“Discipline is a must in life and students should have the passion to achieve something,” said minister for Art and Culture and chairman of Kala Academy, Govind Gaude while speaking at the inauguration of the four-year bachelor’s course in performing arts, affiliated to Goa University held at Kala Academy.
He further said that theatre is about practical knowledge and added: “When you say performing in theatre arts, it is not only restricted to acting and singing but also includes dance. With the help of this degree we should encourage others to come up and moreover, there should be mass awareness of this course. When you talk about play it should include various modulations.”
He also said that one shouldn’t pursue this course just to obtain a bachelor’s degree. “If you’re given a role of a director there is need to understand what exactly the role is about and the different things that are included in it,” said Gaude adding that Kala Academy aims at creating artistes who will participate in events outside Goa and set an example for others.
Addressing the students who enrolled for the course, director, School of Drama, Padmashree Josalkar said: “This is a completely different course which will develop your personality and by the end of the course you will know that theatre is such a vast subject. It has many integrated things that will not only help you become a better actor but also a better person and contribute to society.” The course will start with theatre appreciation so students who have come from different streams get an idea of the subjects and aspects of the course.
Member secretary, Gurudas P Pilarnekar said: “A lot of effort has been put in to set up this course and get affiliation from Goa University. The students who have enrolled for this course should work tirelessly so they can spark a new revolution in the theatre industry of Goa and also set an example for the next generations to follow.”
Also present on the occasion were lecturer, School of Drama, Venkatesh Naik; staff, council members and students.