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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 and confident to face the outside world. With a view to develop cultural diversity and bring about an all-round development of the students the Cultural Committee has been set up to organise several events and competitions.

GOA LIBERATION DAY

Goa Liberation Day was celebrated by the staff and students in front of the basketball court. The Chief Guest for the occasion, Manager of St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School Mapusa, Rev.Fr. Arnaldo Pinho unfurled the National Flag. The Principal welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest in his speech said that Goa has developed over the years and it is our duty as Goans to further this progress. There was a group song performed by the students as part of the cultural programme which was followed by prize distribution of various events organised during the year. The staff and the students of St. Mary’s High School Mapusa were also present for the function.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

On 21st of December the Cultural Committee organized different activities in order to enliven the spirit of Christmas. Candle decoration competition and star making competition were held. The students were enthusiastic and displayed marvellous talent as they created beautiful candles and stars. Prize winners

Star making Competition

1.Lynn Fernandes and Shafron Fernandes

2. Satyawan Shinde and Joel Desouza

3. Rani Parab and Laura Marquis

Consolation

1. Marissa Noronha and Britney Pacheco

Candle making Competition

1. Diago Godinho and Milind Tigga

2. Sourav Poke and Rushikesh Salgaonkar

3. Lakshita Satardekar and Denise Misquita

Consolation

1. Andrea Desouza
The Live Crib and Carol Singing competitions were organized in the Ark hall. Keeping the Christmas spirit alive every group was given a prize.

REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS

70th Republic Day was celebrated by the staff and the students with patriotic favor. The National Tri Colour was hoisted by the Chief Guest Ms. Mitchell Desa followed by singing of the National Anthem. The highlights of the day were a soulful patriotic song performed by group of students, which was followed by the class wise march past competition. All groups were judged and the best marching contingents were awarded prizes. Mr. Oscar D’silva parent of student of 12th Vocational who had assisted in the videography of the Xaura was the Guest of Honor for the day. Report of activities from June 2019 – November 2019

SINGING COMPETITION

The singing competition was held on 18th July in the Ark hall. It showcased the talents of 12 participants in Konkani solo category, 3 in the Konkani duet category, 11 in the English solo category, 4 in the English group category and 8 in Hindi solo category. Results of the Singing Competition

Konkani solo category

1. Steffi Fernandes

2. Aloma Almeida

3. Megan D’souza

Konkani duet category

1. Ramson Cardozo and Walusha D’souza

2. Jemson Fernandes and Megan D’souza

English solo category

1. Lorraine Lobo

2. Nelov Chakraboty

3. Greg Rodrigues

English group category

1.Raggin Blues

2. ABCS Reborn

Hindi solo category

1. Sonali Maujekar

2. Sohali Nagvekar

3. Joslyn Pinto

RELIVING HISTORY COMPETITION

Students need to learn the critical thinking of History, therefore the Cultural Committee had organised a Reliving History competition for the students to put up an act for 10 minutes on the topics given to them, like Pinto Revolution, National Apprising, Swadeshi Movement, Rowlett Act, Jallian Wala Bagh Massacre, Non Cooperation Movement, Dandi March, Quick India Movement, Goa Revolution, and Partition of India and Pakistan.

The Competition was Judged by renowned personalities in the field of theatre Mr. Devidas S. Amonkar and Mr. Dnyanesh Moghe. The Groups were judged on Criteria such as acting, fidelity to original work, and staging and production value.

Results of the Reliving History Competition

1. 12th Commerce - Quick India Movement (1942)

2. 12th Science J, K, L - Dandi March

3. 11th Commerce - National Apprising and 11th Vocational - Swadeshi Movement

• Best actor male – Calab Demello

• Best actor female – Nelov Chakraboty

INDEPENDENCE DAY – 15th August 2019

The Independence day flag was unfurled by the Chief Guest of the function Mr. Gopal Prabhu, which was followed by the singing of National Anthem and a Patriotic song. The Principal Dr. Elvis Gonsalves extended a warm welcome to the gathering on the auspicious occasion of India’s 73rd Independence Day.

The Chief Guest Mr. Gopal Prabhu addressed the gathering highlighting the role of youth towards the betterment of the nation. The Chief Guest handed the prizes to the prize winners of the singing competition and the Reliving History competition.

FOLKDANCE COMPETITION – 28th August 2019

The Cultural Committee organised Folkdance competition on 28th August 2019, The maximum time allotted per group was 10 minutes. the dances were Dandia, Bhangra, Mevasi, Vihu, Dhanuchee, Kashmiri, Dindi, Dangi, and bamboo Dance.

Results of the Folkdance Competition

1. 12th Arts

2. 12th Commerce

3. 11th Vocational

Consolation

1. 11th Commerce

2. 12th Science M & N

Children’s day Celebration: 14th November

The Committee, along with the Teacher Welfare Committee and Felicitation Committee put together a wonderful Children’s Day program. A few competitions were organised on the 12th of November. In the Art and Craft section, there were competitions such as: Embroidery, Crochet, Bag making, Sketches, Paintings, Best out of waste. In the Sports category we organised a Basketball tournament and Kite flying and in the Intellectual department we organised a Sudoku, Crossword and Treasure hunt competition. On the 14th of November, the staff put up a lovely program of fashion show, an Indian fusion dance, a skit and a western dance along with lots of spot prizes and games. All in all, it was a wonderful day.