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Osmitai Jyot to begin from 15th

 

The Osmitai Jyot of the Goa Yuva Mahotsav will begin its statewide tour from Valpoi in Sattari taluka on 15th August, the Independence Day. Power Minister Digambar Kamat will be the chief guest on the occasion while Deputy Speaker Narahari Haldankar will preside over.

A public function organised under the auspices of the Vivekanand Kala Sadarikaran Manch, along with Konkani Bhasha Mandal, will also be graced by Nirmala Sawant, convenor of the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan and Venkatesh alias Bandu Desai, former MLA and reception committee chairman of the Goa Yuva Mahotsav.

Prof. Purnanand Chari and Prof. Prakash Paryekar, the youth leaders, will also speak at the function, which will be held at the Laxmibai Memorial Hall at Valpoi at 3.30 pm. Young artists and writers from all over Goa are expected to attend the function.

The Osmitai Jyot has been organised by the Goa Yuva Mahotsav of Konkani Bhasha Mandal to spread the message over Mhadei issue, which has become the prime issue of Goan identity today, as this year has been declared as Identity Year to mark 125th birth anniversary of Shenoi Goembab. The Identity Torch will tour the whole state from 15th August to 19th December, the Liberation Day.

A cultural programme, co-ordinated by Pramod Mhadeshwar, the young artist from Sattari, will follow the formal function. Several cultural groups from all over Goa will perform street plays, mime, Patekar, Konkani Pop and Sokarat on the issues of Mhadei and Identity.

Earlier, the torch will be brought to the venue in a procession, which will begin from the Our Lady of Lourdes Highschool ground at 3 pm.






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