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“Discipline and interest is very important in learning,” said director of art and culture, Gurudas Pilarnekar. He was speaking as the chief guest at the concluding function of a mime workshop organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture.

In his address, he said: “Be it, school education or any kind of education, discipline and interest play an important role. What you have learnt in the workshop should be practised to achieve excellence in that field.”

The seven-day mime workshop was organised at the Art Gallery, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji. Also present at the concluding function were resource person, Vilas Janve; assistant, Kiran Janve and deputy director, Art and Culture, Ashok Parab among others.

Addressing the audience, Vilas Janve said: “Goa is a land of artistes and every year many dramas/plays are presented. It gives me immense pleasure to work in Goa. This workshop has given me an opportunity to work with experienced artists as well as beginners. The inspiration you receive at workshops like these benefits on the path of creativity.”

Praveen Marathe and Santosh Shetkar also expressed their views about the experience and benefits of the workshop. In his address Parab said that the mime art form is an important part of our day to day life. “Whatever knowledge you have gained in this workshop, utilize it in your career and become successful,” he added.

Before the concluding function four small presentations on social topics were presented by the participants, including a puppet show was hosted by Siddhi Upadhye and Pradeep Naik.

The function concluded with certificates presented to all participants. Resource person, Vilas Janve and assistant, Kiran Janve were presented with a Goan traditional Samai (lamp) at the hands of Pilarnekar.

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