DISCOVER PANJIM AMAZING HUNT 2014
89 Clue Hunters
all having amazing Fun discovering 12 clues in Panjim on Sunday, 7th Sept.
Starting and End point was the Krishnadas Shama Central Library Art Gallery at Patto, Panjim.
The roads between Panjim to Dona Paula were very active with intellectual vehicle riders on two & four wheelers, between 3Pm to 5PM, on a lazy Sunday of 7th September 2014.
It was on this day that the Goan Shutterbugs, Goa’s own Premier Photography Association organised the DISCOVER PANJIM AMAZING TREASURE HUNT as the concluding event of the 2nd Goa Photography Festival. The festival theme was “Preserve & Protect Goan Heritage through Photography”. This festival was actively promoted in association with Goa Tourism, Directorate of Art & Culture, Goa Traffic Cell HQ, Better Photography, Protecta Bags, BM Web Studio, Aslesh Kamat Photography and Hands on Historian.
Photography being a hobby of passion, coupled with the spirit of winning, the Goan Shutterbugs had tied up with the Goa traffic Cell to make aware the participants of the use of helmets on two wheelers & seat-belts for cars during the Treasure Hunt. Pundalik Sawant representing the Goa Traffic Police briefed the participants on the safety accepts of safe driving and wearing helmets and seat belts. In all 20 teams participated in this event, with team size ranging from one member on 2-wheelers to a team of seven.
Each team where given a set of 12 postcard clues of various locations in Panjim, which after identifying, they had to get themselves photographed within an allocated two hours time slot. While some teams used their knowledge of the city to identify the clues, other tried calling up their friends, family and even long lost relatives, while others googled.
The jurisdiction of this event was Panjim to Dona Paula and the habitations around the Altihno Hill. Many of the clues comprised of the Bust of the 1st Goan Dean of GMC during Portuguese era Dr. M. C. Dias, a plaque on the Directorate of Accounts Building, a Marble plaque of the private of the Panjim Church, a huge Cross on Altinho Slope, the Fontainhas Spring, the Tonca Pillar, the British Cemetery, the Miramar Fish, the Canon of Banastarim, the bust of Menezes Braganza near jetty and the Roll of honour in English at Azad Maidan.