Shirva: Divo Seminar on career guidance

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Report and Pictures by Michael Mathias

Shirva, 19 January 2010: In order to advice and guide the young students to choose their career, the Divo illustrated weekly organized a days seminar on Sunday, 17th January 2010 at Shirva from 9 AM to 4 PM. The aim of the seminar was to recognize, encourage and support budding talents among Catholic youth and students to enhance their career prospects. The seminar was sponsored by Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Susan Coelho, the Editor and Manager of Divo, Mumbai.

Rev. Fr. Richard Coelho, the Episcopal Vicar of the Shirva Varado presided over the inaugural function. Dr. Clarence Miranda, Principal of St. Mary’s College, Shirva welcomed the gathering. A team of resource persons enlightened the students and the youth on many issues related to the choice of their career. Mr. Albert D’Souza spoke on entrepreneurial and educational opportunities that are available to the young people and how they can make the right choice. Mr. V.P.Lobo enlightened the students on the right type of career for them and also gave tips on personality development. Mrs. Judith Pinto addressed the students on family values and their significance. Dr. Gerald Pinto highlighted on the opportunities that the students can get in government departments. Rev. Dr. Ronald Cutinho spoke on social interaction and self development.

Following the end of the seminar, Fr. Maxim D’Souza celebrated the Holy Mass. Fr. Edwin D’Souza had made all the arrangements for the seminar. Mr. Lawerence D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks. The Committee members of Divo, Mr. Naveen Kulshekar, Mr. Stany Lobo, Mr. Walter Lasrado and Mr. John Mendonca were present along with Mr. Norbert Machado-Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Council of Shirva and Mr. Melwin Aranha-Secretary of PPC. The function was also attended by Mr.Ronald Menezes-President of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and Rtn. Michael Mathias-Gurkar of Pilar Lower Ward.

The programme was compeered by Mr. Vincent Alva and Mrs. Saritha Alva. Nearly 800 students and youth participated in the seminar at free of charge.

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