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Goa CM urges PJAG to unravel unidentified touristic spots

Goa CM urges PJAG to unravel unidentified touristic spots

Panaji, Aug 19 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday urged the Photo Journalist Association of Goa (PJAG) to take a lead to unravel unidentified touristic spots in the state and provide due exposure to them.

Speaking as a Chief Guest at World Photography Day celebration organized by Goa Photo Journalist Association in the city, Dr Sawant appealed to the Photo Journalists Association to initiate and start photography courses in state under the Scheme of the Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

'This will help to encourage the youth to develop hidden talents in photography among Goan youth,' he said.

Complementing the Association for displaying the contribution to the state by former Chief Minister Late Manohar Parrikar through photography in one section, Dr Sawant recalled his tenure under leadership of former defence minister of the country.

Government had decided to bring out a book on Manohar Parrikar on his birth anniversary, he said and urged the Goa Photo Journalist Association to provide rare photographs of Parrikar for incorporation in the book.

He appealed to the Association to engage special events like International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to provide photographs of such event so as to government need not empanel any outside agency for the purpose.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude said,' A picture always speaks thousands of words. Things cannot be expressed in words, emotions that cannot be explained easily. But a picture can definitely speak one’s expression and feelings.'

Chief Minister and Minister for Art and Culture felicitated Prashant Yelekar, Laurenco Fernandes and Makarand Barve for their dedicated services in their photographic profession. They also gave away the prizes to the winner of the competition organized by Goa Photo Journalist Association.

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