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Kerala to Prepare Konkani Textbooks for Schools


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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20: Kerala government has decided to prepare school textbooks in Konkani language to teach Konkani-speaking students, a minor linguistic community in the state.

As part of the plan, the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) organised a two-day workshop here today for the preparation of textbooks in Konkani, a release said here. A number of experts including scholars from the ‘Bharathiya Konkani Bhasaha Vikas Sabha’, ‘PG Kammath Foundation’, ‘All India Konkani Parishath’ and ‘Konkani Language Institute’ participated in the programme.

A guideline for teaching of Konkani and syllabus for fifth, sixth and seven standard would be drawn up by the workshop, it said. SCERT Director Prof KA Hashim, who inaugurated the workshop, said Konkani textbooks for fifth standard would be prepared this year. The textbooks for other classes would be prepared in the coming years.

The launching of a course titled “Diploma in Language Education” for the training of Konkani teachers was also under consideration, he said. There are around six lakh Konkani people in the state.


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  • Dean Aranha, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 27 2013

    Its very great that Konkani language is being taught in schools in Kerala .It would be also very great if Konkani would be taught in Maharashtra.

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  • Vasanth Kumar.N.Pai, Ambalapuzha,Kerala/ Muscat

    Wed, Mar 6 2013

    I fully agree with this decision.

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  • R.S.Bhaskar, Kochi/Kerala

    Sat, Oct 15 2011

    Tha Kudumbi (Kunbi) claims their
    population alone exceeds 6 lakhs.
    Strength GSB,Vani,Saraswath,Sonar etc. are the other Konkani communities in Kerala.
    Howev er, the actual statistics is yet to receive.

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  • AJITH BHATT, KOCHI

    Mon, Sep 26 2011

    yes there are konkani speaking people in Kerala especially in Kochi/Ernakulam,Allepey,Kasargode etc but i doubt if they are 6 lakh strong..

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  • R.S.Bhaskar, Kochi/Kerala State

    Sat, Aug 20 2011

    The Konkani popultion in Kerala is above six lakhs.
    Yes, we all speak Konkani.

    R.S.Bhaskar
    (Gen.Secretary,All India Konkani Parishad)Kochi/Kerala

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  • Marcel M. D'Souza, MANGALORE

    Fri, Aug 19 2011

    Six lakh Konkani people in Kerala? Do they speak in Konkani?
    or Malalyalam.

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