PORVORIM: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar recently felicitated Major Amit Anand Parab at Porvorim, in recognition of his exemplary courage in killing a dreaded terrorist of the Hizbul Maujahideen in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Parrikar felicitated Parab when he called on the chief minister at the Secretariat office. Maj Parab, an officer in the Indian Army’s 27 Rajput Regiment and a Goan hailing from Bicholim, has been awarded Sena Medal for gallantry for his exemplary courage, dare devilry, audacity, sheer grit, perseverance under heavy fire from close range, sharp
presence of mind and admirable leadership qualities. Maj Parab's overall supervision played a vital role in killing a dreaded terrorist, Shabir Ahmed, Battalion Commander of Hizbul Maujahideen in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on October 13, 2010, when Maj. Parab was posted with the Rashstriya Rifles Unit in Kashmir Valley. Maj Parab was an NCC cadet studying in DMC College, Mapusa and has, till date, taken part in several operations. Under his leadership, eight terrorists have been killed in combat. Parrikar said the State government will consider felicitating him at an appropriate occasion.
State Ex-Cadets NCC Association President Pradip Sawant, Vice President John Aguiar, Organising Secretary Pralhad Mayeker and Pradnya Sawant were also present when Parrikar felicitated Maj Parab.
Plastic-free drive held at Sanguem town
SANGUEM: The Sanguem Mamlatdar’s office in association with Sanguem Municipal Council (SMC) organized a day-long plastic-free drive at Sanguem, which also included awareness on vector-borne diseases. The drive commenced at Sanguem Mamlatdar’s office and Sanguem Mamlatdar Pramod Bhat, Joint Mamlatdar S B Gaonkar, Sanguem MLA Subhash Phaldessai, SMC Chairperson Sanjay Raikar, students of Union High School and others participated in the drive. Participants visited all corners of Sanguem town collecting waste and creating awareness among locals, particularly shopkeepers in the vicinity, on vector-borne diseases and the need to do away with plastic carry bags. A large number of employees from various government departments also participated in the drive. The South Goa Collector had given direction to hold the drive at all places in the jurisdiction of Sanguem taluka.
CME in Pathology held
PANJIM: The Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Cytologists organised two CME (continuing medical education) programmes in GMC recently. In the first CME on Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, the faculty was Dr Narendra Mogra and Dr Grace Da Costa. The CME was chaired by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto. The topics covered were blood transfusion, blood components, autologous transfusion, e-blood banking services, a quiz in Pathology was also conducted by Dr Grace Da Costa. In the second CME on Smooth Muscle Tumors of the female Genital Tract the speakers were Dr Aditya Sheldekar, Dr Aditya S and Dr Vynetta Devadoss. This CME was chaired by Dr R G Wiseman Pinto and Dr Savita Chandra. The topics covered were leiomyoma, leiomyosarcoma, different types, clinical features, imaging, incidence, treatment and prognosis. The Goa Medical Council gave accreditation to the CME programmes.
HSSC seating arrangement
PANJIM: The seating arrangement of HSSC June 2012 examination at Mapusa centre is as follows:
St Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Mapusa:
Arts stream: Seat Nos 90001 to 90220
Commerce: Seat Nos 90221 to 90455, 91476
Science: Seat Nos 90456 to 90610, 91472 to 91473
Vocational: Seat Nos 90611 to 90688
The examination will be held from June 29 to July 2. The students answering the examination may check the time table and collect their hall tickets from their respective institutions. The conductor for the examination is Dr Elvis Gonsalves, Principal of St Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Mapusa. Phone No 2250233.
Workshop on water borne diseases at Candolim
CALANGUTE: The Candolim Primary Health Centre (PHC) in collaboration with the Calangute Panchayat will organize a workshop on eradication of water borne diseases at the Calangute panchayat building on Tuesday at 10 am. Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar will be chief guest at the function while Calangute MLA and NGDPA Chairman Michael Lobo will be the guest of honour. A number of prominent personalities, including doctors, are likely to attend the workshop and residents of Calangute and surrounding areas are welcome to attend the workshop.
