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Campal was painted shades of green this Independence Day with it’s Green Connection. Children from Hamara school, an orphanage situated in St. Inez, participated in an Art workshop organised by The Goa ForGiving Trust along with noted artists Salvador Fernandes and Lata Pant. salvador is an ardent believer of objects of spirituality and portrays the fusion of thought, expression, human form and the supreme source with strong underlying inspiration. Having dedicated his last 15 years to art, he has created a niche of his own work. He has participated in many group and solo exhibitions of his work across Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Hyderabad and many more places. Lata Pant is a self taught artist who is focused, dedicated and passionate about art and its world. In her works she depicts a human spirit which is irrepressible and soars high being driven by passion. Both the artists guided the children through the workshop on usage of the color green, which was the highlight of the day. The children were all abuzz which brought to life the Gonsalves Mansion, Home of Jazz, where the workshop was held. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves which could be seen and felt from the smiles on their faces.


Soon after the workshop was done, the children and residents of Campal including Armando Gonsalves, Chairman of The Goa ForGiving Trust; Kabir Makhija, CCP Councillor; Patricia Pinto; Ricardo Rebelo; Nalini De Souza  and others  joined in for the Tree Plantation Drive which was also organised by The Goa ForGiving Trust in association with the CCP. All sapling were planted by the children, which gave us a great opportunity to spread the awareness and importance of growing trees among children. They were happy planting them too and didn’t mind soiling up their hands. Members of the Rotaract Club Of Panaji also joined in and supported the drive.  

We hope that this drive inspires a lot of people, especially the youngsters, to grow trees and understand their importance. We need to make the City of Panjim greener just like Campal, where the streets are roofed and framed by beautiful trees. Goa Needs to be made Clean and Green and only WE can do it!

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