Governor of Goa, Shri. P. S. Sreedharan Pillai calling for collective efforts for enrichment of kaavi art said the State of Goa has a wonderful heritage. One of the distinctive features of Art Heritage has been the prevalence of Kaavi Art, which is a traditional technique of painting, the Governor added.

The Governor was speaking after inaugurating the Kaavi Art Workshop organised by the Raj Bhavan Goa at new Durbar Hall, Dona Paula today.

First Lady of Goa Smt. K. Rita Sreedharan Pillai also graced the occasion.

Others present were MLA, Shri Digamber Kamat, Shri M.R.M. Rao, IAS, Secretary to Governor, Shri R. Mihir Vardhan, IAS (Retd) Special Officer to Governor, Shri Sanjeev Sardessai, Historian and Shri Sagar Naik Mule, Kaavi Artist.

Expressing the motive behind organizing the four day kaavi art workshop the Governor said, this format of art is very unique which is visible in temples, churches and some of the heritage homes of Goa, which needs to be further encouraged.

The Governor underscored the initiatives of the Prime Minister of India and emphasized the importance given to this form of art in Mann Ki Baat monthly programme.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Digambar Kamat said, the present Governor has crossed all the boundaries of Raj Bhavan and have become peoples Governor.

Extending his best wishes to all the initiatives of the Governor, Shri Kamat said the Governor has set a precedent for others to emulate.

To organize such a workshop at Raj Bhavan is a great honour to the Goan artists, said Shri Kamat and complimented the Governor for the initiatives taken to keep this art alive and to reach out to new budding artists.

Shri M.R.M. Rao, IAS, Secretary to the Governor welcomed the guests. Shri R. Mihir Vardhan, Special Officer to the Governor gave the introductory speech.

Shri Sanjeev Sardessai, Historian and Shri Sagar Naik Mule, Kaavi Artist also spoke on the occasion.

Smt. Megha Mukherjee compered and Shri Sandesh Gadkari proposed vote of thanks.


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