Christmas Party for Senior Citizens

Christmas Party for Senior Citizens

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held its annual Christmas Party for Senior Citizens of Chandor, Cavorim and Guirdolim village at the Guirdolim Club premises on Goa Liberation Day with around 200 senior citizens participating. Well known musician from the village Cypriano who is also the choir master in the church entertained the senior citizens with his troupe that included top performers in the Voice of Goa contest over the years. The senior citizens actively participated in the ‘Bombing the Cities’ game organized for them which was finally won by Michael Gomes who lives in the Home for the Aged at Cotta which is run by St Vincent de Paul Society. They were served vegetable sandwich and vegetable soup first and later provided with lunch that was served individually to...

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Hectic Weekend for GBE

Hectic Weekend for GBE

It was a hectic weekend on 6th and 7th October as Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott had two different programmes on those days. On 6th October Deputy Superintendent of Police Raju Raut Dessai along with officials of Maina Curtorim Police station visited the village to interact with the people and on 7th October was the exhibition of the photography competition. The DySP visited Chandor along with the Police Inspector of Maina Curtorim Police Station Pravinkumar Vast, Police Sub Inspector at the Chandor police out post Amin Naik and police constables at the outpost interacted with the people to know their problems and grievances. As a result of this interaction from 8th October one police personnel is posted near St Joseph’s Educational Institute everyday when the school...

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Blood Donation Camp by GBE

Blood Donation Camp by GBE

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott organized a blood donation camp on 8th May at the Chandor-Cavorim Panchayat Hall where 22 people donated blood to the Blood Bank at Hospicio, Margao whose team had come to collect the blood. Although 31 people had come to donate blood, ni9ne persons were turned back for various reasons. While five were tuned down because their haemoglobin count was low, two were turned down for not getting sufficient sleep. One could not donate blood because he was on medication and another because his blood pressure was high. Vice President of GBE Darwin Cardoso was the first to donate blood. Other GBE members who donated blood were Minush Gomes, Alzira Pereira, Irene Antao, Chester Mascarenhas, John A Fernandes and Fanny Coutinho. GBE President Joe Antao,...

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GBE’s Annual Picnic

GBE’s Annual Picnic

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott’s annual picnic held on 14th April 2016 at Tarricodde in Chandor was a grand success with 38 people including 6 children participating. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves thanks to the good bonding amongst the members present. The picnic mood was set in right earnest with our evergreen musicians Rui da Silva and his immediate neighbor Juju. But the duo were very ably backed by two professional musicians Jude Roy and Xavier who were Juju’s nephews. GBE member William Mendes too contributed his might with his powerful voice giving that extra zing to the Konkani songs that were sung. Ramiro who is also a professional musician joined the picnic and belted out quite a few songs to keep the spirits going high. As these talented musicians...

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Christmas Party for Senior Citizens

Christmas Party for Senior Citizens

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held its annual Christmas Party for senior citizens on 13th December with 134 participating. The party was once again held in the premises of the Chandor Club premises which is rapidly nearing completion. The highest number of participants were from Cavorim followed by Guirdolim and lastly by Chandor. Incidentally the party was held on the first death anniversary of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott’s founder and an extremely active and important member Benedito Fernandes who had died of a massive heart attack at the same place last year when he was the managing committee member of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott. The Christmas Party was indeed a grand affair with members working tirelessly and meticulously to make it a success. The entertainment was extremely...

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Discover Goa 2015

Discover Goa 2015

GBE members along with friends and family at the Apeval Waterfall in Ponda Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held its annual Discover Goa programme on 17th and 18th November and this time three talukas – Ilhas, Bicholim and Ponda were explored by the 18 participants and in all 165 kms were travelled in the two days. The exploration commenced from Chandor and the group went to Old Goa where many churches were visited. Many of the participants had never been to these churches that were visited. First the group went to the St. Cajetan’s church which is modeled after the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The ruins of Adil Khan’s palace were also seen and then it was time to visit the Christian Art Museum which is housed next to the Santa Monica convent. As the Santa Monica...

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