The newly erected 200 KVA, 11KV/0.433 KV Transformers alongwith 11KV RMU, 440V LV Panel and associated HT and LT cables at ‘Kamla House’ opposite Magsons Super Centre, D B Road, Miramar, Panjim will be test charged on June 26 and will remain charged thereafter. Public are cautioned not to come in contact with the above stated equipments as the same is dangerous.
Programme against drug abuse at Mapusa
PANJIM: Kripa Foundation will be organizing the ‘International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking” on June 26 at St Jerome’s Parish Hall at 4 pm. Invitations have been extended to prominent citizens, NGO’s, principals of schools and colleges from North Goa, Law & Judiciary Officials and members of civil society. Fr Joseph H Pereira is the Founder and Managing Trustee of the Kripa Foundation, which is devoted to the care, support and rehabilitation of those affected by Chemical Dependency and HIV & AIDS. Since its inception in 1981 in Bombay, the Kripa Foundation has grown exponentially and forms a vital link to providing social stability in eleven Indian states through various facilities and also has association in other international locations in Europe, Canada and the USA. Fr Pereira was been awarded the Padma Shri in the field of social work by Government of India in 2009.
SRS computers receive good response for summer batches
PANJIM: SRS Computer Services received good response for workshops and computers courses conducted during May 2012. Two workshops on vedic mathematics and three batches of computer courses were conducted in May 2012. Total 87 students participated in different workshops and computer courses. Tests were conducted at the end of workshops/courses and following students were selected for different prizes: Mutana L Rathod, Sevika Umesh Naik, Durga Nitin S Karapurkar, Tanay Bhanu Naik, Manushree Das, Varnika R Shirodkar, Anuja Rajendra Manerikar, Sweta Lamikant Naik, Gayatri Narayan Patil and Nidhi S Prabhu Desai. Certificates were distributed to all participants, recently. The faculties for different workshops and Computer courses were Sagar Sakordekar, Radha Sakordekar, Shobha Naik, Kalpita Verekar and Martina Godad. Managing Director of SRS Computers Sagar Sakordekar congratulated all the participants for making best use of their summer vacation.
Awareness camp on ‘women, children in need of protection’
PANJIM: The Ponda Taluka Legal Services Committee will organise an awareness camp in relation to “women and children in need of care and protection” on June 28 at 3:30 pm at Kavlem panchayat. Advocate Kapil Khandeparkar will speak on ‘All Government Schemes including National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes’ and Adv Reena Kerkar will speak on ‘Domestic Violence, Women’s Right and Maintenance’ U/s 125 CrPC. The Ponda Taluka Legal Services Committee will also open a legal aid clinic in Kavlem Panchayat on the same day with Para Legal Volunteer Ms Ujwala Naik.
Discourse on ‘Beatitudes’
PANJIM: A discourse on ‘Beatitudes’, that is, the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ will be held every Wednesday at the Institute of Personality Development starting on June 27, from 6 pm to 7 pm. It will be delivered by Prof Agnel Crasto - honorary director of the Institute of Personality Development, Panjim. If interested may contact Prof Agnel Crasto at Pinto Chambers, Block A, 2nd Floor, Menezes Braganza Road, Panjim or on phone 2435838/9420818302.
RG Stone offers treatment for fibroid in uterus
PANJIM: The uterus (womb) is a very important part of the female reproductive system. It is the organ where the baby grows in a pregnant female until birth. Abnormal bleeding is the foremost symptom in case of uterine disease including bleeding between periods or after intercourse. The most common causes of uterine bleeding are abnormal hormones, uterine fibroids, thyroid problems, infection, pregnancy, uterine or cervical cancer. The treatment is known as Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH). TLH is the removal of the uterus through keyholes on the abdomen. This is the latest technology which minimizes blood loss to almost negligible level as compared to open surgery and Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH). In this, the uterus is removed through the keyhole over the abdomen with the use of the instrument called Morcellator. This technique promises only 1-2 days of hospital stay and bed rest.