Panaji: 21st Aug 2019 :::: Singer-Tiatrist Joaquim Mariano D’Souza, who is a drummer, song-writer and tiatrist, a singer and a musician in his own right and has released music albums and acted in Tv serials, films and Konkani plays will be honoured by the Goa People’s Front (GPF) as the Enterprising Goan of the Year at the Art, Culture, Music and Fashion event – Festival de Goa, to be held in October-November 2019.
Joaquim who is currently working on a music album and wants to promote music among youth, was seen in a weekend show, which was part of Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss on the Colors channel.
According to a media release by the GPF, D’souza is also a well-known builder and developer with his firm Joma Builders having successfully completed several projects in North Goa, a restaurateur and hotelier who owns restaurants and hotels in the State.
The Parra-born Joaquim Mariano D’Souza, who wears many hats is always looking for something new to dabble in. His restaurant on the Mapusa-Calangute road JOMA’S – a multi-cuisine restaurant with a variety of Goan and Indian dishes will be opened for the new season by the end of August 2019.
Dsouza is very unassuming and down-to-earth. He is a philanthropist and loves to go out of his way to help people. But his love for his beloved Goem is paramount. He speaks passionately about how the State is going down-hill. How employment has become a curse. How Goan youth are going astray because of drugs. How prostitution has taken over the coastal belt, particularly North Goa. His heart bleeds for Goa and he wants the youth to take up higher education and jobs. His feelings come alive on his face as he speaks about the problems that plague Goa today. The GPF has selected 40 Goans for the awards which will be held at a 5-star location in North Goa at a multi-dimensional event – the Festival de Goa.