April 14th, 2015

Campus selections were held in the college premises for the post of two counselors to work with the marginalized women and children at the Vasco office of ARZ. The NGO (ARZ) addressed the students of MA II and had a visual presentation on all the activities and involvements of the organization.

Students who were desirous of joining as counsellors were asked to answer a questionnaire. After the assessment of the questionnaire, eight students were shortlisted and called for personal interviews.

The team which interviewed the students were Ms. Juliana Lohar (Coordinator of ARZ) and Adv. Vijayshree.

 

June 23rd, 2015

A warm welcome was accorded to the new entrants of the MA department. The MA and M.Com part II students welcomed the juniors by invoking the blessings of God.

A Eucharistic celebration marked the beginning of the new academic year 2015-16. The Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Patrick Viegas and the juniors were warmly greeted and welcomed into the Carmel family.

The students were then addressed by the principal Dr. Sr. Aradhana A.C who welcomed them with a message of encouragement to commit themselves to a goal and to have a purposeful and meaningful life.

 

July/August 2015

Fatima Convent High School, Margao. The MA department of Carmel College had interactive sessions with students of different schools in Margao. The young school students were encouraged to build and nurture healthy relationships in life and they were cautioned about toxic relationships.

The lyrics of the song composed by the MA students, Vibha Algundgi and Cleon D’Souza emphasized the message strongly and got the participation of the school students:

Life is a long long road…

You come across roads too steep,

Or get stuck in holes too deep

And in this hour of need….

You stretch out your hand

You know who’s your real friend

The interactive sessions were loaded not only with videos and presentations but also with music and song. The school students were also made to review their choices in building good and healthy relationships through a short quiz and a Question-answer session.

The schools visited by the MA department of Carmel College were:

  • Mae dos Pobres, Nuvem
  • Holy Spirit Institute, Margao
  • Holy Rosary School, Fatorda
  • Presentation Convent High School, Margao.
  • Fatima Convent High School, Margao

 

July 17th, 2015

A team of three members of Govind Ramnath Kare College of Law, Margao, visited the MA Department of Carmel College to enlighten the students about the various diploma and certificate courses offered at IGNOU.

The team was led by Dr. Saba V.M D’Silva who explained about varied courses that would be beneficial to students of Psychology, especially as they would be venturing into the counseling profession.

 

August 5th, 2015

5th August was a time for renewing friendship in the MA department. The celebrations began with a meaningful prayer service recalling all childhood friends, teachers and colleagues. It was followed by interactive and motivational games. Friendship bands were exchanged amidst song and laughter.

It was an enjoyable day for students and faculty after long weeks of interactive study.

 

4th August 2015

Six students of the MA department also attended a one-day Public Panel Discussion on “Violence Against Women – Role and Responses from State and the Civil Society” co-organized by The International Centre Dona Paula, Goa and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, India Office . Renowned speakers highlighted the much debated issue as to should prostitution in India be legalized or not. They also spoke on crimes against women in India and various laws pertaining to the same. Participants raised various pertinent questions related to domestic violence against women and the same was answered by the speakers.

 

13th August, 2015

Cliszma Aniuska Da Costa a certified Dance Movement therapy (DMT) Practitioner and Dr. Sujata Samant, a hypnotherapist from Mumbai, conducted a session in Dance/Movement therapy for the students of MA (Psychology) on 13th August, 2015, at the college hall.

50 students participated in a group session where dance and movement was used in different stages. Movement first began with an opening ritual followed by a warm-up session. The students were then led into the ‘Process’, where each one lets go of any stress or tension that they feel in their physical body. The one hour session ended with a relaxation skill and a closing ritual. The students participated enthusiastically and looked relaxed at the end of the session.

Cliszma and Dr.Sujata, explained the importance of having a connection between the body, mind and spirit. With the flow of movement of the different parts of the body there is a release of inner potential and one improves body-mind awareness to achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration.