Mangalore: Grand Ceremony Marks Launch of Global Konkani Organisation

Mangalore: Grand Ceremony Marks Launch of Global Konkani Organisation
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Aug 20:
'Jagotik Konknni Songhotton' (Global Konkani Organization) was launched amidst a grand ceremony during the celebration of World Konkani Day at St Aloysius College IT Auditorium here on Saturday August 20.
The global Konkani organisation was launched by Dr Ashok Pai, an internationally renowned psychiatrist, film maker and writer. In his address, he said that language keeps progressing because of four C's - commitment, communication, connectivity and confidence.

Lauding the efforts of Mandd Sobhann in organising the World Konkani Cultural Convention, he said Mandd Sobhann had shown that language indeed transcends all boundaries unlike religion.
The chief guest and star attraction at the programme, Hamsalekha, an eminent Kannada film music director and lyricist said that Konkani language deserves special respect especially as it has a place in the Indian constitution. He said that Konkani speakers are educated and admirers of beauty, apart from being blessed with a sound business mind.

He further said that India is rich in its linguistic diversity, and though a few languages are said to be on the verge of extinction, a few others are witnessing a revival. Konkani is a powerful language and people should respect their mother tongue as only with mother tongue can one express one's opinion without any hesitation. Mother tongue is the best medium for music and literature as one can express oneself wholeheartedly and from the heart, he said.

Replying to a request made by Dr Ashok Pai, he said he was ready to sing for a Konkani movie in future. In his speech he used the Konkani word 'Ekdam Mogachi' much to the applause of the audience.
Office-bearers of the organisation are president Tomazinho Cardozo, Goa, vice-president (India) K K Utharan, Kerala, vice-president (Gulf) Pascal Pinto, Kuwait, vice-president (other countries) Rene Beretto, UK, general secretary Eric Ozario, Mangalore, associate secretary Lawrence D'Souza, Mumbai, treasurer Roy Castelino, Mangalore and PRO Ancy D'Souza, Mumbai.

The executive committee members are Canute Menezes, Mumbai, Edwin F D'Souza, Sindhudurg, Ramanand Raikar, Goa, Michael Gracias, Goa, Thomas C Fernandes, Goa, Premanand Lotlikar, Goa, M S Kamath, Bangalore, Vasanth Banderkar, Karwar, Valerian D'Souza, Mysore, Vijayan Kerala, Vincent Menezes, Delhi, Sidhanath Buyao, Goa, Vasudev Shanbhag, Sirsi, Richard Moras, Bahrain, Arun D'Souza Palimar, Saudi Arabia, Dr Austin Prabhu, USA, Ronald Fernandes, Canada, James Mendonca, Dubai, Stanley Fernandes, Oman, Stanley D'Cruz, Australia, Johnson D'Souza, Israel.
In the cultural programme Kudmi dance by Mandarthi troupe, music by Mother Teresa Brass Band, Honnavar, Konkani dances by Nach Sobhann and a skit by Kalaakul Theatre Repertory added magnificence to this landmark programme. The organisation aims at bringing together Konkani speakers spread around the world irrespective of caste, religion or any barrier.


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  • Deborah Santamaria, Karachi PAKISTAN

    Thu, Aug 25 2011

    Eric Congratulations to you and your team for the Launch of "GLOBAL KONKANI ORGANISATION" The Goinkars Own Academy, Committee Members and well wishers of from Pakistan join me in congratulating the utive Committee. We look forward to working with you all and move on with this Global Unity for preserving our Mai Bhas KONKANI. Long Live KONKANI.

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  • Edwin, Ajgaon, Sawantwadi

    Tue, Aug 23 2011

    I thank Manndd sobann the promoters of the JKS. It is an another step to bring all the Konknni people together by keeping away the error of Lippi. Aim is beautiful that to bring together of all religions people and each & everyone to do something better for the better India. When Motto is good be sure it will succeed by pushing away many hurdles. God bless you. Long Live Konkani.

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  • Augustine Coelho, Ajgaon, Sawantwadi

    Mon, Aug 22 2011

    Congratulations to you Mr.Eric Ozario. You are a true konkanni lover and we all love you for this great achivement of forming an "Jagotik Konkanni Sanghatton". I specially pray to god to bless you with good health and more talent to spread our loving konkani all over the world together with the help of the efficient Office-bearers of the organisation.You have done a great job to unite konkani lovers from every corner of this universe. Than ks to Mandd Sobhann for all the support to get make your dream come true.
    I wish all the best to Office-bearers of the "J.K.S". the president Tomazinho Cardozo, Goa, vice-president (India) K K Utharan, Kerala, vice-president (Gulf) Pascal Pinto, Kuwait, vice-president (other countries) Rene Beretto, UK, general secretary Eric Ozario, Mangalore, associate secretary Lawrence D'Souza, Mumbai, treasurer Roy Castelino, Mangalore and PRO Ancy D'Souza, Mumbai. All the utive commitee members.
    My special wishes to Mr. Edwin D'souza from Ajgaon, Sawantwadi.Who is elected one of the utive member along with three more from Maharashtra.

    Best Wishes from Augustine Coelho, Jebelina Coelho and Master Merwyn Coelho.

    I love konkanni, Long live Long live Konkanni.

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  • G. William D'Souza, Madanthyar/Mysore

    Mon, Aug 22 2011

    This is a great achievement. Congratulations to Eric Bab and Co. I wish all the best to this Sanghatan. I am happy to note that Valli Vagga has been nominated as one of the committee members. I think that you have ed right people in the committee who are really dedicated to the cause of Konkani language and culture.

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  • Monica Fernandes, Sawantwadi-Sindhudurg

    Mon, Aug 22 2011

    Congratulations! Wishing Great Success to the Office-bearers and utive committee members of Jagotik Konknni Sanghotan.Long live Konkani....Specially Congrats to my colleague Edwin D'souza for being elected as the utive committee member. It was great to attend the meeting with him.
    Well done Mr.Eric and will always remember your words... Lipi vegli hoi, Boli veglim hoi, Ek amchi Konkani, Ek amchi Avoi..

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  • John DSilva, Karkala/Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 21 2011

    Congratulations to Ericbab and his team for launching Global Konkani Organisation. I am sure the Organisation will greatly help in the preservation and propagation of Konkanni.It is said that Konkanni is Gods language. It is only in Konkanni we greet the people in the name of God "Dev Barreo Kaurm". One of the biggest problem of Konkanni is,its leaders fight for Lippi instead of preserving and propagating the language.

    It is high time we forget th Lippi issue and concentrate on its development and globalisation. Till then all the Lipi get equal opportunity. Let us dedicate ourselves for the cause of Konkanni irrestive of Lipi and religion. I wish the Organisers a great success. I particularly congratulate the representatives of Mumbai and my close associates. on their election to the post of Associate Secretary and Public Relation Officer May the good lord give them enough strength and time in the discharge of their onerous responsibilities.

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