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To sensitize the students of VVA and inculcate in them the values of empathy and compassion, i.e. –the capacity to feel what it is to live in somebody else’s skin and feel their pain. On 16th February 2019 Vidya Vikas Academy organized a visit to the St. Joseph Home for the aged at Quepem.

 The students of classes 1 to 10 contributed generously in cash which was used to purchase some basic necessities for the inmates of the home.

The sister in charge at the aged home explained in details about the background of the home and how some of the inmates were abandoned old people from railway stations, bus stops, market places etc. Many are even dropped off at the home by their own kith and kin.

The students of class 8 sang English, Konkani and Hindi songs for the inmates. Then along with the sister, the senior citizens also sang a song. It was really a poignant experience for all the students to interact with its inmates.

Co-ordinator: Tr. Sheetal Kumar and Tr. Shaefali Lendhay


The Late Advocate H.M.N Gaunekar Pre-Primary talent contest for the students of Nursery, Jr.Kg and Sr.Kg was held on 16th February 2019 at the Ganesh Daivajania Auditorium.

The students sang the welcome song titled ‘Enjoy yourself’.

The nursery students showcased their talent by singing to the rhythm of the music.The Jr.KG students had an Elocution contest on the topic ‘EAT RIGHT’ .

The highlight was the Quiz competition for the students .

All the   winners of  all three categories  were given a certificate, a gift and a trophy and all the participants received a certificate and a gift.

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks.

Co-ordinator: Tr. Melbina Rodrigues


Vidya Vikas Academy hosted the 21st Primary Annual Athletic Meet for Class 1 to 5 on 1st February 2019, at the Raia Panchayat Ground. A great interest was observed among the students and the parents. It was aa afternoon filled with fervour and excitement. The Chief Guest for the day was Former International Cricketer and Vice-Captain of the Indian ‘A’ Team, Mr. Swapnil Asnodkar. Board Member and Chairperson of the Sports Council of Vidya Vikas Mandal, Mr. Vikram Verlekar was also present.

The meet began with a welcome dance, followed by the unfurling of the school flag by the Chief Guest and singing the school anthem. A spectacular march past was displayed by the students of Classes 1 to 5 followed by the Torch Relay. Colourful drill displays like ribbon drill, flower drill and the dumbbell drill enthralled the audience. The gymnastics and acrobatics drill set the tone of excitement and energy for most of the event.

Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. Students of Class 1 to 5 competed class wise events like 100m run, 50m stack race, 50m zigzag race, etc. Fun time with class games added enthusiasm to the enjoyment. The day ended with the Chief Guest congratulating the winners and encouraging them to keep up the sportsperson spirit.


Vice Principal, Mrs. Tania Monteiro, delivered the vote of thanks; she acknowledged the efforts,cooperation and support of the teachers and parents and advised children to continue being active. The students left the event with a bright smile on their faces.


Co-ordinator: Sir Omana Kuttan G., Tr. Balika Phaldessai, Sir Siddharth Faldessai and Tr. Sonia Naik.



Vidya Vikas Academy held their Annual Athletic Meet on 28th and 29th January, 2019 at the Raia Panchayat Ground. Ms. Esmeralda Gomes, Sarpanch of Raia was the Chief Guest.The  Athletic Meet commenced with a formal inaugural sequence of introduction and felicitation of the Chief Guest, welcome dance, flag hoisting and school anthem. This was followed by a house wise marching competition with all the contingents marching to the beat of the school band.

Mrs. Gomes declared the sports meet open and then handed over the torch of glory to the sports personalities who participated at State and National Competitions in various sports like chess, skating, badminton, karate, judo, taekwando, table tennis and swimming for torch relay. Nadia Da Silva, the Head Girl of Vidya Vikas Academy led the athletics for the sportsman oath. A wonderful display of strength was presented by the students at the Tug of War finals.

Final races of various categories of U-12, U-14, U-17 and U-19 Boys and Girls for 100 m, 200 m and relay were conducted and all the finalists participated with great zeal and energy.

The event  concluded with prize distribution followed by vote of thanks by the announcer, Tr. Farheen, lowering of the school flag and singing of the National Anthem.

Co-ordinator: Sir Omana Kuttan G., Sir Sidharth Faldessai, Tr. Balika Phaldessai and Tr. Sonia Naik.


Quark is a largest Science, technology and management festival organized by BITS Pilani yearly at their campus. This year the festival was held from 1st to 3rd February 2019. The festival brings together creative and innovative students under one roof and ignites their minds.

This year under the title “School Bag” various competitions for students of classes 8 to 12 were organized .There were two categories –A (Classes 8-10) and B (Classes 11-12).Debate, Quiz, Enigmatica and Science Fair were four competitions that were planned for undergraduate students. Three of our students of class 9 won the second place at the Quiz competition. They also had an opportunity to explore the campus and interact with students who were aspiring to be engineers. Teacher Shaefali Lendhay co-ordinated and accompanied the students to this festival.

Co-ordinator: Tr. Shaefali Lendhay

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