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Youth Masquerade Ball 2012 PDF Print
Written by Gayle Veronica Araujo   
Friday, 08 June 2012
YOUTH MASQUERADE BALL 2012

The GCO Youth organized the “YOUTH MASQUERADE BALL 2012” on Thursday 10th May 2012 in the church hall of Sts. Peter and Paul, Ruwi and was open to all Christian Youth.

After the 8:15 pm mass and distribution of certificates, etc. for the catechism children, the event began with the introduction of the members of the GCO and the team involved in the organization of the event, followed by the upcoming events of the GCO for the year 2012.

Mr. Sebastiao Boney Vas, Sports coordinator of the GCO, led with an opening prayer invoking the blessings of our Heavenly Father and asking our blessed Mother to intercede for each of us, following which the dance floor was opened to the youth.  Our Dj’s for the night played tunes that the youth could not resist and continued to be on the dance floor from the beginning to the very end.  Moreover, our anchors Makhushla Santimano and Christopher Coloso did a wonderful job with their witty jokes and ensuring everyone was on the dance floor.

It was announced that there would be a prize for the best and most creative “MASK” which was bagged by Ms. Samantha D’souza and was awarded by Mr. Savio Martyres, General Secretary of the GCO.

During the whole program, a lot of spot prizes were given away and one of the most important highlights of the Youth Masquerade Ball was the crowning of the ‘Masquerade King and Queen’.

This time the team decided to do it a little differently. The king and queen were selected based on their popularity amongst friends and family on FACEBOOK. This way everyone got an equal opportunity to reach out to their friends and family and the decision would be unbiased. Those willing to participate had to send us their recent photograph. The photograph with the maximum number of LIKES was declared the winner.

Master Clef D‘souza and Ms. Kimberly Pearl Pereira were crowned Youth Masquerade King and Queen 2012 by Mr. Herman Estebeiro, Cultural Coordinator of the GCO.

The Youth Masquerade Ball 2012 was a resounding success leaving a smile on everyone’s face at the end of the night. We urge all the Youth to come to support, encourage and be a part of all upcoming events organized by the GCO with all their family members and friends.

Gayle Veronica Araujo
Youth Wing Co-ordinator
Goan Community of Oman
 
Tiatr Public II 9 Sep 2011 PDF Print
Written by Savio Martyres   
Friday, 16 September 2011

The Konkani Tiatr “Public II” held on 9th September, 2011 at Ruwi Parish Church Hall, was a splendid success, which could be witnessed by anyone who attended the show.  The hall was jammed packed and the audience cheered with appreciation to the sequence of songs sung by the artist, as many of them were called up again and again to repeat their song on the stage.  The comedy by Selvy and Janet was outstanding and one could notice tears of laughter roll down the cheeks of the audience.  

On behalf of the GCO Managing Committee, I take this opportunity to thank the goan community for their participation, without which, this event would not be successful. We would also like to thank all our sponsors who supported us unconditionally to make this event possible.

The pictures of the tiatr may be viewed in the Photo Gallery of this website.

 
GCO Football Tournament 2009 PDF Print
Written by Dominic Fernandes   
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Team AIG (Anjuna International Group) emerged the proud winners of the GCO Football Tournament organized by the Goan Community of  Oman on 13th November 2009,  edging out Saligao Sporting in an exciting final played at the Oman Club grounds, Al Khuwair.
 
The tournament opened with a colourful march past by all the participating teams.  It was a grand spectacle organized by the tournament committee, in a real professional manner.  The sportsman prayer was read by master Noel Vas. The “Beach Boys” was adjudged the best dressed team.  The tournament was officially declared open by Mr. Flynn de Lima, GCO President by releasing balloons along with the chief guest, Mr. Brahmanand Shankwalkar, ex Indian team captain and goalkeeper.
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Police 2 Tiatr PDF Print
Written by Mr. Boney Sebastiao Vas   
Friday, 19 June 2009

“Wow! What a show!” was the unanimous response of the Goans in Oman as they left the Ruwi Church Hall on the early morning of 12th June 2009. 

