`Kutam' Konkani Weekly is Mirror of Konkani Community Albert W D Souza

Report and Pics from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Oct 27:
The fifth annual day celebrations of Kutam, a Konkani weekly published from metro was held at Zaveriben Popatlal auditorium, Ghatkopar (East) here on Sunday October 26.
Model Co-Operative Bank chief executive officer and Aldel Education Trust chairman Albert W D Souza was the chief guest of the occasion.  He inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp.
Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy former president Eric Ozario, Abu Dhabi entrepreneur Thomas Sequeira, Israel Kutam representative Austin F Lobo were the guests of honour.

Albert W D Souza congratulated Kutam Konkani weekly's editor and publisher Henry D Paula, Evelyn H D Paula and Prafulla H D Paula by presenting them with flower bouquets.
Speaking at the occasion, he said that Kutam Konkani weekly is the mirror of Konkani speaking community in the metro, had given major boost to unite the brethrens.  It has fulfilled the needs of committed readers who look for native and local news including articles on current issues in Konkani.
Meanwhile, Albert conveyed that Kutam Konkani weekly to scale greater heights at the leadership of editor Henry D Paula and shine as peoples voice. 
Eric Ozario said that it's not an easy task to run a newspaper.  The journalism in the past was much complex than the journalism now.  The times only have changed while the situation of journalism has not changed at all.  The burdens of publishers are increasing on every passing day and are struggling to get out of such situation.  The journalism is not the last resort for career seekers.  Kutam Konkani weekly has the capability to unite all Konkani speaking people for common goal.  One should be proud of mother tongue Konkani at all times, he called on.
Fr Cyril D Souza, veteran musician Lawrence Saldanha, Henry D Souza, Victor Concesso, Stanley Saldanha, Aloysius D Souza Pune, Mitr Konkani weekly sub editor Vitori Karkal, Richard Serrao Vasai, Henry D Souza Borivali and others were present at the dais.
Ancy Paladka welcomed the gathering and compered the programme. 
Kutam Konkani weekly editor and publisher Henry D Paula in his introductory speech said that journals or newspapers are a waste without the readers.  The readers are the life blood of journals.  The readership has given strong base for Kutam.
`Jana Soglo Ganv', a Konkani play by Joker Cascia and directed by Sunny A D Souza was staged as part of entertainment programme.


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  • Stephen Dsouza, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 05 2011

    Congratulation to Kutum Team for completing 5 years of its publication

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  • norbert d' paula, belthangady now in doha

    Wed, Nov 26 2008

    Congratulations for being so successful to run a minority dialect news bulletin to complete 5 long years A team work of a dedicated staff could only make this day a successful one. I wish to join the paula's team and wish to contribute being a distant relation of paula's of attur

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  • Florine Sequeira,Louis Dias, Mangalore/Borivali

    Wed, Oct 29 2008

    Congratulations! All persons behind this event. Hearty Congratulations Mr A W D Souza. We require many more people like you! to feel our present and voice all over the world. We sincerely pray in your efforts and your contribution to the Konkani family. You can do great wonder if you wish! All the best.

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  • J D S NAVUNDA, padukone

    Tue, Oct 28 2008


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  • Carol Martis, Kuwait

    Tue, Oct 28 2008

    Congratulations to Bab Henry D'Paula (Editor/Kutum Konkani weekly magazine) & Kutum Team members, on completion of 5 years. Indeed your magazine is becoming more and more famous and shinning all over…, keep up your good work… may your magazine be more and more popular and reach every Konkani kutum’s home all over the world. Best wishes, regards. Carol Martis & family

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  • Dr Eugene D'Souza, Moodubelle/Dombivli

    Tue, Oct 28 2008

    Congratulations to Mr Henry D'Paula, editor of the Konkani Weekly 'KUTAM'and the entire team on completion of five years of its publication.

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  • Priya Das, Karkala / Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 28 2008

    Congratulations to you 'Editor Bab' Mr. Henry D'Paula, and the entire Team of Kutam Konkani Weekly on its fifth annual day celebrations, held at Zaveriben Popatlal auditorium, Ghatkopar (East), Mumbai, on Sunday October 26. Lets us wish and pray that "Kutam Konkani Weekly" reach its greater heights throughout the world, with the wonderful konkani loving and konkani speaking people get the fruits of the hard work put on by the entire Kutam Konkani Weekly Team.

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  • VR Miyar,

    Tue, Oct 28 2008

    Well done dear Mr. Paula, all the very best VR Desouza

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