November 2001 : Goa Heritage Festival at the Goa Kala Academy, Goa

  • Academic sessions with lectures on heritage conservation, culture, medicinal plants, cuisine and history
  • Traditional craftsmen showed visitors their work and their wares
  • Exhibitions on heritage conservation case studies, folklore, folk crafts and arts
  • A Souvenir with articles of academic and popular interest and a directory of artisans and craftsmen ofGoa
  • Authentic folk performances by two well-known Goan folk dance troupes Members Prajal Sakhardande and Ana Maria Goswami gave a short description of the social and cultural relevance of the performance, its original backdrop in the Goan village and a brief essay on the traditional musical instruments.
  • The Goa Heritage Festival was subsequently held over 3 consecutive years with great success.

December 2001 : Heritage homes for tourism a Government of Goa initiative

  • Member Raya Shankhwalker, Member Heta Pandit and Member K D Sadhale joined a Government Committee to select heritage homes that had tourism potential.
  • The members made site visits, carried out research on the homes and drafted a scheme and recommendations for the scheme for the Tourism Department, Government of Goa. However, the scheme was never implemented due to lack of political will.

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