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The Power of Music

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Child’s Play India Foundation is organising its anniversary monsoon concert on September 21, 6 p.m. at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. The NGO led by Luis Dias works towards bringing classical music to underprivileged children in India. By doing so, their aim is to give children an opportunity to make music, learn a …

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Come hell or high water

For school teacher Binodini Samal, reaching Rathiapala primary school in Dhenkanal district of Odisha for her teaching duties, is of utmost importance, even if it means crossing a neck-deep swollen river. The 49-year-old Samal has been teaching in the primary school since 2008 as a Ganasikshyak – one of the thousand contractual teachers appointed by Odisha school and mass education …

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Compliments are important

Maria Fernandes Compliments play an important role in our lives, especially for children for whom they matter even more. Most parents are quick to advise, admonish or criticise their children when they make a mistake. However they are not very forthcoming when their children do something that deserves appreciation and somehow shy away when it comes to praise. Part of …

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TechExpo at BITS Pilani

With the objective to make people aware of what engineering students do at BITS, a TechExpo was held at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus. A total of 210 school students attended the event. The event saw the participation from over 10 schools, namely, Mushtifund High School, Dr KB Hedgewar High School, People’s High School, Bhatikar Model High School, …

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Damodar College celebrates National Librarians’ Day

VVM’s Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Margao celebrated National Librarians’ Day. The college also inaugurated the Readers’ Club on the occasion. Chief guest for the function was librarian at Goa University, V Gopakumar. In her address, principal, Prita Mallya said, in order to encourage reading amongst students, every college must have a Readers’ Club. The club was launched …

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GMFC holds inter-departmental Ghumat Aarti Competition

Students’ Council of Goa Multi-Faculty College (GMFC) organised an inter-departmental ghumat aarti competition. Teams consisted of 10 members each from various departments. The event began with principal, Shaikh Mohammad Parvez Al-Usmani appreciating council members for taking the initiative of organising the competition. He named this competition ‘Gulistan’ and encouraged students to host inter-collegiate ghumat aarti competition in the future. Aarti’s …

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Govt College Virnoda holds talk on consumer awareness

On the occasion of State Consumer Rights Day, a consumer awareness talk themed ‘Assert Rights, Pursue Remedies’ was organised by the Consumer Welfare Cell of Sant Sohirobanath Ambiye Government College of Arts and Commerce, Pernem. Resource persons for the talk were practising advocate Swapnil Dhabolkar and assistant professor, SSPES’s Goa Multi Faculty College, Dharbandora, Kalpita Naik. The programme highlighted the …

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Sanvi, Kanya and Vaidehi win at 18th Shenai Goembab Kathamal

Konkani Bhasha Mandal’s 18th Shenai Goembab Kathamal (storytelling competition) saw Sanvi Gurav of Pope john High School, Kepe; Kanya Naik of Dr K B Hedgewar High School, Bamboli and Vaidehi Jharapkar of Ravindra Kelekar Dnyanmandir emerge as champions in their respective categories.  The competition was held in the first to fourth, fifth to seventh and eighth to tenth categories. Chief guest …

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Team LegoGoa dazzles at World Robotics Olympiad

Team LegoGoa excelled at the annual World Robotics Olympiad, National Level Championship held in Delhi. More than 84 teams participated in the elementary category at the National level, including Team LegoGoa Coderex. The World Robot Olympiad (WRO) is a global robotics competition for young people, which uses Lego Mindstorms kit. This event brings young people together to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging …

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Calangute children to represent India at World Goju-Ryu Karate Championship

Four contestants in the age group of 11 to 14 years, all from Calangute constituency, have been selected to be a part of a 120-delegation which will represent India in the World Goju-Ryu Karate Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The contestants selected by All India Goju Ryu Karate Do Association under the leadership of Shihan Ganesh Dalvi (7th Dan Black …

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