Ravindra Bhavan, Margao organised a seven-day garba/dandiya workshop. Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the same chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik said that Gujarati folk dance is attracting a lot of people from outside the Gujarati community. They are taking a keen interest and it is performed by both, men and women.
Naik also expressed his fear about traditional folk dances like ‘tonya mel’ and ‘talgadi’ fading away and said there is a need to include women in these traditional folk dances.
He further said that Ravindra Bhavan will try and organise special workshop on tonya mel and talgadi so that the younger generation is equipped with this folk tradition.
Vice chairman, Saish Pai Palondicar said he was happy to see the large number of participants from Quepem, Sanguem and Ponda at the workshops. Furthermore two Russian ballet dancers also participated in the seven-day workshop.
All participants were awarded a certificate of participation. Participants Bunty Udelkar, Alena Tsiplakova and Pooja Naik spoke about their experiences at the workshop. Resource person Prerna Doddyanvar also spoke on the occasion.