Writers can't neglect society while being litterateurs too - Vally Vagga at Kathasandhi

Daijiworld Media Network - Mysuru (SB)

Mysuru, Feb 13: "I tried to reflect my life in my literature works. Every short story written by me indicates my connection with society, individuals and incidents. The experiences which I had somewhere become the topics of my literary projects," said Vally Vagga (Valerian D'Souza, Mysuru), renowned Konkani writer from Mysuru.

He was narrating his literary life in the event, 'Katha Sandhi' organised by Sahitya Akademi in association with KCA Mysore.

Presenting his short story 'Moja Mogache Melba' Vally Vagga said, "The lead character in the story is representing me itself and the others are known to me. I always concentrate on writing short stories in a realistic manner. I was born in Vagga near Nirkan and lived there till the age of 17 years. Then I moved to Mumbai and later settled in Mysuru as an entrepreneur. The journey from Vagga to Mumbai and then to Mysuru taught me many things with nostalgic moments. All of them I recorded in my literary works as characters and incidents. I strongly believe writers can't neglect society while also being litterateurs," he continued.


In his introductory speech, John William D'Souza, president, KCA Mysore said, "For the first time we are organising a literary event in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi. We are thanking Melwyn Rodrigues and other advisory board members for organising this event in Mysuru. KCA always works for the Konkani language and puts efforts to bring the Konkani community under one roof. Today we are happy to hear about Vally Vagga and about his literature. Being a litterateur and organizer, he contributed his valuable time and ideas for the betterment of KCA Mysore and local Konkani community. We wish him many more fruitful literary years."

Addressing the gathering, Melwyn Rodrigues, convenor, Konkani Sahitya Akademi, said,"Sahitya Akademi is an independent literary body that comes under the Ministry of Culture. It is fully engaged in literary works, symposiums, seminars and honoring writers with various awards. Today we are happy to have senior writer Vally Vagga for our Kathasandhi programme. Through this programme we can learn about his life and literary works together."

During the event, Vally Vagga was honored with lifetime achievement by KCA Mysore.

After the Kathasandhi event, the students of Mercy Convent, Shrirampura and Sairanga Vidhyasamsthe, Bannimantap enthralled the gathering with their graceful dances and Yoga performances. On the occasion, KCA Mysore donated Rs 50,000 each to both the schools as a social gesture. Joyce Sequeira, general secretary, KCA welcomed the dignitaries and gathering. Meena Dias proposed a vote of thanks. Vincent D'Souza compered the event. Advisory Board members of Konkani Sahitya Akademi H M Pernal, Stany Bela, Shrividya Kamath, writer, photo journalist Alphonse Mendonca and Fr Rovel were present.

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