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  • May 23, 2017

Margao (Goa): The annual Feast of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, will be celebrated on June 4, 2017. The Novena commences from May 26 to June 3 with the Rosary at 5:45 pm followed by Mass with different themes for each day.

Fr. Kenneth Teles, Fr. Jorge Fernandes, Fr. Mansueto Fernandes and Fr. Seby Vaz will be the preachers during the Novena days. On the Feast day, the Mass timings will be 5 am, 6 am, 7 am and 8:15 am, the English Mass will be at 11:45 am. The Solemn Con-celebrated Feast Mass will…

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Goa govt-UNESCO join hands to promote traditional folk art, handicrafts

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  • May 4, 2017

Porvorim (Goa): With an objective to promote traditional folk art and rural handicrafts, the government of Goa will join hands with UNESCO, State Rural Development Agency Minister Jayesh Salgaoncar said.

This week, Salgaoncar had a meeting with UNESCO representatives in Goa to map out the agreement between Goa government and international agency.

“The intention of entire program was to tie up with UNESCO in promoting, preserving and developing rural entrepreneurship in traditional handicrafts and folk art,” Salogancar told reporters.

He said the representatives of UNESCO during their visit to the State also met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and State Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai.


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Fellowship to honour late Kishoritai Amonkar instated

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  • May 3, 2017

The government of Goa has constituted research fellowship in Indian classical music, named after veteran singer late Kishori Amonkar, who passed away in Mumbai recently.

“The fellowship scheme would be called Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Research Fellowship in Indian classical music,” State Art and Culture Minister Govind Gawade said in a press conference today.

He said the scheme has already come into force and it would remain in force up to March 31, 2022.

“The scheme has been introduced to honour maestro of Indian classical music, Kishoritai Amonkar, whose pursuit was to inculcate greater appeal of  music amongst the youth,” said Gawade.

The State-run…

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Archaeologists find ancient idol that hints at human sacrifice

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  • May 1, 2017

Sattari, Goa: Archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient idol in Sattari taluka in north Goa, which researchers claim indicates the prevalence of human sacrifice that was in practice in the region thousands of years back.

A senior official of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today said the idol was recently found in Velus village in Sattari taluka.

Researcher Rajendra Kerkar said, “The idol of Lord Vetal was found last week in Velus. This site has already gained importance among the archaeologists after the discovery of a stone inscription a few years back.”

“The idol of Vetal has a sword in one…

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Faith that still resides in Goa’s villages.

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  • March 28, 2017

Anwesha Singbal

Shigmo is the celebration of the season of spring. There are some fascinating variations in the way Shigmo is celebrated in various parts of Goa. Unlike in North Goa, where Shigmo festivities begin on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Falgun, Canacona and most of the places in the South begin their festivities on the tenth day of Falgun. Let us explore some rare traditions and customs of Shigmo in Goa, that have ancient stories to tell.

While the floats and processions organized by Tourism department enthrall viewers…

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