Who’s Who

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott is the initiative taken by people who are striving to see that Chandor which was the capital of the Kadamba Dynasty in the 11th Century, regains its place of honour in the present dispensation amongst the panchayats of Goa.

This web site is a part of this initiative to keep in touch with the descendants and inhabitants of Chandor that includes Cotta, Cavorim and Guirdolim to exchange ideas and keep in touch to help Chandor find its rightful place of honour and dignity.

Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott is the initiative taken by people who are striving to see that Chandor which was the capital of the Kadamba Dynasty in the 11th Century, regains its place of honour in the present dispensation amongst the panchayats of Goa.

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Name: Fr. Simao Rodrigues  Status: Parish Priest

Originally from Sucorro Bardez was born on 23rd December 1962. Ordained on 8th May 1990 and served at Colvale Church where he strengthened the Prison Ministry before coming to Chandor.

 

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Name: Fr. Mario Noronha  Status: Asst. Parish Priest

Originally from Borda, Margao, was born on 7th August 1988. Ordained on 26th April 2017 and worked as Deacon for a year at Parra Church before coming to Chandor. Loves to exercise to keep fit and enjoys football.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name: Fr. Antonio Oliveira   Status: Priest on Staff

Originally from neighbouring Sao Jose de Areal was born on 5th February 1965. Ordained on 8th May 1996 and served at Navelim before coming to Chandor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Status: Chandor-Cavorim Sarpanch Name: Edward Dsilva.

Elected from Ward No. 2 defeating the outgoing panchayat member with a very comfortable margin. Worked for 13 years for Carnival Cruises before giving up the job and settling down in Goa. Is married to Erica and has a child Donalee.

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Status: Guirdolim Sarpanch Name: Malisha Carvalho

Elected from Ward No. 4. Working for a private firm at Curtorim and is the youngest Sarpanch in Salcete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Status: Deputy Sarpanch Chandor-Cavorim Name: Arlinda Tereza

Arlinda_TerezaElected from ward No. 3 is married to Simon Tereza. Having worked earlier has now started a business of packaging food items particularly those that are sought to be taken abroad. She has a son Cesar who is presently studying in a Higher Secondary School.

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Status: Chandor-Cavorim Panchayat Member Name: Mafaldina Martins

Mafaldina_MartinsElected unopposed from Ward No. 6. Was a teacher at St. Joseph’s Educational Institute and Little’s at Margao and gave up working to become a housewife and look after her two children Miuccan and Ancel and husband Vicente.

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Status: Deputy Sarpanch Guirdolim Name: Franky Rodrigues

Franky_RodriguesElected from ward No. 2 defeating former sarpanch Milagres Gonsalves. He has given up his overseas job for personal reasons and is now settled in Guirdolim to serve the village.

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Status: Chandor Cavorim Panchayat Member Name: Derick Braganza Pereira

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Elected from ward No. 1 where he had lost in 2012. This is his third term as a member of the panchayat and was a sarpanch earlier. A civil contractor is married to Sharon and has three children Dion, Symone and Shanaia.

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Status: Guirdolim Panchayat Member Name: Surekha Suresh Kambli

Surekha_KambliElected from ward No. 1. Married to Suresh Kambli is a housewife and has three children – Reshma who is working for the Goa Police at Margao, Roshan who worked on board the ship and is now working at a hotel just like his younger brother Rohan.

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Status: Cavorim Chandor Panchayat member Name: Celina Coelho Furtado
Elected from ward No. 4 Celina is a retired headmistress of the Chowgule managed St. Joseph Institute Vasco that has a reputation of not only scoring 100 per cent marks at the SSC Board exams but also giving rank holders. Married to Felix Furtado who worked as an engineer for Zuaris they are blessed with a son Clinton who is presently working in the United Kingdom.

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Status: Guirdolim Panchayat member Name: Janety Georgina Cardoso e Silveira
Was elected from ward No. 3 at the bye elections held as the elected member Flavia da Costa resigned. Janety polled 101 votes against her nearest rival Sunita Gonsalves who polled 92 votes. Janety is happily married to Caetano Silveira and they are blessed with two daughters who are both studying in the college.

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Status: Guirdolim Panchayat Member Name: Brian Pereira

Brian_PereiraElected from ward No. 5 is into his own business of real estate. Is married to Gladys and has a tiny tot named Brendon.

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Status: Chandor-Cavorim Panchayat Member Name: Raymond D’Cruz

Raymond_D_CruzElected from ward No. 5 at the bye-elections held on 1st July. A bachelor he lives on and off music as belongs to a musically gifted family.

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Status: Guirdolim Panchayat Member Name: Jose Antao

Elected from ward No. 6 which he represented earlier. Working for Goa Shipyard Ltd., is married to Regita Tereza a teacher at Guardian Angel and has a son Jesus Roydon presently in the Tenth Standard.

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Status: Chandor Cavorim Panchayat Member Name: Jose Pereira

Jose_PereiraElected from ward No. 7. He is self employed and is an eligible bachelor looking out for his life partner.

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Status: Guirdolim Panchayat Member Name: Sonia Dias e Fernandes

Sonia_FernandesElected from ward No. 7 and this is her second term wherein earlier she was also the sarpanch of the village. Married to John Fernandes she is a housewife looking after her daughter Roseann Basila currently studying in the Higher Secondary School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Status: Zilla Panchayat member representing Guirdolim constituency Name: Meenakshi Gaonkar

meenakshi_GaonkarMeenakshi Gaonkar from Paroda is the Zilla Panchayat member representing Guirdolim constituency. She is married to Mahadev Gaonkar and has three children. Sushmila Gaonkar has recently started working for a private firm after completing her M.Com, Vinay Gaonkar is studying ITI at Cacora and Sushmita Gaonkar is studying the 9th Class in School.

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Name: Clafasio Dias Status: MLA

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