Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Nuvem, the premier institute of higher learning for women located in Salcete is set to add yet another feather to its cap. The women’s college is a beneficiary of the Fair Recreational Activity and non-Competitive Involvement in Sports (FRANCIS) Urban Connect scheme for Development of Safe Play area under which a modern sports complex with state of the art facilities for indoor and outdoor sports has been envisioned.
The students, management and staff witnessed the foundation stone laying ceremony at the hands of Advocate Francis D’Souza, Minister for Urban Development and Chairman of GSUDA on 26th February 2018. The event was graced by Shri Elvis Gomes, President of Goa Football Association, Shri Sandeep Falari, Vice Chairman of the GSUDA, Shri Hosamani, Chief Project Officer of GSUDA, Dr. Breezy Barretto, Sarpanch of Nuvem VP and other Panch members. Sr. Maria Christi, Manager of Carmel College and Principal Dr. Sr. Aradhana A.C. expressed happiness and gratitude towards the Minister for the project sanctioned to the institute.
Minister Francis D’Souza stressed on the need to have modern sporting facilities in rural areas to ensure physical fitness and well-being of Goans. He hoped that the envisioned sports complex –which is to be completed in 9 months — would encourage the students of the college as well as the youth of Nuvem to avail of its facilities.
Elvis Gomes lauded the college for its excellence in sports and hoped that the sporting graph would rise higher with the upcoming modern sports infrastructure.
Dr Breezy Barretto, ex-student of the college said that the college has always had an illustrious track record of academics balanced with sports. Shri Olavo Menezes Gama, Director of Physical Education and Sports of Carmel College coordinated the function. Ms. Roxana Singh, Head, Department of English compered the event with aplomb.