Mangalore: 'Konkani Manyata Divas' Celebrations Conclude on High Note
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Daijiworld Media Network Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Aug 21: 'Konkani Maniyata Divas' celebrations, marking 20 years of inclusion of Konkani in the Indian Constitution, concluded with a befitting ceremony at Kalaangann, Shaktinager here on Monday August 20.
To mark Konkani Manyata Divas, Mandd Sobhan along with Konkani Prachar Sanchalan, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy and Jagotik Konkani Songhatton had organized various competitions like singing, dance and skit. As many as 477 participants were part of the competitions.
J R Lobo, former commissioner and Congress member was the chief guest for the valedictory programme.
Kasargod Chinna, president of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, Eric Ozario, secretary of Jagotik Konkani Songhatton, Roy Castelino, president of Konkani Prachar Sanchalan, Stany Alvares, president of Mandd Sobhann, Devdas Pai, registrar of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, Sr Zuana Coelho, Sonia Monteiro and Irin Sequeira shared the dais.
"It is a happy moment for us as we celebrate the 20 years of Konkani's inclusion in the Indian Constitution," said J R Lobo.
He asked people to give importance to Konkani language and culture so that its value is preserved and passed on to the next generation.
Mandd Sobhann gurkar Eric Ozario said that Konkani language is among the 22 recognized languages in the Constitution, which is a matter of pride.
"Even after so much respect has been shown to our language, some people feel ashamed to talk Konkani at home. If this trend continues, Konkani will soon be extinct," he warned.
Kasargod Chinna congratulated the participants for taking part in such large numbers. He urged the young generation to hold the Konkani language high by participating in various Konkani activities.
"We have planned to celebrate Konkani Teachers Day on September 6th every year. Let us all work together in promoting our language," he added.
On the occasion Erio Ozario announced that a workshop on singing will be conducted by him for high school and college students at Kalaangann on September 16. He said the workshop will be free of cost with 10 Konkani songs being taught. Only the first 60 entries will be considered, he added.
Prizes were distributed to the winners of the competitions on the occasion.
Students represented their schools and colleges for dance and singing competitions whereas the quiz competition was open for all (general category). Winners were awarded mementos, certificates and cash prizes.
Roy Castelino welcomed, Rony compered and Vernon DSouza proposed the vote of thanks.
Louis Pinto, Mahesh Nayak, Vitori Karkal, Askok Shet, Sheldon Crasta among others were present.
Results of the Competition held on 20/8/2012:
Pre-Primary Solo Singing:
I Place : Lavita Sweeny Tauro UKG Lourdes Central School
II Place : Keith Savio Cutinha UKG Sacred Hearts
III Place : Vibha Jonina Mascarenhas LKG St Agnes
Primary Solo Singing Female :
I Place : Sindushree 4th Std Canara School, Dongerkery
II Place : Olita Pinto 4th Std Morning Star, Bajpe
III Place : Shainy M. Pinto 4th Std St Agnes
Consolation Prizes : 1. Vandan 2. Chandrima Monteiro, 3. Sharon Monteiro, 4. Erika Menezes, 5. Sherly Sonia Dsouza.
Primary Solo Singing Male :
I Place : Lehan 4th Std St Aloysius School
II Place : Ren Joseph Menezes 3rd Std St Theresa School
III Place Aquin Vishal Monteiro 4th Std Rosario Boys School
Higher Primary Solo Singing Female
I Place : Kate Pereira 5th Std Lourdes Central School
II Place : Wiona Noronha 5th Std St Marys High School
III Place : Sasha Menezes 5th Std St Agnes High School
Consolation Prizes : 1. Dapheny J Pinto, 2. Natasha Correa, 3. Sarah M Menezes, 4. Delicia W. Rodrigues, 5. Rovina Prema Dsilva.
Higher Primary Solo Singing Male
I Place : Anston Rodrigues 6th Std St Aloysius School
II Place : Prajwal Noronha 7th Std St Aloysius School
III Place : Jaison Lobo 5th Std St Aloysius Urwa
Consolation Prizes : 1. Frenith Dsouza, 2. Vijeth Ullal 3. Errol Menezes
High School Solo Singing Female
I Place : Anvita Priya Dsouza 9th Std Lourdes Central School
II Place: Jasmine Dsouza 10th Std Lourdes Central School
III Place : Riya Benny 8th Std Lourdes Central School
Consolation Prizes : 1. Lisha Dsilva 2. Prajwal Disha Moras 3. Melissa Benidicta Saldanha 4. Viona Marium 5. Marula Pinto
High School Solo Singing Male
I Place : Gavin Emmanuel Menezes 10th Std Lourdes Central School
II Place : Llewellyn Lobo 9th Std Lourdes Central School
III Place : Brandon Braganza 9th Std St Aloysius
Consolation Prizes : 1. Anston Lobo 2. Valen Sequeira, 3. Denver Pinto, 4. Jhonson Serrao
High School Group Singing
I Place : Brandon Braganza & Group - St Aloysius
II Place : Kenny Pereira & Group Lourdes Central School
III Place : Lisha Dsilva & Group St Agnes High School
College Solo Singing Female
I Place : Denora Fernandes St Agnes College
II Place : Disha Pasanna St Agnes College
III Place : Sweety Sonia Dsouza Milagres College
III Place : Carol Priya Danti St Marys College
Consolation Prizes: 1. Anola Dsouza 2. Jessia B. Fernandes 3. Shiphali Saldanha 4. Elvita Pereira 5. Ivy Melisha Dsouza
College Solo Singing Male
I Place Ashwin Preetham Dcosta (AIMIT)
I Place Jaison Jeevan Sequeira Alvas College
III Place Loyson Corda St Marys College
Consolation Prizes : 1. Shelton Pinto 2. Rainal Sequeira 3. Jaison Lobo
College Group Dance
I Place : Manasa & Group St Aloysius
II Place Simona Fernandes & Group St Aloysius
III Place Teena Dsa & Group St Agnes
Consolation Prizes: 1. Rivin & Group Milagres College, 2. Teena Mishal & Group St Joseph, Jeppu 3. Alvita & group St Aloysius Evening College
Quiz - Open to all
I Place Sonia Monteiro
II Place Praveen Tauro
III Place Jalashi Dsouza
Consolation Prizes : 1. Roshni Goveas 2. Gladys Rego 3. Averyl Rodrigues
Over all Championship :
Pre-Primary Lourdes Central School
Primary Canara School Dongerkery, St Aloysius
Higher Primary St Aloysius School
High School Lourdes Central School
College St Agnes College