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Mangalore : Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award Conferred on Stan Ageira

Mangalore : Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award Conferred on Stan Ageira

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Mangalore, Juy 23 : The 10th Konkani Kuttam, Bahrain award was conferred on Konkani  short story writer, novelist, humorist  and columnist Stan Ageira Mulki in a glittering function held at St Sebastian Church Hall, Bendore this evening.  Rev Fr Prashant Madtha, former Principal of St Aloysius College, Mangalore, who presided over the function, honoured Stan Pereira with a shawl and memento.  Konkani novelist Edwin J F D Souza who was the chief guest handed over the citation to Stan Ageira and Convener of Konkani Kuttam, Bahrain Richard Moras handed over a cheque  for Rs. 50,000/- as the prize money of the award. 

Konkani activist Ronald Gomes read out the citation in honor of Stan Ageira,  for the audience. 





































It was a impressive ceremony in which prominent Konkani writers, novelists, eminent Konkani personalities and Konkani readers and aficionados of Mangalore participated enthusiastically. Stan Ageira is a prolific writer in Konkani, Kannada and English and in a writing span of over 35 years he has written 18 Konkani novels, over 300 short stories and 4 plays. 


Speaking after receiving the award Stan Ageira who also gave  the audience a glimpse of his wittiness said he has derived inspiration from Konkani writers like late V J P Saldanha and Edwin J F D Souza which pushed him into writing.  “Reading their literature inspired me a great deal and shaped me as a writer.  Konkani literature has grown tremendously in the last few decades and I have grown along with this growth”.  Commending the role of daijiworld.com in taking Konkani literature to international levels, he said because of daijiworld his stories were published by world renowned publisher Raider Publishing International, which is spread in US, UK and South Africa.
Talking about Konkani writing and writers Stan Ageira said writers usually don’t write for the sake of awards.  But writers very often think they live in their own island and do not allow others to enter into this private island and keep our minds hermetically sealed.  “This is the biggest mistake most writers commit and this is the greatest tragedy of writers. 

When we don’t make efforts to accommodate others views and are impervious to new developments, it shows in our writings also.   Writers often write to vent their own personal grievances, shortcoming or travails so as to come out from their own small world.
 
Stan thanked the editors who gave him the impetus to write initially and also to his well wishers and other Konkani writers who kept prodding him to write.  He also thanked the readers saying “without the readers writers are a big zero.  If I have attained anything today it is because of my publishers and readers”.
 
Guest of Honour Edwin J F D Souza said he has set a different yardstick to measure Konkani literature.  Commenting on Stan Ageira’s writing he said “by default we demand better literature.  You have done well but we still need better literature”. He further added that Konkani literature is in urgent need of 3 bypass surgeries to make it more vibrant. Konkani literature  need to have that revolutionary instinct, a  craving for good literature and change in our mental attitude towards literature. “Writers cannot write in isolation or give reasons saying they don’t have plots. They have to copy and write what is happening in the society” Edwin D Souza argued. 
 
He lamented the lack of interest among Konkani speaking people to read books written in Kannada language.   “It is our misfortune that we don’t find many writings on the captivity of 60,000 Catholics by Tippu out of which  more than 2/3 had died.  There are many Catholics who have not read anything about inquisition or about the history of Mangalore diocese. Though we have 100 years of literature we have not brought out any revolutionary spirit in our writings”, Edwin pointed out. 

Fr Prashanth Madtha, in his presidential address said “an intelligent society observes the events objectively from a distance.  This kind of work is going on in Konkani literature which is a good development”.  

Fr Madtha also stated that earlier people used to come together, discuss and  act and that led to the growth of the society.  He stressed on the importance of awareness among the people and to strengthen the society through such awakening.  Fr Madtha also spoke on the collection of short stories of Stan Ageira titled “Tea, Coffee and Cheese Cake” and said his work represent the reversal of males and female roles as against the usual roles depicted.  Taking a dig at men’s duality of roles he said though men want everything modern they want to retain their patriarchal superiority. 

Earlier in the evening, Convener of Konkani Kuttam, Bahrain Richard Moras welcomed the gathering.  Richard Moras and Local convener of Konkani Kuttam Bahrain Titus Noronha escorted Stan Ageira to the stage for conferring the award.  Titus Noronha proposed the vote of thanks. 

Leslie Rego compered the programme.  

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  • Victor Tauro Permude, Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 26 2011

    Congrats Stanyab.

    May the good work of making 'our language one of the richest language' continue with you.

    Can see smiles on faces of people who attended.

    Good to see prominent people of Konkani Community present.

    Our own CGS Tacoode has certified this program as one of the finest program of recent times.

    Good people deserve best programs.

    All the very best Stanyab.

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  • Wilson, Mulky/Kuwait

    Tue, Jul 26 2011

    Congratulation... Stan

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  • Edwin JF DSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 25 2011

    "He (Edwin) lamented the lack of interest among Konkani speaking people to read books written in Kannada language. "
    Editor Sir, this reported sentence is incorrect. I have not exhorted anybody to read Kannada literature. Your reporter I hope meant that Konkani literature in Kannada script or any Konkani literature in any script. Kindly do the needful. The complete and original text of my talk is now posted on Kittall.com

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  • CGS, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 25 2011

    It was a fun-tastic programme indeed!Congrats and best wishes to  Stan Ageira,the recipient of the prestegious Konkani Kutam Award. He is truely the MuSu(Mulkicho Suputr)! Edwin J.F.D'Souza,
    Fr.Prashant Madtha,Stan Ageira and Titus Noronha kept the audience at ease with their humour filled speaches.

