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‘Udaak’ Konkani Students Conference at Kundapur

Published On : 29 Aug 2016   |  Reported By : Bernard J Costa

“Let us save Konkani language and contribute to its development”

Kundapur, August 29: On the eve of ‘Konkani Maanyatha Diwas’,Konkani students’ conference was held at Rotary Lakshmi Narasimha Kalamandir auditorium of pre-university college, with the association of Jai Konkani®. A young entrepreneur and the chief guest of the programme, Sukesh Bhandarkar inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp and said, “Konkani is a very ancient language and has been recognized by the nation. So, this language is receiving support and facilities from state and central government. We need to utilize these wisely and contribute to the society”.

The famous magician and Konkani/Kannada writer Omprakash was present as the programme guide. Mr. Ompraksh inaugurated the programme by pouring the water into the glass; and said, “Water is a holy thing in all religions. Water is essential for the survival of human beings. Water will attain the shape of its container; and another quality of water is flowing downwards. We can achieve success by inculcating such a quality of humbleness in our behavior”.


U. S Shenoy, the president of the Jai Konkani Association delivered the introductory speech. Delita presided over the function and wished good luck. Sushma Shet hoisted the Konkani flag and expressed her views. Prithvi Pai K, Anjali Shet, Sharol, Shreya, Ashmitha M Kharvi expressed their views about Konkani language and culture.

Later, B Sudheendra Shet inaugurated the cultural programmes. Bernard D’Costa, Bhaskar Kalaikar, Prakash Nayak and Ashok Shet were present at the dais as juries of the contest. Many schools and colleges participated in the cultural event and bagged the prizes.
Deepika Shanubhag welcomed all. Sanjana S introduced the guests; Kiran Bhat and Shruthi Pai proposed the vote of thanks. U Sangeetha Shenoy and Sanjana S compered the programme.

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