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Village cleaned for Easter

Village cleaned for Easter

 In keeping with the Lenten spirit of cleansing of the soul for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott (GBE) cleaned the village of all the garbage strewn by the roadside so that people get to see cleanliness as they rejoiced in the Lord’s resurrection. Three labourers bore the blazing sun for 9 days to collect plastic, paper and other waste strewn by the roadsides of Chandor-Cavorim and the area around the Church leading right up to Monte in Guirdolim. The labourers were not only supervised but also joined by GBE members in this gargantuan task. GBE members who slogged it out were Menino alias Minush Gomes, former president John Douglas Coutinho and General Secretary Francis Coutinho. John Douglas Coutinho for whom cleanliness is a passion was...

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GBE’s Annual General Body Meeting held

GBE’s Annual General Body Meeting held

The Annual General Body Meeting of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott was held on 27th January from 6:55 pm onwards with 53 members participating. The meeting was held on the manicured lawns of founder member John Douglas Coutinho adjacent to the usual GBE meeting room. President John Fernandes in his brief welcome address appreciated the presence of founder President Rui da Silva who was present despite his health issues. General Secretary Francis Coutinho then read the minutes of the previous General Body meeting which was held on 4th December 2022m With the help of slides displaying relevant pictures and a summary, he then presented the General Secretary’s report which was much appreciated. He pointed out that for the first time since its inception, GBE visited Hindu...

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Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party held

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party held

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held its flagship programme, the Christmas Party for Senior Citizens on 19th December 2023 at the spacious hall of Chandor Club premises which was a great success thanks to the hard work put in by Project Managers Alzira Pereira and Vita Pereira.   This was the 15th year this project was held and had a record of around 300 senior citizens enjoying the Christmas spirit. Initially, this party used to be held in the open space behind the Chandor Church in the school premises. It was truly a fun time as there were games in which those gathered participated enthusiastically. Two games were organised for the senior citizens – Passing the Hat and Bottle Game for which the prize was won by Curcino Gonsalves from Bachar. Besides, there was...

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Christmas Party for Senior Citizens held

Christmas Party for Senior Citizens held

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held its flagship programme, the Christmas Party for Senior Citizens on 19th December 2023 at the spacious hall of Chandor Club premises.   This was the 15th year this project was held and had a record of around 300 senior citizens enjoying the Christmas spirit. Initially, this party used to be held in the open space behind the Chandor Church in the school premises. It was truly a fun time as there were games in which those gathered participated enthusiastically. Two games were organised for the senior citizens – Passing the Hat and Bottle Game for which the prize was won by Curcino Gonsalves from Bachar. Besides, there was dancing galore to the music provided by Jalin with his one man band who also sang a few songs. GBE members...

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Visiting the sick & elderly in March

Visiting the sick & elderly in March

Continuing with their practice of visiting the sick and elderly people Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott members visited 56 such people from the twin villages of Guirdolim and Chandor Cavorim in the four weeks of March 2023.       With Philomena Rodrigues and Francis Caetano Antao             Ansecao Antao  and Estella Antao           On 5th March, GBE members visited 12 households from Colloss ward of Guirdolim Village besides visiting GBE member Sita Antao at her residence at Molla in Cavorim as she had returned home after undergoing a surgery.     With Sebastiana Avelina Antao and Joana Antao           Those visited in Colloss were Francis Antao aged 57, Avelina...

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Women’s Day Celebrated

Women’s Day Celebrated

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott (GBE) celebrated International Women’s Day on 11th March 2023 with a short programme at the St Joseph’s Educational Institute hall where the school management, two women hailing from the twin villages and a well-known social activist were felicitated. Students from 7th, 8th and 9th Standard along with some of the staff members attended the programme.            GBE President and General Secretary with the persons felicitated and the citation and shawl that were presented to them GBE President John Fernandes welcomed the gathering where he specially hailed the women members of the organization for its success. St Joseph’s Educational Institute was felicitated for bagging the Wipro Earthian Programme award for the...

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