Discover Goa

Discover Goa

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held its annual overnight programme “Discover Goa” on 13th and 14th September where in all 23 members visited Bardez taluka, spent the night in Ilhas and next morning explored Mormugao taluka. Visiting Santrem beach where members successfully angled fish thereby getting formalin free fish and the Our Lady of Rosary Church at Curca were real discovery for many members as these were places they were seeing for the first time. The following members went to discover Goa: Irene Antao, Maria Mascarenhas, Basil Fernandes, Sebastiana Cardozo, Alzira Pereira and her husband Benny, Julio D’Silva, Cecilia D’Silva and Caesar D’Silva, Darwin Cardoso with his daughter Deborah and niece Daniella, Susie with her neighbours Ebony and Delilah,...

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Prof Prajal tells Chandorkars their history and heritage

Prof Prajal tells Chandorkars their history and heritage

Noted Historian Prajal Sakhardande while asserting that Chandor was the most historical place in Goa being its first capital made a fervent plea to preserve and protect the remnants of the old Kadamba Fort that is still existing at Cotta in the village. Deliver a talk on Heritage of Chandor: The first capital of Goa, he said that Chandor village which was known as Chandra Aura at that time was the first capital of the Bhoj dynasty in the 4th to 6th Century as indicated by three copper plates existing in Shiroda whereby King Devrai Bhoj gave a land grant tp some priests. He said the name Chandra Aura later changed to Chandreshwar and then to Chandranath and finally was known as Chandrapur and explained why the names changed and said that during the Portuguese...

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22 Chandorkars trained in fruit & vegetable preservation

22 Chandorkars trained in fruit & vegetable preservation

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott supported by Rotary Club of Cuncolim organized a “fruit and Vegetable Preservation course for people of Chandor for three days which was attended by 22 people. The course was conducted by Gajanan Tari a former employee of the Food and Nutrition Board of the Central Ministry of Women and Child and he taught the participants six different items all recommended by the Central Food Technological Research Institute at Mysore. Spread out over three days, the participants were guided as they prepared lime cordial, chilli pickle, mixed fruit jam, lime peel pickle and tomato ketchup. The course was conducted at the GBE meeting place and the following members also got trained: Sebastiana Cardozo, Maria Mascarenhas, Irene Antao, Serena Antao and...

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GBE members visit aged people

GBE members visit aged people

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott on 5th August 2018 visited the Home for the Aged at Cotta and besides interacting with the 15 inmates they also showed them a Konkani film titled “Chor Pulis” which was enjoyed very much by the spectators. GBE members Sebastiana Cardoso, Serena Antao, Lindarifa Fernandes, John Douglas Coutinho, Irene Antao, Emerson Britto, Maria Mascarenhas, Jose Coutinho, Benito Coutinho, Michael Gracias, Anthony Pereira, Derick Antao, Michelle Antao, Basil Fernandes, Cypriano Fernandes, Darwin Cardoso with his son Nikolai, Anand Shirodkar, Domnick Mendes and Julio D’Silva visited the home for the aged. Anthony Pereira along with Domnick Mendes and Maria Mascarenhas who were accompanied by Cypriano on the guitar entertained the inmates with some...

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GBE Gets New Managing Committee

GBE Gets New Managing Committee

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott at its annual general body meeting held on 7th July 2018 unanimously elected a new Managing Committee headed by Julio D’Silva as the President. The elections were conducted by Felix Furtado who volunteered to be the Election Commissioner. It may be recalled that Julio D’Silva was the founder general secretary when the Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott was formally registered with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies 10 years ago and served as the general secretary till May 2015. His name was proposed by Michael Pereira and seconded by John D Coutinho. Maria Mascarenhas and Irene Antao were elected as the two vice presidents. Incidentally both Maria and Irene were members of the earlier managing committee. While Maria’s name was proposed by Julio...

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GBE celebrates World Environment Day

GBE celebrates World Environment Day

People leaving the St Anthony’s Chapel at Cavorim after celebrating the novena mass were stunned to see some people standing with by the road side with their faces covered in plastic bags and carrying beautifully designed and printed posters with messages to preserve and protect environment. This was Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott’s novel way of observing World Environment Day following an idea mooted by ex President John Douglas Coutinho. Incidentally they also planted 25 trees around the periphery of St. Anthony Chapel property. Only flowering trees like Champa and others were planted by around 20 members of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott. Francisco Coutinho who was the project manager did an excellent job and handled the project very efficiently. Children of GBE members...

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