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Fundação Oriente Delegation in India – Goa


Every year, The Fundação Oriente’s Delegation in India presents the Best Students of Portuguese Prizes. These prizes are awarded to those who achieved the top grades in the 10th, 11th and 12th standards final exams for Portuguese Language. The official list of results is provided by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Education.
The ceremony took place at Fundação Oriente’s Art Gallery in Panjim and was graced with the presence of the students, parents, teachers.  
After a welcome, the Delegate of Fundação Oriente in India invited Professor Celina Almeida to share some thoughts and words of encouragement with the students and their parents. Subsequently, the Consul General of Portugal in Goa, Dr. Francisco Azevedo, spoke about the versatility of the Portuguese as a language of culture and business but also a privileged language for diplomacy.

The prize distribution for the students of the Secondary Section:
3rd prize: Marie Ana Bragança, Our Lady of the Rosary High School, Dona Paula,
Vera Greta Fonseca, Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Panjim,
Celina Katya Monteiro Egipsy, Presentation Convent High School, Margão
Luis Rohan Cabral, St. Brito's High School, Mapuça;
2nd prize: Sybil Ona Sequeira, St. Therese's High School, Vasco da Gama;
1st prize: Rachael Flora Rodrigues, Fátima Convent High School, Margão.

The prize distribution for the sutudents of the Higher Secondary Schools:
3rd prize: Josephine Rochelle D´Mello, Our Lady of the Rosary Higher Secondary School, Dona Paula, Joseph Anson Dias, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Pangim,
2nd prize: Sagar Hulesh Vrajalal, M.E.S. Higher Secondary School, Zuarinagar;
1st prize: Jacqueline Pelentir Dias Pereira, Carmel College Higher Secondary School, Nuvem.

Before the end of the ceremony, the audience had the privilege to hear some of the Portuguese Singing Contest participants, namely Saachi Tamba with É ou Não É; Alia Andrade sang Ó Laurindinha and Jovens de Dom Bosco delighted everyone with a rap version of Bailinho da Madeira.