Thursday, April 28, 2011

ESG approves proposal to draft Entertainment Policy of state

ESG approves proposal to draft Entertainment Policy of state

PANAJI: The general body of the Entertainment Society of Goa on Tuesday in principal approved the proposal to draft the Entertainment Policy of Goa, for which modalities would be worked out by the ESG.
The general body meeting, which was held at the Maquinez Palace auditorium to approve the annual budget of the ESG also decided to felicitate Mr Nilesh Naik from Dongrim, for finding an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for his Rangoli artwork.
The general body accepted the proposal moved by Mr Vishnu Wagh and seconded by Mr Vishal Pai Cacode of honouring Mr Naik at a special function, and presenting him with a cash prize of Rs one lakh for his achievement.  The general body meeting was chaired by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, who is also the chairman of the ESG.

The general body approved the budget after carrying out a thorough debate on it and raising various queries as related to the same. The members of the general body also took the CEO of the ESG, Mr Manoj Srivastava to task for failing to provide them with the statements of accounts proposed in the budget, in advance. They maintained that the administration of the ESG needs to be improved.
The meeting also witnessed displeasure expressed by the members upon the unilateral decision taken by the CEO of the ESG as regards entrusting the Kala Academy with the responsibility of organising cultural programmes during the International Film Festival of India 2009.

Furthermore, the members felt that the CEO of the ESG had neither organised enough film-related workshops as well as film training courses during the year, nor held enough screenings of movies for the members of the Cinephile Movie Club of the ESG. They suggested that the film club should screen more of classic films and less of commercial movies.

It was finally decided to hold bi-monthly meetings of the governing body as well as general body of the ESG, under the chairmanship of the vice president of the ESG so as to periodically review the activities of the ESG.
The meeting also decided to revive the programme committee of the ESG under the chairmanship of Mr Tomazinho Cardozo so that activities pertaining to cultural events like concerts etc could be continued.
The meeting was attended by the governing council members of the ESG namely Mr Tomazinho Cardozo, Mr Manguirish Pai Raikar, Mr Vishal Pai Cacode, Ms Ranjana Salgaocar, Mr Francisco Martins, and Mr Raju Naik, and the general body members Mr Ramdas Phutane, Mr Vishnu Wagh, Mr Dnyanesh Moghe, Mr Sunil Azgaonkar, and Mr Dharmanand Vernekar.

A review of overall organisation of the IFFI 2009 was also taken at the meeting.

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