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Prutha in Sanskrit means 'Daughter of the earth', reflecting our role as custodians of our world, our home and our society. Prutha Goa is an online magazine and news service promoting the concept of social work in its widest sense, looking at how our private lives, communities and businesses can work for our good and for the good of society. Our articles share information and encourage debate in areas as diverse as the environment, local cultures and language, the promotion and development of the arts, beneficial scientific progress, concern for nature and animals and the more traditional social work areas like the care of the elderly, the poor, children and those who are mentally or physically sick. This is an interactive resource and your input will make a real difference. Please join the debates and discussion on our Facebook page. We also welcome articles in line with our editorial policy. If you have a story about positive change in Goa we want to hear from you!
Captain Joseph Lobo tells us of his experiences with composting, rainwater harvesting and the recovery of stagnating water bodies. The talk at Sensible Earth, The Center for Sustainability at Porvorim
Shirley Louise Gonsalves helps us understand why there came to be a considerable number of medical professionals from the Luso-Indian community in the 19th century. The Luso-Indian Stethoscope also discusses the outstanding contributions of some eminent Goan doctors.
Vijaydatta Lotlikar talks about the use of solar energy consuming appliances in place of the conventional gas range, water heater and electrical grid in Goa. Read more about his advice on how you can use clean energy in your homes and reduce your utility bills.
Xavier Centre of Historical Research has compiled a number of outstanding History Hour talks to produce Public History of Goa with the express desire of preserving Goa's history for posterity. Read about the launch and the views of some of the contributors here.
World Goa Day 2019 is being celebrated by prompting Goans all over the world to delve deeper into their Goan identity. The cartoon competition is the result of a collaboration between World Goa Day founder Rene Barreto and Goan cartoonist Smitha Bhandare Kamat. Read more about it here.
Communicare Trust (Goa) together with Lotus Film and TV Production and the NGO Help India brings us the life of Goan jazz musician Braz Gonsalves in a musical called Raga Rock. The musical will be performed at Kala Academy, Panjim and Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Read the article for more details.
Musical book readings have made their appearance on the Goan literary scene. Read more about the origins of book readings in tune with music and the details of the next programme featuring authors Jessica Faleiro, Damodar Mauzo and Pogoat at Sadhana Dell ‘Arte on the 10th of May at 7pm.
Ezy Mov, India's first wheelchair accessible taxi service, to provide free transport facility to the differently abled and elderly with mobility issues to cast their vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on the 23rd of April in Goa. Read more here.