माजी मुख्यमंत्री स्व. विलासराव देशमुख यांचे चिरंजीव आमदार श्री. धीरज देशमुख @dhirajvilasraodeshmukh यांची सदिच्छा भेट घेतली. माजी खासदार कर्मवीर शंकरराव काळे साहेब आणि माजी मुख्यमंत्री स्व. विलासराव देशमुख यांचे अतिशय जवळचे संबंध होते. यावेळी या सर्व आठवणींना उजाळा दिला. श्री. धीरज देशमुख यांना भेटून आनंद वाटला. #AshutoshKale#Kopargaon#NCP
USC history, heritage, sociology and geography students having an amazing time learning about Vanuatu’s cultural heritage at Chief Roi Mata Domain - and how to get in and out of boats (elegantly and not so elegantly). So lucky to have Chief Richard, Chris Ballard (ANU) and Cathy there to explain more. #chiefroimatadomain#NCP@newcolomboplan @usc.australia
As a child I read about explorers who went on expeditions over the seas and into the jungle and who documented their findings. Yesterday I travelled across the sea to three sites that impacted me on many levels. Chief Rai Mata is an icon of peace in the Vanuatu Islands and we visited his burial site, where it is believed and research suggests he was buried with up to 300 people alive. 25 were his wives and children. The site was in a way beautiful and I felt an uncanny sense of peace and honour. Another boat ride took us to where he died and it is in a cave that was like a cathedral, which the photos do not do the size justice. And another boat ride and we went to his village. We were incredibly honoured to stumble across Chris Ballard who wrote a paper on the sites and works with World heritage sites. To walk and glean from a world class academic and researcher hugely responsible for this sites World Heritage listing overwhelms me. Chief Rai Matas domain is worth the journey and Vanuatu is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. #usc#ncp#vanuatu#chiefraimata#peace#peacethroughstory@universityofthesunshinecoast@newcolomboplan thank you.