    The whole atmosphere was filled with humour and laughter as the speakers succeeded totally in tickling the ribs of Konkani lovers and thus helped them to avoid bypass surgeries!Because they proved that the laughter is the best medicine.

    Thanks to Richard Moras and his Konkani Kutam Bahrain,Team Titus Taccode,Leslie Rego and others for making the event so unique and beautiful.Good luck to Flan Caterers for their good food!It is one of the best programme organised in recent times.

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  • Vijay Almeida, Udupi / Dubai

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congrats Stan, you deserve this Award.

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  • Roger, Rosario

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congratulations Stan and also Mr.Richard Moras for your efforts to promote konkani. I request Konkani Kutam Bahrain and other konkani associations to follow the same with not only honoring and awarding accomplished writers or artists but also promote and recognize by honoring and awarding the present day youth who are working for the konkani cause.

    It need not be by awarding by any cash amount any recognition itself would be good enough I hope this will truly inspire our younger generation to work and promote konkani through their literature/ music etc, as i see there are no associations or individuals promoting young generation of konkani talents.

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  • sylviedsa, falnir/Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congratulations Mr.Stan.Cheers to Konkani kutam Bahrain specially Mr.Richard Moras,Program was very well organised,Thanks to Mr.Titus n others for ur wonderful job.Its very nice to see all konkani writers in one roof,once again i thank you for making tis opportunity.

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  • Simon&Florine Rodrigues,Belita, Shirva,Udipi dist.

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congratolations Stan!on beign confered with the Konkani Kutam Award.may you reach greater heights and win many more awards.God bless you.

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  • Dr. Edward Nazareth, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congratulations to Stan Ageira again! His humour filled message was excellent.
    The award programme was well organised and there were good number of writers, artistes, activists and lovers of Konkani. All the speakers spoke good stuff. Congratulations to Richard Moras for his relentless zeal in supporting Konkani writers and artists. He is the back bone of this award and the programme. We need more and more people like Richard Moras who support and encourage those who work for the cause of Konkani.Mr. Titus Noronha, the local convener had also done meticulous arrangements.It was indeed a nice programme.

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  • Sr. Leonita BS, Madeleine Convent Mulki

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Dear Stan,
    Congratulations on your receiving Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award. You really deserve it and many more awards. May God grant you good health, success in all that you do for the society.

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  • Vincy Pinto,, Angelore/Dubai

    Mon, Jul 25 2011

    Its looks like well organized program. I think first time after long gap, most of all Konkani writers & artist & activists came in one umbrella without any bonding. This is the healthy move towards Konkani. Thanks to Konkan kutam Bahrain.

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  • Mervin Pinto, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congrats to Stan Ageira and all other well known Konkani writers, Edwin J F D Souza, Melwyn all Konkan kutam members. May God bless all.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH/M'lore, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congrats Stan Ageira.
    Stan u r a treasure for the konkani world. Best of luck for many more such awards. Hats off Konkani Kutam Bahrain.

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  • Arthur/Silvia, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congratulations Stan, we are proud of you, keep writing...




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  • Prakash Chandra Ajila, Mulki/Doha,Qatar.

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congratulations Stan Ageira...I am proud of your acomplishment.

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  • Christopher D'Souza & Fly, Bendur, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 24 2011

    Congratulation Stan for bagging Konkani Kutam Award.

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  • Santhosh Rego, uppoor/Dubai

    Sat, Jul 23 2011

    Congratuation Stan. Thanks Konkani Kutam, Bahrain for good work. Best Wishes
    Santhosh Rego

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  • Fr. Prakash Anil Castelino, Karkala- Attur/ Fajir

    Sat, Jul 23 2011

    Congratulations to Mr. Stan Ageira. Your efforts for Konkani has been recognized by Konkani Kutam. Thanks to Konkani Kutam Family, Baharain who are spreading the fragrance of Konkani for the past years. They have shown that if you will you can make Konkani live inspite of speaking and living amidst other linguistic cultures. Nice to see once again. God's Blessings. Fr. Prakash Anil Castelino. Mangalore University, Konaje.

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  • Antony Herbert Crasta, Mangalore/Sydney

    Sat, Jul 23 2011

    Very deserving award, and I congratulate Stan Ageira on this award, and also on his outstanding contribution to the Konkani, Kannada and English writing. I have especially enjoyed reading Stan`s "Red chillies" column, and short stories published in Daijiworld, from time to time, and would like to thank him for the great joy and enjoyment that he has given to me and to so many of his readers.

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Sat, Jul 23 2011

    Well organized program. I was very happy to see almost all Konkani writers and activists amongst the audience. Even though Lion Ronald Gomes forgot to wear Lions pin, Rotarian Edwin D'Souza had his Rotary pin. Great honor for a great Konkani writer Stan Ageira. God bless you Stan.

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  • Ronald f.D'Souza, Mulky/Kuwait

    Sat, Jul 23 2011

    Congratulation... Stan Ageira.

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  • Ronald f.D'Souza, Mulky/Kuwait

    Sat, Jul 23 2011

    Congratulation... Stan Ageira.

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