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Monday, January 27, 2014 1:13:28 PM (IST)  

Mumbai: Stan Ageira conferred Daiji Dubai Literary Award at 15th anniversary

Mumbai: Stan Ageira conferred Daiji Dubai Literary Award at 15th anniversary

Report: Rons Bantwal
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (EP)

Mumbai, Jan 27: The 15th anniversary of Daiji Dubai, a forum for Konkani writers in the UAE, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a grand event at Karnataka Sangha Mumbai’s Dr M Vishweswaraya hall, Matunga (W) here on Sunday January 26.

The event was marked by the presentation of the Daiji Dubai Literary Award, book release and staging of Konkani drama 'Aami Nathlyaa Vellaar' by artistes of Daiji Rang Mandir.

Addressing the gathering, veteran Konkani dramatist and winner of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy award, Francis Fernandes Cascia who presided over the programme, said, "Daiji Dubai Writers' Forum is a platform of thinkers who propogate Konkani language. It is an association of authors who proclaim equality among litterateurs and work hard for the development of literature. There is no discrimination of groups and people in them. The aim of the association is all round development of Konkani literature and it is striving hard to spread it on a global level."

The programme was held in cooperation with St Peter’s Association, Barkur (Mumbai). Young entrepreneur from Bangalore Nigel Colaco, director of Clerk Exotica was the chief guest and Merit Freight Systems managing director Joseph Mathias was the guest of honour. Christian Chamber of Commerce and Industries founder and chief executive Vincent Mathais, Daiji Dubai writers' forum founder member Hemacharya and St Peter's Association Barkur Mumbai president Simon P Furtado were present.

The annual Daiji Dubai Literary Award for the year 2013 was conferred on senior Konkani author Stan Ageira Mulki by Francis Fernandes Cascia on the occasion.

Acknowledging the honour, Stan Ageira said that he felt as if he were getting married again. “I would not have been so nervous if my wife was with me. It is a blessing to be receiving the award in Mumbai, where I had lived before. I never wrote in anticipation of awards or honour but I would always dream of getting my writings published. The award is a recognition of my love of literature," he said.

Joseph Mathias released a book of short stories titled 'Devacheya Bhagevontano' written by Naveen Kurbil, Kinnigoli and published by Daiji Publications.

Nigil Colaco inaugurated the Mangalore unit of Daiji Dubai by unveiling the banner. Hemacharya announced a new award instituted in memory of the late MickMax, the ‘MickMax Best Drama Award’ that aims to encourage dramas in Konkani.

The sponsors of the programme were honored with a memento on the occasion.

Chief convener of Daiji Dubai writers forum Rony Byndoor welcomed the gathering and compered the programme. Stany Nirude, Praveen Tauro, Vincent Anjelore and Ancy Palladka presented bouquets to the guests. Ivan Rebello, honorary chief secretary of SPABM proposed the vote of thanks.

Daiji Rang Mandir artistes presented ‘Aami Nathllya Vellaar’, a drama originally written by Madhusoodan Kalelkar, translated into Kannada by Ramananda Choorya and directed by Dayan D’ Souza as part of the programme. The thrilling drama captivated the audience with its gripping plot, magnificent performances by the artistes that included Walter Nandalike as navy commander Herman Sequeira,  Asha Correa as the commander's wife Gloria, Dayan D'Souza who portrayed the role of Nazareth Mestry, Alphonse D'Souza in the role of the menacing Sunil Kumar, Cynthia Pinto as Florine, Dony Correa as D’Sa, the former high court judge, Pradeep Barboza as the public prosecutor, and Alwyn Pinto as judge, Godwin Castelino as Benna and Lavina Fernandes as Minna, and young Reagan Fernandes as Bunty.

Fr Baptist Pais, parish priest of Sacred Heart Church, Andheri east, Richard Carvalho, former president of Peter's Association, Henry Roche and Ida Roche, vice-president Norbert Menezes, treasurer Anthony Dais, Norman D’Souza, Arthur Mendonca, Anthony Goveas, Ivan Suvares, Nirmala Rebello, Daiji Dubai founder member Stany Nirude and others were present.


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Comments on this article
Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India
Sunday, February 02, 2014

Hearty congratulations to all.

Simon Peter Furtado, Mumbai
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

On behalf of SPA Barkur (Mumbai)I Congradulate you Mr.Stan Agiara for winning the Daiji Dubai Konkani Literary award.and Mr.Dayan D'souza for his best direction of his play,Amme natle velar. All the best for the future

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Congratulations dear Stan on yet another achievement. We wish you more success....

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Congrats Daiji Dubai Team / Daiji Rang Mandir, and all actors for a beautiful performance. Congrats Stan Agera... a truly deserving person to receive the prestigious literary award.

