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Panaji: August 27, 2019

Ms. Mithily Janjal and Master Vishal Giri of Dhempe College of Arts and Science Miramar won the first prize at All Goa Inter Collegiate Quiz held to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Mast. Shreyesh Goankar and Indrani Kande of Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sanguem bagged the second prize, whereas Fr. Agnel Collage, Miramar won the third prize. The quiz was held at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. It was organized by the Department of Information and Publicity. In all 33 colleges from the State participated in the quiz which was held on the topic -Journey of Gandhi from “Mohandas to Mahatma”.

Prior to the commandment of the quiz students of Peoples High School, Panaji presented skit on the occasion. The quiz was conducted by Quiz Master Shri Nagesh Sardesai in two phases that is preliminary and final round.

Prizes to the winners of the Quiz will be distributed on the occasion of National Press Day to be celebrated on November 16, 2019.

All the participates of the quiz were given certificates at the hands of the Director of Information and Publicity, Smt. Meghana Shetgaonkar. The Director who was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function in her address stated that the Department of Information and Publicity is the Nodal Agency of the Government to disseminate information about Government programmes, policies, schemes, achievements and initiatives through print and electronic media. The Department she said also plays a            pivotal role in creating awareness in various matters through varied means of communications. Organizing quiz for inter collegiate students on the life of Mahatma Gandhi is one such  endeavor of the department she added.  

Information Officer Shri Prakash Naik, who gave the welcome address said that 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is being celebrated at the National level for a period of two years from October 2, 2018 to October 2, 2020. He said, in the past the department had  organized Quiz Competition for the students on various topics.

Shri Shyam Gaonkar compered and later proposed the vote of thanks.