The event  -  Goan Tiatr  ‘Police2’ - written and directed by comedian Augustine, was presented by GCO . All the actors and musicians had been specially flown in all the way from Goa.

As expected, it was a houseful show and everyone present  thoroughly enjoyed every moment on the hilarious show.

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Congrats to Warren Vaz and his family PDF Print
Written by Mario de Souza   
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

The GCO congratulates Warren and is happy to share with you his success story:

Warren Santiago Vaz graduated on 16th May 2009 from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA. He was awarded a gold medal for securing the highest Grade Point Average. His name has been inscribed on a plaque on the Wall at the University for obtaining the first rank and for a consistent score 4.0 GPA over the four years.  Warren's major was Nuclear Engineering (Fission, Fusion & Reactor Technology) and minor was Mathematics.  

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Konkani Tiatr POLICE 2 PDF Print
Written by Mario de Souza   
Sunday, 10 May 2009
After  more than 190 successful  shows of his tiatr  “POLICE” in Goa and abroad, comedian Agostinho has introduced his second new tiatr “POLICE 2”. The Goan Community of Oman is pleased to announce, that “POLICE 2” will be staged here in Muscat with all actors and musicians specially flown in from Goa on the 11th June 2009 at the Ruwi Church Parish Hall at 8.00 p.m. Please book your seats now! Tickets are available at the Ruwi Church office, and with Mr. Allan 99243347, Mr. Anthony 99232150, Mr. Rocky 99382698, Mr. Noel 99889027 and Mr. Boney 99008931.


Konkani tiatr pollenarank ek khoxechi khobor………  Goan Community of Oman (GCO) tumchea mukhar dovorta, Muscat xerant polleach pavti comedian Agostinho-acho, ak’ke goem bhor gazlolo “super hit” tiatr “POLICE 2”. Zo zatolo 11 ver June-ache, ratchea 8.00 horar Ruwi igorjechea hall-ant. Sogle kolakar anic songitkar (15 zannacho pongodd) Goem than gevun eta tumkam dados korpak ani amchi Konkani Omanchea  Goenkara modem jivi dovorpak. Tor vell korinastana tumi tumchim boskam samballat. Ticketeo meutat Ruwi igorjechea kochirin, bab Mr. Allan 99243347, Mr. Anthony 99232150, Mr. Rocky 99382698, Mr. Noel 99889027 ani Mr. Boney 99008931.

 
Easter Fiesta 23 April 2009 PDF Print
Written by Mario de Souza   
Sunday, 26 April 2009
What a splendid Easter Fiesta it was! Lovely weather, perfect ambience, such a beautifully decorated hall, susegado outdoors seating, sumptuous buffet with well pickled sorpotel, prizes galore, great music from two top bands, children’s games, dancing and more dancing. But the best part of it all was the wonderful turnout of Goans and their guests. It was an evening to remember. Sadly, we couldn’t manage a venue on another day, and so many more could not attend due to First Holy Communion parties.

Kudos to Anthony Lourence for his most able leadership that ensured perfection and everybody’s cooperation. He was ably assisted by Boney Vas, who worked most zealously to see that everything went off as planned.

The GCO Managing Committee records its immense gratitude to:
  • Savio Carvalho: The many colourful banners and posters displaying the GCO logo, volunteer badges, and novelty dance GCO caps
  • Savio Martyres: Hall and outside decorations
  • Talentz: Lights and sound systems
  • Bosco D’Souza: Coordinating the PA system and video display
  • Seby Fernandes: Video camera
  • Domingos D’Souza: Sale of tickets, gate arrangements
  • Manuel and Joyce Fernandes: Cooking sorpotel
  • Sebastian Almeida: Tables
  • Leila de Souza: Table decorations
  • Shaliny Henriques: Casting the program and behind the stage arrangements
  • Samantha Vas, Michael Fernandes and Isidore Fernandes: Compères
  • GoAfrica and Cross Connections: Great music that had everyone continuously on their toes
  • Fr. John Fernandaz and Holy Spirit Church Ghala: Rental of the premises
  • Sponsors: OUA Travels (two tickets Muscat-Goa return), Air Arabia (two tickets Muscat-Goa return), Talentz (gifts for spot prizes), Al Hamadi Fisheries (pork for sorpotel, brunch voucher for best dancing couple), Fahmy Furniture (table cloths stitched and gifted specially for the occasion).

