The second edition of the Town Heritage Festival concluded recently. The festival which was held for three days was jointly organised by Rotaract Club of Vasco and Mormugao Municipal Council in association with 1930 Vasco.
Besides a display of old photographs, there were guest lectures by Sushila Mendes on: ‘Learning from the past: A case study of Municipal Posturas (By Laws)’ and by Lucas Mestrinelli on the topic, ‘Goa Brazil connections since centuries’. There was a Mormugao Heritage trail organised wherein heritage places like the Mormugao fort, MMC building, St Andrew’s Church, Damodar temple, old Casino building, etc. were shown and unknown facts were explained to the public.
Alongside various competitions were organised for students from the schools and higher secondary schools like a drawing competition, on the topic, ‘My City, My Pride’, a power point presentation competition, on the topic, ‘My plans for the Port Town’, a Port Town quiz competition and ‘Envision Vasco’, a photography contest.
This festival supported various budding artists from Goa who displayed their paintings at the exhibition. Gaurang Talawlikar painted a portrait of Lord Damodar, Alisha Chari (St Andrew’s Church), Saideep Chari (Kharewada Jetty), Samir Naik (Mormugao Port), Elton Mascarenhas (MMC building), Tejas Naik (Vasco Railway Station), Omkar Chari (Municipal market and clock tower), Gajanan Naik (Vasco Vegetable Market), Sai Naik (Vasco Saptah), Sanket Mandrekar (Dabolim Airport), Anand Panchal (House of Motiram Bandekar), Prasad Naik (Cine Vasco), Mahesh Naik (Dipak Mahal) and Pratham Gaude (1930 Vasco).