Panaji: Feb. 27, 2016 ….The Governor of Goa, Dr.(Smt.) Mridula Sinha inaugurated International Conference on “ The Culture of Food: Literature and Society’ organized by MES College of Arts & Commerce, Zuarinagar ( Departments of English and Travel & Tourism at Velsao, Cansaulim recently.
Speaking on the occasion Dr, Sinha said that food is a basic necessity of mankind. One should eat to live and should not live to eat. The mood of the cook needs to be happy. The same is also reflected on the dish prepared by him or her where in the fifth senses of human being plays an important role.
The Governor further said that we are gradually drifting away from the trend of community food. The society used to gather in times of festivals where there was attachment among each other which is gradually fading away. Now a days, the children do not get the opportunity to taste the food prepared by their mother as she mostly stays away to supplement the family income, she remarked.
The Governor also impressed upon the need to follow the art of serving and hoped that the conference will come out with fruitful deliberation.
Shri M.S. Kamat Founder Principal and Dr. Cidalia Bodate, Convenor of the Conference spoke on the occasion.
Prof. Simon C.Estok delivered his keynote address
Earlier Dr. R.B.Patil, Principal welcomed the guests. Dr. S Susan Deborah, organizing Secretary of the Conference proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Palia Gaonkar Pandit compered the function.