History

SANKALP THEATRE CULTURAL INSTITUTION, Curchorem Goa – India , an organization constituted by few like minded theatre lovers, with a sincere vision to work for theatre field and now working for past 15 years with a remarkable contribution in the field of theatre Art, Cultural, Social work, education, medical and sports activities. A 12 day long All Goa Konkani Drama Festival is annually conducted by Sankalp. We have participated in prestigious competitions at Goa and all India level drama competitions and have secured top most prizes every time. We have also presented our shows in different parts of Goa and the funds collected through such activities are used particularly for social causes. We conduct medical camps, blood donation camps with voluntary blood donors, provide ambulance service for last 15 years, adopted and maintained a male ward from upgraded health centre, Curchorem, distribute educational aids to needy students, honor meritorious students and schools by bestowing Gurukul award, organize theatre workshops for amateurs and students, inter collegiate one act play competition, Sankalp Idol singing competitions, organize chess tournament and other sport activities.

We may specifically mention that Sankalp Theatre used to be very close to the local school students from Curchorem, for differently abled children who used to participate in our programs and present their talents as we had regularly provided a platform for these students to present their art and skill.

While working with them we keenly felt that a lot can be done for these children and the urge of establishing Chetna Charitable Trust emerged in our mind due to continuous interaction with these differently abled children of God. As also, as per the sensus records 2011, it was revealed that only in Sanguem and Quepem Taluka as much as 1140 differently abled people were identified who avail Government aid. We are very sure that certainly there will be much more people who have not been identified for various reasons such as shyness or those who do not need Government aid etc.

While marching forward with this mission; our team visited schools of such nature in neighboring states, referred many books on the subject, collected important information from internet and finally concluded to open a sophisticated school and rehabilitation centre.

By means of presenting shows of our dramas, by sale of lucky donations we collected funds and procured a piece of land admeasuring 10,200 sq. mts.

Perhaps Sankalp Theatre may be a unique cultural institution which dared to see this dream with a vision and now ready with almost 30% of phase 1 structure is standing at the site in association with CHETNA EDUCATION SOCIETY (Reg No. 57/GOA/2015), Curchorem-Goa.