Photo Gallery of 3rd Lusofonia Festival Goa 2017

February 18
Rural Tourism, Nature Walks and Backwater Thrills: the Portuguese Experience and the Goan Way
Rosary College of Commerce & Arts, Navelim
Panel with Mr. João Mota Furtado (Portugal) and Dr. Savio Falleiro (Goa)
Mr. Furtado is a former collaborator of EDIA – Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, SA. The Alqueva Multi-purpose Project is a structural project in the south of Portugal and is considered a key investment in regional development.
Dr. Savio Falleiro is Head of the Department of Economics of Rosary College of Commerce & Arts.

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Mr. João Furtado                                                             Dr. Savio Falleiro

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Dr. Simao Diniz, Principal of Rosary College (at the right)

February 21 
Brazilian Culinary Class
Agnel Institute of Food Craft and Culinary Sciences, Verna
A demonstration class conducted by Nilza Pelentir and Fernanda Figueiró.

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March 1 to 8
Exhibition of Goan Newspapers of 1953, related to the visit of Brazilian poet Cecília Meireles to Goa
Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim

A special exhibition of Goan newspapers with articles, reports and interviews related to the most famous Brazilian poet Cecília Meireles (1901 – 1964) during her visit to Goa in 1953. Before leaving Goa Cecilia Meireles told the press “Eu levarei Goa para o Brasil dentro do meu coração…” (I will take Goa to Brazil within my heart). This rare exhibition, organized by the LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa, also throws light on the issues the Goa State was facing at that time.

March 7 to 9
Photography exhibition “Macau Cultural Heritage” (Património Cultural de Macau)
In collaboration with the International Institute of Macau (IIM)
Art Gallery, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
The 45 selected photos, recorded by young people and artists from Macau during a contest held in the year 2016, portray the patrimonial legacy of the territory, their cultural traditions and the history of the Sino-Portuguese features.

March 10 to 12
Photography exhibition “Makonde Tribe – Documentary of the people”

Art Gallery, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
The Makondes are a people from eastern Africa, who live at three plateaus of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania in the province of Cabo Delgado. The hypothesis of their origin is determined from the analyses of written and oral sources and is further reinforced by cultural similarities with the Chewa people, who still inhabit a vast area south and southwest of Lake Nyasa, Malawi and Zambia.

March 13 to 15
Photography exhibition “Baucau (East Timor): the land and the people”

Art Gallery, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim

The current municipality (formerly “district”) of Baucau occupies a large area of the eastern part of East Timor. It is the second city in the country and had, during the Portuguese administration, the designation of “Vila Salazar”.

March 14
Management of Higher Education in Lusophone Countries and in Goa/India. International Seminar
In collaboration with Instituto Camões, Portugal
Rosary College of Commerce & Arts, Navelim

– “Lusofonia and the access to higher education:  a life span /life space perspective”. Prof. Dr. Maria Eduarda Duarte (Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon, Portugal). FORGES – Associação Fórum da Gestão do Ensino Superior nos Países e Regiões da Língua Portuguesa
– “Higher Education and its Management with special reference to Goa / India”. Prof. Dr. Remy Dias (Dy. Director, Directorate of Higher Education, Govt. of Goa)

March 16 to 18
Photography exhibition “Non-Stop São Paulo”. Photos by Paul Melo e Castro
Art Gallery, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim

The largest city in the southern hemisphere, São Paulo is unquestionably Brazil’s most cosmopolitan city and the economic powerhouse of the nation. Yet São Paulo is also marked by profound rifts of class, of oppulent upper-class neighbourhoods surrounded by extensive, marginalised slum districts and a city centre that mixes a rich fabric of history with patches of utter decay.

March 17
Inauguration of BCCG – Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa (Centro Cultural Brasileiro em Goa)
Rosary College of Commerce & Arts, Navelim, Margao

Inauguration of BCCG – Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa – Centro Cultural Brasileiro em Goa in the presence of the Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai Ms. Rosimar da Silva Suzano.

The BCCG – Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa – Centro Cultural Brasileiro em Goa is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to disseminate the Portuguese language and the Brazilian culture and strengthen the ties between Goa and Brazil in all aspects, including the social and economic ones.

Lighting of the lamp by Rev. Dr. Simao Diniz, Director of Rosary College

Lighting of the lamp by the Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai Ms. Rosimar da Silva Suzano

Lighting of the lamp by the President of Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa Dr. Aurobindo Xavier

From left to right: Director of Instituto Camões in Goa Mr. Delfim Correia da Silva, Delegate of Fundação Oriente in Goa Ms. Inês Figueira, President of Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa Dr. Aurobindo Xavier, General Consul of Brazil in Mumbai Ms. Rosimar da Silva Suzano, General Consul of Portugal in Goa Mr Rui Baceira, Director of Rosary College Rev. Dr. Simao Diniz, Administrator of Rosary College Dr. Socorro Mendes, and President of Indo-Portuguese Society Goa Mr Poi Vernenkar

Welcome address of the Director of Rosary College Rev. Dr. Simao Diniz

Inaugural address by the President of Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa Dr. Aurobindo Xavier

Address by the General Consul of Brazil in Mumbai Ms. Rosimar da Silva Suzano

View of the audience

Musical interlude on the guitar by Rui Lobo

View of the audience


A poem dedicated to Cecília Meireles. Recitation by Kiana Zara Menezes

Unveiling of a photograph of Cecília Meireles

Cocktail

March 18
Drawing Competition
Rosary College of Commerce & Arts, Navelim

Prize distribution ceremony of a Drawing Competion among students of Rosary College of Commerce & Arts on the theme “Brazil”. Chief guest: Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai Ms. Rosimar da Silva Suzano

March 18
Fest “Feijoada & Samba”
Rosary Parish Hall, Navelim

Brazilian food: feijoada brasileira, pão de queijo, vatapá, brigadeiros, bolo de fubá and more. Brazilian drinks: caipirinha, batida. Portuguese food and original Portuguese wines: bolinhos de bacalhau, Port wine, red wine, vinho verde. Samba with Brazilian and Portuguese  live music by Maryjo and her band.

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