Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Cribs in Goa 2012

Christmas Cribs in Goa, 2012

updated 5/1/13 - Competition Results:
 The Department of Art and Culture  organized a Crib competition during Christmas as a part of its promotion and preservation of age old tradition in State. This competition was conducted at district level i.e. North Goa and South Goa. A panel of three jury members comprising of renowned sculptor, Verodina De Sousa, Former lecturer at Goa College of Art, Querozito De Souza and Fr Max Gonsalves of Pilar Society judged the competition.
The result of Crib Competition-2012 at District Level are as follows:
 North Goa:
first prize – Paul M D’Souza, Arambol Beach –Rs 10,000, second prize-Stanley Agnelo Dias, Near Church, St Cruz – Rs 7,000, Third Prize- Vincent De Souza, Don Jao Waddo, Merces –Rs 5,000, Five Consolation Prizes- Youth of Vaddy Merces, Vaddy Merces –Rs 2,000, Our Lady of Remedios, Patto, Ribandar –Rs 2,000, Tome Godinho, Dr Pissurlekar Road, Panaji –Rs 2,000, Lynn Rodrigues, behind CMM, Merces –Rs 2,000 and St Lawrence Church Crib, Agassaim – Rs 2,000.
South Goa:
first prize – Fulti Fulam, Nr Chowgule College, Agalli, Margao –Rs 10,000, second prize -Junction Boys, Nr Church Playground, Velim – Rs 7,000, third prize- Tender Boys of Falvaddo, Falwaddo, Arossim – Rs 5,000, five consolation prizes- Young Generation, Baga, Ambelim – Rs 2,000, St Khuris Boys, Colledongor, Raia –Rs 2,000, Young Boys of Comlatolle, Benaulim –Rs 2,000, S S Sporting Boys of Baida, Baida, Nuvem –Rs 2,000 and Angel Boys of Gogol, Margao –Rs 2,000.
The winners will be awarded prizes at a special function during Lokotsav’13 on January 12 at 5.30 pm at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy, Campal, Panjim.

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Updated 30th Dec. 2012  & 2nd Jan. 2013

 Ilha de Rachol

 A palace on the River  Zuari bank

of glass


 Island’s Chapel

 Santa Claus on his mission.. riding on Bajaj Chetak

This Santa Claus on his fishing mission

St. Khuris Boyz (Koleam-dongor, Raia)

Casper is one of the 3 kings who came to visit little Jesus
His palace

King Baltazar ‘s palce

King Melchoir ‘ Palace

King Herod’s palace

 Development at what cost?

Cable bridge etc


 Infamous Sonsodo site


Fultim Fulam Agalli, Margao - First Prize
(Near Chowgule College)

Sacred heart of Jesus

The 3 kings

Enter the King’s Herod’s Palace

crib with kids

Coconut art / Craft work on display

People of all religion come from far and wide come to visit Xmas Cribs


St. Anthony Boys of Agalli, Margao
New Bypass road - More pics see below

Massive crowd, Qs both side of the Road

Xmas fathers with star


United Boys of Chandrawaddo – B , Fatorda, Margao

With Audio-Visual show like every years.

The background curtain you see is opened during the show

This pic taken during the show with flash on


Mungul, Lake (Margao)
More pics, see below


Mexico Boys of Costa Waddo, Cansaulim (Amblleakode)

Palaces / Castles

Shepherds etc

3 king chapel in the crib


Panjim Crib 28th Dec,  8pm

 Panjim Crib

the Church

Captured on 26th Dec. 2012 between 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Had to abandon our visit as long Qs spotted at some places like Utorda, Cansaulim etc
 will be covered in our next visit soon
Here are some pics..

Updated: 27/12/12

Snowman at Colva 2nd Ward
Main Road

Santa on his bike

Respect and protect Women - Senarbatim

 Dear Santa, we want no Xmas gifts this Christmas..

Back to fuel wood cooking, can’t afford Gas cylinders

(Crib boys) Show timing 6pm to 1am
Crocodiles spotted at Mungul Lake

Merry Christmas

Dolphins spotted at Mungul lake

This Santa from Dramapur Plays football (Mechanical), Main Road ( starts 7pm )

St. Anthony boys of Agalli, Margao
New bypass road

 A church like structure

View from the bridge


 Dove  / pigeon

 Santas’ star

 Santas on a boat

 Sucegad Santa
Arlem Raia
Landing Santa (Parachute)


Castles at Arlem Raia


Santa’s family
Wife and children

A bridge and an angler at Rachol

Rachol, opp Church
Rudolf the red nose Reindeer -
Santa riding

A castle at Caver Raia

Santas fishing from a boat / Canoe
(Majorda, Main Road, near Rly Station)
Santa and his Jet


(By the Cortalim school, main road)
Santa as Render mama

 Arossim Bhandar:
Santa on a boat

Floating castles

Turning water into wine

Tonttem – Taf Boys


Cuelim - Borsulem

 Sorea Bhatti

6pm to 11pm, open til 26th Jan.2013

Agassaim Church square
Mother Tereza, St. Lawrence, St. Francis Xavier,
 Blessed Joseph Vaz, 3 kings etc

Bl. Joseph Vaz

With flash on

Check who’s climbing the Coconut tree/
Cortalim, near School


a Palace in Velsao Belem

Snow in Velsao Belem

Father Christmas at Cansaulim Railway gate

X'Mas father on a boat / Canoe
Arossim Bandar Lake

Long Q at Utorda, Monteiro Wado

A Palace in Utorda


‘Soro jivak boro’ First Miracle of Jesus (in Utorda)

this is at Adao waddo, Majorda (near Betalbatim)

Tender Boyz of Falvado, Arossim -Third Prize

Star of Tonttem Morod -TAF boys

Palaces in Arossim Tonttem (Cansaulim) - Taf Boys

 a starry night in Panjim

More coming soon... watch this space here

Some pic in GT dtd 29.12.12

Video 1 (Agassaim Church Square Crib)
Timing 6pm - 11pm, open till 26th January 2013

Video 2  Panjim Church Crib

Video 3 (Santa Claus Special)

Video 4 ( Cribs from Cansaulim - Arossaim Bandar, Falvado, Tonttem)

Video 5 (Cansaulim,  Cuelm - Costa waddo, Borsulem)

Video  6 (Majorda, Utorda, Velsao)

Video 7 (A selection of Cribs from Raia Area)
Ilha de  Rachol, Arlem, Koleam Dhongor

Video 8 (St. Anthony Boys of Agalli) Margao

Video 9 (Margao - Fultim fulam Agalli) First Prize

Video 10 (Margao Mungul Lake)

Coming soon

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Carol Singing 2012

Konkani Carols

St. Xavier’s Mapusa

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Carol Singing (All Goa College Level)

Help & Help Charitable Trust  held  its 5th Annual All Goa
Inter-Collegiate Carol Singing competition at Kala Academy, Panjim on 5th Dec, 2012

Some pics and Videos

Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar

First Prize winners - St. Xavier College of Art and Commerce. Mapusa


Goa college of Phamacy, Panjim

 Representation of all participating groups

Fr. Bernard Cota, chief guest also seen above

3rd Prize winners - Kala Academy Choir, Panjim

Dempe College of Art and Science, Miramar

 Carmel College, Nuvem

Institute of Nursing College, Bambolim

Gospel Band: FAITH

Video 1 (Konkani Carols)

Video 2 (St. Xaviers Mapusa)

Video 3 (A selection)