Sonia Gandhi walks into a private museum in Goa, leaves staff dumb-struck

Gandhi walked into Goa Chitra, in South Goa's Benaulim village, about 40-km from Panaji, last evening at around 4 PM and spent around 40 minutes there.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published:November 15, 2016 10:14 pm
congress, sonia gandhi, sonia gandhi goa, sonia gandhi goa museum, sonia, sonia gandhi congress, sonia congress, indian express, india news An ethnography museum in South Goa had a surprise visitor, when Congress president Sonia Gandhi walked-in without much security and prior information.

An ethnography museum in South Goa had a surprise visitor, when Congress president Sonia Gandhi walked-in without much security and prior information. Gandhi walked into Goa Chitra, in South Goa’s Benaulim village, about 40-km from Panaji, last evening at around 4 PM and spent around 40 minutes there, founder of the museum, Victor Hugo Gomes said. She was on a private visit to Goa.

“Yesterday morning, security staff of a starred hotel came to purchase the entry tickets and said that some special guest is going to visit. They never told that she is going to come,” he told PTI on Tuesday.

Gomes said she was taken around by a guide who explained to her about various artifacts put up on display at the museum.

“She took interest in all the artifacts and was there for around 40 minutes. She saw the entire place and also inquired whether this is government or private initiative,” he said.

Gomes said that there was no “VVIP fanfare” around her during her visit.

“That is the kind of respect a cultural centre should get,” he added.

A restorer by profession, Gomes, said during recently held BRICS several heads of the State came to the Benaulim village (which hosted the event) but none visited the museum.

“I am very happy that Sonia Gandhi showed interest in such cultural centre,” he said, recalling how former Union minister Kumari Selja too had paid the visit to the museum in the past without airing about her VVIP status.

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    Leo Fernandes
    Nov 16, 2016 at 4:11 am
    Please print Sports LIVE Tv channels program daily on your esteemed Indian Expresslt;br/gt;Newspaper which I am addicted since 1950.
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    Sunil Gautam
    Nov 16, 2016 at 2:32 am
    So she found a new way to convert her black money. Why did she enquire about private or government ? Becauae she wanted to avoid govt agencies. Alert....
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    Guest
    Nov 15, 2016 at 8:41 pm
    Careful with the artifacts, it's Sonia the megician, the artifacts might disappear in to thin air of Italy
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    Sujatha
    Nov 16, 2016 at 7:49 am
    She would have only to see what can be stolen
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    ankit
    Nov 21, 2016 at 1:12 am
    Even your modi has no guts to file a single case against her.
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    vin
    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:32 am
    U got it. She will send the precious previous ones to Italy. This barmaid has more than 50 billion dollars (3 Lakh Crores ) stolen from India.
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