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Government urged to give tiatr industry status

Government urged to give tiatr industry status
NT Staff Reporter
Panaji April 17, 2005:

The 10th 'Tiatr Day', organised by Kala Academy was celebrated amidst
presence of galaxy of tiatr artistes at Dinananth Mangueshkar Kala Mandir,
this evening. The editor of Vavraddeancho Ixtt, Fr Peter Raposo was the
chief guest on the occasion.

In his speech, Fr Raposo said that tiatr was an important centre of Konkani
theatre movement in Goa and urged the tiatr artistes to keep up the
tradition by taking tiatr to the cross-section of Goan communities. The
member secretary, KA, Dr Pandurang Phaldessai and Mr Govind Kale were also

Stating that new tiatr writers should choose social subjects in their
presentations, Fr Raposo said it would help the entire Goan community to get
attracted to tiatr stage. Tiatr being a powerful source of entertainment in
Goa, he said the young tiatrists should tackle social subjects in their

Tiatr being a prominent form of entertaining-cum-educating the people, Fr
Raposo said the state government should accord industry status to it. He
also demanded financial support from the state government to tiatr for its
overall development.

Six senior tiatr artistes were felicitated for their outstanding
contribution to the development of tiatr stage in Goa. Those honoured at the
hands of Fr Raposo included Domingos Inacio Sebastiao Vaz, Joaquim Caetano
Rato (Jack Bandis), Francisco Xavier de Filomena Almeida (F X Almeida), Jack
Souza Ferrao, Marcelina D'Costa (Celina) and Romouldo D'Souza (Paul Romy).

Besides, Fr Raposo also distributed prizes to the winners of the 30th tiatr
competition and cantaram contest, organised by Kala Academy. Later, the
prize winning tiatr Dhaago by Dramatic Troupe of Ribander was staged. The
president of Dalgado Konkani Academy, Mr Tomazinho Cardozo, Mr John Claro,
Mr Mike Mehta, Mr Premanand Lotlikar and many other tiatr artistes were
present on the occasion.

Earlier, the KA's member secretary, Dr Pandurang Phaldessai explained the
aim of celebrating annual Tiatr Day. He said that KA was celebrating the day
since 1996 and honoured the artistes, who had contributed for the
development of tiatr in Goa. (The Navhind Times)

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