Goa: With the MHA rules in force restricting social functions during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Gomantak Gaud Maratha Samaj (GGMS) deviated from its tradition of organising a function to felicitate meritorious students from its community and instead feted them at their homes. The students are spread across the Canacona taluka.
A total of 34 meritorious students 27 from SSC and seven from HSSC were felicitated at individual functions held at their respective residences, Anand Gaonkar, president of GGMC, said. Each year the samaj organises a ceremony to recognise the achievement of students from scheduled tribes who have excelled at the SSC and HSSC exams. Those who score 75% and above at the SSC exam and 70% and more in the HSSC exam are awarded with a memento and a certificate of excellence. Cash prizes are also given to the three toppers from SSC and HSSC at the taluka-level.
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