Arossim, Candolim and Calanguate. It is other most preferred Goa Adventure Sports which give an opportunity to closely encounter the under water marine life of Arabian Sea. Underwater visibility in Goa ranges between 2 and 20 meters which give a chance to witness the serene and scenic underwater world.


The charm and fascination of swimming with water species summons scores of tourists to enjoy this spectacular water sports. Some of the marine species which you can be spotted during Snorkeling and Scuba-Diving are goat fish, bat fish, blennies, barracuda, tuna, damsels and surgeon fish. The popular destinations for Snorkeling and Scuba-Diving in Goa are Grand Island, Davy Jones Locker, Umma Gumma Reef, Suzy's Wreck, Bounty Bay and Shelter Cove. This is other most thrilling adventure Sports in Goa which give tourists an experience of flying bird and enjoying bird's-eye view of clear blue-sky above, unending stretch of blue sea and wide expanse of sandy beaches below. This recreational activity is also known as parascending. In this sport person is hooked behind a high speedboat which is attached to a specially designed parachute known as a para sail. The boat then drives off lifting the person above a ground up to restricted height. Some of the most sought after para sailing beaches in Goa are Condolim, Baga, Dona Paula, Anjuna and Majorda. Adventure Sports in Goa are the most popular features of Goa Tourism which multiplies the joy and fun of visitors during their Goa Tour. Some of the other known Goa water sports are Jet-Skiing, Speedboat Rides, Windsurfing, Catamaran Sailing, Banana, Bump & Ringo Rides, Knee and Wake-Boarding.


We are trying to gather consensus on the most suitable candidates for the CM posts in UP and Uttarakhand,' Nadda told reporters. The BJP board also appointed Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and BJP leader Saroj Pandey as observers for Uttarakhand to get local party MLAs' feedback on best possible candidates for CM post. Nadda added that the process of response gathering will start in the states after Holi and will be over in the next couple of days. He also said Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who was the central observer for Goa, is already on the job in the state towards BJP's government formation.


When the BJP takes power in these four states, it will have its governments in 16 states. The party is already preparing for polls in Gujarat and Karnataka and is looking to stamp its footprints in other states so it can go into the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a near-complete saffron map of the country. The BJP parliamentary board gave Shah full authority to select CM nominees for the four states based on the feedback he receives from the state observers. Modi said, 'I am seeing a new India, the India of the dreams of the youth. A new India that fulfills the aspirations of our women.


A new India that is about opportunities for the poor'.youtube.com The party's highest consultative panel represented by its top leadership also thanked citizens for the stunning victories in UP and Uttarakhand, and supporting them in other states. Thousands gathered at the BJP's Ashoka Road headquarters on Sunday for the biggest road show since the momentous 2014 general elections victory. Should the QUEEN apologise for the Amritsar Massacre? Share 'I am seeing a new India, the India of the dreams of the youth. A new India that fulfills the aspirations of our women. A new India that is about opportunities for the poor,' he said.youtube.com Party sources said about 10,000 people had thronged the venue through the day. A multi-layer security cover was put in place in the area with hundreds of personnel of Delhi Police, CISF and BSF as well as NSG commandos deployed. The PM lauded Shah, the party's central and state leadership, and workers for the BJP's presence in every geographical area of the country. As fruits grow on a tree, no matter how big it is, it starts bending,' he said.


Warm, inviting and sensuous is what tourists say about Goa Beaches. It is the most famous attractions of Goa Tourism which is famous for the juxtaposed beauty of azure sea, slivery sand and glistering sun. Tourists from world overcome to Goa to let loose themselves in the beauty of white sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine oceans and mesmerizing waterways.youtube.com Dive into the azure sea; swim with marine species or just reveal the incredible beauty of the sapphire sea which makes Goa the Shore Capital of India. Red laterite cliffs, white sands and azure sea are the elemental features which make this beach a beautiful place to spend a memorable holiday. The speckled beauty of this beach suits the temperament of all tourists.


The waves are calm which make it an ideal place to enjoy the foaming sea up to maximum level. This beach is also famous for its full moon parties which are organized during full moon night. These parties are conducted on the beachside with the sea and star-studded in its background. These parties are accompanied by scrumptious Goan cuisine, high volume music, drinks, dances and stage shows which heightens the ecstasy of tourists who are part of these grand celebrations. This is one of the most happening and busiest beaches of Goa where tourists come to enjoy scenic locations and water sports activities. Incredible surroundings make this beach a destination to enjoy pleasant holiday in serene and scenic ambiances. Tourists who come to Dona Paula get captivated by the assorted beauty of swaying palm tress hemmed the slivery sand and blue sea.


