The Spandan Youth Summit 2008
October 10th - 19th, Mumbai - Panchgani
Participants of Chowgule College, Goa

Sanjay D. Gaikwad - Contact Teacher
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I am Dr. Sanjay D. Gaikwad the contact teacher of Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Margao, Goa for the youth summit.

I teach geography, GIS, Remote sensing, and Digital Image Processing at postgraduate Geography and M.Sc. IT. I like environmental geography, also guiding students for project in urban, agricultural, wildlife and environmental geography for searching the spatial correlation and resultant effects of the macro and micro climate and other physical determinants. Being a son of farmer of a very small village of drought prone area of south Marharashtra, I have had love and affection for plants and animals.

Presently residing at Margao (Goa) and experiencing a lot of difference in climate and overall environment. I can understand the effects of hot and cold climate, drought and floods. I like reading and research in open environment. I feel happy when I am in a farm or a forest. I like to observe the change in the nature. I am proud to say that all you are going to visit my region where I was born and brought up. The place Panchgani is just 3hours west to my native place.

Anjali Mehta
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I am Anjali Mehta from Smt Parvatibai Chowgule college. During my leisure time I love reading, dancing, watching television and sleeping.Goa is an exotic place with beaches, churches, temples etc.I have attended many nature trips but this is surely going to to be the best. I am in love with nature and want to make the way it was, so I am really very happy to share my solutions to solve its problems.
Anushka Rodrigues
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Hi, My name is Anushka Rodrigues from Smt Parvatibai College of Arts and Science-Goa.
My hobbies are listening to music, and playing different outdoor games. I also like reading different types of books.In school I did take part in an ecological competition for rain water harvesting.I also love going for nature trails and have gone for treks when I was in school.
I am really interested in going for this ecological summit because it will give me an opportunity to meet new people and learn new things about the environment.
Tryphony Pereira
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Hi, My name is Tryphony Pereira.I love drawing, reading, listening to music and playing games. I have attended quiet a no. of camps in school wherein we went hiking and trekking. This being my first eco summit I look forward to explore more abut nature. As a concerned citizen I want my country to be better place to live in with a clean and healthy environment. This would be a nice experience to meet people and know their cultural aspects. . I like reading books on nature too.
I am very glad to be a part of this international summit.
Nivedita Bagchi
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My name is Nivedita Bagchi . I have interest in dancing, listening to music, cycling, traveling. I am a naturistic person, and I love admiring nature’s beauty. Im aware about Goa’s eological problems.
I am a sporty person, and I love playing cricket and badminton and I have played for my school for the latter. I have attended the camps held by my school for guiding. I am also an NCC student.
I feel very lucky to have been selected for this international ecological summit and share the environmental problems faced in my state with other students coming from across the world!
Mayuri Kanekar
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Hi I am Mayuri Kanekar, a science student of the Smt Parvatibai Chowgule college of Arts and Science. My hobbies include listening to music and observing nature. I feel that I have got a golden opportunity to attend this summit.
Goa is a very beautiful place with lovely beaches and a pleasant climate. There are beautiful churches, temples etc to visit!!!I was a member of the nature club in school. I have attended many educational trips and camps. I have also done certain enjoyable activities like trekking, rappling, rope crossing,river rafting etc!!!
Ravi Kumar Roy
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My name is Ravi Kumar Roy. My hobbies are travelling, site seeing, reading bout space and reptiles. I have been to many places such as Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Bhopal, West Bengal Jharkhand etc.I have observed the difference in infrastructure and climate in these places. I have participated in all Goa state level exhibitions on 3 occasions where I had displayed models of roof water harvesting, working of laptops etc. I am glad to participate in this international summit. This summit will really help me to gain a lot of knowledge and I will also have a great experience.
Shelton D’ Costa
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I’m Shelton D’ Costa of Chowgule college. I’m very enthusiastic when it comes to anything to do with the environment and involves adventure. I enjoy trying out new things in life. My hobbies include biking, trekking, socializing with people, music and football are my passions. I like participating and watching debates. I also enjoy traveling and visiting new places. I’m excited to go for this summit because I love interacting with people. I’ve attended many camps during my school days. I’ve excelled at firing at the NCC camps. I also enjoy reading books on space and aeronautics.
I am happy to be a part of this Youth Summit.

Ketan Desai
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I am Ketan Desai currently studying in Smt.Parvatibhai Chowgule College.My hobbies are listening to music, sight seeing, playing games like football and swimming etc.I have visited sights like the Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple and many other holy places. I have observed variation in climatic conditions and environmental surroundings. I have also taken part in all Goa trek and have participated in activities like mountain climbing, grappling etc. I am delighted I have joined this international summit as it involves learning as well as awareness and fun. One can also get to know about environmental conditions in neighbouring states and countries. This summit will also help me in creating new friendship and international links.
Omkar Dessai
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Hi, I am Omkar Dessai studying in Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College. My hobbies are reading books, and playing many kinds of games.I am interested in ecology and want to know more about more ecological problems and their solutions.I know about the ecological issues in Goa and want to share my information with all you guys and create friends.
My state and national level participation is only in sports and I have been playing for the Goa cricket team for the past 3 yrs. I have been for a trekking camp held by GTA ( Goa Trekking Association) during school days.
Clayton Mascarenhas
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My name is Clayton Mascarenhas. I am a student of Smt.Parvatibhai Chowgule College . My hobbies are cycling, listening to music, experimenting with gadgets etc. When it comes to computers and gizmos, I go nuts. I have been for several camps and have taken part in activities such as trekking, rock climbing, grappling; river crossing etc.I am also enrolled in the National Cadet Corps. I have also taken part in science exhibitions held at my school. I also love reading mainly about space, electronics, cars etc. I am extremely happy to take part in this summit because I feel that I will learn a lot from the people I will meet and also learn about world issues etc.

Dorlina Michelle Tereza - Contact Teacher
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The best thing that can happen to us is to be one with nature, and this can happen only if we understand ourselves. Well, Im Dorlina Michelle Tereza (the contact teacher) but loved to be called Dorline. I teach biology at Chowgule College and I love every bit of it. The best and most memorable experience of my life of being close to nature was, when I went trekking to the Shola forests in Kodaikainal in south India.

During my free time I like reading, listening to music and gardening. I specially love listening to instrumental music when I am stressed out. I believe that when one is close to nature and really understand it, then you are emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually complete. Well that said about myself, I am really looking forward to a new learning and sharing experience at the Youth Summit.