World Trade Day observed at Rosary College
MLA Glen Souza Ticlo who is also the Chairman of the Goa Industrial Development Corporation notified that, Goa is known for its tourism, iron ore, and pharmaceuticals exports but very few people are aware of the small entrepreneurs who manufacture ophthalmic lens, handicrafts, automobile parts etc, and sell in foreign markets.
Ticlo was speaking during a seminar held at Rosary College, Navelim organized by the World Trade Centre (WTC) celebrating the World Trade Day. The seminar was based on the topic ‘Beyond Borders’.
Also present at the seminar were Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade Goa, Ramesh Holeyachi, Principal Rosary College Dr. Simao R Diniz, Director Lift Controls Pvt. Ltd Mahendra M Khandeparkar, Director projects WTC- Mumbai Rupa Naik and Functional Manager Directorate of Industries, Prashant Kamat.
Lift Control’s Khandeparkar, mentioned that, he hopes that with the implementation of GST, India would become a more competitive manufacturing destination.
Holeyachi, spoke on the importance of exports as a growth engine of the country and said that India should use the democratic dividend of youth between the age group of 19 and 39 years which is an asset for being more productive and competitive in international trade to earn foreign exchange.
Kamat pointed out that foreign trade is a lucrative field but it also needs some great care and nurturing particularly in maintaining high standards of quality.
Professor Anson from the College, proposed the vote of thanks and Cyril DeSousa, Assistant Director, trade promotion WTC – Goa, moderated the event. Around 80 participants from different sectors including industry, banking and education sectors were present for the event.
On the occasion of the seminar celebrating World Trade Day, Kineco Kaman Composites, Buoyancy Consultancy & Engineering were also feliciated for their outstanding performance in exports.
People’s High School to be Goa’s first ‘Smart School’
People’s High School hopes to be the state’s first smart school. The school will soon be receiving students’ exam results through an app on their smartphones.
They are presently in the process of developing a software that will be accessed by teachers as an app on their phones and parents too, will have part access to the software, school trustee, Rahul Deshpande informed.
One class from Class I to XII of the school has been fixed in with a ‘smart board’, with the entire curriculum on it in an audio-visual format. The smart board will also be convertible to a regular board for teachers to write on.
He said that students retain better when taught using audio-visual aids and therefore the idea of installing smart boards. “Teach Next’ has made smart boards available to the school.
This year, the school will also install machines, where students and teachers will have to swipe cards to record their attendance.