D D Kosambi A Festival of Ideas 2019 gets underway


PANJIM: 21st jan 2019 ::: Minister of Art and Culture Govind Gaude today inaugurated the 12th edition of D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas at Kala Academy.

this year the festival would feature noteworthy resource people like Malaika Vaz, Dr Mickey Meta, Pralhad Kakar and Swami Smaranananda Giri.

Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude said that the basic idea behind organising this festival was to induce the growth of knowledge, educationally and generally.” The organisers have keenly picked out personalities to enrich the participants

Twenty-one-year-old Malaika Vaz, a National Geographic explorer, adventurer and wildlife presenter was the speaker on the first day of the event wherein she enlightened the public on her passion for adventure sports and environment. She also spoke on conservation and the popularization of science.

Festival of Ideas is a popular festival held annually, featuring eminent persons as speakers. Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi (1907–1966) has been an inspiration to many across the world, especially to Sanskrit philologists and Marxist scholars and the State government instituted the annual festival in February 2008 to commemorate his birth centenary.

The second day will feature Mehta, a leading global holistic health guru and a corporate life coach. He has life-coached billionaires, politicians, Bollywood stars, Miss Worlds and Miss Universes. He will talk on the topic ‘From Harlem to Harvard’

while Kakar, chairman and Founder of the Prahlad Kakar School of Branding and Entrepreneurship, will take the audience on a journey from ‘Goa-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow’. He is also the Advertising Film Director for Genesis Films.

On the last day, Giri, the Vice President of Yogod Satsang Society of India, will speak on ‘Leading a Balanced and Joyous life Through Yoga- Meditation’. He has conducted a number of talks and interactive sessions throughout India and abroad.


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