BELGAUM: Leaders and citizens from Goa and Karnataka will converge at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Giants Group of Belgaum (Main) on Sunday. Former union minister Ramakant Khalap and Kala Academy President Vishnu Wagh will be guests of honour at the function. Addressing a press conference here, President Shivraj Patil said large number of members of the Club from Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra will take part at the one-day celebrations at the Maratha Mangal Karyalaya, here. “Giants Club apart from taking
up several social and awareness projects has also rendered yeoman service in building ties between Belgaum and Goa,” said Patil.
“We expect that a new chapter of bilateral relationship between Belgaum and Goa will commence as the outcome of Sunday celebrations,” Patil ascertained.
PANJIM: Communicare Cultural Centre at Dona Paula has started admissions to its new batches of Portuguese courses for adults for beginner level. The course will be conducted between June 18 and September 19 (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. Portuguese tuitions will be conducted for students from Std VIII to Std XII. On Mondays, tuitions will be conducted from 3 pm to 4 pm for Std X; 4 pm to 5 pm for Std IX and 5 pm to 6 pm for Std VIII. On Saturdays, tuitions will be conducted from 2 pm to 3 pm for Std XII and 3 pm to 4 pm for Std XI in Campal, Panjim. Communicare also conducts tuitions in Hindi, English, Spanish and German. For details contact Communicare Cultural Centre, Vivendas Goesas Row, House No 2, La Citadel Colony, (opposite resort Cidade de Goa), Dona Paula. For registration contact 8322456156/9561715525, e-mail: email@example.com
Vocational training at Vasco sub-jail
PANJIM: Vedanta Foundation, Sesa Goa & Goa Prisons Authority jointly formulated a training programme to provide skills to jail inmates to help them return to a dignified life outside the prison. Goa’s Inspector General of Prisons Mihir Vardhan today inaugurated on such training centre at the Vasco sub jail. The vocational training program is a part of Vedanta Foundation’s UMEED project, a pan-India programme that works to rehabilitate prison inmates. The programme is aimed to give the inmates the skills that will allow them to join the socio-economic mainstream and contribute positively to society. Vedanta Foundation’s Umeed project has conducted such vocational training programs for about 15,000 inmates across 30 prisons in the country.
Sekhar posted to SBI Panjim module
PANJIM: D Indu Sekhar has been posted as deputy general manager of State Bank of India’s Panjim module. He is a science graduate. He joined the bank in 1980 as a trainee officer of 1985 batch. Before joining the Panjim module, he held various assignments. He worked in Guntur, Piduguralla, Ponnerallu, Bandlamottu, Chirala. He was VP (Treasury & Investments) SBICAP, Mumbai. He was assistant general manager, Region II & III, Hyderabad. He also headed citizen SBI, Hyderabad as assistant general manager.
Music event at Panjim
PANJIM: Monthly programme organised by Sesa Goa and SnK Events ‘Sesa Baithak’ shall feature vocal performance by kirana gharana singer Arati Thakur Kundallkar on June 9 at Museum Hall, Near Panjim bus stand at 6 pm.
Smartphone showroom opened at Fatorda
MARGAO: Samsung’s first smartphone café in Goa was opened in the commercial capital on Thursday. The showroom was inaugurated by Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardessai in the presence of the proprietor Sayed Amjad behind Grace Church this morning.
Proprietor Sayed Amjad said that customers can visit the store and enjoy experience with the latest technology. “The customers can get experience in wide range of products of Samsung ranging from tablets, cameras, laptops etc,” Amjad said. In his address, the Fatorda MLA said he is happy that Goa’s first Samsung smartphone café was opened in Margao for the benefit of the customers.
Calangute’s Agar Vaddo has Catholic panch in 35 years
PANJIM: Paul Mathias D’Souza has been elected as Panch Member for the Village Panchayat Calangute, for the 1st time after 35 years from Agar Vaddo. The youth and supporters from his ward irrespective of their religion and caste, Hindus and Christians got to-gether and supported Mathias as the People’s Candidate and successfully got him elected. Mathias accepted the challenge with an intention to serve the people of his ward and now assured the people of his ward that he will keep up to the promises made by him during the election campaign with the support of the sarpanch and his panch colleagues, says a press note.