International Lusophone Festival to be held in Goa from Dec 3

Current Affairs

  • Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in partnership with Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Goa government will organize the International Lusophone Festival in Goa from 3-6 December.
  • It will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant at Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan. Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi will be the Guest of Honour.
  • AIR correspondent reports that Lusophones are people that speak Portuguese as a native or as a common second language.
  • Goa has had historically linkages with the Lusophone world, which has been nurtured through the presence of Portuguese cultural institutions like the Orient Foundation and the Camoes Institute which promote Portuguese language and culture in India.
  • This has deepened our economic, cultural co-operation and people-to-people ties with the CPLP member countries.
  • The International Lusophone Festival will be inaugurated on 3 December 2022 by Dr Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan. Smt Meekakshi Lekhi, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Hon’ble Minister of State for Culture would be the Guest of Honour.

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