Foreign Student of DBC Panjim visit Goan heritage, Big Foot

Valerie Carvalho e Abreu
07 Sep 2019
Don Bosco Panjim
Field Trip

Members of the foreign Students at Big Foot

Don Bosco College, Panjim organized a day trip for the Foreign Exchange students to explore the Goan Heritage at Big Foot recently.

After an experience of the green fields and serene air of Goa, the foreign exchange students were taken on a journey of an unforgettable experience into the life and living of Goa of yesteryears and the beautiful heritage of Ancestral Goa enshrined in the popular exhibition at Big Foot in the tranquil surroundings of the Loutolim village.

The students had a warm welcome and introduced to the ushers at Big Foot who took them on a journey of Goan life depicted in still and described perfectly by the well trained tour guide. The life-size statues on display, portrayed the charm and simple livelihood of people of olden days was well appreciated by the participants.

The highlight of the tour was the inception story of Big foot, how it came into being and the true life story of one man’s diligent and magnificent work on one of India’s longest laterite sculpture of Sant Mirabai, hand-carved by Maendra Alvares, amazed the students. The students also visited the left hander's museum.

Foreign students coordinator, Asst. Professor Valerie Carvalho e Abreu together with Asst. Professor, Rohan Kerkar accompanied and organized the tour for the exchange students. The chanting trip concluded with a delicious taste of Goan scrumptous meal, the fish thali that was enjoyed by everyone.

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