CM opens 13th edition of D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas 2020

Gomantak Times
Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Monday inaugurated the 13th four-day D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas-2020, at a function organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture at Kala Academy hall, Campal-Panaji.

PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Monday inaugurated the 13th four-day D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas-2020, at a function organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture at Kala Academy hall, Campal-Panaji. Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude was also present.
The Chief Minister while speaking said that the festival of ideas will intellectually empower young minds. The scholar intellectuals who will share their ideas their views, vision, experience, wisdom will certainly inspire young minds to acquire talent and brilliance. The participation of four women achievers of from across the country their excellence in their respective field, their success stories, experiences will inspire Goan people, he added.
Gaude in his welcome address, said that the Festival of Ideas aims to create future intellectuals. The scholars and intellectuals, who are invited from all over in the programme, their thoughts and wisdom will guide and inspire the young minds.
Padma Shri Dr Karnam Malleshwari, while delivering her address on “India at Olympics, Feature of Weightlifting Sports” said, Goa has conducive atmosphere for athletics, adequate infrastructure and proper training if provided, the Goan youth can earn gold medal in athletics. She suggested that the government should start weightlifting academy in Goa, andassured that he will provide all help in imparting training and guidance etc.
Dr Malleshwari further said, to achieve desired goal one has to be positive, should know his strength and a sense of hard work and guts to prove himself will definitely yield success. Those who intends to excel in sports need to have sound and positive mind, prepare themselves to work hard, need to become mentally strong as well.
Lamenting over missing gold medal in Sydney Olympics, she was in search of youth who can bring gold medal to India to fulfil her dream. The weightlifting academy started by her intends to create future athletes, she added.
Tivim MLA Nilkanth Halarnkar, Director of Art and Culture Sagun Velip, college students and personalities from the field of arts attended the function.
Earlier, the Chief Minister released the CD of function last year's D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas-2019 and brochure of the present programme.
Secretary (Art and Culture) Chokharam Garg proposed a vote of thanks.
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