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.


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