Skål International Goa May'21 News

After few months of business from November 2020 to March 2021, hospitality industry in Goa as well as all over the country had to face a second wave of Covid-19.

Government announcing several measures of curfew/lockdown due to which hospitality industry had to operate with lots of restriction.

As no physical meetings/activities were possible, we had a Zoom Executive Committee Meeting on 11th May 2021 and was chaired by the President Sk. Ernest Dias. At this meeting, the following decision were taken:

  • Contribution for procuring oxygen cylinders required in Covid Care Centers & Hospitals. Indian Red Cross & other agencies were coming together to participate in this activity to give support in making up for the shortage of oxygen cylinders in Goa.

  • To seek assistance from Skålleague members in the form of contributions for the same purpose.

Oxygen cylinders

As there was a great need of oxygen cylinders in Goa, Skål International Goa in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Goa, Rotary Club of Panjim & other entities, donated few oxygen cylinders.

Past President Sk. Bonnie, Past President Sk. Ashrafali & Secretary Sk. Shekhar presented a cheque of Rs. 50,000/= as contribution on behalf of the Club. Another contribution of Rs. 50000/- was offered by Skål International Goa member Sk. Chalston Dsouza.

Cyclonic storm Tauktae

Goa was badly hit by the cyclonic storm Tauktae due to which lots of damage was done to infrastructure and agriculture as well as power outages and other electrical problems.

Skålleagues from Goa helped the Corporation and the fire service department in clearing the sites. Amongst them was Sk. Francis Serrao with his team members of his firm CrossCraft, stepping in to help the Fire Service Department with equipment and manpower.