VIRASAT: Spreading Awareness one step at a time Heritage walk by Vidya Vikas Academy

On occasion of its silver jubilee celebration VVM’s Vidya Vikas Academy organised a heritage walk ‘Virasat: Spreading Awareness, One Step At  A Time’, on Sunday, 2nd December, 2018 from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The aim of the walk was to reconnect the current generation with the history and heritage of Margao City. The walk commenced at the Margao Municipal Building at 4.00 pm and covered a distance of 1.5 kms, unveiling the unheard stories about the eminent Goan personalities such as Luis Menezes Braganza, A. V. Lorenco and others and at places like Aga Khan Garden, Lohia Maidan, Cidas Almas Chapel etc.

Mr. Lynn Barreto Miranda of Goan Shutterbugs, who is passionate about Goan history and heritage was invited to guide the tour. He commented, “It is a good initiative and it’s a pleasure to share the info about Margao’s history and heritage with the next generation.” A total of 64 participants including the Principal, the Vice Principal, the students and the staff members of Vidya Vikas Academy joined the walk. It provided an enriching urban heritage experience to the students and the staff. Anya Gonsalves, a participant shared her experience saying, “It was an amazing little tour and a wonderful way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a school. It was very informative and a good learning opportunity.” Principal Ms Joble Bijoy also commented that, “Heritage walk ‘Virasat’ created awareness about the rich heritage and history of the places and monuments in the vicinity of Margao Municipality and there is a need  to create awareness of these great heritage sites. “


Ms. Sanjyot Bhembre

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