Much is said in the press of this man who reaches out to society in his own special way by instilling a sense of unity, respect and goodwill through celebration too. His journey of life is seen as a path that takes him through construction to media production and to conservation of heritage homes to the promotion of jazz culture in Goa.
Armando Gonsalves was invited as a panelist to talk at the Memorial Foundation of Sir Mathany Saldanha onthe topic "Tourism in Goa: Are We Heading in the Right Direction?". He joined him on the panel were widely published Writer and Photographer, Vivek Menezes; the then Tourism Director, Ameya Abhyankar among others.
Mr. Gonsalves was invited to be the CHief Guest at St. Xavier's College at their "Enigma" event, organised by the BBA section. Their theme that year was 'Humanity in Business". Mr. Gonsalves was asked to share his experience in the field of Business and on how humanity played a very important role in achieving what he has achieved.
The King's School is one of the most looked up to school's in Goa. It was an honour for our Founder Mr. Gonsalves to be a part of their Annual Sports Day and share a few words of encouragement with them.
Mr. Gonsalves was one of the Chief Guests at the Spandan Art Exhibition. The exhibition had artistes from all over India who displayed their work. Along with Mr. Gonsalves doing the honours were, Mr. Damu Naik a local MLA and Mrs. Shaistah Thapar, the biggest art collector of Goa.
Joint Annual Conference of Indian Society of Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases (ISMOCD) & Indian Association of Epidemiologists (IAE). Since Mr. Gonsalves is very much involved with rehabilitating of the Campal Creek and the waterways of Goa, he was invited to be the Chief Guest at the conference which was held in Goa around the theme, "Reverse the challenge: Vector borne, emerging infectious and non communicable diseases." This conference fostered dialogue and helped to sharpen focus with an aim to reduce the burden of disease to insignificant levels. The kids who won the painting competition on the topic "Our Vision for the Campal Creek" were also falicitated on that day.