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Taluka level telent search competition results are uploaded but what about eassy, drawing, poery,and handwriting competition? When it will be declared???
On :15 November 2018


i heard there r jobs vacanciespls reply fr wt
On :15 November 2018

Nisha Lodhiya

where i will find Librarian grade3 Application form ?
On :15 November 2018

Boyesh Balbhadra

A total of 112 vacancies are available as per the latest notification issued by Art & Culture Goa Recruitment assistant AC operator Ex.s 01 ST 01 CFF 01 OBC 03 Disability 01 And no general I had been waiting for AC vacancy from 4 years when vacancy came general is no where....
On :14 November 2018

Shubham popat Wagh

What are you doing. Kya job hai
On :13 November 2018


Will there be any post for music teacher in general category
On :13 November 2018

satish Govekar

I have completed my Librarian Degree from Karnataka State Open University, Karwar and My Date of Birth is 10-05-1971 I am working in Degree College, Karwar Since 2008 I have experience in Office for 18 years Can I apply for this post Kindly Know me sir, Satish 09480396291
On :12 November 2018


My son is 16 years old but he is interested very much in Animation. Please permit him for the Animation course organized by you which is starting soon.
On :09 November 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Venkatesh, you may kindly contact on 0832 2404625. Thank you.
Replied On 09-11-2018 At 10:00:52


Wants to book stall in Lokostav at Kala Academy Panaji
On :08 November 2018


When will the results of the talent Search Competition be declared?
On :05 November 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear, the results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2018 At 07:28:26


when will be the result of talent search 2018 declare
On :31 October 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture The results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2018 At 07:30:09

Alisha Chari

Dear Sir/Ma'am I am applied artist from mapusa enquiring For creative job vacancy if any in artist category. Kindly guide me if any vacancy available Thanking you
On :30 October 2018

Alisha Chari

Dear Sir/Ma'am I am applied artist from mapusa enquiring For creative job vacancy if any in artist category. Kindly guide me if any vacancy available Thanking you
On :30 October 2018

Manmohan patkar

Dear Sir/ madam Kindly tell me when r the taluuka level talent search competition results r going to be declared on ur site
On :24 October 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Manmohan, the results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2018 At 07:31:11

Nitya Abhay Prabhugaonkar

Are the monoacting results declared?? Plz cud u the results on your site.
On :24 October 2018


Sir/madam, Could you please tell when the results of the Taluka Level Talent Hunt will be declared
On :24 October 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Utpal, the results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2018 At 07:32:55

Rupesh Naik

Dear Sir, Could you please advise when the results of the Taluka Level Talent Hunt will be declared and from where the same can be obtained? Thanks & Best Regards, Rupesh
On :19 October 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Rupesh, the results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2018 At 07:32:03

sarmila ghosh

Want to get particiaption on Lokoutsav 2019 . I have DC Card and want to get a stall allocation in the Lokoutsav 2019. Please elt me know when and ehre to apply for allocation and approval . With best regards 8793027020
On :16 October 2018

Surajlal international artist

On :12 October 2018

Surajlal international artist

निवेदन सूरत लाल और पार्टी।छबड़ा जिला बार राजस्थान।को गत साल से किसी भी कार्यक्रम नहीं दिया गया कोई कार्यक्रम देने की कृपा करें सूरज लाल और पार्टी चकरी लोक नृत्य (अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कलाकार) 98 2 9 40 9 106 7023200750
On :12 October 2018

Shrey Datta Devidas

Any post coming soon in Art and culture ??
On :12 October 2018

makwana dipak bhanji bhai

plese chance my dandia group by gujrat
On :11 October 2018

Utpal Gawande

Could I know the results 9th talent competition October 2018 south goa
On :10 October 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Utpal, the results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2018 At 07:33:46


आदरणीय महोदय / महोदया गणपतीमाझा .कॉम तर्फे आपले हार्दिक स्वागत.... ह्या वेबसाइट च्या माध्यमातून गणपती उत्सवाची माहिती डिजिटल स्वरूपात जपण्याचा संकल्प आम्ही केलेला आहे. यासाठी देशाच्या विविध भागात साजऱ्या होणाय्रा गणपती उत्सवाची माहिती एकाच ठिकाणी उपलब्ध होऊ शकेल. व वर्षभर ती उपलब्ध होऊ शकेल ... गोवा राज्यामध्ये साजऱ्या होणाऱ्या गणपती उत्सवाची माहिती ह्या वेबसाइट मध्ये आपण देऊ शकतो . त्या द्वारे गोवा राज्यामध्ये साजऱ्या होणाऱ्या गणेश उत्सवाची माहिती जास्तीती जास्त लोकांपर्यंत पोहचविण्याचा आमचा प्रायत्न राहील . ह्या माध्यमातून आपले उपक्रम जास्तीती जास्त नागरिकांपर्यंत पोहचावे हा आमचा उद्देश आहे . तरी आपण आपल्या द्वारे होणाऱ्या उपक्रमाची माहिती आम्हाला कळवावी . आम्ही कॉम ह्या वेबसाइटवर प्रसिद्ध करू .तरी आपण उपक्रमाची माहिती आम्हाला ह्या इमेल वर पाठवू शकता अधिक माहितीसाठी www. ला भेट द्या सदैव आपल्या सेवेत टीम गणपतीमाझा
On :17 September 2018

Sonal Shivkumar

I wish to register in the performing arts of hindustani classical vocal.where xan i mail my details?
On :10 September 2018

