IRIS is an annual Students’ Film Festival organised by the students of Mass Communication & Videography for the past six years. After tremendous success at the state level. IRIS is now ready to venture into the next level and host its first National Students’ Film Festival on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2015.
Be sure you’re there for the biggest students’ national film festival in Goa.
Beneath the surface is the tale of the silent distressed St. Inez creek which is slowly disappearing within the concrete mass of Panjim city. Like a vein it runs through the city connecting the inner areas of Panjim, a watery web of culture and tradition, flowing along the creek. An arm that stretches into the River Mandovi was once a great symbol of agility and purity. It now lies fractured and broken due to the negligence of the citizen.
Done By Alisha Fernandes, Anthony Mascarenhas, Melinda Viegas and Rosebud Sequiera
The four centuries and more of the Portuguese rule had a definite and profound influence on the culture and cuisine of Goa. One of the many, and perhaps one of the most crucial gifts of the Portuguese to Goa was the art of bread making. An integral part of our culture for decades, the tradition is slowly fading away, replaced by unfamiliar migrant faces and a future which is yet to be determined.
By Craig D’costa, Shona Mahambre, Kirsten and Anatasia D’Mello
The exposition being a Journey of faith,brings together a huge number of devotees to Old Goa to venerate the relics of St Francis Xavier. This documentary aims at emphasizing the experience shared during this decennial celebration.
Done by Alex Fernandes, Andrea Frank, Nikhil Silveira and Valonia Dias
Over the years, besides providing an environment conducive to relaxation and fun. Goa as also managed to grow as a centre for health tourism. It has been keeping pace with scientific advancements to meet the needs of international tourists. This Documentary delves deeper into how advanced Goa is in terms of health tourism, highlighting the specialties offered to tourists.
Done by Maryanne De Souza, Alston De sousa, Shraddha Kelkar and Jerusha D’mello
As a part of the Celebration of feast of St. Francis Xavier, the Students’ council organised ‘Annual Socials 2014’. This was a half-a-day programme for the students with amazingmusic and delicious food.
The ‘Annual Socials 2014’ began with the speech of the Principal Dr. Fr. Walter de Sá concluded with “… I declare Socials 2014 open!!!” The theme for the socials this year was “East meets West.”
As a part of the ‘Socials’ tradition, the students have to dance with teachers for the first two dances. And upholding that tradition, the socials 2014 began with that dance with the teachers. Following which the floor was open to the students, with pleasant music that made you sway to the beat of the music.
But well, that wasn’t it, following the slow music there was heart skipping tracks that made you dance like crazy. Gangnam style is one of the tracks that got almost all the students on the dance floor and made them, do the Gangnam step.
Truly a wonderful evening that every Xavierite present there would remember.
Towards the concluding ceremony, The Principal of the College, declared, Mr. Xaviers and Miss Xaviers. Again!! This is yet another tradition that has been happening from quite some time. As Fr. Walter unsealed the envelope with the winners’ name, there was pin drop silence on the floor. Everyone’s eyes were glued to the stage; nervousness was gripping everyone present there. And tearing the silence apart, Fr. Walter said, “And the Miss Xavier 2014 is Shivanee Bhogate and Mr. Xavier 2014 is Flobert Monteiro” And the entire room at once echoed with the claps of all the students present there. They both crowned with the sash and a crown.
After this, the last set was played and everyone went home with a huge smile on their face.
December is always the most awaited month for all the Xavierites as this month has several activities lined up for the students. The celebration of this month starts from 2nd December onwards, with the feast of the Patron Saint of our College, St. Francis Xavier which is then followed by Socials, Sports day, Annual day, Plus points, Christmas celebrations and much more!!
St. Xavier’s College has always aimed at working towards the all-round development of every student. And so these activities are organised so that every students in this college gets a chance to put forth their potential before a larger group of people.
So all you Xavierites, this is your chance, get started as a lot of activities are coming your way!!