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The true spirit of Goa

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

The Goan spirit was much at display during the recent in the southern part of the state. isn't known for its restrictions on and consumption. But at the Summit venue, a well known five-star hotel, signs were put up asking people to not smoke inside the premises.

These signs also carried the name of the security in-charge, one Mr Pereira, who should be informed if anybody flouted the restriction. A delegate, overcome by the urge to smoke, asked a security staff stationed there if he could light up. "Go right ahead but stub it out or smoke outside the premises if anybody objects," he said. The delegate lit up and asked the man who Mr Pereira was. "I am that Pereira," he deadpanned.

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The true spirit of Goa

These signs also carried the name of the security in-charge, one Mr Pereira, who should be informed if anybody flouted the restriction The Goan spirit was much at display during the recent in the southern part of the state. isn't known for its restrictions on and consumption. But at the Summit venue, a well known five-star hotel, signs were put up asking people to not smoke inside the premises.

These signs also carried the name of the security in-charge, one Mr Pereira, who should be informed if anybody flouted the restriction. A delegate, overcome by the urge to smoke, asked a security staff stationed there if he could light up. "Go right ahead but stub it out or smoke outside the premises if anybody objects," he said. The delegate lit up and asked the man who Mr Pereira was. "I am that Pereira," he deadpanned.
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The true spirit of Goa

The Goan spirit was much at display during the recent in the southern part of the state. isn't known for its restrictions on and consumption. But at the Summit venue, a well known five-star hotel, signs were put up asking people to not smoke inside the premises.

These signs also carried the name of the security in-charge, one Mr Pereira, who should be informed if anybody flouted the restriction. A delegate, overcome by the urge to smoke, asked a security staff stationed there if he could light up. "Go right ahead but stub it out or smoke outside the premises if anybody objects," he said. The delegate lit up and asked the man who Mr Pereira was. "I am that Pereira," he deadpanned.

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