Panjim: January 13, 2020 … Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant recently inaugurated 21stNational level folk festival Lokostav-2020 organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture in association with West Zone Cultural Centre and other agencies which is being held at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy Panaji. Minister for Art and Culture Shri. Govind Gaude, Secretary, Art and Culture Shri. Chokha Ram Garg, IAS,  Director, Art and Cuture Shri. Gurudas Pilarnekar, Programme Officer, West Zone  Cultural Centre Shri. Tanera Singh Sodha were present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant praised the folk festival Lokostav which is being held every year at Kala Academy for becoming phenomenal in boosting rural economy along with promoting cultural wealth of the State. Lokostav can also be seen as a magnificent platform to exchange the rich folk culture as it accommodates diversified folk culture and art performances of different States, he added.

Chief Minister also lauded the Directorate of Art Culture for upgrading the standards of Lokostav with innovative ideas and also appreciated efforts of Artists and Artisans from various States who will be displaying their folk art and handicrafts at Lokostav 2020 till January 19, 2020.

Minister for Art Culture Shri. Govind Gaude said that increasing public participation and response towards Lokostav has made this event to achieve great heights, thus appealed to the people to continue their support to Lokostav in future.

Secretary, Art and Culture Shri. Chokha Ram Garg also spoke on the occasion. Director, Art and Culture Shri. Gurudas Pilarnekar welcomed.

Smt. Siddhi Upadhye compered the function. Deputy Director Art and Culture Shri. Ashok Parab proposed vote of thanks.


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