Christmas Party for Senior Citizens

Christmas

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 them by the members of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott. The elders were given a Christmas Hamper as a gift with the Christmas goodies wrapped in a steel bowl that they were asked to use while purchasing fish from the vendors visiting their households instead of taking the fish in a plastic bag.

The cost of the entire programme including the Christmas gift is borne by members of the organization without taking any donation from any politician. Anthony Pereira who compered the programme thanked Emperor Chocolates for giving the chocolates free and Tonia for giving the wine at a subsidized price.

Winners of the photography contest on the theme Chandor in the rains that was organized by GBE during the monsoons were also distributed on the occasion. The first prize was bagged by Delbert D’Costa while Shawnel Mascarenhas won the second prize and the third prize was shared by Anneli Souza, Ronnie D’Souza and Meshwin Gomes.

Another regular singer from the senior citizens who sings songs composed for weddings during her childhood

Another regular singer from the senior citizens who sings songs composed for weddings during her childhood

 

Cyrus entertaining the people

Cyrus entertaining the people

 

Donubg our regular singer who composes songs on the spur of the moment

Donubg our regular singer who composes songs on the spur of the moment

Guirdolim Club President Paztwin speaking

Guirdolim Club President Paztwin speaking

Member Agnelo Fernandes saying the grace before meals

Member Agnelo Fernandes saying the grace before meals

 

Our regular Sr Citizen singer Maria

Our regular Sr Citizen singer Maria

Padr Vigar Simao Rodrigues speaking to the gathering

Padr Vigar Simao Rodrigues speaking to the gathering

President Julio giving his message

President Julio giving his message

VP Irene with Jose distributing the gifts

VP Irene with Jose distributing the gifts

 

Youngster singing for the elders

Youngster singing for the elders

 

Christmas

Christmas

Bombing the cities underway

Bombing the cities underway

 

Christmas Father giving away chocolates

Christmas Father giving away chocolates

 

Christmas Father to spread the cheer

Christmas Father to spread the cheer

 

Digging in the food served

Digging in the food served

 

Digging in the meal

Digging in the meal

 

Ex President Darwin addressing the senior citizens

Ex President Darwin addressing the senior citizens

 

GS Alzira giving away a prize to the photo contest winner

GS Alzira giving away a prize to the photo contest winner

 

Guirdolim Club President Patwin giving away a spot prize

Guirdolim Club President Patwin giving away a spot prize

 

Managing Committee Member Anthony Pereira readying to entertain

Managing Committee Member Anthony Pereira readying to entertain

 

Member Cypriano hecking a participants age

Member Cypriano hecking a participants age

 

Member Lindarifa giving away a prize to the winner of photography contest

Member Lindarifa giving away a prize to the winner of photography contest

 

New Member Frijya with Michelle serving sandwiches

New Member Frijya with Michelle serving sandwiches

 

Senior Citizens enjoying a moment

Senior Citizens enjoying a moment

 

Senior citizens with their Christmas hamper

Senior citizens with their Christmas hamper

 

Serving the soup

Serving the soup

 

Vice President Maria noting the attendance

Vice President Maria noting the attendance

Youngsters entertaining the elders

Youngsters entertaining the elders