Denis C. A. de Souza

Dear Director, Greetings. Your book publishing scheme is inadequate for comprehensive publishing even within India. Here a sample of my writing to enrich your poor literary life. Goa is rich, but Goans are poor. Goa’s Cabo of Rama Microcosm Extraordinaire By : Denis C.A. de Souza It was on a late Sunday morning that I embarked on one of my infrequent, wanderlust day trips of Goan wonderful nature’s discovery, equipped with just my trusty old Honda Activa, a large cold bottle of Aquafina mineral water, a long stick of peppermint Polo chewy and a well-used local road map of Goa. It was an excellent means of re-charging my worn-out creative batteries, and these day trips of mine were in a small measure, a process of discovering myself, and in the bargain of finding what values hold dear to me as an idealist purist. I have been running pretty low of late, and things in my life haven’t been going my way, of recent past. I kept wondering to myself. Have I shot myself in the proverbial foot, by been hard-arsed about life’s many rotten choices? And, also about those bitter-tasting lemons, in one’s long life, that get thrown at ordinary, but decent folks like myself, even so often, through out their long life here on this earth. So after a light breakfast, I hopped on to my bike and left in a hush for a bike’s wake. Weaving through the dense, miniature valleys of Chicalim ward of Mormugao district in south Goa, I arrived on to the auxilliary National Highway 17(B), up on the high but flat Mormugao Plateau. Gliding through the silken expressway, within a couple of moments, I arrived at the mid-highway turnoff of the pristine Three Kings’ Valley, which is part of sleepy Cansaulim hamlet. A dark green canopy of swinging coconuts tops greeted me at the start of the long, winding descend. The sweeping valley was enveloped in a thin, halo of cold mist of the south easterlies monsoons, blanketing everything in sight for miles and as far as the human eye could see. The coastal road in Salcete taluka is long and winding, as it is shade-protected by a zillion tropical fruit trees, and the transportation artery is relatively devoid of traffic crawl. The slow-paced ride through rolling hills, sweeping green paddies and sleepy villages is a dream journey into the underbelly of the emerald paradise. What a wonderful start to a long day’s trip of local adventure. Purpose of Visits: These infrequent, day trips of mine into the interior of my tiny state have two, very important purposes for me as a native born Goan on Way to Cabo da Rama (improved after the report) the large Indian sub-continent. They help me re-connect with my homeland, Goa, and also help touch base with its genuine natives. This is vital, for a true blue blood like myself. The rich, red laterite soil of Goa helps in the process of re-defining who I really am? An original son of the Goan soil or a produce of this modern rat race ? Goan to the core, its simple, country folks re-confirm that close kinship and personal bond that I share. Of common, moral values, ancient traditions, deep-rooted customs, and solemn, religious worships of different faiths of its diverse peoples. The second purpose is, in part, a collarary of the first purpose. With the vital re-connect and re-discovery of the golden, tourist state and its good people, I am hoping to discovery myself, and try and answer the numerous questions standing before me. Of what kind of sap does my own human DNA core come from? What are my family and historical backgrounds? Where am I headed in my short life on this shifting, modern and shallow earth? And, what lies in store for my bright future ? I do hope these invaluable day trips of wanderlust do answer a few of the life’s soul-searching questions that I now have. In that endeavour, I pursued these day ‘dreams’ trips of mine extraordinaire. Previous Visits: I have so far conducted five-day trips around Goa. Four previous trips and one fairly recent one. There were all different ones in overall nature, with slightly, different purpose on my forever restless mind. My first trip was nearly seventeen years ago. It was a bicycling one from my native village in northern Bardez taluka to the locally famous Dudhsagar Water Falls in the deep, rugged interiors of Sanguem. It was also an audacious task of a ride, even for a healthy, fiddle-fit youngster like myself in his mid-twenties. But with careful planning, proper physical training, and close-coordinated teamwork, we accomplished the task on hand within two day’s time, and with relatively easy. It was an eye opener for me, about my own abilities, and the natural wonders of the gently countryside of Goa. A pristine Konkon environment, vastly different from the tacky tourist coast. And, like the sensible, country teenagers that we were, we never dare venture in the fast moving waters of the runoffs, in the slippery rock pools below. A deathly trap of nature in the subtle making : Of powerful undercurrents just below the surface, and treacherous whirlpools beyond the slippery black granite rocks. The second day trip was a back-breaking motorbike ride into the rugged interiors of Ponda district. Here, I discovered the aromatic spice valley that was Savoi Verem, and learnt of the wonderful work of the native, Hindu family at eco-tourism attempts. It was, at best, an acquired taste of distinct, but simple country living. Of perfect harmony with nature, and all living creatures, both big and small. I have also discovered the rugged wilds of Khandepar. The long, wooded valley, and the deep river basin and was greatly saddened at the traffic chaos, and dilapidated state of the busy, road junction that is Usgao, in the deep of Goa’s rugged interiors. On the third day trip, we (myself and my wife) explored the two major river systems of Goa, namely the Khandepar and the Selaulim. The deep, wide and vast Selaulim Dam, and accompanying Gardens will be worth the long drive. Once these fertile grounds are fully developed for the ubiquitous tourist, and the access road properly marked out from the main road. The vast rural Dam, itself is a non-interest to me. But boating and angler fishing are two past times that would aptly suit the aquatic place. The fourth day trip was deep into the southern interiors of Qupem and Canacona talukas. The conditions of the narrow, country roads here will get your stiffly body loosened in a jiffy, and the reckless drivers of the countryside will ensure to keep your motoring nerves on a sharp knife’s edge at the most unexpected of times. But that given, the day trip was an unique journey into the Great Goan Unknown : infrequently travelled country roads, undiscovered little villages, which are ancient in appearance, sleepy country folks, and grain-laden, rice paddies found everywhere, will keep you constant company through out your day travels and trails. Travelling through these quaint, countryside attractions, small but tall plantations of sugarcane fields, and the ever-present coconut grooves, I arrived at the remote temple outpost of Zambaulim. From here I ventured deeper into the southern interiors, and through tiny hamlets like Colomba, Curdi (now deserted), Carona, Curpem, and Netravali. From Netravali, the country road becomes very adventurous, for its wings its way onwards, and enters a high mountain range of southern Qupem at the sharp turn-off at Mangel Farms. Heading not due south Goa, as expected, but curving gently in the southwesterly direction. It is a lonely existence, out here among the thickly wooden, state forest environs. An unique, but strange place high amidst the misty head of clouds, and thin mountain air regime. It was indeed a very heady climb along the mountain’s very rugged steep side. Of nearly nine hundred meters in height, and deeper into a protected state forest, I inched with my bike. It was a slightly scary place, where there was no one for more than fifteen kilometres at a very long stretch, save for tiny Hindu temples by the road side. The steep descend into Canacona’s district capital of Chaudi was breathtaking vista of contrasting, tropical colours of summer, and I finally I arrived into the tourist-laden sands of Palolem. It was a complete relief, to be back into crowded civilisation. So, the tourist crawl that ensured at the beach-head, was a welcome sight. Palolem is a place, where there are wall-to-wall tiny shacks, and plenty of Fort of Cabo da Rama cheap, beach eateries to entice my taste buds, and a hungry stomach. For my return journey to my resident hideaway at Dabolim’s secluded valley by the sea, I chose the coastal road via Agonda, Cabo da Ram, Betul, and Colva, and beyond. Within one hour and a half time, I was back in proper civilisation, and the noise pollution that was National Highway 17(A). These trips of mine had wetted my appetite for more adventures of the day kind, and I had told myself