Donating blood is a noble thing to do!

The Goa Chapter of Young Indians (Yi) which is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry, has organized blood donation camps across Goa to mark World Blood Donors Day on June 14. The camps take place from 9.30am to 12.30pm on June 13 at Vision Hospital, Mapusa; on June 14 at Manipal Hospital, Dona Paula, Panaji; on June 15 at Hospicio Hospital, Margao. All blood collected will be sent to the Goa Medical College blood bank.
Speaking at press conference on the eve of the blood camps Dr Priyanka Raikar described the donation of blood as a noble casue. She pointed out that donating blood is not injurious to health as is a general perception! Folk who shy away from donating their blood may be interested in learning that donating blood has benefits like significant lowering of mean total cholesterol, lowering risk of heart attacks and heart disease. And, “as per recent studies, it’s noticed that it helps to reduce risk of cancer, enhances the production of new blood cells, prevents hemochromatosis, maintains healthy liver and helps in weight loss too.” She had a pat for the Indian Navy which never hesitates in donating blood and there is a camp at the INHS Jeevanthi too to commemorate World Blood Donor’s Day.
So don’t think twice. Participate in the blood donation drive this weekend.

Sports Fever Festival: A film festival screening six films exploring sports as a metaphor for the game of life. On June 18 — Tin Cup’ (1996) starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo; June 19The Natural’((1984) starring Robert Redford; June 26 Fever Pitch’ (1997) starring Colin Firth; July 3Searching for Bobby Fischer’(1993) starring Ben Kingsley. Venue: Sunaparanta Indoor Gallery, Altinho, Panaji. Details: Call 2421311 or log in to

Festas De Sao Joao: Enjoy the festivities with fun and dedication, this is Goa’s very own monsoon time celebration of joi de vivre amongst other things. Venue: Salt Laked Ground, Santa Cruz, near Panaji. Date: Sunday, June 23. Time: 11am to 6pm.

Get Waste-ED: A workshop which is the need of the hour for our litterbug civilization! Learn to want less, throw less, how to reduce waste and explore sustainable alternatives. Organized by Waste Less Collective. Eco-friendly packaging will be on sale. Venue: Sadhana Dell `Arte, Merces. Date: June 16. Time: 11am. Workshop cost: Rs600 (includes lunch). Details: Call 8879990919

Screen Printing: Here is a 2-day screen printing workshop for beginners, learn how to design your own bags and t-shirts with creativity. Venue: Patto, Panaji. Date: June 22/23. Time: 3pm to 5.30pm. Details: Call 9552518650

Growing fruit organically: A hands-on workshop to help you grow your own fruit through organic farming. Participants will learn planting, growing, nourishing and other inputs of doing organic cultivation. Venue: Arjuntree One, Margao. Date: Sunday, June16. Time: 3pm to onwards. Fee: 700. Details: Call 9960643245

Islam & Indo-Portuguese: A talk by Jason K Fernandes in the MOG Sunday series. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Sunday, June16. Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm. Details: or call 7722089666

Learn Portuguese: Camoes-Centro de Lingua Portuguese is offering intensive courses in the Portuguese language and culture, basically Portuguese language course level A1 (80hours); elementary Portuguese course level A 2.1 (65 hours) and intermediate Portuguese language course level B1.1 (80 hours). Minimum age for classes is 14 years. Venue: CLP-Camoes Institute, near Ferry Wharf, down Campal promenade, Panaji. Date: Commencing June 17. Details: 7030655664 or log in or

Art Exhibition: An exhibition displaying the works of artists Shripad Gurav, Manjunath Naik and Jyoti Mehta, curated by Svetlana Cardoso. Venue: Amblimoll, Guridolim, Chandor. Date: Ongoing till July 31. Time: 11am to 7pm

Myths of Counseling: A wellness talk by Ayesha Sharma, organizing jointly by International Centre Goa and Traya Natural Health Centre. Free entry. Venue: ICG, Dona Paula. Date: Saturday, June 15. Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Goan Foodomania: Soul Travellling is conducting this first ever secret food trail in Panaji, it’s a walking trail which will clue up with startling facts about places and secret foodie locations. Venue: Panaji. Date: Saturday, June15. Time: 6pm. Details: Register at or

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