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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (MB)
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Kalangann, Mangalore, Jan 6: First of its kind in Konkani poetry,  "Kavita Fest'", under the initiative of  Melvyn Rodrigues, Konkani's leading poet from Dubai, in asscoaition with Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy and Mandd Sobhann, took off on Saturday afternoon Cha Fra D'Costa hall in Kalaangann, Shaktinagar here.

The inaguration was held in a uniquely different way. Walter Nandalike, Editor-in-cheif of, inaguarated the two-day national event by writing a sentence on the white board, wishing the festival all the best.

Louis Pinto, president of Mandd Sobhann, and Shivarudrappa, registrar of Konkani Academy were other guests.

Melvyn Rodrigues was also present on the dais.

Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy president Eric Ozario welcomed and compered the event

Poets from different regions of India were present, a good number of poets from Bhatkala Goa, Kerala, Mandya, Mangalore, Gulf and UK are attending the first day of festival.

Melvyn Rodrigues is conducting first day's proceedings

On day two, Sunday, being a free day,  more poets are expected to attend from all corners of Konkan regions..

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