that some of the wondrous nature’s invaluable gems needed a detailed re-visit of discovery. And, in this regard, the Goa’s Cabo da Rama Microcosm Extraordinaire was one of the them gems. But, before that main body of article, a brief history on Goa, and on Cabo da Ram is in order, for the unfamiliar reader, and future tourist. Brief History of Goa State : The delicate Pearl of the East, the miniature State of Goa as we know the tropical paradise, is an intricate part of the High Deccan tectonic plate within the Indian sub continent, and hence has existed for times immemorial as a hidden, Asian Shangri-La on the west coast’s tiny peninsula of wedge. It was only recently discovered as a tropical paradise on the Konkan Coast by western tourists in about the last sixty year. (It does help to have the local temperature, a pleasant and constant thirty degrees, year-round for those perfect balmy days on the lazy beaches of summer). For eons of historical years, this coastal shiver of fertile land’s wedge was ruled by a large collection of medieval rulers from the region. These ancient rulers range from the Bhojas to the Konkan Mauryas, Chalukyas of Badami to Goa Shilaharas, the powerful Kadambas to the Muslim ruler, Yousuf Adil Shah of Vijayanagar Empire based out of neighbouring Bijapur in northern Karnataka, and finally Goa had the infallible Portuguese as colonial masters from the Iberian Peninsula of southern Europe. It was only on a cold, new day in December in the year nineteen sixty-one that the newly formed Indian Army liberated the stolen lands called Goa in a swift military operation called ‘Vijay’ from the stubborn Portuguese. During the early Portuguese days of conquest, the sea-facing districts of Bardez, Tiswadi and Salcete were called ‘Old Conquests’, while the inner talukas like Pernem, Bicholim, Satari, Ponda, Sanguem, Qupem and the southerly Canacona were labelled as ‘New Conquests’ To this modern day, the vast districts of the southern, outlaying areas of Goa’s frontierland, remain relatively underdeveloped. This, in itself, isn’t bad in any conjecture of patriotic speaking, and local public discussion around rustic village squares. For, they (the districts) have a widely, scattered population, which is largely land-based in traditional occupations of agriculture and plantations. Large-scale eco-tourism has not made its delicate presence felt here. A large, mountainous landscape of Canacona has hampered major development of the district, but this level of underdevelopment has been a sacred blessing in disguise for the tiny microcosm like Cabo da Rama in the southern portion of the state. Directly facing the Arabian Sea in a remote corner of the tiny state. Cabo da Ram is an absolutely, encharming nature’s Xanadu that lays hidden from the prying public eye. An unique Goan Lost Horizons of modern sorts, which time and modern mankind forgot as a happy coincidence for a local, amateur naturalist like myself. A true earthy bliss of eastern paradise! Cabo da Rama Microcosm : During the early days of Goa’s conquest by the Portugueses, the old districts of Bardez, Tiswadi and Salcete were as a result of spoils of war from Yusuf Adil Shah’s General Tammaya, but Cabo da Rama Cove the Portugueses ‘acquired’ the districts of Ponda, Quepem and Canacona from the Raja of Sonda, Sanguem during the year 1764. The Raja was beset by his enemy Hyder Ali of Mysore, and in his earnest of keeping his landed possessions, he had the powerful Portugueses occupy his lands in order to protect them. Although a temporary move, the cunning Portuguese made the acquisition permanent over time, and along with the district of Canacona came the strategic fort of Cabo da Rama as a Portuguese possession. The remote fort has seen many a masters, but it was the Portugueses that re-built the military structure to its present form, complete with massive fortifications, semi-encircling moat, small chapel, two natural springs, and a few, crumbling old dwellings. Although, the British troops occupied the sea-facing fort from time to time, they were unable to hold on to this strategic military fortification of some age. From 1797 to 1802, and, then again, from 1803 to 1813 from the Portugueses, before the highly local fort lost its military importance, and then was allowed to run to natural ruins. It was the state government of Goa that renovated the fort to itself present state under the Goa, Daman & Diu’s Ancient Monuments & Archaeological Sites & Remains Acts of 1978 and 1980. The Act provides for the preservation of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains, other than those declared by, or under any law made by the Parliament of India, to be of natural importance, for the regulation of archaeological excavations, and for the protection of sculptures, carvings, and other like objects, which are antiquities. In most cases, that state protection is limited to a distance of about 300 meters, around a protected historical site. Recent developments of a protected monument kind are afloat, so say informed sources to this writer: Of restoration, conservation, renovation, maintenance and, hopefully, of focussed eco tourism in the form of a Master Plan of Development by the local state Goan government with the financial assistance of the federal government. And, there are also rumours of even tenders been floated for consultants, and for development of historic places like Cabo da Rama. The Actual Road Journey: The day trip to Cabo da Rama, in southern reaches of Goa, was a relatively simple expenditure via the long coastal road through the Salcete district. Hugging, the touristy hot spots of Velsao, Uttorda, Majorda, Betalbatim, I finally stopped at the Colva junction for a moment’s respite. From there on it was a steady, road journey, down wringing through sleepy villages of Benaulim, Varca and right through, due left, at the Chinchinim turnoff, and then again into the deep south, via Assolna. It was then still onwards through pristine village of Varlim, and into the fishing hamlet of Betul. The coastal road then suddenly takes a sharp left angle turn, and heads uphill. It is then straight onto the high Canaguinim Plateau. Here the entire place transforms suddenly, and differently. In sharp contrast to the Betul village down and just below. The density of the resident people s, the cluster of residential houses is fine. And country-style dwellings are few and far in-between, if not very widely scattered on the wind swept plateau, and rustic greenery take hold everywhere, as far as the eye can see. Further up the plateau’s small road junction, the country road is simply road marked with a tiny red and dull green sign. The message is simple, and to the point:“ > PROTECTED SITE < ” it states to the curious, non-resident motorist, or the occasional tourist. Down the wooded valley I ventured, and deeper into the nature’s unknown. Promptly, I entered a high, cliff-hugging country road. More than two, whole kilometres southwards, there exist an old, rusted-out, metal road sign to the right hand side of the turn-off in the road, that heralds the entrance to the famed Cabo da Rama Microcosm. It is an unpreteneous notice to the gates of this earthy heaven. The narrow valley below is, fronted on either sides of the thin tarmac road, by tall mountains of reddish laterite, and blanketed with vegetarian. A thick vegetarian of pungent cashew groves on the road gives way to a sea of flaming, coniferous-like stands on the high mountain-side, but deep down on the valley floor, and fed by a large mountain spring, a dense orchards of coconuts, arecanut, teak and sal lay thick in dark canopy of green: Rendering the quiet valley in a cool temperature’s blanket. It has the feel of a little world, out here in the heavily wooded environment. All on its very own, this little world had a gently pace of life, and natural stream to match. Completely out of sync from the outside, busy modern world of ours. The dual-carriage road without central divider, traffic markings into the Cabo da Rama valley, dips down at first, and around the tiny, wafer-size valley, before heading back up on the high plateau, above. Even here there are a few houses on either side of the lovely, shady road of country. But, this section of the lonely road is brief, for the road then wings itself ways around the large, barren plateau’s top, before you come across a collection of red roofed, rural homes, where my country cousins have employed the extreme sides of the main road for their spice drying means. Canacona, as you may know is famous for its red hot chillies, besides other tropical produce like sugarcane, water melons, etc. From then on, the country road is pretty straight, forward drive for a couple of kilometres across a wide, clear place of open, until one comes up to the tiny Portuguese-styled Fort at the edge of a miniature, wooded peninsula, and