See this page in HINDI >>

Virginia de Melo e Granjo, Cleodolinda do Remedios Pinto ,Serena Botelho and Jaqueline Dias Pereira walk away winners at the first edition of First Draft 2016, a Portuguese writing competition.

Updated on Sat, 19 March 2016 at 12:15 IST

Panaji, March 2016:After just over a month of prepping and submitting their articles Virginia de Melo e Granjo, Cleodolinda do Remedios Pinto , Serena Botelho and Jaqueline Dias Pereira  were announced as winners of the first edition of the First Draft 2016, a Portuguese writing competition. The winners received their prizes from InêsFigueira, Delegate of Fundação Oriente ​and Dr. Rui Carvalho Baceira,​ Consul General of Portugal at a ceremony held at The International Centre Goa ,Dona Paula.

‘First Draft 2016’, the first edition of a unique writing competition organised by the Panaji based NGO,Communicare Trust, offered students of 10th, 11th and 12th standard, the opportunity to get their winning articles written in Portuguese, published and distributed in all the high schools and higher secondary schools that teach the Lusofonian language.With opportunities like these a total of 24 articles were submitted. 10 made it to the final stage and 4 were declared winners today.

The 3 themes on which the articles were based on are Fashion, Media and Music.

The winning articles will also be part of thestudy material for ‘Kaleidoscope’, the annual language quiz competition organized byCommunicare Trust at DEITI studio, Goa University in September this year.

First Draft 2016 is being organized by Communicare Trust (Goa) whose objective is to promote languages and cultures, with the support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Portugal) and the Portuguese Consul in Goa, Dr. RuiCarvalhoBaceira.

The winners were handpicked by a jury comprising of 3 members appointed by Communicare Trust. While the Chairman of the jury is Nalini Elvino de Sousa,Manager at Communicare Trust, the two other members of the jury were Joana Marto, a Portuguese language teacher from Lisbon and Marina Nédio, a Portuguese language teacher from Porto, Portugal.

Virginia de Melo e Granjofrom Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Panjim receiveda cash prize of Rs 10,000/- for her article on Fashion followed by Rs 5000/- to Cleodolinda do Remedios Pinto’s from Lourdes Convent High School, Saligao bagged the second place for her article on Digital media, while Serena Botelhofrom Mary Immaculate High School, Panjim took home Rs 2500/- for third place on her article titled “A música”  and Rs 2000/- to Jaqueline Dias Pereirafrom Carmel's Higher Secondary School, Nuvemfor her article on fashion designer Verma D’Mellofor the fourth place.

Said Nalini Elvino de Sousa, Manager at Communicare Trust, I am very happy it is the first time we organised this type of an event. Even though it was during the exam time we received 24 entries and the quality of articles submitted were very good.

As a prelude to ‘First Draft 2016’, a special creative writing workshop was organised to help potential candidates to formulate the required framework for their respective articles. Different techniques and discussion about the themes were highlighted at the workshop which was conducted by senior journalist Devika Sequeira.

Through ‘First Draft 2016’,Communicare Trust aims to encourage students to inculcate healthy habits of reading and writing at an early age. Communicare Trust further hopes to promote literary excellence and groom students to contribute to the building of a talent pool of bright young minds in the state.

Next year the competition will be opened to Konkani language students as well.

For further media queries contact:Sean Faia on 9823206426

 
  • MOSAIC 2017 commenced with avidity, passion and thrill at IIIM

    MOSAIC 2017 commenced with avidity, passion and thrill at IIIM

    The 20 th Annual management Fest MOSAIC 2017 organised by International School of Informatics and Management, Technical Campus (IIIM) commenced on Monday with avidity, passion and thrill. MOSAIC has always been one of the most popular management events in the state. More than 20 management institutes are participating in this three day Management fest. The Fest has been created, innovated and conceived to mesmerise and exhilarate intelligent young minds.
  • Rosary College, Navelim emerge winners at Rannbhoomi 6.0

    Rosary College, Navelim emerge winners at Rannbhoomi 6.0

    The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Department of S.S. Dempo College of Commerce and Economics organised the 6th edition of its Business event Rannbhoomi 6.0 at the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Panaji-Goa recently. The College festival was inaugurated by Chief Guest Virendra Kumar, Secretary Education, Govt. of Goa, Yatish Dempo, Trustee, Dempo Charities Trust and Sunil Prabhudessai, Administrator, Dempo Charities Trust in the presence of Principal Dr. Radhika Nayak, faculty members and students.
  • Portuguese language courses at Chowgule College, Margao

    Portuguese language courses at Chowgule College, Margao

    Panjim, 11 August, 2014- Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture (CLPC) of Chowgule College, Margao in association with Centro de Língua Portuguesa/Camões announces commencement of Intensive Portuguese Language classes for Basic Level (A1) and for Portuguese Language Conversation at the College premises.
  • Portuguese Language Classes at Chowgule College

    Portuguese Language Classes at Chowgule College

    The Centre of Portuguese Language and Culture of Chowgule College of Panaji,6th Arts & Science, Margao in association with Instituto Camoes, Panjim announces commencement of Portuguese Language classes for Basic, Elementary and Intermediate levels and classes for Portuguese Language Conversation in the College premises. Classes will begin from Monday, 13th January, 2014. Please contact telephone no.0832-2759504 (Extn.
  • Portuguese Language Classes at Chowgule College

    Portuguese Language Classes at Chowgule College

    Panaji, 22nd October, 2013: The Centre of Portuguese Language and Culture of Chowgule College in Margao has announced a new batch for the crash course of Portuguese language.