Shalaka Naik of VTTA represents Goa team at Nationals

13 year old Shalaka Naik a trainee of the Vasco Table Tennis Academy was selected and represented the Goa Schools’ under 17 team in the School Games Federation of India Table Tennis Nationals which were held at Aurangabad recently. For Shalaka, this was her first trip to the nationals and she joins her VTTA colleague and school mate Isha Bhandari …

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ICDS Mormugao Celebrates Girl Child Day 24th Jan

The Girl Child Week 2014 culminated on 24th Jan – the Girl Child Day. The ICDS Mormugao celebrated the occasion at the Municipal Children’s Park with a program involving adolescent girls and 114 Anganwadi Workers of the Taluka. The ICDS in coordination with ARZ – Social Work NGO, had initiated the Safe Teens Program in which adolescent boys and girls …

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Is history… well, history? The Vasco Clock Tower

Our approach to being conscious of the past is contradictory. While the history syllabi in schools keeps burgeoning with more and more detail and trivia (quantity being confused for quality?); a sense of preservation of history and heritage on the ground does not seem to be a part of the conscious or subconscious thought process. Little wonder that the few …

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Your Neighbourhood Acupressurist

Having passed his Post Graduate Diploma in Acupressure Therapy from Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata he has opened his clinic at Commerce Centre in Ponda. He recently took advance training in Acupressure at Indian Institute of Acupressure at Kolkata, for upgrading his skills. He makes home-visits thrice a week to treat the patients on prior appointments when patients are …

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JCI Dabolim Celebrates Road Safety Week

JCI Dabolim, Celebrated ‘Road Safety Week’ in association with the ‘Traffic Cell of Vasco’ at Alto Dabolim- Bogmalo Junction and at Airport Junction. Present on the occasion were the P.I. Traffic Cell Sudesh Narvekar, JCI Dabolim President Ganesh Lamani and others. Various cards, pamphlets were handed out and prizes were distributed to the riders who identified the correct traffic signs. …

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Pursuing her passions – Mamatha Prasanna

That time of the year is around the corner when another batch of eager raring to go youngsters will be jettisoned from the protected cocoon of their institutions into the big bad real world. The mantra to be disseminated is “Pursue your passion”. Don’t get mired in mundane mediocrity. Mamatha Prasanna’s journey of blossoming into a lenswoman is an apt …

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Shore Based Test Facility Commissioned at Goa

India, on 28th Jan, joined yet another elite group of nations when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned for Indian Navy at INS Hansa, Goa. This is the third such facility in the world, after the United States and Ukraine. SBTF is primarily used for flight testing of naval aircraft that operate from aircraft carriers. Initially conceptualised for …

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