Goa Governor calls for collective efforts for enrichment of Kaavi art

P S Sreedharan Pillai, Governor of Goa, called for collective efforts for the enrichment of Kaavi, a form of mural art found in the Konkan region, especially in temples, churches and heritage homes in the coastal state.

The governor was speaking after inaugurating a Kaavi art workshop organised by the Raj Bhavan at the new Durbar Hall, Dona Paula. First Lady of Goa K. Rita Sreedharan Pillai was also present.

Digambar Kamat, MLA of Margao; M.R.M. Rao, IAS, Secretary to Governor; R. Mihir Vardhan, IAS (Retd) Special Officer to Governor; Sanjeev Sardessai, Historian; and Sagar Naik Mule, Kaavi Artist, graced the occasion.

Goa has a wonderful heritage and one of its distinctive features has been the prevalence of Kaavi art, a traditional technique of painting, said Pillai.

Explaining the idea behind holding the workshop, the governor said this art form is unique and can be found in temples, churches and some heritage homes in Goa. It needs to be encouraged further, he stressed.

The governor sought to underscore that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had talked about Kaavi art in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ monthly radio programme and urged people to work towards preserving such ancient forms in the country.

Margao MLA Digamber Kamat, who was present on the occasion, said that organising such a workshop at Raj Bhavan is a great honour to Goan artists and complimented the governor for his efforts to keep this art form alive and take it to budding artists


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