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Mangalore: Pradnya Kamath Wins All India Konkani Poetry Competition


Mangalore: Pradnya Kamath Wins All India Konkani Poetry Competition

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Jan 7: Students from Goa have bagged all the three prizes in the late Charles and Theresa Rodrigues Memorial third All-India Konkani poetry competition for students.

The competition was organized by Kavita Trust, which works for the promotion and popularization of Konkani poetry.



Pradnya Kamath, Kavita Fondekar, Punita Naik


Pradnya A Kamath, standard X, of Dada Vaidya High School, Curti, Ponda, won the first prize of Rs 2,000 and a certificate for her poem `Shennillyo Yadi'.  Kavita D Fondekar, standard IX, of Dayanand High School, Chodan, Tiswadi won the second prize of Rs 1,000 and a certificate for her poem `Monisponn', while Punita Naik, standard VIII, of M & N English High School, Comba, Margao finished second runner up, winning Rs 750 in cash and a certificate for her poem `Monisponn Khoim Sanddlam?'.

A total of 294 students took part in the competition from various schools.  The Kavita Trust will give all the participating students a certificate.  The winners will receive the prizes during Kavita Fest - 2010, which will be held at the banks of Sita river, Moodhadu Kudru, Barkur on Sunday, January 10.

Yuga Adarkar, winner of this competition last year will be taking part in this year's multi-lingual poetry session being held on the occasion.

H M Pernal, Victor Mathias, Kishoo Barkur, Eric Soans and Melvyn Rodrigues evaluated the poems of this competition and selected the winners.

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 9 2010

    Well Done Girls ... Congrats.. Dalitais

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  • Robert Fernandes, Udyavar / Dubai

    Fri, Jan 8 2010

    Well done Pradnya Kamath, Kavita Fondekar and Punita Naik. Congratulations on winning the awards. Happy to learn that a good number of students (294 students) took part in this All India level competiton organized by Kavita Trust. Keep up the spirit of poetry.

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  • hillary D'Silva, Niddodi / Mira Road

    Fri, Jan 8 2010

    Congratulations to the winners...keep up your good work.....Mangalorean budding poets where are you...?

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nanthur/Chicago

    Fri, Jan 8 2010

    Pradnya Kamath, Kavita Fondekar, Punita Naik Congratulations to Pradnya Kamath, Kavita Fondekar, Punita Naik on winning Konkani Poetry Competition organized by Kavita Trust. We need more and more youth participation to promote Konkani Poetry to the world. Shahabhas Kavita Trust!

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  • Blany Dsouza, Madanthyar

    Fri, Jan 8 2010

    Congratulations to the winners as well as all the participants

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  • SR.BLASIE LOBO SRA, PUTTUR,UGANDA,E.AFRICA

    Thu, Jan 7 2010

    Well done,girls well done.Congratulations.Keep it up.

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  • M.P. RODRIGUES, DUBAI

    Thu, Jan 7 2010

    Congratulations to the winners as well as all the participants.

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  • Thomas Dsouza, Gorigudda/Israel

    Thu, Jan 7 2010

    Congratulation Girls...keep it up!!!

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