Dr. Edward & Dr. Nelly Nazareth, Mangalore
Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulations Stan for Daiji award. You deserve this award for your vast contribution to Konkani literature. All the very best.

Cyril Castelino, Mumbai/Mangalore
Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulations Daiji.. for putting up such a beautiful drama in Mumbai. Congratulations Stan Agera for winning literary awards.. Naveen Kurmbil for your new book.. It is really good. The stories are old, but with a real pinch of our culture. Congrats St.Peter Assn Barkur pur making this event possible in Mumbai. This was really a houseful event filled with an enthusiastic crowd throughout the full hall. The drama was so good everyone was hooked to it till end with pin silence and tears in eyes. An entire drama went without a break. The acting by all actors was superb and very fantastic. Asha, Dayan and Sunil Kumar were not matchable. Toooooo Good. All the best Daiji for future ventures.

Vincent Dsouza, Sahar / Mumbai
Monday, January 27, 2014

Finally, Mumbai has witnessed one of the finest Konkani drama in Konkani. I am amazed to see the talents of these Dubai actors. All these years I have hearing people from Mumbai and Mangalore travel Dubai to present drama. And now, Dubai team presents a professional show. Superb and real acting by Villain, Commander, Nazareth Mestri, Gloria sequeira and all other supporting role. Just one word - Hats-up to you all

MELVIN PERES, Kaikamba ( Bendore)
Monday, January 27, 2014


Andrew DCunha, mangalore
Monday, January 27, 2014

ಮೊಗಾಳ್ ಸ್ಟೇನ್, ರಾಸ್ ರಾಸ್ ಉಲ್ಲಾಸ್.

ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೆಂತ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಕಾಣ್ಯೆಗಾರಾಂ ಥಂಯ್ ಹ್ಯಾ ಮುಖಾಂತ್ರ್ ನವೊ ಹುರುಪ್ ಭರೊಂ ಮ್ಹಣ್ ಆಶೆತಾಂ.

Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore
Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulation to Stan Ageria conferring the Daiji Dubai Literary Award at 15th anniversary.All the best.Thanq.

D.Praveen Anand, Mulki
Monday, January 27, 2014

Congrats to Stany Ageira for honored with the Daijee Dubai Literary Award.. We are proud because he hails from our little town Mulki..

CGS, Mangalore
Monday, January 27, 2014

Dear Stan,
Congratulations and best wishes on receiving the prestigious Daiji Dubai Sahitya Puraskar.All the best to Daiji Dubai Konkani Writers' Forum and Daiji Rang Mandir.

Flora Dsouza, kalmady/Jerimeri, Mumbai
Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulations Mr. Walter Nandalike, Director Mr. Dayan D’souza and the whole team Artists of Daiji Rang Mandir/Daijiworld Dubai for their best performance. Every dialogues and the characters of 'Aami Nathlyaa Vellaar' kept waiting till the last scene to all “Mumbaichim Asslia velar”. Nice to see extraordinary creativity attached to the last scene of the Drama (Court Scene). I also congratulate Daiji Dubai Literary Award recipient Mr. Stan Ageira and sharing his emotional feelings. Excellent photographs by Rons & Daya.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Stan, deserved this award Congratulations.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulations to Mr. Stan Ageira for winning the Daiji Dubai Literary award 2013 and my best wishes and blessings to Daiji Dubai on 15th Anniversary Celebrataions. Jai Ho.-Machcha Milaar.

Anand, karkala
Monday, January 27, 2014

My warmest congratulations to Mr. Stan on winning the Daiji Dubai Literary award and wish you unlimited success in future.

Sam & Janet, Mangalore / Dubai
Monday, January 27, 2014

Dear Stan,

Congratulation' Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy award, Wishing you many more awards in the near future, we are all waiting for celebration in Dubai soon !!! Regards, Sam & Janet.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulations and best of luck.

Deepak, Paladka
Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulations Dear Stan. It is nice to see our Daiji Dubai team rocking in Mumbai. God bless

juliet mascarenhas, bejai mangalore
Monday, January 27, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the recipient of the award Mr. Stan Ageira,.With all your emotional feelings BOGNA,awaiting the release of your book 'Bail sangatha nathlya vellar'
and soon bag the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy Award.
Best Wishes.

Mark Denis Dsouza, Niddodi/Sharjah-U.A.E.
Monday, January 27, 2014

Dear Stan Ageira,Congratulaions for bestow Daiji Dubai Literary Award at 15th Anniversary,wish you good luck to continue more meaningful,high standard Literary work to compite modern quality.God bless you.
Mark Denis D'souza

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