St Xavier’s College, Department of Psychology, in association with the Directorate of Art & Culture, Government of Goa organized the first state edition of Psychofiesta 2018 – Wisdom of the Psyche on the theme “Psychology & Culture” on 10th March, 2018.
The Chief Guest for the inaugural function was Mr. Gurudas Pilernekar, Director, Directorate of Art & Culture, Government of Goa and the Guest of Honour was Mr. Govind Shirodkar.
Vice-Principal of the college, Dr. Blanche Mascarenhas, welcomed the gathering and Dr. Janet Fernandes, Associate Professor & Head of the department of Psychology, intellectually carved out the deep relationship between Psychology and culture. She urged the students for an enthusiastic participation enveloped with a spirit of giving one’s best.
The Chief Guest in his address expressed his happiness of being among young minds and stressed on the importance of humility, dignity of labour and achievement motivation to climb greater heights in the journey of learning and development. Prof. Eulalia Fernandes, a faculty member of the Psychology Department was felicitated for being conferred Ph.D in Psychology from Karnatak University, Dharwad.
The Psychofiesta 2018 witnessed a wide array of On–stage events: mashed duet synchrony, Mr. & Ms. Psychofiesta2018, culture-fusion dance, fashion parade on glimpses of modern culture, psyche-culture quizophile and Off- stage events: the big picture, abstract art, poetic talent, obstacle challenge which provided a sumptuous platform for display of knowledge, skills and talents.
Each college participant team consisted of 12 students and a faculty member from Dhempe College of Arts and Science Miramar, Carmel College for women- Nuvem, Abbe Faria Post Graduate department of Psychology-St. Xaviers College, Don Bosco College Panaji, Murgaon Education Society’s College of Arts & Commerce Zuarinagar and Government College Khandola.
The overall Champion rolling trophy was bagged by Dhempe College, Miramar and the Runners Up trophy by Government College of Arts , Science & Commerce Khandola , Marcel. The crown of Mr. and Ms. Psychofiesta 2018 was awarded to Mr. Ashley Mendonsa from Government College Khandola and Ms. Sobita Kudtarkar from Dhempe College Miramar respectively. Individual trophies for winners of each event were also awarded.
Spirit-elated performances and positive feedback from participating teams made Psychofiesta 2018 a grand celebration of Psychology & Culture. The entire event was coordinated by Dr. Janet Fernandes and the student team coordinator Ms. Aastha Shirodkar. The organizers are grateful to their Chief sponsor- Directorate of Art & Culture and to the associate sponsors for funding the event.