Cycling to say NO to plastic shopping bags

Cycling to say NO to plastic shopping bags

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held a cycle expedition on February 25, 2018 in the revenue villages of Chandor, Cavorim and Guirdolim to educate and sensitise people into saying NO to plastic shopping bags. The expedition started at 6:45 am and ended at 9:45 with breakfast at the meeting place. Nine members of GBE undertook the three hour long expedition that commenced from St. Anthony’s Chapel at Cavorim and ended at the St. Francis Xavier’s Chapel at Guirdolim. The cyclists went right up to border of the village with neighbouring Sao Jose de Areal via Doneamoll and then took the asphalted road to Chandor church. They visited different spots at the church spreading the message of saying NO to plastic shopping bags. In fact at the market square they met shopkeepers...

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Christmas Party for Senior Citizens

Christmas Party for Senior Citizens

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott organized its annual Christmas Party for senior citizens from the villages of Chandor Cavorim and Guirdolim at the Chandor Club premises Sunday morning where around 170 elders had a good time. Jalin the one man band belted out some great songs to keep the elders entertained the whole time. Besides, he also played the music whenever GBE members Anthony Pereira and Domnick Mendes sang. He also backed participants Jose Salvador Cardoso, Domnick Cardoso, Ida Antao, Maria Joaquina Antao and Annie Gomes when they sang songs. Annie delighted everybody with her rendition of Portuguese songs. Incidentally Santiago who used to play the drums for the same party earlier sang some songs specially Christmas Carols. 93 year old Marcelino Da Silva was the...

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Orientation for new panchayat members

Orientation for new panchayat members

  Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott organized an Orientation Programme for newly elected panchayat member that evoked a very good response with nearly 20 elected member participating along with around 15 villagers. While initially the panchayat members were appraised of their duties and responsibilities, they were also guided on going about doing their work and were strongly advised to delegate the work through the various committees made mandatory now. Some former sarpanchas and panchayat member complained of being dominated by the Secretary who did not allow them to function with threats of complaining to the BDO. They were told this was happening because earlier the elected representatives used to not read the Panchayati Raj Act and asked to challenge the Secretary to...

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Joe Antao Memorial Mando Festival held

Joe Antao Memorial Mando Festival held

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott organized the first Adv. Joe Antao Iadostik Mando Utsav (Adv. Joe Antao Memorial Mando Festival) on 29th April 2017 in honour of its president late Advocate Joe Antao who died in office and who was a great singer and Mando lover. In all, six groups presented seven Mandos which were much appreciated by the large crowd gathered in front of the Chandor church near the cross to witness the festival. Goa’s extremely popular Mando groups like the Curtorimchim Motiam and Orlimchim Mogrim participated in the festival. Incidentally Orlimchim Mogrim won the first prize at the Kala Acaemi Mando Festival held in 2016 and they presented two Mandos. While one was the traditional one the other was the dancing Mando which was very much appreciated. Four...

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Village walk

Village walk

  To celebrate Republic Day, Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott, Chandor organized a village walk for its members visiting the heritage and important geographic sites in the village keeping in mind that the new Tourism Master Plan has earmarked the village of Chandor as a place for village walks. The walk began at Bansor where the age old granite stone where in earlier times the gaonkars of the village used to dance the mell on the last day of carnival. However, this practice is not followed anymore as the original gaonkars have migrated from the village   The next stop was at Mamlatemer which was the post for the Kadamba dynasty sentinels who would keep a look out for the people entering the city and by way of coloured flags would inform the guards at the Fort...

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Senior Citizens have a blast

Senior Citizens have a blast

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held their annual Christmas Party for senior citizens of the village on 19th December 2016 at the Chandor Club premises. This year the party was a roaring success with 157 senior citizens participating. The entertainment provided at the party was truly mind blowing as it came entirely from the youngsters living in the village and though some of them are professionals, they performed entirely free for the senior citizens. Congratulations to Anthony Pereira who co-ordinated the entertainment.       The Mascarenhas family – Ramiro on the organ, Joyrus on the trumpet and Presley on the saxophone – enthralled the gathering with their instrumental music. Joyrus also belted out one number. Jallin was on the organ for a brief...

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