For memories of the event, log on to www.goansinoman.com and go to the photo gallery (http://www.goansinoman.com/photos/%20/)
 
GCO Academic Awards 2009 PDF Print
Written by Mario de Souza   
Thursday, 09 April 2009
The GCO Managing Committee is pleased to invite nominations for the GCO Academic Awards 2009.

Prizes will be awarded to Goans who obtain:

  • The first and the second highest marks from amongst the Goans who have appeared for the CBSE Class X Examination held in Oman in March 2009.
  • The highest marks in the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams from amongst the Goans who have appeared for the CBSE Class XII Examination held in Oman in March 2009.
Each prize entails a Certificate of Merit plus a cash award of Rial Omani Fifty.
 
Nominations for these awards should be submitted by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it within 1 month of declaration of the Classes X and XII CBSE results, accompanied by a scanned copy of the student's marks card. Please request for an acknowledgement in each case to ensure that your nomination is not lost in transit. 
 
The nominee should be a Goan, i.e. at least one of the parents should be of Goan origin.
 
Flynn de Lima,
President, The GCO Managing Committee.
 
GCO Easter Fiesta 2009 PDF Print
Written by Mario de Souza   
Tuesday, 07 April 2009
THE GOAN COMMUNITY OF OMAN
presents
  THE EASTER FIESTA
On THURSDAY, 23rd APRIL 2009 from 8.00 pm to 12.00 am
AT THE HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH HALL & BASKETBALL COURT, GHALA
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Opening Prayer
Live Music and Dance to the tune of GoAFRICA and CROSS CONNECTION
Entertainment and Games (dinner gift vouchers by Golden Oryx)
Novelty Dance (Muscat-Goa return air-tickets sponsored by Air Arabia for winning couple) 
Lucky Entry Ticket (Muscat-Goa return air-ticket sponsored by OUA)
Dinner with Sorpotel

INVITATIONAL TICKET: R.O. 5 per head. Children below 5 years free.
AVAILABLE WITH: Ruwi Church Office, Boney Vas 99008931, Anthony Lourence 99232150, Domingos D'Souza 99430190, Alan D'Costa 99249947
DRESS CODE: Smart
The event is open to Goans and their guests of all communities.
Come and share the Joy of Easter with your family and friends!
 
GCO Beach Cleanup PDF Print
Written by Dr. Mario de Souza   
Friday, 13 March 2009
beach_clean_tn.jpg As part of its commitment to community service, the GCO organized a Beach Cleaning Drive on Friday 27th February 09. This event was held under the patronage of the Bausher Municipality.

About 150 Goan adults and youth reported at 8 am at the pandal arranged by Mr. Alan D' Costa of Technical Services and Rock Blasting Company on the beach adjacent to the Jawaharat Al Shatti Mall. Each of the volunteers donned a T shirt sponsored by Stomach Restaurant, put on gloves and took hold of a garbage bag.
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Newsletter Naming Contest PDF Print
Written by Mario de Souza   
Sunday, 01 March 2009
In December 2008 the GCO Managing Committee announced a contest to select the best name for the proposed GCO Newsletter.

We are happy to inform you that we received a splendid response. 40 entries!!!

The contest judges, inclusive of Mrs. Angela Almeida, Mrs. Mildred Fernandes, Mr. Celso Fernandes and Mr. Anthony Lourence, were requested to select the most apt, unique, catchy, Goan sounding name. Accordingly, each of the Judges screened the entries and prepared a shortlist. The only name that was common across all the 4 shortlists was NOMAN GOA or Hail Goa!

And so the winner is: The one and only Mr. PAUL FERNANDES.

Noman Goa will be displayed on the GCO website shortly and we will have a few printed copies available for distribution. Do send in any information that you wish to include in this newsletter to the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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