Goan Reporter News: Sports and fun day brings joy to Kathkari tribal children in Virnoda

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The Kathkari Tribal Children and their families at Virnoda experienced a day filled with sports, fun and cultural activities. The event was organized by the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chotanagpur Youth Group and Human Touch Foundation.

The event kicked off with an inaugural speech by Chairperson, Goa SCPCR, Shri.  Peter F. Borges. He emphasized the importance of such initiatives for the holistic development of tribal children and stated, “This event is not just about sports and fun, it’s a celebration of the vibrant culture and spirit of the Kathkari Children. The Goa SCPCR is committed to ensuring that these bright young minds receive the opportunities and support they need to thrive” he said.

Highlights of the day included various competitions, fun activities and several traditional tribal games, showcasing the athletic talents of the Kathkari children, facilitated by youth from Chotanagpur Youth Group. The children also took Part in cultural performances, which were a vibrant display of their heritage and traditions.

Fr. Michael Periera, SVD leading the Chotanagpur Youth Group, stated “Seeing the children’s enthusiasm and joy today reaffirms our commitment to such community-driven initiatives. We believe in nurturing these young minds with opportunities for fun and learning, he said.

The day concluded with a prize distribution ceremony which was graced by Prof. Vanessa Colaco, Governing Body Member, Goa Engineering College and Dr. Cliford Castelino, Parish Priest of Korgao, where children were awarded for their participation and achievements in the sports events. The smiles and laughter of the children were a testament to the event’s success.

The joint efforts of the Goa State Commission for Protection for Child Rights, Chotanagpur Youth Group and Human Touch Foundation in organizing this event was highly praised by the community. It has not only provided a platform for fun and games but also highlighted the importance of focusing on the less privileged sections of society, particularly tribal children.

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