Kuwait: KCWA resumes Konkani MaiBhas classes for 2021

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Kuwait, Jul 28: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) resumed 'MaiBhas Konkani Classes' on Friday July 17, 2021 at 3.00 p.m. through Zoom virtual platform. Jeneviv D’Souza led all in prayer and thanked the Lord for resuming MaiBhas Konkani Class.

Maria Rinna D Souza, the main coordinator of MaiBhas Konkani Classes welcomed the gathering and briefed the main aim of this milestone.

KCWA President – Ruth Clara Veigas appreciated and encouraged all registered students in her opening note and thanked the teachers for their passionate and dedicated service.

Riona Aranha and Sonal D Souza from Salmiya, Gloria Tauro, Milborne Fernandes and Neola Concessao from Abbasiya shared their experience of MaiBhas classes. “Through MaiBhas classes we can speak, write, and read very well. When we travel to our native places in Mangalore, we can speak in Konkani with our grandparents and family members, which makes us feel happy. The most important contribution from joining MaiBhas classes is that we can read Konkani Bible in Kannada script”. They also expressed their gratitude to KCWA and all MaiBhas Teachers.

New student Sharvin D Souza seven years young lad shared his thoughts and said he joined willingly and is enthusiastic to learn Konkani.

The excitement and enthusiasm of children to learn Konkani language was overwhelming.

Teachers – Shanthi Fernandes, Lavina Furtado and Glades Noronha shared their teaching experience and encouraged children and their parents.

The schedule of MaiBhas classes was presented by Deepak Andrade and teacher Glades Noronha sung Konkani Aksharamala song which students enjoyed listening.

Teacher Shanthi Fernandes shared few files with the students as homework on Svar. The concluding prayer was led by Lavina Furtado.The event was live telecasted on KCWA Youtube Channel and Facebook page by Allan D’Souza.

Along with MaiBhas class teachers, 75 students participated in this event.It was a great experience and delightful moment for students, teachers and parents.

The managing committee took the opportunity to thank parents, coordinators, teachers, and all the enthusiastic students for their wholehearted support to resume 'Konkani MaiBhas classes' online.

The recorded live of the event can be viewed on YouTube by clicking the following link:https://youtu.be/WcdytqF9hNw


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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    Our deep Gratitude and Congrats to you all who work diligently for enhansing our Loving " Mother Tongue " - Konkani MaiBhas. Specially to all those who are taking the trouble to do everything for this good cause. THANK YOU ALL !!! Ben D'Souza Prabhu

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  • Rudy D Souza & Family, Omzoor / Kuwait

    Wed, Jul 28 2021

    Weldone KCWA. Great news. Virtual is a very difficult task but trust KCWA can do it. All the best. Good luck to all the MaiBhas participants. God bless abundantly all the teachers and the organizers team

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  • Arun Jossy D Souza, Kuwait

    Wed, Jul 28 2021

    Well done KCWA, Great intiative in order to preserve the Mangalorean culture and keep the Konkani language alive. Long live KCWA !

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