Panaji : Minister for Art and Culture Shri. Govind Gaude released a book of photographs by late Vandana Seth incorporating personalities of 200 famous Goans who have contributed towards betterment of State coming from varied realm of arts, culture, theatre, sports, literature, films, singing, music, medicine etc. The function was organized by friend circle of Vandana Seth and Sahit Prakashan held at Sanskruti Bhavan Patto, Panaji today.
The book contains photo introduction of famous 200 personalities of Goa and their respective field of work they belong. The book is an initiative to acknowledge the tireless efforts made by those personalities to bring laurels to the State at national and international level.
On the occasion Minister Shri. Govind Gaude said that it was commendable effort to publish book as such that showcased these famous Goans in front of Goan community at large. The book also pays tribute and honor to those goan who have made huge contribution towards state and society.
The book would be inspiration for young generation to work much harder and get success in their respective fields Minister added.
Publisher of the book Shri. Kishor Arjun informed that, the book is unfinished project of renowned jounalist late Vandana Seth, who had compiled Goan personalities. Unfortunately this project came to halt after she died in an accident. Thereafter Friends circle of Vandana Seth came forward to publish this book as tribute to her. Since the book contains only photographs of people, this could be beginning of new book comprising more numbers of Goan personalities with details.
Historian Shri. Prajal Sakhardande, who wrote foreword for the book in his speech said that the book will aid students and people of Goa in knowing about these 200 famous personalities and stand informed of their respective field.
Personalities who found the place in the book are Late Manohar Parrikar, Dayanand Bandodkar, Kishori Amonkar, Hema Sardessai, Ragunath Mhashelkar, Varsha Usgaonkar, Swanil Asnodkar, Shri Shripad Naik, Shri Pratapsingh Rane, Vasantrao Dempo, Srinivas Dempo, Dilip Sardessai, Dattaraj Salgaoncar, Shivanand Sagaonkar/ Natasha Palha, Shadab Jakati, Mario Miranda, Dayanand Narvekar, Lorna Cordeiro, Damodar Naik, Vijay Sardessai, Ashalata Wabgaonkar, Rajdeep Sardessai, Mathany Saldanha, Ivana Furtado, Subhash Velingkar, Bruno Coutinho, V.M.Salgaonkar, Lata Mangueshkar, Asha Bhosle, Eduardo Faleiro, Shri Digambar Kamat, PrinceJacob, John D’Silva and others. Those present at the function Information Officer, Department of Information and Publicity Shri. John Aguiar, Dy. Superintendent of Police Shri. Mahesh Gaonkar, Senior Jounalist Shri. Subhash Naik, Cricketar Shri. Ambe Parvatkar, Retired Superintendent of Police Shri. Allan D`sa , Ex-Mayor of Panaji Shri. Surendra Furtado, Writer and Actress Smt. Jyoti Kunkaliekar were felicitated by Minister Shri. Govind Gaude.
Smt. Siddhi Upadhye compered the programme. Smt. Jyoti Kunkalienkar proposed vote of thanks.