Panaji: Sept 02, 2015 …. Minister for Art and Culture Shri Dayanand Mandrekar, was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function of National Printmaking (Etching) camp was organised by Directorate of Art and Culture at the Graphic Studio, Sanskruti Bhavan, Panaji.

Speaking on the occasion. Shri Mandrekar appreciated  the artists for their creative works and for print making art for its meticulous interesting techniques.

On behalf of participant artists Shri Siddharth Ghosh and Shri Viraj Naik expressed their views about the camp. They appreciated the initiative taken up by the state Government to promote artists in the state and also other parts of the country and also admired the state- of- the- art print making studio established by the department for the development of the Print making art.

The camp commence on August 19th  concluded on August 26th, 2015.  Total 15 artists had participated in the camp; namely Shri P.D. Dhumal (Baroda), Shri R.M. Palaniappan (Chennai), Shri Siddharth Ghosh, (West Bengal), Smt. Gauri Vemula (Hyderabad), Smt. Soghra Khurasani  (Baroda), Prof. Hanumant Kambli, Shri Querozittode Souza, Shri Viraj Naik, Shri Rajendra Usapkar., Shri Siddharth Gosavi, Shri Vijay Bhandhari, Shri Vitesh Naik and Shri Sripad Gurav, Shri Rajesh Salgaonkar & Shri  Ryan Abreu from Goa.

All the participants were presented mementoes and certificate at the end. Earlier Shri Prasad Lolayekar, Director of Art and Culture welcomed. Shri Ashok Parab, Dy. Director of Art and Culture proposed vote of thanks.  Smt. Siddhi Upadhye compered the programme.