- Honorable CM of Goa.
- Shir Laxmikant Parsekar
Neglect of Pre-Portuguese heritage site in Goa:
This has reference to the Israeli-Goan Roundtable on 30th of January 2014 at Kala Academy, with the honorable Deputy CM of Goa, Mr. Francis De Souza as the Guest of Honor. The Deputy CM addressed the gathering, proposing that Goa must learn from the state of Israel in how to develop heritage tourism.
Kindly examine the attached report, which highlights what appears to be a regrettable neglect of the Curca spring, a pre-Portuguese area heritage site in Goa.
Kindly also examine this interpretation of this heritage site, that might be a Jewish settlement in the Gopakapattana basin.
Kindly secure this heritage site with immediate effect, to prevent further damage to the concerned structures.
Goa, 13th of March 2015.
Mr. Ivar Fjeld
Representative of Judeo-Christian Heritage of West Coast of India, Trust.
(end of letter).
Why is the Curca Spring an interesting site, linked to the life and legacy of the Jews of Goa?
- It located in an area where there are claims of Jewish structures and settlements.
- Its abandoned.
- No faith comunity claims this land.
- No excavations have been done.
- It has a panoramic view of the ancient port of “Sindabur”.
- No one can explain who built it.
Download the Curca Spring report (PDF-file), sendt to the former CM of Goa, present Defence Minister of India, Shri Manohar Parrikar. curca-report