The Department of Physical Education and Sports of St Joseph Vaz Institute of Education and St Joseph Vaz College, Cortalim, organised a table tennis tournament for staff working in institutes managed by Archdiocese Board of Education on 15th March at St. Philip and James Church Hall, Cortalim.
In all, 28 participants from all over the state competed against each other to claim the title. The final was played between Alarico Antao of Infant Jesus Higher Secondary, Colva and Rowan Colaso of Our Lady of Rosary, Fatorda. In a keenly-contested match it was Alarico Antao who triumphed over his opponent. Earlier in the semi final, Alarico Antao defeated Bony Vales of St Bartholomew’s High School, Chorao and Rowan Colaso defeated Fr Americo Rodrigues also of St Bartholomew’s High School, Chorao.
The chief guest for the prize distribution ceremony was Rev. Dr. Simao Diniz, administrator of St Joseph Vaz Educational Society. In his speech, he congratulated the winners and advised all the staff to lead a healthy life. The other dignitaries present were Dr Allan Abreu, coordinator of St Joseph Vaz Institute of Education, Dr Maria Fonseca, principal of St Joseph Vaz College and Dr. Fr. Bolmax Pereira, Assistant Professor at St Joseph Vaz College. The winner and runner-up received a trophy and cash prize.