the placid Arabian Sea simmering in the immediate beyond. The yellow-painted fort is a bit of a disappointment. Although, fairly well maintained, it lacks public and government interest, and hence lacks tourist amenities. The closed, white washed chapel within, is a mystery, in an otherwise Hindu sounding name, place and old fort. Maybe, it was a remnant of Portuguese era of colonial rule ? Except for a few houses, roadside taverns and the odd villager, the entire place is deserted and, strangely, eerie in general appearance and feel. The entire plateau reeks of old battles, fallen soldiers, and forgotten of crumbling graveyards, and faded head stones of tombs, in its beak outcrop of sharp, dark rock bed of a place. The entire plateau within lacks tree cover, and without a mortal of green vegetarian of any kind, there are few birds out here, except for the odd peregrine falcon, that encircles high overhead in the warm, sea thermals. On the rocky plateau nothing moves in the sun-baked afternoons. No squirrels looking for nuts in the undergrowth, no earthworms digging in the red soil, no domestic fowls scrapping bits to eat in red dirt, no cats chasing smelly fish remains, and certainly no dogs barking in the distance. There were except, for a variety of strange, little black country-styled crabs that were found everywhere, far from the rugged coast. These dark creatures were fast moving on a hot tarmac. But there is an overpowering still in the hot atmosphere of the strange place, which is suffocating at times, especially when the cool, sea breeze stops blowing from the Arabian Sea. After an hour or two of such aimless exploration of the strange microcosm, I turned my bike homeward. I was looking for a country-style Goan tavern to quest my mighty thirst of my long day trip to Cabo da Rama Microcosm Extraordinaire. The Actual ‘of Rama’ Place: The Cabo da Rama Protected Heritage Site is actually a compression of two mini, micro systems of ecology, but distinct nature. The first mini, micro system is the tiny valley at the narrow road entrance. Although, tiny in overall breath, due to the two ranges of mountains on either sides, the pristine forested valley is situated deep into the depth of their folds, and very long in actual length; and also is semi-circle in overall shape. A major, natural mountain spring feeds the thick plantation of Cabo da Rama Church coconut, cashew, teak, sal, other tropical fruit trees, and some hard wood stands in the fertile valley. Natives of the valley have built their country dwellings on roadside terraces, and into massive sides of mountains. Some brave folks have even ventured, dangerously, deep down the steep valley’s face in some cases. The all-encompassing forest canopy provides for a remarkable cool temperature, year around; and all types of tropical birds of paradise make it, a bird watcher’s Eastern Eden. I have observed flirty sparrows, tiny swallows, singing ‘mynas’, (magpies) Indian rollers, hoopoes, common koel, common drongo, ergrets and the ever-present colourful kingfishers. In sharp contrast to the barren plateau just above and a little further away, in the one and very same place. The second mini, micro ecology system is the vast, flat and barren Cabo da Rama plateau on the top. Here the vegetarian and overall climate is direct opposite of the first mini, micro eco system of the enchanting valley’s entrance. The lack of tree cover makes for hot, dry and bright sunny place, but not humid. It felt a bit like a hot furnace by the sea. Within a few hours and even fewer fields of produce, or plantations of green, the entire place has a desolate, moonscape-like look, and strange feel, at first glance. It is only when you drive up the road, that one sees a few country dwellings come up near the actual fort’s dead end entrance. The Cape of Rama and its strange fort were, at best, a navel lookout, rather than an important sea defence installation. From each small, but massive fortifications, and semi-crumbling ramparts of massive literiate stone, I have a vintage, but sweeping vista of the entire cove area, and beyond. It is a completely undistributed environment, and here the peaceful cove has the local waters, so turquoise and clear, that I could observe dark, giant lobsters frolicking in a rock pool, below. A distance of seven hundred feet from where I stood on the cove’s entrance. Completely obvious to the rickety fishing trawlers prowling for sardines, mackels, tiger prawns, among other fishes, just a few miles offshore. That was the direct result of naked nature’s protection by the state, and its fragile environment. And, I needed no more proof then that happy sight of nature, and its feeble inhabitants of the Arabian Sea. The Unique Vegetation: The vegetation of the two mini-micro ecological systems are very different, too. Although, the two places are not more than two kilometres apart. In the valley below at the entrance, I have spotted the following soft and hard woods, besides fruit trees, cash crops like cashew, coconut and vanilla, limited grain growing, a lot of lot spice gardens, and a few patches of wild tropical flowers of spring. Soft wood like bamboo, coconut, arecanut, cashew and hard wood trees like teak, sal, jackfruit and mango, and fruit trees like banana, papaya, chichoo, and juicy pomegranates. Grain growing is limited to few fields of rice paddies, and the growing of a few, daily use pulses, and some odd cereals, too. While hot, red Canacona chillies lead in the spice category, with a little bit of cloves, turmeric, cumins, elaichi, cinnamon, garlic, ginger and black pepper. While a lot of the later spices are basically roots, black pepper is a creeper that flourishes in dark, rich soil around the roots of the coconuts. Locals herbs like kokum, home-use aromatic parley and shikakai are also grown. The strange smelling shikakai herb is used in ayuervedia home preparations by the knowledgeable natives, besides being a key ingredient of natural shampoos of personal hygiene usage. There are many flowering plants out here in the dense, cool green fertile valleys of Cabo da Rama. I have personally seen wild gardens of bright, yellow marigolds, and large fields of sun-worshipping sunflowers plants. Alongside the main road, and also in the dark, shaded valley below and the odd places along the roadside, were spotted cud-chamfins, oulans, surgangams, abolins (native Goan flowers of everyday use found in personal gardens strictly), Zaios, Mogarim, and Bhui-Chafim. All the above mentioned flowers are native to the Konkan region, of which Goa is an intricate part. Deep in the valley, and specially during the monsoons, the natives of the valley grow Goan speciality fruits like muskmelons, water melons, cute churns, carandans, tasty guavas on feeble guavas trees, jagmas on wild brushes, fragrant custard-apple orchards, and the all time Goan favourite fruit tree, native jambolam brush berries. But on the barren plateau above, recent Goan residents erk out a lonely existence, of growing small rice paddies on tiny patches of fertile soil pools. Here and there, and far in-between, out on the sweeping heights of lonely/lofty mountain side. But, the famous Canacona red chillies were to be found everywhere. Besides, these two major food groups and the odd mango tree, nothing much grows on the rocky plateau. Although on the outer beachfront of the sweeping cove, a long string of coconut trees stood. Swinging gently in the cool Arabian Sea breeze, their heavy pods of fruit on the natural bend, due to excessive weight of the ripen coconut down below in the surf-laden beach area. The Native Peoples : The few and scattered natives of Cabo da Rama are largely representative of the typical Goan population, at large. A fine mix of Hindu and Catholics. But, the Hindus appear to be in the majority out here. Cabo da Rama Entrance Although the Hindus are traditionally land-based in occupation, the Catholics population is a mix of wage earners, and weekenders. Even this delicate demographically ‘balance’ is changing, ever so slowly. Luckily, there are few out-of-staters, and hence the atmosphere here is peaceful, and the entire microcosm is litter-free. General Goan Atmosphere: The general atmosphere of the entire district is country rustic in general nature, with a pace that is so gentle, that you will consider it lazy. But, this is typically ‘Goan Sasugod’. This literary means easy-going nature. There is no man-made pollution or major industry here, save for fishing and plantations. With so few a collection of native people, one gets a feeling that you are in a strange and beautiful land. Virgin as the day the Creator made it, and a place that time forgot. The Cabo da Ram is a unique time wrap of place, people, flora, forna, and quaint things that the botanical clock indeed forgot as a natural lapse, in a small, isolated Cape of Canconca’s Far