Panaji: January 27,2020 …. The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in the distinguish presence of Minister for Art & Culture Shri Govind Gaude inaugurated 13th four day D.D.Kosambi Festival of Ideas 2020, at a function organized by the Directorate of Art & Culture at Kala Academy Campal today.
The Chief Minister while speaking said that the festival of ideas will intellectually empower young minds. The scholar intellectuals who will share their ideas their views, vision, experience, wisdom will certainly inspire young minds to acquire talent and brilliance. The participation of four women achievers of from across the country their excellence in their respective field, their success stories, experiences will inspire Goan people he added.
Minister for Art & Culture Shri Govind Gaude in his welcome address said that the festival of Ideas aims to create future intellectuals. The scholars and intellectuals, who are invited from all over in the programme, their thoughts and wisdom will guide and inspire the young minds,
Padma Shree Dr.Karnam Malleshwari who was the keynote speaker of the function while delivering her address on “India at Olympics, Feature of Weightlifting Sports” said Goa has conducive atmosphere for athletics , adequate infrastructure proper training if provided the Goan youth can earn gold medal in athletics. She said she suggested the Minister to start weight lifting academy in Goa for which she would help in providing training and guidance etc.
Dr. Malleshwari speaking further said to achieve desired goal one has to be positive. Should know his strength. A sense of hard work and guts to prove himself will definitely yield success. Those who intends to excel in sports need to have sound and positive mind, prepare themselves to work hard, need to become mentally strong as well. Lamenting over missing gold medal in Sydney Olympics, She is in search of youth who can bring gold medal to India to fulfil her dream, The weightlifting academy started by her intends to create future athletes she added.
MLA Thivim, Shri Nilkanth Halarnkar, Director Art & Culture, Shri Sagun Velip, College students, personalities from the field of arts attended the function.
Dr. Sawant released the CD of function last years of D.D. Kosambi Festival of Ideas2019 and brochure of present programme. .
Shri Chokharam Garg IAS, Secretary Art & Culture proposed the vote of thanks.