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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!
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.
Members of the Society of Don Bosco met at Pilar from the 11th to the 13th of February 2019 to discuss various aspects of the economics of running a charitable organisation such as income tax, FCRA, GST, CSR and so on. Read the report here.
The Abolianchem Fest at the Nirmala Institute of Education was held on the 9th of February 2019 to highlight the importance of the coconut tree and to promote the preservation of Goan culture for posterity. For videos and photographs, please follow this link.
Hard Rock Hotel Goa is effecting Hard Rock Heals Foundation's motto of Love.Amplified. extremely well in Goa. Other corporations and companies can learn from Hard Rock's attitude towards corporate social responsibility to bring about positive change in Goa. Read more about Hard Rock Hotel Goa's philanthropy here.