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Fisherman bumps into UK’s First Lady on Benaulim beach, asks her to keep Goans there safe

15 Feb 2023  |   06:43am IST

Fisherman bumps into UK’s First Lady on Benaulim beach, asks her to keep Goans there safe

Fisherman bumps into UK’s First Lady on Benaulim beach, asks her to keep Goans there safe

Team Herald

MARGAO: With the family members of UK’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak holidaying in Benaulim, local fisherman Pele Fernandes managed to strike up a conversation with UK’s First Lady Akshata Murty, and asked her to keep the Goans living in England safe. 

Pele, who also has a water sports business, happened to meet her when her family members were walking on Benaulim beach. 

He approached her and asked if she and her children would be interested in a water sports activity. 

“She asked me, is water sports in Goa safe? I told her, Ma’am, it is 100 percent safe and I will keep you and your family safe if they wish to do water sports. But before they got on our speed boats, I told her that there are many Goans living in the UK and I want her to see that they are safe too. She acknowledged and replied, ‘done!’,” an excited Pele told media persons on Tuesday. 

He added that he found her to be a very down-to-earth, grounded person and said he told her that she has a very nice family. Pele added that he was happy that she and her two young children enjoyed the water sports experience in Goan waters. 

Pele further reiterated that he hopes the UK 

government will ensure that Goans in the UK are kept safe and that his message about Goans gets passed on to the UK PM

directly.

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