Mindmap is a useful technique that helps you learn more effectively, improves the way that you record information & supports and enhance creativity. By using Mind Maps, you can quickly identify & understand the structure of any subject. This fun activity will be held at on July 13 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Kaleidoscope of life 204, Atlantis II, above SBI Bank, Caranzalem, Panaji. Age group 10 years and above. Fees: `500 per person. Details: 8378011249/9764003074/7387096407.
Chandor Club in collaboration with Goa Table Tennis Association will organise its 3rd Naguesh and Sushila Verenker Memorial all Goa major ranking Table Tennis tournament from July 23-28 in Chandor club Multipurpose Hall. The tournament will be held in the categories of girls/boys singles in mini cadets, cadets, sub-juniors, juniors along with Men and Women category. Those interested need to submit their entries to Goa Table Tennis Association Secretary, Vishnu Kolwalkar (9860384713) on or before July 21.
A lecture on ‘Where India Goes: Untouchability and child health in rural India’ by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears of the University of Texas at Austin and Executive Directors, RICE (Research Institute for Compassionate Economics) will be held on July 27 from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at ICG, Dona Paula. Organised by The International Centre Goa. Open to all.
Lakshya Academy will organise a career seminar for graduate students conducted by career consultant Vishal Agarwal on July 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Patto Panaji. Details: 9552518650.
Mohammed Rafi Night featuring Mehmood Hassan from Baroda as the lead male singer and Chetana Sahane as the lead female singer along their troop will be held on July 28, 7 p.m. onwards at Hotel Fidalgo. The show will be hosted by stand-up comedian and mimicry artist from Mumbai RK. This will be followed by a multi-cuisine dinner buffet. Details: 9158055222/ 9545554244/ 9545554210/ 9545455618.
the Rotary Rain Run (RRR) 2018. In its fourth edition, the charity run will be held on July 29 from the Bambolim SAG stadium to Miramar via the Goa University road. The run will be held in three categories 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers and 21 kilometers (half marathon) and will be held in support of early detection and cure of cervical and breast cancer among women. The 10kilometre and 21kilometre runs will be timed events and school children up to class 10 can register for the 5 kilometers run for free. (To register for the run, log on to www.rainrun.rcporvorim.org. Forms are also available at Bharney’s Panjim, Carasid, Miramar and LG Shoppe in Panjim and Margao.)
Panjim Gymkhana All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament will be held at Panjim Gymkhana new premises, Bandodkar ground, Campal from July 29 to 31 in following categories: Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Mens, and Ladies. Entries may be submitted to Suresh Karapurkar (9422438078) or Vishnu Kolwalkar (9860384713) latest by Thursday, July 26 up to 6 pm
The 3rd edition of the Probyk Friendship Ride will be held on August 5, 5.55 am from Campal Garden, Panaji. Register at https://www.instamojo.com/GearWorx/friendship-ride-2018/
The 9th Annual All Goa Incredible India Quiz – 2018 will be organised by SEQC in association with the ICG on August 15, 2 p.m. at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. Details: http://email@example.com
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Hoping to see India at the 2026 World Cup: Bhutia
“I hope to see at least eight teams from Asia including India in the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” said former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia at the convocation ceremony of SESA Football Academy’s graduating students of batch 2014-2018, held at ICG, Dona Paula on Friday. “When we recently had a meeting with the AIFF to discuss football at the grassroots in India, we found a major difference between us and countries like Spain, England, Portugal, and others. The kids in India of 12-14 age group have a game experience of around 15-30 games, whereas the kids from those countries have a game experience of around 150 games by the age of 14,” said Annanya Agarwal, president of Sesa Football Academy. “Currently, in Rajasthan, we have 60 centers where we provide coaching to around 2500 boys and girls. There are also residential academies with technological infrastructure which will facilitate the growth of the player,” said Agarwal. The 15 students of the 2014-18 batch who were felicitated were: Ashley Cardozo, Kanta Dravin, Sunil Mandrekar, Dhiraj Chauhan, Vighnesh Shetgaonkar, Vishnu Gosavi, Kunal Salgaonkar, Cyrus Canvi Noronha, Dylan Fernandes, Malcolm Gonsalves, Cavin Soares, Lionel D’souza, Mark Barreto, Anil Chawan, Gaunkar Camilo and Rocky Fernandes. […]
6th Environment Film Festival
