Former Director of Information and Publicity, Shri Menino Peres expired peacefully today at his residence” Shristhal”, at Porvorim Goa.
Shri Peres worked in the Department of Information and Publicity, Government of Goa in various capacities, including as Director of Information and Publicity from 2005 till his retirement in August 2012. Intermittently, he was Director of Official Languages, Government of Goa in 2008 for one year. He had a wonderful career in Mass Media of Goa. Beginning his innings in Gomantak Pvt. Ltd’s Sister Concern” Uzvadd” a Konkani daily, he shifted to the electronic media as News Reader on AIR, Panaji and then opted for development media as Branch Officer, Press Information Bureau, Government of India. He joined the Department of Information and Publicity in the year 1980 and subsequently rose to top position.
Mr. Peres studied BA in Political Science from Bombay University, completed his LLB from Goa University and obtained a Post-Graduation Degree in Journalism and Public Relations. Mr Peres had the privilege of working as Press Advisor to two former Chief Ministers in Goa, Mr. Luizinho Falero and Mr. Francisco Sardinha. Shri Peres had been awarded by various professional organisations and was also conferred with the Prestigious Man of the year Award by Gulab Magazine in 2011.