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Vally Vagga chosen for Daiji Dubai Literary Award


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Dubai, Dec 1: Noted Konkani Poet and activist Vally Vagga will be conferred the prestigious 2019 Daiji Dubai Literary Award. This was declared at a recent Daiji Dubai general body meeting held at Dubai.

Valerian D’souza, known as Vally Vagga was born at Vagga in Nirkan Parish, on 27 July 1947. He relocated to Mysuru and later married Libera in 1971. They are blessed with a son Loy, born in 1986.

His first short story was published in Raknno weekly way back in 1964. An MA in Kannada, he never looked back and worked continuously in honing his skills in writing. An active person in Konkani circles, he has written over 150 short stories, over 100 poems and articles. Above 40 short stories are translated and published in popular Kannada magazines. He has presented his short stories in Askashavani Mangalore as well as Mumbai and appeared in Doordarshan’s poetic sessions. Under his own Lourdes publication banner, four books have been published.

Vally Vagga has been awarded and honoured by Karnataka Sahitya Academy and Konkani Kutam Bahrain for contribution to Konkani literature. He will be always admired for his never-say-die approach as a Konkani activist and over 50 years of relentless service in Konkani literature.

Highly prominent Daiji Dubai Literary Puraskar 2019 would be presented and bestowed to Vally Vagga during Daiji-Dubai annual day celebrations in Dubai on April 26, 2019.

He will get the prestigious award of Rs 75,000 along with a citation and certificate of honour. Daiji Dubai is a forum of actively dominant group of Konkani writers based in Dubai providing yeoman service to Konkani language and literature for last 20 years.

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  • Norbert Menezes, Mysore /Dubai

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Congratulations and may you be blessed with greater achievements. It is a proud moment for all Mysoreans .

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  • Mark Denis D'Souza, Niddodi/Sharjah

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Congatulations Vally Vagga for Choosen Daiji Dubai Literary Award.

    Mark Denis D'Souza

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  • FLORA D'SOUZA, Kalmady - Jerimeri (Mumbai)

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Ullas ani Abhinandan...

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Congratulations dear Vally Vagga.All the best in future.

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  • Irene Castelino, Bejai/Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Congratulations dear Valli Vagga and all the best.

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  • Dr Gerald PInto, Kallianpur

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Congrats Vally Vagga. Well desreved.

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  • Fr.Basil Vas, Madanthyar

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Congratulations to you dear Vally Vogga.You belong to Madanthyar.We are happy and proud of you being chosen for the award.

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  • Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Congratulations dear Vally Vagga on being chosen for Daiji Dubai Literary Award.

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  • Henry D'Almeida, Shirva/ Bahrain

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Congratulations Vally bab.

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  • J.F D Souza, Attavar, Mangalore.

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS Vally Vogga for bagging the prestigeous Daiji Award. All the best.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Congratulations Vally bab.

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  • Vinod Wilfred Tauro, Madanthyar, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations Vally Vogga, you deserve this award....

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  • William D'Souza, Madanthyar/Mysore

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations Vally. A much deserved award for your work for the cause of Konkani language. I am sure that many more such awards would be in your way.

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  • Naveen Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations dear Valley Vogga

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  • Melwin/Shaila Dsilva, Delhi

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Dear Vally Uncle
    A proud moment for all of us. A well deserved recognition Your unrelenting devotion, dedication and die hard attitude in your endeavour of promoting our loving mother tongue Konkani has been rewarded.
    We wish you and Aunt Lathi all the very best
    May God keep you ever blessed and shower his graces in all your future endeavours too
    Congratulations once again
    Proud and happy for you

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations and all the best.

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  • Jane D Souza, Vogga/kallianpur

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Hearty congratulations dear Vally Vogga. May your literary work be blessed. Wishing you all success and more recocognitions. I do not know whether you remember me. But I have not forgotten you from my childhood to till date. Wish to see you sometime.

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  • Peter Dsilva, Ahmedabad

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations dear Vally Uncle (Vagga) on being chosen for Daiji Dubai Literary Award. We are happy and proud of your achievement and recognition in Literary works. All the best

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  • Sera family, Vogga, bantwal

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations dear vally vogga(vally maam). V r proud of u..

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  • Andrew L D Cunha, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Hearty Congratulations Dear Vally Vagga

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  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations Mr. Vally Vagga. God bless you.

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  • CGS, Mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Ullas ani obhinandan tuka Vally Vagga!

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  • Peter & Anna Mendonca, Karkala / Muscat

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations Dear Vally Vagga. May your literary works be blessed and bring you more success and recognition. Praise and glory be to God.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    We are Happy for Vally ...

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  • Clara Lobo &Dolphy Cascia, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations Vally Vogga. All the best.

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    It is my pleasure to join several others in paying my tribute and saying 'WELL DONE' to Vally Vagga on his being chosen for Daiji Dubai Literary Award.

    Congrats to you Vally and may this honor be to you a forerunner of many more to follow.

    These greetings and good wishes come to you from a very senior citizen

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/ Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Sun, Dec 2 2018

    Congratulations Vallybab.

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