February 14, 2018 … Governor Dr Smt. Mridula Sinha said that the traditional art forms represents the rich culture of a particular region and therefore the youth, in particular, have a major role in preserving the traditional folk art forms and act as future voice of the society
The Governor was speaking after inaugurating ‘ Lok Rang ’ A festival of folk music and dances of Goa) organised by Department of Konkani of Goa University and Babikaab Borkar Chair in Comparative Literature, Visiting Research chair professor Programme at Goa University today.
The Governor also said that all form of traditional arts, music is part of our Indian culture. She congratulated the Department of Konkani for organizing such festival. Expressing her happiness she further said that she is happy to witness younger generation participating in the festival.
The festival had performance by students and artist of famous Goan folk dance and exhibition of traditional items and discussion on how to promote and document Goan folk tradition.
Also present on the occasion were Professor Varun Sahani, Vice chancellor of Goa University,Shri Y V Reddy, Registrar of Goa University, Dr. Prakash Pariekar, Head, Department of Konkani, Dr. Anuradha Wagle, Controller of Examination.
Ms Krupali Naik, lecturer compered the program while Prof. Ramrao Wagh, coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.