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Out with Portuguese name ‘Sanquelim’, New name Sankhali

In what many in Sanquelim are saying is an action to return back to our Indian roots and letting go of the shackles of the erstwhile foreign rulers; there has been a strong demand for a name change of Sanquelim to its Indian name Sankhali.

Stating that the name Sanquelim was a name given by Portuguese rulers; Sanquelim municipal council (SMC) authorities passed a unanimous resolution to change the name of the city from Sanquelim to Sankhali.

This resolution was proposed by SMC chairperson Anand Naik and seconded by Councillor Sunita Verekar. A copy of the resolution has been send to the government to get it published in the official gazette.

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