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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Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott carried out a tree plantation drive

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott carried out a tree plantation drive

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott carried out a tree plantation drive in Chandor on 23rd August 2015 wherein 39 plants of different species were planted with most of them being fruit bearing trees and a few flowering plants. Officiating Parish Priest of Chandor, Fr. Saluzinho Fernandes commenced the drive by planting the first tree which incidentally was a neem plant which is known for its medicinal qualities. All the 39 plants were sponsored with most of the sponsors being from the village itself except for two. Incidentally 32 plants were sponsored by Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott members themselves. The plantation that commenced at 9:30 am concluded at around 5 pm. While all the saplings were planted before lunch, post lunch the plants were protected with tree guards and also...

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Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott members market cleaning initiative

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott members market cleaning initiative

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott members toiled for nearly three hours on 19th July to clean the tinto at Chandor with a power washer that really cleaned the dirty walls and floors. The work commenced at 4:30 pm and ended at nearly 7:30 pm during which time each section was cleaned meticulously. While the section where pork and sausages are sold were cleaned off the blood stains, the fish market section was rid of the slimy after remains of the fish sold there. However, the most difficult was the cleaning of the vegetable market where ants, cockroaches and other insects abounded. In fact it was quite appalling to see the ant and cockroaches prowling around and imagine that the vegetables they crawl over are sold to the villagers the next day. The cleaning was part of...

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Ladain held at the cross on the hillock at Ghottmorod

Ladain held at the cross on the hillock at Ghottmorod

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott held its annual Ladain at the cross on the hillock at Ghottmorod on 29th May 2015 from 5 pm onwards. In all there were 35 people present for the ladain that included 16 members, 6 children of members, one other child, four guests of which one was a member’s wife and eight of John’s staff that carried the snacks up the hillock. The ladain was sung in Konkani by all the members and guests gifted with the talent to sing. Anthony Pereira led the singing by accompanying on a guitar. He was supported by Presley Mascarenhas, a member’s son on the saxophone and Cyrus on the violin. Irene Antao was the project manager and did a very good job of ensuring that all present were served the snacks. For the first time the snacks were contributed by...

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Pre-monsoon cleanliness drive

Pre-monsoon cleanliness drive

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott in collaboration with the Village Panchayats of Chandor-Cavorim and Guirdolim undertook a pre-monsoon cleanliness drive in the two villages wherein plastic and glass found lying by the roadside, in gutters and in open spaces was collected. Around 33 labourers were involved in this massive cleanliness drive that started at 7 am and ended at 11:30 am. While nearly one truckload of plastic waste was collected from the two villages, one mini-truck load of glass bottles and other waste was also collected. Twelve Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott members led by the President Joe Antao were actively involved in the drive. The other members who participated are Vice-President Darwin Cardoso, Managing Committee Members John Douglas Coutinho, Julio D’Silva,...

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