Panaji: August 21, 2016Directorate of Art and Culture, Goa in collaboration with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), New Delhi and the International Centre, Goa has organized a two day workshop on “Promoting Cultural and Creative Industries in Goa” on the August 20 and 21,  2016  at the Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji-Goa

While keeping the UNESCO 2005 convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of cultural expressions, the Workshop aims at encouraging the introduction of cultural policies and measure that nurture creativity, optimizing the contribution of the cultural industries to economic and social development and integrating culture into sustainable development of the society.

The workshop also intends to identify issues and areas of cultural and other aspects in Goa, and to generate voluntary working groups to take it forward.

The two days workshop was inaugurated on August 20, 2016 at the hands of Shri Daulat Hawaldar, Secretary Art and Culture, in the presence of Shri Yatin G. Kakodakar, President, International Centre Goa. Ms. Moe Chiba, Section Chief and Programme Specialist for Culture UNESCO, New Delhi and Shri Prasad Lolayekar, Director of Art and culture.

 A Presentation was made by Shri Yudhishthri Raj Isar during inaugural function on Introduction to UNESCO 2005 Convention and its global monitoring report.

The two day workshop will include discussions by various panelist and participate who will highlight on the cultural aspects of the State.