Mangaluru: KCO distributes Rs 9 lac scholarship to needy students

Pics: Abhijith N Kolpe

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangalore, Aug 12: Konkani Cultural Organization (KCO) Trust, in association with Samanvaya, Mangaluru, disbursed scholarships to needy students in a ceremony held at centenary memorial hall, Jeppu here on Sunday, August 12.

As many as 57 students received scholarship worth Rs 9 lac.



Addressing the gathering, president of KCO Michael D’Silva said, “This scholarship is given to you by generous minded people and you need to make best use of it. Help your family by working hard. People are suffering from various diseases especially due to unhygienic and lack of cleanliness. Cleanliness need to be maintained and children need to keep their surrounding clean to be healthy. Our city is 99% clean when compared to other places and the work of municipality must be appreciated.”

"Several places in state are hit by drought. Hence we should not waste water and be a responsible citizen,” he added.

Former president of KCO, Robert Rego, said, “I congratulate KCO for disbursing scholarship to the students. KCO has grown since the last 23 years and I am proud to be a part of it. Today Rs 9 lac has been given to 57 students, which is commendable. Cleanliness is our duty. Cleanliness of our mind, heart and environment is important,”

KCO came into existence in 1995 as a small organization. From 2004 onwards, it started disbursing financial assistance to students and NGOs with the objective of helping the needy. So far, 1000 students have availed benefits from it. The trust coordinates with Samanvaya in Mangaluru to identify the students and NGOs who need financial assistance.

KCO president Michael D’Silva welcomed the gathering, KCO general secretary Leena D’Souza rendered vote of thanks, and director of Samanvaya Fr Ronald Cutinho compered the programme.

Assistant secretary Sandhya Vas, entertainment secretary Benet D’Mello, members Lizel Pinto, Placy Fernandes, former president Jerry D’Mello, ex-treasurer Franklin D Cunha, PRO Jaison Correa and others were present.


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  • William, Mangalore Surathkal

    Mon, Aug 13 2018

    Great service for the needy. Well organised. I thank Fr. Ronald and members of the organisation for their concern towards aspirant future generation. I wish many more such organizations to come forward to do such service.

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  • Sr Milly Fernandes, Derlakatte

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    I appreciate deeply the generosity of Konkani Cultural Organisations (KCO). Thanks to the donors and all those who are instrumental in making the scholarship available to the needy students, specially Fr. Ronald Cutinha the Director of Samanvaya. May God bless you all richly

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  • Arthur Ronald Dsouza, BELMAN/ABU DHABI

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    Great job by KCO. Congratulations to the winners.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    The best gift one can another is the GIFT OF EDUCATION and this is what KCO is doing. I congratulate all concerned for their efforts to bring up KCO for the benefit of so many young aspiring students.

    My hearty congratulations to the members of The Konkani Cultural Organization (KCO) Trust.

    May all office bearers and members of this trust be blessed.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    Great gesture by Konkani Cultural Organisations (KCO). This scholarship is need of the day for needy students who cannot go for higher education. I wish a hearty best wishes to the organization and all those involved in this mission. Students who got the scholarship should make the best uses of it and make a bright future. I thank Abhishek N Kolpe of Daijiworld for the beautiful photo coverage of this event.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    I hope scholarship is given to the needy irrespective of Religion ...

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 12 2018


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