Keen on making Music Production your career path?

Neil Fernandes – the music whiz of our neighbourhood is now a certified Music Producer. Having completed a very high level gruelling course in Music Production, Composition and Recording at the well-known True School of Music, Mumbai, he is brimming with plans to share his expertise and guide others keen on taking this career path. He recently held a detailed …

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MES College – treading a new path towards quality higher education

The Murgaon Education Society’s College of Arts and Commerce is the only institution of higher learning in our neighbourhood. Over the years this institution has been on an ascending graph, both in terms of physical infrastructure as well as academic courses and co-curricular activities. Being the only graduate studies institution of this taluka, catering to the large student population of …

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Taking the road less travelled – Prutha Parab & Vaibhav Naik

Another generation of young citizens will soon arrive at a significant crossroad in their lives. Choices will have to be made that will determine what course their future will take. While the majority will opt for the tried and tested options of career and stream – whether by own choice, peer pressure or family compulsions – there will nonetheless be …

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Aman Srivastav and Sanskriti Dawle – Bitten By The Innovation Bug

The BITS Pilani Goa Campus on the outskirts of our neighbourhood is an enclave where achieving technical excellence is the mantra. Reputed corporate organisations and industries throng the campus placement sessions offering lucrative monetary packages to recruit those graduating and entering the job market. But there are some students who consciously veer off the road well-travelled and courageously prefer to …

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PCCE Students fabricate higher efficiency air conditioning system

Final year Mechanical Engineering students of Padre Conceicao College of Engineering Chandrakant Raikar, Carlton De Souza, Chetan Sawant, Edgar Pereira and Pristen D’Costa have designed and fabricated a “Hybrid Geothermal Air Conditioning System” which increases the efficiency of an Air Conditioner thereby reducing the power consumption by the system and reducing the energy bills thus resulting in savings in the …

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MES Student tops CA Common Proficiency Test in Goa

A first year Commerce student of MES College, Mr. Carl Figueredo excelled at the CA- CPT (Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test) in Goa held in June 2015. Out of 198 candidates that appeared for this examination, 20 have been successful. Carl is a resident of Chicalim, and has received guidance for this test from CJ Academy, Vasco. The Principal, Dr. …

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St. Joseph’s Institute excels at Taluka Level Inter School Chess Tournament

St. Joseph’s Institute, Vasco-da-Gama romped in with 3 out of the 4 Titles at the Taluka Level Inter School Chess Tournament held at Chicalim Sports Complex, Chicalim on July 07th and 08th. In the Boys U-14 yrs, the Team consisting of Master Anirudh Parsekar, Master Sahil Desai, Master Swayam Naik, Master Akhilesh Nigalye and Master Rudresh Phadte scored 10 match …

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The Encyclopedia Man – Meet Harnarain Singh Myer

Now at the ripe age of 85, Harnarain Singh Myer, a senior citizen of our neighbourhood recounts his journey through the production of several encyclopaedia. While the prime years of his life were spent in the management of tea plantations in West Bengal, his passion for collating and presenting information lay dormant. Right from his school days he was involved …

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Shipping Management Students of MES College Excel at Goa University Exam

The students of MES College of Shipping Management Course have excelled with a passing percentage of 97% at the April 2015 Goa University’s Graduation Examination. This year’s results are very promising with 2 distinctions and 18 first classes. These graduates have a promising future since the Shipping industry is in need of trained manpower. 90% of world’s Exports are handled …

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MES College sets its sights on wider academic horizons

The Murgaon Education Society’s College of Arts and Commerce at Zuarinagar, is the only college in the Mormugao taluka. This institution has been striving to provide relevant and quality academic facility for the students of this locality. In keeping with this aim, the college is in the process of obtaining certification of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) – …

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Road Safety for school children

The statistic graph for road accidents keeps rising every year. Especially vulnerable are pedestrians. Add to this the rush and bustle outside schools during the mornings and school leaving time and a recipe for accidents is always in the making. There is a urgent need to ensure traffic regulation and control and pedestrian crossing outside schools to ensure safe passage …

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A School with a Difference – Sanjay School

Sanjay Centre for Special Education, Porvorim which was established in the year 1981 has spread its branches to Bogda, Vasco. This centre was inaugurated in the premises of Government primary School , on 21st August 2007, at the hands of Ex-CM of Goa Shri Pratapsingh Rane in the distinguished presence of Shri.Milind Naik . The school started with a humble …

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Studying the salt of her land – Flory Pereira

Can you imagine a meal without salt? Salt is perhaps the most ancient of the food additives in the history of human culinary evolution. Living in the coastal belt with an ocean full of salty water detracts from its value, whereas in tribal communities in the hinterland, salt is a prized commodity that fetches high value in barter transactions. With …

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Get into the “Pages” – A bookstore at last in the neighbourhood

The neighbourhood has for long felt the absence of a book store that has a varied collection that caters to all ages and subjects. In an age when most adults lament the lack of a good reading habit in the younger generation, a bookstore that meets the need has now opened its doors. This enterprise has been set up by …

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New Director BITS Pilani Goa Campus takes over

The BITS Pilani Goa Campus saw a change of guard on 12th Aug ’13 with Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Aggarwal taking over as Director BITS Pilani Goa Campus from Prof K.E. Raman. The Vasco Watch had a tete a tete with Prof Aggarwal. After his Post Graduation in Physics from the Univ. of Delhi he pursued his M.Tech and thereafter obtained …

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Conserve our wilds from the garbage and picnickers menace

Dear all, It scares me. The apathy towards our forests by picnickers and the likes. The sheer carelessness towards habitats for personal gains. every forest and waterfall is now being trashed with garbage, broken bottles and litter. And it is flowing down into our rivers, contaminating ground water choking streams and a zillion creatures. This has to stop. Enforcement and …

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Get into the reading habit – The Goa State Central Library

The Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library is a state of the art reading and knowledge enhancement facility set up by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Govt of Goa. This facility in an aesthetically created building designed by well known architect Gerard D’Cunha. This library can rival any such facility around the world. This five floor centrally air conditioned, …

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UN Global Road Safety Week

GOACAN offers some suggestions on what YOU could do for VASCO during the UN Global Road Safety Week. 1. Request Police Inspector (Traffic Cell) Vasco to provide the names of pedestrians and their places of death in road accidents in 2010, 2011, 2012 and upto April 2013. 2. Request the MMC Chairperson to take up the formation of the Road …

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3 day camp by ICDS

The ICDS Mormugao (Directorate of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Goa), headed by Ms. Ruth, CDPO Mormugao in collaboration with the Arz- Social Work Organization conducted a three day camp under Sabla Scheme for the adolescent girls from Mormugao Taluka. 125 adolescent girls participated in this three days camp. During the camp the girls were given knowledge about self …

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