Mangaluru: Joachim Stany Alvares takes charge as president of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Jun 18: Joachim Stany Alvares officially assumed the role of president of the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy for the 2024-2027 term at the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) building on Tuesday, June 18.

Speaking on the occasion, Joachim Stany Alvares expressed his commitment to the Konkani language, stating, “I am a representative, reader, and audience of the Konkani language. For the past 35 years, I have worked towards the growth of the Konkani language through Mandd Sobhann. As president of the Konkani Sahitya Academy, I now have an even greater responsibility to promote and uplift the Konkani language.”


Alvares emphasized the urgent need for a dedicated Konkani Bhavan, noting that the construction of the building is currently incomplete. "The construction of Konkani Bhavan is halfway done. It is my utmost priority to secure an additional Rs 3 crore in funding to complete the building by the end of this year and dedicate it to the Konkani people," he said.

Alvares also mentioned his plans to discuss the future of the Konkani Sahitya Academy with the office bearers. "The government has appointed capable office bearers and has placed its faith in our team. We will work diligently over the next few years," he added.

MLC Ivan D'Souza, district Congress president Harish Kumar, former president of the Konkani Sahitya Academy Roy Castelino, registrar Rajesh, and other dignitaries were present at the event.

The state government appointed Joachim Stany Alvares as the president of the Konkani Sahitya Academy on March 15. He officially took charge on June 14 at the Konkani Sahitya Academy office at the MCC building. NRI entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr Ronald Colaco was also present to congratulate the new president.

The office bearers of the Konkani Sahitya Academy include Sunil Siddi, Pramod Pinto, Sapna Saldanha, Samarth Bhat, Ronald Crasta, Prashanth Madtha, Naveen Lobo, James Lopez, Dayanand Madkekar, and Praveen Pinto.


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  • Arun Mendes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 19 2024

    Congratulations dear Stany Alvares. Regards Arun Mendes

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  • John DSilva, Mumbai/Karkala

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    Hearty congratulations to Dear Mr.Joachim Stany Alvares on assuming charge as President of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy. Your contribution to the cause of Konkani is now recognised by none other than Government of Karnataka . You rightlly deserve it. A period of three years is sufficient time at your disposal to make wonders to the Konkani movement particularly language and literature. Wish you all the best.

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  • Romans Lobo, Kaikamba

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    Congratulations to Mr. Joachim Stany Alvares, President of the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy and all the office bearers for 2024-2027. Wish you All the Best.

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  • Wilfred / Leena / Wilson, Kulshekar / Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    ""Congratulations "" Sir , wish you all the Best and Success in your New Position. We are Proud of you and you Well Deserve this post for your Excellent Dedication to Society.

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