Mumbai:VKWA organises Career Guidance Seminar
Posted On: 04/05/2010 21:30 GMT
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Mumbai: Vasai Konknai Welfare Association (Regd) celebrated its first anniversary by organising a "CAREER GUIDANCE SEMINAR" for the children. The programme was held on 1st May 2010 at St. Gonsalo Garcia Church, New Barampur, Vasai West. At this occasion the Vicar General of the Diocese Rev. Fr. Andrew Rodrigues inaugurated the seminar by opening a "EDUCATION FUND" of the association. The secretary Ancy Paladka informed that the association will give scholarship to the needy Konkani speaking children of Vasai Taluka. After the inauguration of the "EDUCATION FUND" the committee members made their first contribution to the fund and all the participants also contributed to the fund.

Fr. Valentine Pawkar, parish priest of Gonsalo Garcia church was honoured during this occasion with fruits, flowers, shawl and a memento. Former national youth director Fr. Joel D'Cunha informed that the Mangaloreans have organisations all over the world and they are committed for the betterment of their community.

Career guidance was given to the children under the leadership of Mr. Albert W D'souza, chairman of ALDEL EDUCATION TRUST. Former IAS and IPS officer Mr. Steven Lawrence DSouza spoke on competitive exams and getting into administrative services. Dr. Savita Tauro, Principal of St. John College of Pharmacy and research and Dr. Satish Takalikar, Principal of St John College of Engineering and technology spoke on various career and job opportunities.

A complete career planner, career tree and course materials were provided to the participants. President Mr. Steven Fernandes was present at the dais. Secretary Mr Ancy Paladka compeered the programme. Joint Tresurer Mr. Aveline Pinto proposed vote of thanks.

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