The Entertainment Society of Goa in association with Kala Kirti will be organizing the 6th edition of Goa Environmental Film Festival. The aim of the Goa Environmental Film Festival is to select short films to spread the message of the environmental awareness and also to inspire understanding of the environment through the power of films. The festival’s goal is to offer entertaining and educational films that leave attendees with increased awareness of environmental issues that we face locally and globally. There will be 2 categories: Schools and colleges at the Goan level and individual category at the National level. The subject for School and College category will be ‘Beat the Plastic’ and in the individual category, the subject will be ‘Environment’. In schools and colleges category, the film should be in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi or English Language and should be produced by Goan schools and colleges only. Whereas in Individual category, the film should be in any Indian language under VIII schedule and should be produced by any citizen of India with English subtitles (in case the film is not in English). The time limit of each film can vary between 2–6 minutes. In schools and colleges category, the 1st […]
‘Sangodd’– Festival of Togetherness
On June 29 the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul who are considered as the pillars of Christianity. In Goa, this feast is celebrated by the fishing community of Goa as a tribute to St. Peter who was a fisherman by profession. The festivities are marked by making a ‘Sangodd’, which is made by joining 3-5 canoes which symbolises the contribution of St. Peter and St. Paul towards the building of the Catholic Church. On this day the fishermen offer prayers to the Almighty by reciting prayers and litany, and also remember their colleagues who have departed. NT GoGoaNow gets you the festive celebrations of ‘Sangodd’ held in Candolim (Sangodd de Candolim).
Bringing Goan folk dances into the limelight
In a bid to promote Goan folk dance and music, the Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Goa and Shree Nagesh Maharudra Bhajani Mandal, Curca will organise a musical dance performance of Goan folk dance music and songs by Saraswati Kala Mandal, Kelbai, Curti Ponda, on July 1 at 7 p.m. at Shree Nagesh Maharudra Bhajani Mandal, Curca. Saraswati Kala Mandal a Goan folk group from Curti, Ponda who have presented their performance not only in various parts of Goa but also at different festivals organised by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in the various states of the country. And now under the ICCR they have taken the initiative to organise performances of Goan folk dance, music and songs at different rural areas in order to promote Goan folk art.
Selection trials for Goan folk groups
In order to provide better platform and exposure to Goan folk artists, the Directorate of Art and Culture will be conducting selection trials for traditional Goan folk groups from Goa on July 19, 20 and 21. These trials are conducted for selecting the groups that will be deputed for various programmes in the state, other states as well as for International programmes. The selection trials will be held for various folk disciplines such as– folk dances, folk music, and folk songs at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda on the above-listed dates. Interested groups/artists may collect the application forms that will be made available at Directorate of Art and Culture, Patto¬–Panaji, Ravindra Bhavan– Curchorem, Ravindra Bhavan– Margao, Ravindra Bhavan– Baina, Ravindra Bhavan– Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir– Ponda from July 3 onwards. The filled forms have to be submitted by July 12. In the selection trials, the group should perform 4 best items of folk dances in traditional costumes along with live music. No artist will be allowed to participate in more than one group. The selection of the folk group will begin from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rotary Rain Run on July 29
It’s time to get out those running shoes and get prepping, as the Rotary Club of Porvorim is back with the Rotary Rain Run (RRR) 2018. In its fourth edition, the charity run will be held on July 29 from the Bambolim SAG stadium to Miramar via the Goa University road. The run will be held in three categories 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers and 21 kilometers (half marathon) and will be held in support of early detection and cure of cervical and breast cancer among women. The 10kilometre and 21kilometre runs will be timed events and school children up to class 10 can register for the 5 kilometers run for free. “The Rotary Rain Run has grown over the years and we now get participation from people all over India like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolhapur etc. And the running culture is now growing in Goa. In fact, Goa now has around 500 regular runners,” says Avinash Parmar, co-chairman of the club along with Guirish Sawant. To further popularise the trend towards running in the state and in the hopes of making the event still bigger, the Rotary Club of Porvorim has teamed up with singer-songwriter Varun Carvalho and Irina Blansch […]
Entries open for 44th Tiatr ‘A’ Group Competition
