Events | September 2017

CII Young Indians and Indian Medical Association sign a MoU to work towards organ donation

II Young Indians (Yi) Goa chapter is working on the theme of Organ Donation with the banner ‘Gift an Organ’ and IMA Goa State is working on the same under the banner ‘Keep Giving Carry on Living’. The two organisations have come together in a partnership and signed a Memorandum of understanding in the presence of Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Dr Pramod Sawant to develop a Joint Action Plan for better planning and implementation.

The Programme Began with the screening of Phir Zindagi, a short film by ZTCC Pune, showing the attendees the importance of organ donation, and how it can save many lives. Post this Dr Medha Salkar, President, Indian Medical Association Goa State, explained the theme for the year of IMA as ‘Keep Giving Carry on Living’ as well as gave a presentation of the activities of IMA.

Rupesh Gauns, Chairman, Young Indians Goa Chapter then spoke about Yi’s Project, Gift An Organ, which has been a success in the other states of India, and how they want to bring this success to the state of Goa, too.

Post this, the dignitaries from both Yi and IMA signed the MoU in the presence of Pramod Sawant, who further gave an address, stating the importance of organ donation and how it is needed in Goa as well.

Atrey Sawant, Chairman, CII Goa State Council delivered the vote of thanks.

CII Young Indians, through this initiative, hopes to bring a change to the life stories of at least a few who lie in wait for donors who could help change their lives.


World Photography Day celebrated at Big Foot Art Gallery

Celebrating World Photography Day, the 11th Annual Mogubai Photo Contest/Exhibition was held themed, “Forgotten Goa” by students of Prasad Pankar’s CMYK Academy of Photography, Mapusa, in collaboration with The Big Foot Trust. It was held at the Big Foot Art Gallery, Loutolim and was inaugurated by renowned footballer Brahmanand Shankhwalkar. Speaking on the occasion he said that the pictures in display brings a nostalgic feeling about Goa, he added, whatever your passion is, you should follow it with hard work. Photographer Tukaram V. Phadte was felicitated on the occasion. The prize winners were Bharti Naik (First Prize), Siddesh S. Padte (Second Prize), Vaibhav Bhagat (Third Prize), Raju Salkar (Consolation Prize) and Kranti Naik Kambli (Most Promising Photographer).


Google’s ‘Solve for India’ held in Goa

Google’s ‘Solve for India’ program is an initiative to mentor and support developers and entrepreneurs across India. Google in collaboration with GCCI’s IT Committee and Goa Android User’s Group organized ‘Solve For India’ recently as part of Google’s 16 city tour of India.

Kartik Padmanabhan conducted the programme with the help of Mridula Mallya, Social Media Communications Manager, Google India. The event started with Mallya introducing this initiative to the audience. Padmanabhan, Developer Relations Lead, Google India, said that app developers would be given assistance on technology to come up with products that cater to needs such as healthcare, farming etc. Sreeraman Thiagarajan Co-Founder of Agrahyah Technologies, Mumbai spoke on Google Admob and how people can leverage more benefits from the Ad platform.Prajyot Mainkar, Founder, Androcid said, “This was the first event of Google this Quarter and I am glad to see the support from Google for the Goan Startups.

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