Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Manohar Azgaonkar highlighted the importance of art and culture and called upon the Bhajani Mandals to supplement the efforts of the Government to promote art and culture in the state which will help to preserve it for posterity.
He was speaking after distributing bhajan instruments to Mahila Bhajani Mandal Groups at Bhaidwada, Korgao on Friday.
Speaking further, he stressed the need to preserve bhajan, fugdi, dhalo and other folk dances and mentioned that the cultural and bhajani mandals can play a crucial role in this direction and assured Government support to them.
Azgaonkar reiterated that the proposed sports city at Dhargal and international airport at Mopa will provide ample job opportunities to the youth which will help to overcome the problem of unemployment to some extent. He therefore, called for the people in Pernem to remain united and cooperate with the Government’s endeavours to achieve further socio-economic progress of Pernem taluka.