2006

February 2006 : Mission, Vision and Values Workshop conducted by coach Parimal Gandhi

  • A workshop was conducted especially for the group by the coach from the Academy of Excellence, Vadodara
  • A mission, vision and values statement was prepared and is being followed today

June 2006 : Saving two temples through court action

  • Members Prajal Sakhardande and Rohit Phalgaonkar campaigned to save the Shri Mallikarjun Temple and the Shri Gopinath Temple in Canacona taluka of Goafrom demolition
  • We were compelled to file a writ petition in the High Court of Bombay at Panaji
  • The Hon Courthas given direction that the sanctum sanctorum and temple tower be left untouched in the Shri Mallikarjun Temple and the ancient idol of Lord Gopinath be handed over to the State Museum from the Shri Gopinath Temple

September 2006 : The perfect project proposal workshop in collaboration with Fundação Oriénte

  • Members Ana Maria Goswami, Daniel D’Souza and Heta Pandit attended a workshop on how to write the perfect project proposal
  • The workshop was conducted by Dr. Sergio Mascarenhas de Almeida, Director of the institution

October 2006 : Army gives an undertaking to the group

  • The Indian Army in Goa gave an undertaking to the Group that the Group will be consulted on any repairs and restoration of heritage properties in their care
  • The Group agreed to offer consultative advice freely

“Parmal- the fragrance of Goan heritage” Vol 5 is published and released in November 2006

December 2006 : Oppose the Regional Plan (2001-2010) in collaboration with other groups

  • Our group joined the state wide protest against rapid and unchecked urbanization of Goathrough the proposed Regional Plan (2001-2010)
  • Our group also opposed the setting up of an IT park in the wooded area of Serula Plateau, Bardez taluka and the conversion of a green hill at Baga into settlement
  • The destructive Plan was scrapped following the state wide protest and the filing of a writ petition in the High Court of Bombay at Panaji
  • Our group has also intervened in the writ petition filed by villagers of Pilerne (right by where our office is) in protest against the urbanization of the immediate environs of a freshwater lake

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