Don Bosco holds Ghumat Aarti and Idol crafting

Frederick Pio Fernandes
04 Sep 2019
Don Bosco Panjim

Winners BpEd students crafting the Ganesh idol

In light of the approaching Festival of Ganesh Chaturti in September, the Don Bosco’s college Life Skill Committee in association with the Ecotiva Club organized a ‘Ghumat Aarti’ and Idol Making competition for the collegians of the institution on August 24, 2019.

Chief Guest Raghuvir Mahale and Guest of Honor faculty Department of Social Work Pankaj Kumbhar graced the occasion.

The event began with the chanting of the Ganpati sholka by the students of BPeD and the performing of the traditionally aarti.

A series of programs to showcase the talented students was well appreciated by the Chief Guest which he vocally admitted before the gathering as he spoke strongly of preserving the Goan culture. The hard-work and dedication of the students was well appreciated by all.

Students of the physical education department were adjudged as winners while the combined team of students from BA Mass Communication and BBA T&T secured the runners up position.

Besides the ‘Ghumat Aarti’ competition, a Ganesh Idol making competition was organized simultaneously. In view of conservation of our environment, only bio-degradable materials were allowed. From dough to coconut shells to clay, the students outdid themselves in terms of their creativity and skill. However, it was again the Physical Education department students that stole the show with their clay idol, winning the first place for the event.

On the whole, the events provided a platform for students to showcase their talents, as well as make them aware of traditional Goan customs and their significance in society and the importance of their conservation.

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