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Achieving dreams that touch the sky

Twenty-three-year-old Nahida Manzoor became the first Kashmiri woman to scale the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. “The Fourth summit of the day is Nahida Manzoor along with her Sherpa Guide Nima Kancha. Nahida hails from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The lady has been passionate about the snow peaks and took to the mountains at a very young age,” …

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Gearing up for the academic year

Maria Fernandes Getting ready for a new school year can be daunting as it involves many changes. Of course it can be a time full of fun, excitement and new experiences, but it can also be challenging or worrying for many children. To make the process a little easier, we’ve provided some tips to help you prepare your child for …

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BITS Pilani inaugurates synthetic basketball courts

Director of BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, professor Raghurama G inaugurated two synthetic basketball courts at BITS Pilani. Present at the function were PE instructor and in-charge, sports activity centre and sports, Chandu Lamani, professor D M Kulkarni, professor, Ramesha C K and A K Patil. Speaking on the occasion Lamani said the all-weather synthetic basketball courts are …

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International Day of Biological Diversity observed at Govt College Khandola

Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Khandola-Marcela celebrated International Biodiversity Day on the theme ‘Our Biodiversity, our food, our health’. Derek Henriques made a presentation on conservation of biodiversity and preparation of ‘seed bombs’ to promote low cost afforestation. Student Priyanka Parab made a PowerPoint presentation on kitchen gardening along with the organic control of insect pests and diseases …

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DBCE Mech students win second place in FSIE All India Project Expo

Mechanical engineering students of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda won second place in the Fire and Security India Expo (FSIE) organised by Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) at Bombay Exhibition Center, Andheri. Students presented a project ‘Design and Fabrication of Disabled Friendly wheelchair’ which aimed at helping the physically challenged with standing, sleeping and maintaining a comfortable …

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Educative talk at Don Bosco College

Don Bosco College, Panaji organised an educative talk on sex and sexuality. Resource person for the talk was PhD scholar and graduate in law by training, activist on human rights, Vijay Nair. In his address manager of the college, Fr Joaquim Lobo said everyone is equal and urged those present to accept and respect the different genders (LGBT) without discrimination. In …

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Rosary College organises free dental camp

The NSS Unit of Rosary College of Commerce and Arts, Navelim in collaboration with the Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim organised a free dental camp on the college campus. During the inaugural ceremony, head of the medical team and lecturer at Goa Dental College, Vinayak Kamat addressed participants and spoke about the importance of oral hygiene. He also stated …

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Majja-School of Joy to be inaugurated on June 1

Abhinav Creationz will inaugurate Majja-School of Joy on June 1. The school located in Devrai building, Aquem, Margao (Creative Kids Castle Pre-primary School) will be inaugurated at the hands of chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik and president of Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Chetan Acharya at 5 p.m. The Majja-School of Joy is a regular activity centre that will have …

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Sethu Centre organises one-day state symposium

Sethu Centre for Child Development and Family Guidance organised a one-day state symposium on ‘Developing Inclusive Practices in Preschools, as part of their project ‘Tarang: Transforming Schools’ at Directorate of Arts and Culture, Panaji. During the symposium panel discussions were held on inclusive policies and inclusive practices. Speakers included assistant director, SCERT, Gopal Pradhan; director, Bookworm, Sujata Noronha; director, Sethu, …

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Sanjay Centre for Special Education secures 100 per cent results

Sanjay Centre for Special Education Goa secured 100 per cent result in SSC Goa Board Examinations. A total of 46 students appeared for the examination from all the three centres of Sanjay School. Amongst the slow learners, Sharmad Pandurang Thakur stood first with 78.83 per cent, Agnelo D’Souza stood second with 78.33 per cent and Nikita Rodrigues and Basil Daniel …

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