Pavilions. Winds of Changes : There have been subtle, yet recent changes in the form of illegal homes, hutments, store barns, and such on the fringes of the protected plateau. And, with these illegal encroachments, there has been a gentle disturbance of the surface cover of eco system of the protected heritage site. Small-cultivated fields of rice paddies are on example, so are the marginally growing of spices like chillies on the fragile top soil. Collecting of firewood is, but another activity, that needs to be restricted for obvious reason of protecting delicate undergrowth. With no sewerage system, or public toilets for the hamlets, you can expect a subtle, ruinous effect on the fragile plateau. Silent and encreeping encroachment by rural folks, and scattered herds of cattle must be checked firmly. Each time, and at every opportunity. The number of modernization effects must be studied, and countered, effectively, scientifically and in an orderly fashion. The number of residential houses, local government buildings like panchayat must be tastefully designed and constructed, commercial establishments like roadside bars discouraged as they give the entire place, a tacky feel. Or, at least, made to adhere to a established code of conduct. Electricity poles and their all encompassing power lines must be put underground, and lastly, the immediate and surrounding areas must not be allowed to be commercially explored, or developed. Likewise, a large and ugly modern Oil and National Gas Commission (ONGC) complex, has no business been near a protected site, and, neither, should the local state government allow for an economic zone to come up on the pristine Betul plateau. The Cape of Rama valley and the unique high plateau will undergo ecology changes. This is inevi. But the damage will be extensive, if large commercial plantations are allowed to blanket the fragile ground cover. New houses on the valleys’ slopes, and protected valley’s floor will lead to soil erosion. Public transportation will lead to sulphur and carbon emissions, and its sad consequence : pollution. There should be monitored restrictions on occupations of the natives. And fishing to be restricted to traditionally means of catching. Cattle gazing must be stopped, completely, and no stone quarrying to be allowed definitely in the immediate, surrounding or within protected areas. Even limited stone quarrying leads to dust pollution, soil erosion and is, at best, a rude public eye sore on the otherwise beautiful Goan landscape. Recommendations : Here are a few of my personal recommendations for the progressive pathway of eco-friendliness of the protected place. Modern and restricted road system needs to be developed. This is encourage only the more eco-friendly tourists, and visitors. No litter buds. But, yet, I see no litter bins, anywhere. Public bins are not an eyesore, but a modern necessity. There are no trained tourist guides anywhere, and neither are there facilities for the eco tourists to do nature friendly things like expeditions, and explore nature’s wild inhabitants. The actual fort of Rama is not modernally developed, and neither is the serene chapel open on Sundays for the pious pilgrims, or during public holidays for the paying tourist. During my hilly tracks up and down the mountain sides, I have seen one-meter deep gullies into mountain tops and crude mountainside plantation huts. The gullies erosion must be checked. The huts are an eyesore in a pristine environment, and in future, dwellings must be eco-friendly, aestically-planned, and tastefully constructed. Although, there is a tiny road sign at Canaguinum plateau’s turn-off, there are no rear markings of the protected boundaries of the heritage site. There are also no site wardens, or/and nature enforcers to protect the fragile environment, and protected place of historical interest. Conclusion : Although, there are pro’s and con’s to the protected site of historic Cape de Rama, the pro’s of the microcosm far outweigh the con’s. And, by and large, the state government and the local district administration have tried to balance out the needs of the few natives and the protected monument of our history and retain a very large portion of a very unique Goan place, very well. I come off with the nagging feeling, that more can be done in terms of promoting of the place. In terms of public education of history for our Goan children. Of letting very interested tourists off the beaten beach tracks, and into history tourism. Living, breathing history in this particularly case, of historically-steeped, former Portuguese colony of Goa : The Pearl of the East ! But, what that more is remains to be seen, studied and tastefully done. Just protecting a historical place is one thing, and effectively promoting the same is another objective. And educating our young citizens in a touch, feel, hear and see show is another fine example. I recommend a well organized, day excursions, complete with government-trained guides, custodians, and keepers of the patriotic flame of our independence struggle from the colonials, would be very welcomed and very much appreciated. These huge, silent remainders of past history need not remain such. They can come alive for the future generations. Only then will we fully, materially, and spiritually benefits from these starked, historical places of old. And, they will refuse to be silent sentries of a forgotten past. Can’t we have living, breathing history tourism for our children and others concerned? So that we can remember, ensure, endure, and appreciate the many sacrifices of our noble Indian freedom fighters, extraordinaire. The collective of Indian states, territories and a true meeting of nationalistic hearts. The coming together of a diverse-populous of ethnic backgrounds and many different races as one nation, as a one complex collage of people from the Indian sub-continent as one nation of India. A deeply reverend place that is steeped in ancient customs, old traditions, bewilding classes, multi-layed caste-based society and deep cultures, all modernly wrapped together in a historic land that is the important state of Goa, within the rather large, and exotic Republic of India. Goa is a former Portuguese colony on the west coast of India, but is now an integrated state of the Indian Union. There are fifty-two historical sites of importance around the tiny tourist state of Goa, and I have taken the trouble of enlisting all locations, alphabetically and via talukas for the eco tourist/historically inclined. The Portuguese word ‘Cabo’ means cape and the Indian word ‘Taluka’ means local district of Goa. Kindly note that of the fifty-two historic places in Goa, only fourteen sites are state government owned, and protected, which are listed below: Taluka-wise Listings of Historical Sites for your convenience: Bardez : 1) Chapora Fort, 2) Church of Reis Magos, 3) Fortress of Colvale, 4) Fortress of Khorjuve, 5) Reis Magos Fort, 6) Site where the ancient image of Buddha was discovered at Colvale, 7) Site of Fortress at St. Estevam; Bicholim : 8) Caves at Naroa, 9) Cave of Sidhanath at Tar Surla, 10) Fort of Sanquelim, 11) Mosque and Tank at Tar Surla, 12) Namazgah, 13) Site of Gujir, 14) Temple of Saptakoteshwar; Canacona : 15) Cabo da Rama Fort, 16) Malikarjuna Temple; Mormugao : 17) Frontispices of Sancoale, 18) Fort of Mormugao, 19) Site of Kaivailya Math at Consua; Ponda : 20) Caves at Khandepar, 21) Cave at Ishwarbhat, 22) Cave at Mangueshi, 23) Ruins of Jaina Basti, 24) Nagesh Temple, 25) Kamakshi Temple, 26) Saptakoteswar, 27) Mahadeva Temple; Pernem : 28) Fort of Alorna, 29) Fort of Terekhol; Sanguem : 30) Caves at Rivona, 31) Cave at Shigao, 32) Site of Narayandev at Vichundre, 33) Site of Rock Carvings at Pansaimat; Salcete : 34) Caves of Aquem, 35) Gate of Rachol Fortress, 36) Ruins including Tank of the Temple of Mahalsa, 37) Ruins of Ramnath Temple, 38) Ruins of Shantadurga Temple, 39) Ruins of Manguesh Temple; Tiswadi : 40) British Cemetery at Dona Paula, 41) Chapel of St. Jeronimus, 42) Chapel of St. Xavier, 43) Chapel of Our Lady of Monte, 44) Convent of St. Monica and Chapel, 45) Church of St. Peter, 46) Case da Plovora, 47) Fort Naroa, 48) Ruins of College of St. Populo, 49) Ruins of Brahmapuri, 50) Site of the Temple of Saptakoteshwar; Quepem : 51) Chandranath Paroda, 52) Site of Rock Carvings of Kazur. . Author’s Note : Goa government appointed a guide,but not much else is done. The state still lacks a critical tourism authority for comprehensive tourism development. Your author has a booklet on Goa and another one on Goan Development Plan. The state has progressed in a typical manner since this article was written, two steps forward with one step back. This literary piece is from my book, 'The Collected Works of Denis C.A. de Souza'. Regards, Denis C.A. de Souza Tel(M) : 00971 56540726 Dubai
On :28 August 2018


