Purushottam Walaulkar higher secondary school Khorlim won first place in the inter-school All Goa patriotic song singing contest organised by Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal Bicholim. The first place comprised of a cash of Rs 3000/- and the Lt Sadanand Sajishet Vernekar rolling trophy. Second and third places were won by Bhumika HSS Poriem Sattari and Siddharh Bandodkar HSS Poriem. Vidhyaprabhodhini HSS Porvorim and Vijayanand HSS Tikhazan Mayem were awarded consolations.
In the inter-school category Mahalaxmi HS Kudne, Bicholim won first place with a cash prize of Rs 3000/- and the Lt Premavati Saji Shet Vernekar rolling trophy. Second and third place consisted of cash prizes of Rs 2000/- and Rs 1000/- and were awarded to Hutatma Bapu Gawas memorial HS Chandel Hansapur and Sharada HS Marcel. Consolation prizes were awarded to Shantadurga HS Bicholim and Progress HS Sakhali. The judges at the contest were Digambar Parab and Anil Pandit. Prizes were distributed at the hands of MLA Naresh Sawal, Congress leader Pravin Zantye, Dada Pal, Latambarcem ZP member Sanjay Shetye, BMC councilor Narayan Betkikar, president of Ganeshotsav Mandal Shivram Falari, Rohidas Pal, Nitin Kumbharzuvekar and Prashant Dhargalkar. Lottery coupons were also inaugurated at the hands of MLA Sawal.