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Mangaluru: Book on Constitution of India in Konkani to release on Apr 20


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Mangaluru, Apr 15: The Mangaluru Diocesan Commission for Lay Faithful has taken a step forward. Under the dynamic leadership of Fr J B Crasta, it has published the entire Constitution of India as a translated version in Kannada script Konkani. Renowned translators Prof Stephen Quadros Permude and Gladys Quadros Permude have done the translation.

Addressing media, Fr J B Crasta on Monday, April 15 said, “The Catholic Bishops Conference of India wants every person studying under its institutions and especially Christians, to make an earnest attempt to learn and understand the Constitution, its provisions and other aspects related to it. Hence, a book on Constitution of India as translated into Kannada script Konkani will be released on April 20 after the Easter Vigil all over the diocese of Mangaluru,”

“The main programme will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Bolar (Cathedral of the diocese of Mangaluru) and The Bishop of Mangaluru Dr Peter Paul Saldanha will release the book in the presence of Roy Castelino and Sushil Noronha, co-convener and the secretary of the Diocesan Citizens Awareness and Development Committee respectively.

“We are a great nation and we have a great Constitution. Need of the hour is to understand our Constitution and thereby to serve our nation at the best. Educated Indians need to reach out to the underprivileged, the last, least and the lost. In this mission of becoming the voice of the voiceless, knowledge of our Constitution and its provisions is the greatest support and the strength,” he added.

“Indian Constitution, as we all know is not only a legal document instead it is an instrument of social change. After a long struggle with the British, we have won our freedom, the fruits of our freedom struggle have to be shared with all, especially with those who were discriminated against for long. Unless we reach out to those who are still outside the protection circle, our tryst with destiny will not be fulfilled in complete. Knowing our constitution will enable us the spirit behind its formation, its gifts and guarantees to common man. By knowing our Constitution, undoubtedly we will become better and responsible citizens of this great nation and its lesser privileged. It is also a known fact that to be a responsible citizen one must have a clear picture of his rights and duties,” Fr Crasta said.

“This book with 435 pages will be made available for Rs 200 only and to those who order for the books on or before April 20, it will be given only for Rs 100,” he concluded.

Roy Castelino, Sushil Noronha and Stephen Quadros Permude were present.


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  • Vincent Augustine D’Souza, Evershine City

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    Good if someone translates Code of Canon Law from Latin to Konkani in Kannada script.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    It is a great step forward in community service as our nation in devised opinion.Hope it will reach out maximum number of people and serve the cause. Best wishes.

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  • Valerian Menezes, Kota

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    A real good exercise. Congrats to those who are involved. People will buy it even at Rs. 200/-. It is really useful to the common man.

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Nice.... I want to buy one...

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  • Valerian D'Souza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Printing the book in Konkani is a good idea; intention and hard work behind it also very good.
    Hope the book doesn't languish in shelves like so many other good books.
    Good intention and all the hard work will surely yield best results if importance of reading of our constitution is explained to masses and classes for the same are provided.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/Kwt

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Good news. Hope it will be printed in other scripts too.

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    My best wishes.

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