ASIA’S FIRST CHRISTIAN ART MUSEUM AT OLD GOA TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR TWO YEARS
Old Goa (Goa): Asia’s first ever Christian Art Museum located at Old Goa, near here, is heading for a major renovation and upgradation due to which it would be shut down for next around two years, a senior official said today.
“The Museum has embarked on a major, exciting and prestigious project aimed to keep pace with present day World standards of Museuology and museography as well as vastly enhance the facilities for visitors and staff and to create an inviting and comfortable space for people to visit through an interesting museographic plan and contemporary exhibition systems,” Natasha Fernandes, Curator,…READ more..
CONGRESS WANTS A GALLERY OF GOA FREEDOM FIGHTERS UNVEILED IN THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
Panaji (GOA): Ahead of State Revolution Day on June 18, the Former Congress Union Minister Eduardo Faleiro has urged State Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant to have a gallery of portraits of Goa’s freedom fighters, who fought mercilessly for the State’s freedom from Portuguese rule.
Addressing media persons on Friday, Faleiro said that there are several freedom fighters right from Dr TB Cunha to Ram Manohar Lohia, Julio Menezes, Purshottam Kakodkar, who sacrificed their lives for Goa’s freedom.
“As mark of respect to these great leaders, I urge Speaker of the State Assembly to display a gallery of portraits of…READ more..
ROHAN GOVENKAR’S SECOND BOOK RELEASED
PANAJI (Goa): “A good book not only talks but listens to its reader,” said eminent artist, Dr. Subodh Kerkar during the release of ‘Oh My Goddess’ a romance comedy thriller written by Rohan Govenkar. Rohan’s first Book ‘1000 Kilograms of Goa’ released in 2015 and was a huge success.
The launch was held in the lecture hall of the Krishnadas Shama Library, Patto, Panaji on June 10. Dr. Subodh Kerkar spoke about how essential reading is to our society and how he links the general character of people at large by how often and how much they read.
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ZAGOR: THE VIGIL FESTIVAL
While monsoons are making their way in Goa, a season full of vigor and zeal ended for the rural Goa. In this same season, one of the most beautiful and energetic folk festivals and theatres Zagor was celebrated in various places of Goa. Often called as the harvest festival, Zagor is celebrated after the pre-monsoon harvest. The term Zagor means vigil or being awake. Thus, it justifies the norm of Zagor of celebrating till the dawn.
It is an occasion of merriment for the villagers after receiving the fruit of their hard labour in the paddy fields. In most of…READ more..
OLD GOA HERITAGE WALK ORGANISED BY HISTORY LOVERS GROUP
Old Goa: The History Lovers Group organised ‘Old Goa Heritage Walk’ on Sunday May 28.
A lot of people visit Old Goa as a historic place but do not know the real history behind the place.
Sanjeev Sardesai, a noted Goan heritage conveyor and a TV host, guided the entire heritage walk at Old Goa. The trip started at the Adil Shah fort ruins, followed by St Catherine Chapel which was built on orders of Afonso de Albuquerque when the Portuguese won Old Goa from the Adil Shahi.
A detailed briefing was given by Sardesai on the mill stones which have been kept…READ more..
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL ‘MAJJA’ CONCLUDED
The third Children’s Festival- ‘Majja’ organised by Abhinav Creationz fetched enormous response. A total of 75 children participated in this festival which saw children learning poetry, art, craft, science etc in an innovative manner. The festival was held at Porvorim and Margao.
“The whole intention of the festival was to lessen the burden of the children and engage them in activities in playful manner”, said Anwesha Singbal of Abhinav Creationz. “I have seen summer camps becoming another burden for children. We wanted to refrain from doing so”, she further added.
“We are overwhelmed by the response we got. The response is…READ more..
ANNUAL FEAST OF HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH ON JUNE 4th
Margao (Goa): The annual Feast of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, will be celebrated on June 4, 2017. The Novena commences from May 26 to June 3 with the Rosary at 5:45 pm followed by Mass with different themes for each day.
Fr. Kenneth Teles, Fr. Jorge Fernandes, Fr. Mansueto Fernandes and Fr. Seby Vaz will be the preachers during the Novena days. On the Feast day, the Mass timings will be 5 am, 6 am, 7 am and 8:15 am, the English Mass will be at 11:45 am. The Solemn Con-celebrated Feast Mass will…READ more..
Goa govt-UNESCO join hands to promote traditional folk art, handicrafts
Porvorim (Goa): With an objective to promote traditional folk art and rural handicrafts, the government of Goa will join hands with UNESCO, State Rural Development Agency Minister Jayesh Salgaoncar said.
This week, Salgaoncar had a meeting with UNESCO representatives in Goa to map out the agreement between Goa government and international agency.
“The intention of entire program was to tie up with UNESCO in promoting, preserving and developing rural entrepreneurship in traditional handicrafts and folk art,” Salogancar told reporters.
He said the representatives of UNESCO during their visit to the State also met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and State Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai.
Fellowship to honour late Kishoritai Amonkar instated
The government of Goa has constituted research fellowship in Indian classical music, named after veteran singer late Kishori Amonkar, who passed away in Mumbai recently.
“The fellowship scheme would be called Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Research Fellowship in Indian classical music,” State Art and Culture Minister Govind Gawade said in a press conference today.
He said the scheme has already come into force and it would remain in force up to March 31, 2022.
“The scheme has been introduced to honour maestro of Indian classical music, Kishoritai Amonkar, whose pursuit was to inculcate greater appeal of music amongst the youth,” said Gawade.
The State-run…READ more..
Archaeologists find ancient idol that hints at human sacrifice
Sattari, Goa: Archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient idol in Sattari taluka in north Goa, which researchers claim indicates the prevalence of human sacrifice that was in practice in the region thousands of years back.
A senior official of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today said the idol was recently found in Velus village in Sattari taluka.
Researcher Rajendra Kerkar said, “The idol of Lord Vetal was found last week in Velus. This site has already gained importance among the archaeologists after the discovery of a stone inscription a few years back.”
“The idol of Vetal has a sword in one…READ more..