Kala Academy invites entries for the 44th Tiatr ‘A’ Group Competition (2018-19). The last date for submission of entries in the prescribed format so as to reach Kala Academy is July 16 before 4 p.m. Rules and regulations copy along with entry forms are available at programme and development section of Kala Academy during office hours. The duly filled in entry forms along with the cash remittance of entry fee and security deposit will be accepted latest by 4 p.m. till the stipulated last date for receipt of entries. The participating institutions are also required to submit their registration/ renewal certificate along with the entry form. The draw to decide sequence of performance by lots will be taken on July 16 at 5 p.m. at the meeting room of KA. Kala Academy has also appealed to all the institutions participating in Tiatr ‘A’ Group to renew their registration with the competent authority, as required under rules of Societies Registration Act, Sub Section (2) of Section 3 B of the Act 1860 (Central Act, 21 of 1860). Failure to renew the registration within the stipulated period entails cancellation of the participation of the concerned institution. As per rule number 2 of […]
“We should aim to retain the talents by developing Goa into an IT hub”- CM
“If Goa can excel in so many other fields, we can do so in IT as well. We’re a small state that has produced talents beyond its strength. We should aim to retain the talents by developing Goa into an IT hub with a positive mind frame” said the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar while speaking at the launch of ‘Goa Start-Up Portal’ on the occasion of Goa IT day. The Goa IT Day is part of a focused initiative to promote innovation and encourage entrepreneurial investment in the state so that Goa can be counted among the top 25 startup destinations in Asia by 2025. Further, Parrikar added that “Right from the year 2000, I have been dreaming of Goa becoming a powerful hub for IT. And with Cyber¬–age scheme, Goa did become the first state to give technical grants and laptops to students.” Speaking about the initiative that the Government of Goa has taken up to support the young techies and entrepreneurs, Minister for Information and Technology, Rohan Khaunte said that “Goa has traditionally been running on a mining and tourism-dependent economy and now it is time for us to add Information Technology to make Goa a […]
Mundial 2018- Capturing the Fifa World Cup through art
After every four years an electric excitement builds up among people from different parts of the world during the Fifa World Cup matches. One such person is Yolanda D’souza- a talented artist who was also a passionate footballer. She even scored an international hat trick for the country. This year, her ardent love for football inspired her to make more than 40 artworks based on the 2018 world cup matches. The series is titled ‘Mundial 2018’. Most of them are digitally created. While watching the matches, her creative eye caught different serious and quirky moments which she proceeded to artistically capture. She used an app where she could draw these moments on the screen with her finger. The artworks have themes like Neymer’s changing hairstyle, ‘The incredible hat-trick man’, ‘Frustration of team Germany’, ‘Fellani hands his team a life line’, ‘Hungry for goals but left cutlery at home’, and much more. The artworks are open to the public till July 20th (11 am to 6 pm) at Art Chamber, Calangute.
Maputo to Goa
Sunaparanta in collaboration Lotus Film & TV Production (Goa), Real Ficção (Portugal) and Communicare held a photo exhibition titled–‘Through My Lens’ on Wednesday. The photo exhibition ‘Through My Lens’ was curated by Nalini Elvino de Sousa who put together the photographs of the two cameramen, John Lino from Goa who worked in the production phase of the movie `Special Envoy’ which was shot in Maputo, Mozambique and Emidio Josine of Mozambique who landed on the shores of Goa for the production of the second half of the movie. The exhibition was followed by the screening of the movie `Special Envoy’.
The Journey of Saint Kabir
A mono act based on the life of poet and saint Kabir is been organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture and Kala Academy in association with Goa University. The play ‘Kabeer’ by Shekhar Sen throws light on the journey of the saint and his teachings. Speaking during a press conference on Friday, organising secretary for the event, Goa University, Ramrao Wagh said: “The play brings to light the importance of three mantras of life which are love, peace and religious harmony. These three mantras have the power to divisive wall melt and to raze every barrier erected by fanatic rage and hatred. These core values are beautifully penned down in two-hour mono-act Kabeer which comprises of 45 song sequences.” The event will be inaugurated by the governor, Mridula Sinha; chief minister, Manohar Parrikar; minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude and chancellor, Goa University, Varun Sahni. Since 1998 Sen has directed, composed and written musical mono-acts like ‘Tulsi’ ‘Kabeer’ ‘Sahab’ ‘Vivekanand’ and ‘Soordas’ and has received several accolades. “Sen is a versatile singer. He has been honoured with Padma Shri award in the year 2015. And since 1983 he has released over 200 musical albums. He has also […]