Panaji: September 11, 2018 … The Minister for Art & Culture, Shri Govind Gaude released the first Konkani video song “Mangal Murti Morya” at a function held in art room of the office of Art & Culture at Patto in the city recently.
The lyrics of the video is written by well known writer, author, poet and lyricist Shri John Aguiar and has been composed and sung by well known musician Shri Mukesh Ghatwal.
Shri Gaude while addressing the function said that he is delighted to learn that first of its kind Konkani video song in praise of lord Ganesha is being launched. He said the making of video song on Ganesha in Konkani will be another milestone in taking up Konkani language ahead. He appealed to the people to welcome, appreciate the Konkani video song on Ganesha as a token of response. He also appreciated all the artistes who strived to make the video a reality especially Shri Mukesh Ghatwal for composing video song nicely.
The Music Jockey of Big F.M. and film personality, Shri Aryan Khedekar who was the guest of the honour appreciated the Minister Shri Govind Gaude for his endeavour to support those who are striving in the field of art. He also stressed the need of support and cooperation for those artists who are excelling at national as well as international arena.
The renowned Musician Shri Mukesh Ghatwal expressed his happiness over making a first Konkani video song on Ganesha and also for working with talented people.
The video has been directed and presented by Uday Kamat of Doordarhsan Kendra, Panaji. Associate Director Smt. Celesta Ghatwal The chorus artistes comprise Smt. Pooja Mandrekar, Shri Kedar Naik, Shri Palash Ghatwal and Shri John Aguiar. Conceptualized by Shri John Aguiar the video has been shot at the Vara siddi Vinayak Devastan, NIO Colony, Donapaula. The artistes are Sujata Kurtarkar Raikar, Savita Aguiar, Kalpesh Naik, Pralhad Mayekar, John Aguiar, Rakshanda Ghatwal, Shuban Borkar, Isha Naik, John Aguiar , Mukesh Ghatwal, Lazim Team comprise Rohit Manjrekar, Rihan Shaikh, Samer Bhikaji , Shubam Kautankar. The Video is choreographed by Basavraj.
Smt. Celesta Ghatwal and Smt. Savita Aguiar presented bouquets to the guests.
Shri John Aguiar welcomed the guest and also proposed the vote of thanks.