Indian Folk Dance Competition
The significance of co-curricular activities in the personality development of an individual cannot be overlooked’. Co-Curricular activities reflect on the personality of an individual making them bold & confident to face the outside world.
Keeping this in mind the cultural committee organized and arranges programmes and events to ensure the all round development of our students so that they grow not just intellectually but also imbibe cultural values, boost their self – morale, confidence & strengthen their potentials.
During the course of the year, the cultural committee organized several programmes to foster the growth of cultural knowledge, skills and exhibit talent across a variety of interest areas such as –
Arranging the cultural programmes for inaugural cum felicitation function, Independence Day, Republic Day Celebration, as well as Goa Liberation Day. Students are encouraged and trained to present patriotic songs, speeches , poems , compering etc.
For the annual day as well as to mark the Christmas celebration, a special Christmas programme is organized for the students, to keep the festive spirit glowing. During these occasions the stage is converted into a bee hive of activities portraying students skills through skits, music, dances, singing, and monologues.
The committee also took efforts to arrange for professional training programmes in voice – skills.
The cultural committee is also involved in organizing several inter-class competitions to build team-spirit and participation. Following were some of the competitions organized, Solo & Group Singing competitions in different language categories, Folk Dances of India competition, Carol Singing, live- crib, Star Making, Rangoli, Card Making, Face Painting etc. A balance between academic content with richness of cultural & social values is thus developed in our students.
EXTRA CURRICULAR AND LITERARY COMMITTEE
The Extra Curricular and Literary Committee undertook a number of activities for the Academic Year 2015-2016. Some of the activities conducted were Poetry Recitation, Book Exhibition, Library Quiz and a Career talk on “Opportunities in Media and Entertainment. At the National Youth Film Festival held in Goa, Mr. Akash Vani and team won the 3rd place in the Short Film Making Competition on the topic, “My Discovery of India” . In the National Hand writing competition organized by ASK Learning Centre, Ms. Daisy Mendes was awarded the 1st place, Ms. Surabhi Prabhu the 2nd place and Ms. Tessa Lopes was awarded the 3rd place. At the Inter H.S.S. Goan Folk Dance competition organized by Mt. Mary’s H.S.S. and the Inter H.S.S. Folk Dance competition organized by Shantadurga H.S.S., St. Xavier’s HSS won the 1st place. In the Portuguese Cross Word Competition conducted at St. Xavier’s College, our students Aristophanes de Melo and Christopher Varela won the 1st and 3rd place respectively.