And the engrossing beauty this beach is also renowned for several water sports activities such as windsurfing, water-skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, water scooting, kayaking, scuba diving and more. This is one of the most happening beaches of Goawhich is also known as the Queen of Beaches. It is a 4 mile long beach located between the Baga and the Candolim beach. This is the best place of Goa tourism because of water sports activities, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment. It is one of the most sought after destinations for tourists who want to expose themselves to fun, thrill and excitement of Goa. Goa beaches are the foremost attractions of Goa tourism which is famous round the world for natural and cultural beauty. Tourists from round the world come here to enjoy the composed beauty of sea, sun and sand. Some of the other most famous beaches of Goa are Bambolim, Arambol, Vagator, Benaulim, Palolem and Agonda.


So Priyanka Chopra is finally here, to represent Assam and all of us in the Awesome Assam campaign. Being the ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ country, we welcome her back with both arms wide open to this part of the country, and now that she’s here, let me set some ideas right. The idea is that every brand endorser has a purpose as to why an endorsement is done. Brand endorsement is one of the later stages of branding. For the launch of a new product or even the repackaging of old products with a new look, the product has to be in good shape; that is the basic of advertising. Quality control for a product is more important than picking out a brand ambassador which in this case is the ‘state’ of Assam and its potential for tourism.


"If I visit Assam, and do not enjoy the place, I will go back and tell everyone that Assam is not worth your time. This information will spread like a plague among my friends, family, social media, tripadvisor and despite the fantastic campaign done by Priyanka, it will all fall flat. There are bad rooms and lack of hotels. Apart from the Kaziranga Safari in the morning, we had nothing to do in the evening." - An honest confession at a social gathering. So going by this, there is a lot of infrastructure upliftment that needs to be done by which I get to my first point, the ‘product’ (Assam) has to be ready. Secondly, there is the need for a good team. A good product needs a good sales team who can actually talk about their product, which again is not within us.


The third stage is the advertising and the communication that needs to be put in place. The campaign has to tell the story in a convincing and refreshing manner so that the world feels, "Yes, Assam is the place to explore! ’ This can be told by a brand ambassador, not necessarily a Priyanka sort of celebrity. The brand ambassador has to reflect some sort of connection with the place so that there is a ‘buy in’ factor. A classic failure would be the use of Pierce Brosnan for the Pan Bahar campaign. The campaign failed because there was no ‘connect.’ We questioned why someone like Pierce Brosnan would consume Pan Bahar, a pan masala product.


He is only a paid ambassador to that and the case is similar with Priyanka Chopra who is not just a Bollywood celebrity, but is a global figure now with her UNICEF engagement, Quantico and Baywatch in the making. You know, if she says, "Come to Assam or Visit Assam’, there is no ‘connect.’ She can never build the connection. Why would someone believe her? There has to be a relevance to the appointment is what I’m saying. She is a global icon, extremely popular, intelligent and has a ridiculous spread of fans across the globe and Assam has none of these! In terms of utilization of funds, the amount of funds we would spend on Priyanka could actually be used for creative advertisements, which does not require a brand endorser or a celebrity, for example Kerala Tourism’s - God’s Own Country.


The advertisement and the idea behind it were honest and thus it has been one of the most successful campaigns. Advertising has to be honest; you cannot sell a bad product. In fact, ‘we’ cannot sell a bad product because we are the people who will actually sell tourism. Regardless of how happening and exotic Piggychops will make Assam sound, we will never be able to relate to it because know what Assam is and it’s got a long way to go before being Awesome. The autowalas, rickshaw-walas, shopkeepers and hoteliers need to have more professional and should meet global expectations when they have a global ambassador.


They have to be more professionally trained for their conduct with tourists.youtube.com There has to be conviction among the people of Assam that yes, we will make this place better and truly Awesome. I heard that we are spending around Rs. 3 Cr for her engagement across different segments (TV advertising, hoardings and others); a hefty amount for a whole lot of nothing. The fourth point being a little subjective, in hindsight, I think that it is a bad decision for Priyanka Chopra personally to accept this offer. While PC has been all over the radar with her career and ambitions and for her a commercial venture should be purely commercial, her decision needed better judgement.