Panaji, 8th August 2011

The inaugural ceremony of the festival was graced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri. Digamber Kamat, Government of Goa today, he was overwhelmed with the response received for the various competitions organized for the students and encouraged the Entertainment Society of Goa, to get the citizens more involved through the medium of patriotic films he said “we need to be more knowledgeable about our country”.

The winners of the various competitions joined in the lamp lighting ceremony along with the General Manager, ESG, Shri. Shripad Naik.

Various competitions were organized as an initiative to evoke patriotism among students, winners of the various competitions are listed below:

Winners of the Quiz Competition (Higher Secondary Section)
1st, Mast. Prajal Velingkar and Mast. Vishwanath Gadgil from Shri. Bhumika Higher Secondary School, Parye Sattari

2nd, Mast. Saidatta C. Kamat and Mast. Akhil J. Sinai Bhangui from Smt. Chandrabhaga Tukoba Naik Hr. Sec. School, Curchorem Goa

3rd, Mast. Naguesh R. Parodkar and Mast. Tanmai J. Raikar from Shree Damodar Hr. Sec. School of Science, Comba, Margao

Winners of the Recitation Competition (Secondary Section)
1st, Ms. Kruti A. Pednekar from St. Xavier's Institute High School, Curtorim, Goa

2nd, Ms. Mavis Rodrigues from Our Lady of The Rosary High School, Dona Paula, Goa

3rd, Ms. Sweta Tiwari from St. Joseph Convent High School, Nagoa Verna Goa

Winners of the Essay Writing Competition (Higher Secondary Section)
1st, Mast. Akshay Naik and Ms. Samiksha Naik from Smt. Chandrabhaga Tukoba Naik Hr. Secondary School, Curchorem Goa and Rosary Hr. Sec. School, Navelim Salcete Goa

2nd, Ms. Pratiksha Bhonsle from Deepvihar Hr. Seccondary School, Headland Sada, Vasco

3rd, Ms. Hiba Shaikh, Our Lady of the Rosary Hr. Sec. School, N.I.O. PO Dona Paula Goa

Winners of the Slogan Writing Competition (Higher Secondary Section)
1st, Ms. Luanna Theresa Fernandes from Don Bosco Higher Sec. School, Panaji Goa

2nd, Ms. Aishwarya Pai Kane from Ramacrisna Madeva Salgaonkar Hr. Sec. School, Tansor, Comba Margao Goa

3rd, Nisar Shaikh from Dnyanprakash Mandal Bicholim Hr. Sec. School, Mulgao Assonora Goa

The Prize Distribution ceremony was followed by the screening of the Film “Chota Sipahi”.

Spirit of Freedom Film Festival organized by the Entertainment Society of Goa, is scheduled from the 8th till the 11th of August 2011 at Ravindra Bhavan (Margao) and Maquinez Palace (Panaji).

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