Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Feb 8: The Vishwa Konkani Samaroh- 2024 and Vishwa Konkani Awards-2023 organised by World Konkani Center on February 10 and 11 were inaugurated at Vishwa Konkani Kendra here on Saturday.
CGM finance MRPL CA US Surendra Nayak inaugurated the programme.
President World Konkani Centre Nandagopal Shenoy, Konkani language and cultural foundation vice president Kiran Budukule, vice president Gilbert D’Souza, treasurer B R Bhat, president Shakthi Education Trust K C Nayak, trustee Dr K Mohan Pai, convenor of Konkani Advisory Board of Sahitya Akademi Melvyn Rodrigues, Ramesh Nayak, administrator Dr Devdas Pai and others were present.
Prof Jayraj Amin, acting vice chancellor, Mangalore University, Dr P Dayananda Pai, chairman, Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation, Nandagopal Shenoy, president, Pradeep G Rai, secretary, VKSSF, B R Bhat, treasurer and other trustee members will be present during the Vishwa Konkani Awards.
On this day, the Vimala V Pai Sahitya Puraskar award will be conferred to Ramanand Raikar, R S Bhaskar and Dr Prakash Parinekar. The Basti Vaman Shenoy Seva Puraskar will be given to Shakuntala Ajit Bhandarkar and Joseph Crasta. The Dr P Dayananda Pai Vishwa Konkani Puraskar will conferred to Srinivas Rao (Kasargod Chinna) and Ramesh Laad, and Dr P Dayananda Pai.
Four dramas will be staged at TV Raman Pai Hall, Kodialbail on the two days which are ‘Jagalevelo Hanumanthu’ by Kochin Kalakshetra, Goshreepur, Kochi; and ‘The Skeleton Woman’ by The Fourth Wall theatre, Goa on February 10, and ‘Aavsu Anandacho Pavus’ by Konkani Triveni Kala Sangam, Mumbai, and ‘Eklo Aneklo’ by Rangachinnari Kasargod on February 11.