Mangaluru: Rs 5 crore approved for Konkani Bhavan

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Dec 11: The Karnataka government has approved Rs 5 crore on December 10 for the construction of a Konkani Bhavan. A sum of Rs 3 crore has already been released, announced Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy president Dr K Jagadish Pai.

In a press release, Pai said that the Konkani Bhavan was a long pending demand. The requirement was brought to his notice as soon as he was appointed as the president. “I met Kannada, Culture and Tourism minister C T Ravi four times with the demand in Bengaluru. I also met Dakshina Kannada DC Sindhu B Rupesh with the demand and said that the request for the Bhavan is long pending and requested her intervention. On December 10, the Bhavan was approved,” he said.

Dr K Jagadish Pai

Pai has expressed his gratitude to chief minister B S Yediyurappa, Kannada, Culture and Tourism minister C T Ravi, DC Sindhu Rupesh, district-in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, MLA Vedavyasa Kamath for their support and also thanked all those who have worked to make the Konkani Bhavan proposal a reality.

“I am confident that a new and grand Konkani Bhavan will be constructed in Mangaluru soon,” he writes in the release.


Comment on this article

  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 12 2019

    Yes its a good move to have a Konkani Bhavan for Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Acad;emy at Mangalore. So the action taken by the new President Dr. Pai needs to be appreciated. But where is the land/place available ?

    DisAgree Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Konkani people's contribution is one of the main reasons for development of coastal belt...they pioneered banks (3 nationalised banks), education (Dr T M A Pai was pioneer of general and professional education in the whole country) and KMC hospital, not to speak of restaurants, Taj Mahal... and in politics, T A Pai, Srinivas Mallya, George Fernandes... their contribution to society deserves to be respected, not only that, even Christian konkanis also contributed a lot to D.K., Udupi in the fields of education and medical care. Now many players are there in these fields, however konkanis played pioneering role.

    DisAgree Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Thu, Dec 12 2019

    I totally agree with your point Sir, For Tulunaad Konkanis contribution is way too much.


    DisAgree [1] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • s shetty, Tulunaad

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    I am happy for Konkani People, also Konkani People are the lucky one compare to us Tuluvaas, Konkani's fled Goa due to Portuguese and landed everywhere including Tulunaad, but till now our land or culture is not identified officially, half Tuluvas are living as Kannadigas another half as Malayali's , so painful it is. We are nor Kannadigas neither Malayalis, We are Tuluvaas and our Tulu and Tulunaad is older than malayalm and kerala.

    DisAgree [18] Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Settee what are you trying to say? Are you happy or unhappy about it?

    DisAgree [4] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • s shetty, tulunaad

    Thu, Dec 12 2019

    First learn to give respect also learn to write my name properly.

    I was trying to say happy for Konkani People Un Happy for the original people of Tuulunaad, Konkanis came from Goa, Biaris Came from Kerala, I am also happy everyone is happily living in Tulunaad.

    Now you got it what i am trying to say??

    DisAgree [8] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sawan, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 12 2019

    Mangalore port built by srinivas mallya, moast of the major banks started by GSB communities. GSB communities are peace loving and they don't differentiate in tuluvas or other communities

    DisAgree Agree [3] Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Kindly ensure it is not Pocketed ...

    DisAgree [12] Agree [18] Reply Report Abuse

  • Ramdas, Shaktinagar

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Why was vishwa konkani bhavan constructed in shaktinagar mangalooru then ???

    DisAgree [4] Agree [25] Reply Report Abuse


Title : Mangaluru: Rs 5 crore approved for Konkani Bhavan


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image