Programmes 2007-2008

Annual All Goa Primary School Chess Tournament

The International Centre Goa and the Taleigao Chess Academy (TCA) organized a Symposium on Pre-Primary and Primary School Education during the ANNUAL ALL GOA PRIMARY SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT at the premises of ICG 0n 26-27 January 2008.  The tournament was participated by over 350 students from different parts of Goa.  The Symposium and tournament was inaugurated by Shri Bhausaheb Padsalgikar, veteran chess player and promoter of chess from Sangli in Maharashtra.  Shri Padsalgikar also released the book “The Right Move” a collection of articles on education and chess and played a game with World Champion Ivana Furtado.
The tournament was sponsored by Dempo Group of Companies, International Centre Goa and Taleigao Chess Academy with the cooperation of other like minded individuals and organizations.

Concluding conference on “Towards Freedom in South Asia”

Concluding conference of the South Asia Together project on “Towards Freedom in South Asia” was organized by ICG on 11-12 January 2008.  The conference was attended by about over 12 participants from the south Asian countries.  The agenda of the conference included discussion on critical issues of Freedom – social, political, economic – and Regional Cooperation and Peace & Security in south Asia.


Bengali Folk Music presented by Pratidhwani

The International Centre, Goa organized a wonderful concert on Bengali folk music presented by Pratidhwani on Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 at its premises in Dona Paula.  Dr. Anupam Sarkar, the conceptualiser of this programme, in his introductory speech highlighted the very essence of the rich and vibrant cultural tradition of Bengali folk music and its significance on the rural life of Bengal. more>>

Goa Dialogues Special Lecture on Mao Zedong

The International Centre Goa in association with the Kala Academy organised a Special Lecture on Mao Zedong: The Real Story & his Attitude to India by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday coauthors of the book Mao: The Unknown Story on 4 January 2008.  The Lecture was part of the Goa Dialogues series initiated by the Centre.  Shri Pratapsingh Rane - President, International Centre agreed to be the Patron of this lecture.  Authors also autographed their books Mao: The Unknown Story and Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China which was available for sale at the venue. Poster (.jpg)  | Poster  | Report

Prime Minister

Prime Minister launched Goa Dialogues

Honorable Prime Minister Dr Manmohan  Singh visited the International Centre Goa on 28 Dec 2007 to launch the GOA DIALOGUES , our new initiative. His visit took place during the 20th year of the founding of the Centre. The PM was also shown the future expansion plans of the Centre. He also released the Centre’s first publication, “Towards Freedom in South Asia”, edited by Dr V.A. Pai Panandiker and Dr Rahul Tripathi. more>>
Also See : PM’s Speech    view video | Shri Pratapsingh Rane’s Speech    view video | PM’s Statement in Goa on Benazir Bhutto’s Death view video

Dr. Heribert Dieter delivered Ribandar Talk at GIM

Dr. Heribert Dieter, Senior Fellow, Research Unit Global Issues, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin delivered the Ribandar Talk on “The International Financial Architecture after the Subprime Crisis: Which Way Forward?” on 10 Dec 07 at the premises of GIM, Ribandar.  The Talk was organised by the International Centre Goa and Goa Institute of Management in association with BITS Pilani Goa Campus.