Mangaluru, Aug 20: Konkani Manyata Divas was celebrated at Lourdes Central School on August 20, with great enthusiasm. The programme began with a prayer song sung by the Konkani learning students.
Emily Rodrigues and Angel Barboza of class VIII read out the intentions. Eva Lisa Lobo of class VII enlightened the students with a beautiful thought. Riya DSouza of class VIII highlighted the importance of Manyata Divas. The Konkani learning students presented a beautiful Konkani song.
Principal Fr Robert D’Souza in his message congratulated all the students learning Konkani as third language. He also encouraged students to take part in various Konkani programmes and make the language rich.
He also asked the students to read the Konkani magazines and articles to improve the standard of the language. As many as 68 students who are learning Konkani in class VI, VII and VIII were present for the programme.
Fr principal and deacon Jaison Pais gave away the prizes to the students who won in the Konkani quiz competition. It was a day of joy for all the Konkani learning students as they participated in the programme and won prizes. Esther Fernandes and Darren Patrao of class VIII compeered the programme under the guidance of music and Konkani of Ivan Mascarenhas.