Sir, will there be any vacancy for the post of vocal instructor I the comming month let me know
On :13 August 2018
Directorate of Art & Culture Dear Antara, presently are no post of vocal instructor in our department. Thank You
Replied On 07-09-2018 At 09:43:47

The IT Family

Dear Sir/Madam, An Appeal for Support to a Musical Programme in Vasco da Gama during Saptha Celebrations on 18th & 19th August 2018 A few citizens of Vasco da Gama, under the banner of the IT FAMILY (Computer User’s Club), has taken the initiative to organise a Musical Programme with a LIVE orchestra to celebrate Indian Cinema and it’s music during the Saptha Festival in Vasco beginning from 16th August 2018. The 2-day programme also seeks to offer opportunity to individuals and groups to exhibit their talent in music and arts and at the same time be a source of entertainment to the general public and celebrate the spirit of the annual festival. We shall be glad to receive a valuable support to this exercise in promoting this activity for a noble cause. Members of the IT Family group, has in the past carried out, excellent activities to the benefit of the community and wish to rejuvenate the endeavour once again with this programme. The total expenditure, towards the programme, is estimated at an amount of apprx Rs.90,000/- as per the below mentioned figures. LIVE ORCHESTRA / SOUND & EQUIPMENT 45000.00 ADVERTISING / HALL / PRIZES / MISC EXP 45000.00 Total 90000.00 In anticipation of a favourable response, we hereby furnish the details of the account whereby a sponsorer may kindly contribute to Account Name: THE IT FAMILY Name of Bank : ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE Place: VASCO DA GAMA ACCOUNT NO. 11042010009620 IFSC CODE : ORBC0101104 E-Mail: webpage: & Yours faithfully, For IT FAMILY M D Ubale / S Fernandes / Sadanand(Musician)
On :08 August 2018
Directorate of Art & Culture An amount of Rs. 25,000/- was sanctioned to your institution.
Replied On 07-09-2018 At 09:48:56

Suraj K. Gaonkar

Sir, IS the department will conduct any ghumat aarti workshopS this year? if Yes can i have the details? Regards, Suraj K. Gaonkar
On :06 August 2018
Directorate of Art & Culture Dear Suraj, no ghumat aarti workshop will be organised this year by the department. Thank you
Replied On 28-08-2018 At 08:49:45


we at goa engineering college are looking to make our infamous event TEDxGEC into a society, what procedures should i follow to go about doing this ?
On :05 August 2018
IT Cell May be applied in the prescribed application format available in this office, if it is covered under cultural event.
Replied On 07-09-2018 At 07:09:47

Pooja Bidye

should the entries for the talent search competition be only through school? individual entries are allowed?
On :04 August 2018
Directorate of Art & Culture Dear Pooja, the entries for the talent search competition should be only through the school. Thank you
Replied On 28-08-2018 At 08:43:30

Kuhelika Basu

I am from Kolkata... I want to perticipate in your upcoming Lokotsav festival.....can I apply for that? Please let me know the procedure...
On :03 August 2018
Directorate of Art & Culture Dear Kuhelika, artisans who sells handicraft items, handloom items only allowed to participate in the festival. However if you are an artisan you will have to approach your zonal cultural centre or national agency in your state to participate in the festival. Thank you
Replied On 28-08-2018 At 08:48:01

Karthik Pai

Does the department provide scholarship for a Master's degree in the US? I am a musician and I want to pursue a degree in Master's Of Music Technology and was wondering if I am eligible for a scholarship.
On :16 July 2018
Directorate of Art & Culture -ACO 4 You may kindly apply for the same; decision will be made by the committee. Forms are available at this office with CS - 4, 1st Floor. or you may write us to on ACO3-DAC.GOA@NIC.IN
Replied On 16-07-2018 At 10:24:16

