The Big Foot Trust held its 17th annual felicitation function of SSC toppers from schools in Loutolim and Raia at the Big Foot Tiatr Hall of Fame, Loutolim.
Chief guest for the occasion was rector of Don Bosco Institute, Loutolim, Fr Simav Fernandes.
Students were felicitated at the hands of Fr Simav. They were each presented with a cash prize and memento. In his address Fr Simav said that there is no substitute for hard work. “The youth should always strive to continue achieving goals, as today is just the beginning of the rest of your lives,” he said.
Maureen Alvares spoke about the Big Foot and its role in the education and preservation of Goan ethnicity, culture and environment. She also introduced the Big Foot Parivaar, the ideologies and aims of the Big Foot Trust and welcomed students to be a part of it.
Members of the Big Foot Parivaar distributed saplings to students in the spirit of Van Mahotsav. Feliciated students included Bluma Berdina D›Costa, Anifa Pinheiro and Pearl Piety Alvares from Saviour of the World High School; Jiselle Lysandra Carneiro, Radhika Jadhav and Samuel Rodrigues from Our Lady of Snow High School and Velanka Maria Colaco, Kadambari Somnath Raikar, Hycintha Palmeira from St Theresa’s Convent High School.