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Fulfilling year for GBE

Fulfilling year for GBE

Two years after the lockdown due to the pandemic which affected activities, Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott had a truly fulfilling year as revealed at its Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) held on 4th December 2022 at its regular meeting place. Some of the projects taken up after a break were a resounding success and the organization organized some projects for the first time since its inception in 2008. The enthused members including new ones also suggested a plethora of projects to be taken up next year thus promising another eventful and memorable year for GBE. The Managing Committee in general and Francis Coutinho in particular were accorded a standing ovation for the tremendous work done in the year gone by. At the last AGM held on 23rd October 2021 a new managing...

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Chandor Club elects new Committee

Chandor Club elects new Committee

Highly dedicated and most popular Basilio Fernandes better known as Basil, was in one voice elected as the new President of Chandor Club at the elections held on 27th November 2022. Incidentally of the 19 Managing Committee members the 10 office bearers along with four Trustees were elected unopposed and ballots were cast to elect the five Managing Committee members as there were nine in the fray. The new committee will manage the affairs of the Club for two years and will have to prepare for the Diamond Jubilee as the Club completes 60 years of its formation in that period. The General Body meeting of the Club began with all members observing one-minute silence in memory of the members who left for their heavenly abode since the last general body meeting held in...

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Villagers felicitate MLA Yuri Alemao

Villagers felicitate MLA Yuri Alemao

Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao was felicitated by his constituents from Chandor-Cavorim and Guirdolim at a programme held on 2nd October which is observed as Gandhi Jayanti. The felicitation done by Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott (GBE) along with Guirdolim Club, Chandor Club, Chandor Seamen Association and Guirdolim-Chandor Veterans was held in the premises of Chandor Club. He was basically felicitated for remaining loyal to the Congress Party and not betraying the trust his voters had placed in him whiler ting for him as a Congress candidate or “in recognition of your integrity, loyalty and honouring the people’s mandate” as inscribed on the plaque presented to him. He was also felicitated on being recognized as the Leader of 0Opposition by Goa Speaker Ramesh...

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Former Sarpanchas back in saddle at Chandor-Cavorim, Guirdolim

Former Sarpanchas back in saddle  at Chandor-Cavorim, Guirdolim

Former sarpanchas have taken over the reins of the panchayats of the twin villages of Chandor-Cavorim and Guirdolim. While Estefanio Dias and Sonia Fernandes have become sarpanchas of Chandor-Cavorim and Guirdolim respectively. Nancy Antao has been elected the deputy sarpanch of Chandor-Cavorim and Guirdolim has Joao Peixote as its deputy sarpanch. Coincidentally, both panchayat members elected from ward No. 1 have become the deputy sarpanchas of the two villages. While Sonia, Joao and Estafanio were elected unopposed to their positions, Nancy was elected as Deputy Sarpanch of Chandor-Cavorim following voting as there was a contest for this post. Nancy polled five votes while her opponent Pamela Castanha got only one vote as one panchayat member, Hipolito Dias...

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Awareness on snakes and their bites

Awareness on snakes and their bites

Over 100 people from the twin villages of Chandor Cavorim and Guirdolim were educated at length on snakes, snake bites and how to attend to such bites at a programme jointly organised by Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott, Chandor Club, Guirdolim Club and Chandor Seamen Association. Prominent snake rescuers and doctors shared their experiences and knowledge at the over 3 hour long session held at Chandor Club premises and all present not only remained rooted to their seats but also actively participated in the deliberations. It was revealed that of the around 90 species of snakes found in Goa, only four are venomous or poisonous while the others are harmless. The good news was that antidote or anti venom treatment is available for all the four poisonous snakes found in Goa....

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Chandorkar present wish list to new MLA

Chandorkar present wish list to new MLA

Residents of the twin villages of Chandor-Cavorim and Guirdolim presented a “wish list” to their new MLA Yuri Alemao when he visited his office at Chandor. The wish list has 12 concerning the jurisdiction of Chandor-Cavorim, 15 issues pertaining to Guirdolim and seven demands that are common to both the villages. The “wish list” was presented on behalf of the villagers by office bearers of four NGOs operating in the two villages namely Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott, Chandor Club, Guirdolim Club and Chandor Seamen’s Association. The common demands to the two villages include a very vehement “NO” to transportation of coal through the two villages which they said will make the villages a coal hub and they also demanded that movement of heavy vehicles be banned...

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