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Planet J-ites get self defence savvy

A workshop on Krav Maga, the Israeli self defence and combat system, was organised by Planet J on November 13 at Dempo House, Panaji and November 14 at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The workshop was open to children in the age group of 11 to 17 years and was conducted by Elroy Vaz, a certified Trainer and his team. Besides defence, participants were also taught how to avoid attacks and of course various techniques to handle multiple attackers. There were practical sessions which had all the children on the floor, learning and having a great deal of fun.


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Developing a positive personality with Amey Hegde

In today’s time and day, gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, appreciation or whatever you may call it, for all the benefits and blessings in our life; is sadly missing . Most of us take what we have for granted and what we do not have, we complain about incessantly.


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Origami workshop with Shivaram Narayanan

Origami Song

Take a piece of paper

And get into the fold,

Origami is for the young

And the old.

Chorus: Mountain fold Valley fold

Petal fold. Squash! ! !

Sink fold. Reverse fold.

Oh my gosh ! !

Ori means to fold,

And Kami means paper

Take up origami


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Etiquette workshop with Jean rodrigues


An exclusive workshop on Etiquette was organised by The Navhind Times-Planet J on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Dempo House, Panaji. Conducted by Mrs Jean Rodrigues,  an eminent expert on etiquette whose name is synonymous with class and style, the workshop was attended by girls in 13-16 age group. Due to the overwhelming response, twenty two lucky girls were chosen instead of the originally planned twenty. The objective of the three hour workshop was teaching the nuances of deportment, social graces, dressing, communication, personal grooming and dining etiquette to the future ladies of society.

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Teri workshop


Waste Wise, Workshop 1 on ' Waste Management' was organized by Planet J and conducted by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) on June 30, 2012 at Dempo House, Panaji. Children in the age group of 12-16 years, from schools all over Goa participated in this very informative workshop.

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Public Speaking with Les Menezes Feb 11, 2012


‘Improving confidence through Public Speaking’, a creative workshop was organized by The Navhind Times-Planet J on February 11, 2012, at Dempo House. Conducted by Les Menezes, , expert trainer and motivator, the workshop had as participants 25 children in the age group of 12-18 from different schools and colleges across the state.

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Creative Writing with Margaret Mascarenhas held on Nov 26,2011

Authentic Voice for Children and Young Adults’, a creative writing workshop was organized by The Navhind Times-Planet J on November 26, 2011, at Dempo House. Conducted by Margaret Mascarenhas, a consulting editor, art writer, independent curator, columnist and novelist, the workshop had as participants 24 children in the age group of 12-15 from different schools across the state.

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