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Govind Gaude orders inquiry into Kala Academy activities
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Govind Gaude orders inquiry into Kala Academy activities

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Panaji, Mar 24: Goa Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude on Saturday ordered an inquiry into 'some' activities carried out in Kala Academy in the city where mortal remains of former State Chief Minister Late Manohar Parrikar was kept for people to pay last respects on last Sunday.

In a tweet, the Minister said, ''I have taken a strong note of some activities carried out in Kala Academy premises as rituals today. I have ordered an inquiry into it. We cannot promote or patronise unscientific activities inside government buildings.'' Meanwhile, a government official said four pundits were called by staffer of the academy for chanting of 'Om' mantra, though he did not elaborate what the exercise was done for.

Parrikar passed away on March 17, 2018, and his mortal remains were kept at the academy for people to pay last respects before performance of final rites. (UNI)