Margao:  December 10, 2018 … Union Minister of State for Ayush(Ind),  Shri Sripad Naik Inaugurated the “Lokotsav 19” – two day event organized by Adarsh Yuva Sangh and Balaram Education Institute in association with the Department of Art and Culture Government of Goa at Amone Poinguin, Canacona in the distinguished presence of Local MLA, Shri Isidore Fernandes; ZD member, Dr. (Smt.) Puspa Ayya, General Manager, NABARD Smt. Kamaxi Pai and others yesterday.

Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Ex. Minister and MLA Shri Ramesh Tawadkar; President of Balalram Education Society, Shri Arjun Gaonkar; Acting principle of Balalram Education High School, Shri Kamalakar Mhalshi; Sarpanchas of Shristal, Poingunim, Loliem and Agonda  alongwith panch members.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Naik said he is very happy to associate with such type of programmes where our traditional culture are showcased and added that one should encourage this type of activities to keep the tradition and our culture alive.

Shri Naik further urged the youths to come forward to organize such types of programme in all the rural areas of the State to ensure the youth’s involvement and development of village. The motive behind this type of programme is to make every youth independent, he said.

Lokotsav is a good example to create awareness and to showcase our traditional culture and our lifestyle to the outside world and added that the various natural dishes prepared and displayed by the local people, self help group is the way to acquire knowledge and to pass it on the coming generations, he said.

Traditional games are slowly disappearing and we need to start them.  These games not only provided entertainment but helped up to remain healthy, he pointed.

Congratulating the organizer of “Lokotsav 19” Shri Naik urged the tribal communities to come together to save our culture. Organic farming need to be encouraged to control diseases developed through use of fertilizers. Various schemes provided by Government to promote organic farming should be apprised to the people at such lokotsav’s, he remarked.

MLA, Shri Isidore Fernandes, Shri Tawadkar and Smt. Kamaxi Pai also spoke on the occasion.

Ms. Suvidha Komarpant and Ms. Resha Kholkar compered the function while Shri Srikant Tawadkar proposed vote of thanks.


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