Ashwin Shukla

I had successfully applied for this scholarship to aid in my education at India's premier film institute FTII in the subject of cinematography. This scholarship has been extremely beneficial towards my education and I would wish to reapply for my 2nd year, however i cannot find the downloadable for for this year or any information for the same kindly revert at earlies. Ashwin Shukla 1017, Alto Porvorim 403521
On :14 July 2018
Directorate of Art & Culture - ACO4 You may please write to for the soft copy of the Form. Also, hard copy of the FORM is available in the office.
Replied On 16-07-2018 At 10:27:01

Dilip Sandela

Hello sir My name is Dilip sandela from sagar Madhya pradesh. I am from the 8 years in this field and i reguler 2 year in contact of your zone. An till now i didn't get chance to perform from your zone. So i request to you please give a chance to perform your zone. I will not dispointed you
On :30 June 2018
IT Cell Dilip Sandelaji , You may kindly contact Your Cultural Zone / South Zone Cultural centre for your performance.
Replied On 09-07-2018 At 06:49:19

Linus Fernandes

Greetings to you. I wanted to put forth a quotation of our band Brothers In Arms Goa for the events organised by Art and Culture Department of Goa. We Have Performed Nationally and Internationally. Would be a great pleasure to perform for any of your stage shows. Thanking you Linus Fernandes 91-8806794314
On :04 June 2018
Linus Fernandes  I will send you the mail today Thank you
Replied On 08-07-2018 At 07:46:53
CS - V Sir, You may please send us the proposal with details of your band and type of music presented by the band on email -
Replied On 21-06-2018 At 10:01:02

Sreeparna Chakraborty

I would like to send a proposal for Kathak dance recital for the dance festivals organised by Goa government. Please share the official email id and postal address, that I can send my professional details. Regards Sreeparna (Kathak Dancer)
On :26 May 2018
Art n Culture - Cultural Section 1 Dear Madam, This Dept. does not organises any classical dance recitals. as such, you may contact Member Secretary, Kala Academy Goa.
Replied On 21-06-2018 At 10:07:12

Shreyash Bandodkar

Hello sir/madam I wanted to know whether there are any recruitments or ions will be held for different posts in your department in coming weeks. Thank you
On :02 May 2018
Art N Culture Dept. ADMIN No Recruitments in coming weeks.
Replied On 21-06-2018 At 10:08:38

Manoj tarale

We are following up since last 5 years to our due payment . It is just the personal interest of the concerns that the payment is held up for so long . Do we really want to have a corruption free society or we all are supporting It ??​
On :17 April 2018
Asstt. Dir. Art N Culture Dept. This issue is not pertaining to this dept. Shri. Manoj Tarale has not done any works through this Dept. Also, this Dept. has not awarded any kind of works to Shri. Tarale till date.
Replied On 21-06-2018 At 10:14:53

Arundhati Rajendra falari

Excuse me, Am student from rosary college of commerce and arts. Our college wanted sponsorship form, can u kindly help me out with requirements needed for getting that form from department?
On :19 March 2018
Grant in AID Section This department has a financial assistance to organise cultural events. The prescribed application form for the same is available in this office. This Department does not sponsor the programme.
Replied On 21-06-2018 At 10:18:39

Devika Purandare

I am looking for opportunities to work with the directorate of Arts and Culture. Whom can i speak to regarding the same??
On :08 March 2018
Art N Culture Administration Section Dear Devika, You may please contact this office Administration Section. Email Ph: 0832 2404700
Replied On 21-06-2018 At 10:24:51

Prishquilla Johnson

Sir/Mam May I please know when vacancies are available for applicants for desired job in music?
On :02 February 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Prishquilla, As and when posts of Music Trainers and Accompanists are available, the same will be advertised in the local newspapers and notified to the Employment Exchange.Thank you
Replied On 12-02-2018 At 07:11:52

shailesh soiru velip

we (trimurti Sports & Cultural Club, Subdolem barcem Quepem Goa) Organizing Culture Event, is association with Art & Culture Dept., we are forward the file for Assistance Grant /Funds, on 03/02/2018 to 04/02/2018. But we don't got grant deposit for bank, we are still waiting for do fast deposit grant on bank. i hope you are doing fast to helping for grant thanking you
On :25 January 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Shailesh, Sanction order for Rs. 60,000/- has been issued on 25/01/18. The same will be submitted to the Directorate of Accounts on 01/02/2018. Thank you
Replied On 30-01-2018 At 05:19:25

Job gonsalves

Respected sir/madam,when will the prize for the taluka level essay distributed.thankin u
On :23 January 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Job, The date is not yet decided. It will be declared once it is finalised.Thank you
Replied On 29-01-2018 At 06:29:53

Manju Ramesh

When prize will be distributed to the winners of the state level competition 2017 ?
On :08 January 2018
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Manju, The date is not yet decided. It will be declared once it is finalised.Thank you
Replied On 18-01-2018 At 05:03:54

Clarita T.L. De souza

i wanted to know when the results of the state level essay writing competition 2017-2018 will be declared?
On :26 December 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Clarita, The essay results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 04-01-2018 At 11:32:20
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Clarita, The results of essay competition will be uploaded shortly.Thank you
Replied On 03-01-2018 At 04:26:58

Almas Shaikh

When will the state level essay writing competition results declare? Please reply
On :26 December 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Almas,The essay results are uploaded in News and Events of this website.Thank you
Replied On 04-01-2018 At 11:32:46
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Almas, The results of essay competition will be uploaded shortly.Thank you
Replied On 03-01-2018 At 04:26:34

swapnesh r gauncar

hi sir/madam this is swapnesh gauncar from panchwadi ponda and i am the president of our village sports and cultural club.our club is active since from 25years and its not been registered yet. will you please help me with formalities to be done for regitsration of the club?
On :18 December 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Swapnesh, You have to register your Institution under Societies Registration Act 1860 at the office of Registrar of Co-op Societies Patto Panaji. Thank you
Replied On 03-01-2018 At 04:50:26

Neha Muthiyan

I am a professional kathak artist and would like to perform solo/group in upcoming cultural events in 2018.Kindly provide the details of the concerned person to send my biodata to. Thank you
On :13 December 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Neha, You may kindly contact Kala Academy,Panaji Goa for the same.Thank you
Replied On 15-12-2017 At 06:40:13

Tony Johnson

Respected Sir / Madam Whom can I contact to know about the rules for the Talent Search Competition for Keyboard. My son has got ed for Keyboard State Level to be held on 13th December, 2017. Kindly forward any contact number if any. Thanks and Regards, Tony Johnson
On :01 December 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Tony, For Keyboard competition, one must present any 3 pieces (classical) from Trinity/Royal College of London. Maximum duration is 7 mins.Thank you
Replied On 11-12-2017 At 04:50:11

prachi salgaonkar

Sir/mam , i want to inquire about stall for lok utsav what formalities to be done.whats the procedre. Thanks Prachi
On :22 November 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Prachi, Lokotsav is a National Level Folk Festival. Applications for Handicrafts stalls are received through National agencies of the Government.Further artisans possessing Handicrafts license are only considered.Now already list is full. You may try to apply next year.Thank you
Replied On 13-12-2017 At 10:33:56

