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Birthday boy’s gift to village

Birthday boy’s gift to village

While it is generally expected that anybody celebrating a birthday gets a gift from those who know him, Cavorim in Chandor is blessed with a person who gives a gift to the village on his birthday and that is none other than the very well known Menino Gomes more commonly known as Minush and fondly called Moon.   For the second consecutive year, Minush cleaned up his village on 1st February which is his birthday. Inspired by his similar act last year, this time he was accompanied by around 25 of his well wishers most of him are members of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott including its president John Fernandes to clean the twin villages of Guirdolim and Chandor-Cavorim. In fact, Fiel Babazinho Dias, member of the Chandor-Cavorim Panchayat joined Minush in the cleaning...

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Business acumen & social work recognised nationally

Business acumen & social work recognised nationally

Domnick Mendes more popularly known as Dom, former president of Chandor Club was honoured at the national level when he was conferred the ‘Karmaveer Chakra’ Bronze award for being not only a businessman of repute but also for the social work he has been doing for the years. The Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship award is instituted by ICONGO along with the UN and were conferred on the winners at a function held at Shiv Nadar School in Faridabad in November 2023. Domnick was conferred the award because through his business he has generated employment to quite a number of people and also his contribution in social, cultural and sports activities. Domnick is the proprietor of Dom Engineers & Contractors, Mendes Shutters & Automations, which he successfully...

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Cultivating organic vegetables passionately

Cultivating organic vegetables passionately

After working for 26 years on board a ship, Milton Gomes from Molla, Sailabhat in Cavorim is creating ripples in the village with his organic farming and has even succeeded in getting his cousin to also take up vegetable farming in the village.   Fed up of working under someone for so long, and burning with a desire to be his own master Milton gave up his lucrative job and settled down at home. He took up gardening including kitchen gardening at his house originally and then went in for vegetable cultivation at his plot admeasuring 1,200 sq mts at Fatranmoll. Vexed with the chemically treated vegetables available in the market especially after witnessing the good quality vegetables used on the ship, he went in for totally organic cultivation and has gained a few...

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While being just, taking law to all

While being just, taking law to all

Sayonara Telles-Laad is the daughter of Alzemiro Telles and Maria Lena Estebeiro Telles who grew up in Jitlem, Guirdolim. After passing her SSCE from Guardian Angel High School, Curchorem, she graduated in 1984 from Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College in English and Philosophy and then joined the Kare College of Law, Margao and became a lawyer. Incidentally she was ranked second in the Law Exams amongst all those who answered their exams that year. Sayonara started practicing law on the day the world celebrates Goencho Saib’s feast i.e. 3rd December in the year 1987. She first worked with Adv. Bernard D’Souza and later joined Adv. Jagdish Prabhudesai. On 28th September 1992 she joined the Department of Prosecution as Assistant Public Prosecutor and thereafter in...

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Chandorkann secures Ph.D in Sociology

Chandorkann secures Ph.D in Sociology

Biula Cruz Pereira, a daughter of the red soil of Chandor, which was once the capital of the Kadamba dynasty, has earned the distinction of being the first woman with roots in this village to have obtained a Doctorate in Philosophy or PhD as it is commonly known, thus earning the title of a Dr. in Sociology. Daughter of Agostinho and Elsie da Cruz from Cotta who lived close to the St. Tiago chapel, Biula did her schooling at the village school, namely St. Joseph’s Educational Institute and then moved to Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science where she graduated in Sociology. After graduation, she first taught at the Parochial School at Carmona during which time she did her Masters. Armed with the Master’s degree she taught at the Cuncolim...

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John Fernandes’ success in composting kitchen waste

John Fernandes’ success in composting kitchen waste

As garbage management is emerging as a major problem all over the State with even the Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant admitting that his administration has failed to find a solution to this problem as funds allotted by the government are being misused or manipulated, Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott President John Fernandes, has successfully created over 100 kgs of compost over the last two years by only using the vegetable and fruit waste generated in his house. John shared his experience in preparing compost at home and it was published in the January edition of the Chandor Church bulletin titled Prokas, under the heading “Home Composting”. “I find people throwing their wet waste by the roadside and in open space which is such a waste and trouble for the...

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