Shavonna Almeida

Sir, may I know when the list of the ed candidates, of the interviews conducted on 14th November, 2017, be displayed?and under which head in the site will it be displayed?
On :19 November 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Shavonna, kindly check the News and Events category above, of this website . Thank you
Replied On 22-11-2017 At 11:31:12

L. N. Majik

Sir,When will be the state level talent search of TABLA scheduled. Kindly intimate
On :17 November 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear L.N. Majik,The State Level Talent Search Competition will be held on 13th December 2017 at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto Panaji Goa. Thank you
Replied On 17-11-2017 At 11:43:20
L .N. Majik thank you
Replied On 17-11-2017 At 17:26:48

Anuradha moghe

To file a rti whom shoudl it address to
On :14 November 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Anuradha, It has to be addressed to the PIO of the respective department.Thank you
Replied On 15-11-2017 At 06:13:58

Rupan Samanta

Please give me yours contact no.
On :11 November 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Rupan, Contact No: 0832 2404600. Thank you
Replied On 15-11-2017 At 05:00:45

Almas Shaikh

Are the winner's of taluka level essay writing competition eligible for state level? If yes, then when is it.
On :09 November 2017
Almas Shaikh  Please reply 😕
Replied On 11-11-2017 At 14:37:38
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Almas, Yes winners of Taluka Level competitions participate in State Level for finals. State Level essay writing Competition is on 7th December 2017 at Mary Immaculate High School, Panaji at 2:00pm.Thank you
Replied On 15-11-2017 At 04:53:45

vrinda agarwal

Dear sir, i wanted to change my phone number and address and add the latest events to my profile. kindly let me know how to do that.thankyou. Best Regards
On :03 November 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Vrinda, You may email us the details on Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2017 At 07:00:31

vrinda agarwal

Dear sir, how do i my profile on your website?i am registered with you as a Fine Artist.Best Regards. Vrinda
On :01 November 2017
vrinda agarwal dear sir, how do i my profile on your website. regards.
Replied On 03-11-2017 At 06:15:33
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Vrinda, You may check your details in the "News and Events" Category listed above on this website , under the Fine Art Section.Thank you
Replied On 01-11-2017 At 07:38:41

Shyju Joseph

Sir When will be the state level talent hunt of bharatanatyam scheduled.Kindly intimate
On :31 October 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Shyju, The State Level Talent Search Competition for Bharatnatyam event has been fixed on 13th Dec 2017 at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji Goa. Thank you
Replied On 09-11-2017 At 09:18:02

Alka Damle

I had requested you to invite Shri Anshu Gupta for our prestigious annual event of Kosambi Lecture series. He is known as clothing man of India & one of the youngest CEO to receive Ramon Magsaysay award for his disaster management work of his organization GOONJ. Just wanted to know if it is possible this year. thanks .
On :12 October 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Alka, We have forwarded your query to the superiors. Once the decision is taken, we will inform you accordingly. Sorry for the delay in reply due to technical glitches in the website.Thank you
Replied On 26-10-2017 At 04:24:16


respected Sir, requested that the Mohan's Abhnaya Sanskratik Sansthan requires certificate of excellency for railway reservations concession for artists coming from huge provinces for the conduct folk dance festival from 15 Dec. to 19 Dec. 2017. Shree Damodar Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Comba Margao (Goa). Applicant will be no tickets etc. Sale sign will be free. So you are requested to please give certificate. Your's Faithfully Shikhar Mohan Singh Secretary Mohan's Abhinaya Sanskratik Sansthan Mobile No. 9045521812
On :02 August 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Shikhar, The programme is not organised by the Government. How could we issue certificate. Please check. Thank you
Replied On 03-08-2017 At 05:50:19

Arunashree Panda

Dear Mam, Today morning I talked to you regarding the participation of my daughter in talent search exam for western music. As per your suggestion, I called to the school regarding this and they told me they have not yet received the form. Here I am providing their contact details. It will be kind of you to send the form through mail. I have requested my daughter to talk to the principal today., Thanking you
On :31 July 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Arunashree, The email has been sent to the school. Thank you
Replied On 31-07-2017 At 11:00:31


When will the notification for Cultural Talent Search Competition 2017 come?
On :27 June 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Sunita, Dates of Taluka Level Cultural Talent Search Competition 2017 will be intimated to the schools in the month of July 2017.Thank you
Replied On 28-06-2017 At 15:45:09


Jus wanted to knw whether the posts for music teachers will come??
On :20 June 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Riti, As and when posts are declared the same will be appeared on the newspapers.Thank you
Replied On 03-07-2017 At 12:27:55

K B Dessai

Sir, What about Sohirobinath Ambiye postage stamp proposal which was forwarded by your Directorate? Is it accepted? Regards
On :07 June 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear K B Dessai, A proposal to release a commemorative Postal Stamp, was forwarded to Director General, Department of Post, New Delhi on 25/02/2015 and the reply is awaited.Thank you
Replied On 04-07-2017 At 16:00:52

Smriti Gitai

Plz kindly contact me father is an eminent miniature painting artist n recently awarded with padam shri award 2017....his aspirations is to deliver lectures....he happy tremendous knowledge on ART & history..he is very good orater
On :20 May 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Smriti, Kindly check your Yahoo mail. Thank you
Replied On 23-05-2017 At 17:17:00

Bradley Rodrigues

Which is the last date for submission of forms for the Scholarship in Art, Culture & Music for this year
On :20 May 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Bradley, The last date for submission of forms is 2nd August 2017.Thank you
Replied On 23-05-2017 At 16:39:55


I want to open film production what is the procedure
On :17 May 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Mahijaan, You may kindly contact Entertainment Society of Goa,Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Panaji, Goa 403001 for the same.Thank you
Replied On 23-05-2017 At 16:42:03

Vernul Sequeira

For Scholarship to Students seeking Education in Art & Culture: Goa how many vacancies are available for the scholarship?
On :13 May 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Vernul, There are no vacancies. You may apply under the scholarship scheme. The last date of submission of forms is 2nd August 2017. Thank you
Replied On 23-05-2017 At 16:44:24

Raj Fatarpekar

What is the email I'd of this department
On :27 April 2017
Directorate of Art and Culture Dear Raj, You may contact us on Thank you
Replied On 27-04-2017 At 16:57:16