State Konkani Bhasha Mandal Organizes Talent Contest

News & Pics by Ancy Paladka
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (SP)

Mumbai, Sep 2: Konkani Bhasha Mandal Maharashtra had organized a talent contest for children on Aug 31 at Jerimeri St Judes hall in the city. These contests were held to celebrate the 16th Konkani Manyata Diwas (16th Konkani Recognition Day), as Konkani was included in the 8th schedule of Indian Constitution on Aug 20, 1992. The grand finale of these events will be held on Sep 28, 2008 by celebrating Konkani Day at Gyan Ashram, Andheri here.

A large number of children participated in the Konkani Talent Contest with lot of zest and zeal. Competitions were held in singing, dance, elocution and story telling. The children were grouped in different categories for the purpose. Leo Fernandes, Ron Michael, Lawrence DSouza Kamani, Harry Boy, Felix Veigas,  Dazy Vaz, Walter D'Souza, Gregory Veigas, Agnes DSouza and Shalini Corea were the judges.

The results were announced on the same day as below:


A. Singing Solo:

1. Johnson Thoras, Sakinaka
2. Lewin Fernandes, Jerimeri
3. Baby Shirley Fernandes, Jogeshwari
Complementary: Steve D'Souza, Ghatkoper

B. Duet Singing:
1. Lewin Fernandes Jarimari and Party

C. Group Singing:
1. Lewin Fernandes Jarimari and Party

D. Story Telling:
1. Dayl Dias, Mahakali

JUNIORS Category:

A. Singing Solo:
1. Glanshita Fernandes, Jerimeri
2. Alita Rodrigues, Mahakali
3. Glen Vegas, Malvani
Complementary: Floyd DSouza, Malvani

B. Singing Duet
1. Melvia DSouza and Party.

C. Singing Group:
1. Floyd D'Souza, Malvani and party

D. Elocution
1. Glancita Fernandes, Sakinaka
2. Melvia DSouza, Mahakali
3. Flynie DSouza, Malvani
Complementary: Aelita Rodrigues, Jerimeri, Canute Saldanha, Malvani and Doyl Dias, Mahakali

SENIORS Cateogry:

A. Singing Solo:
1. Philip DSouza, Kanjurmarg
2. Flynie Dsouza, Malvani
3. Felix DSouza, Malvani and Ron Michael, Dobitalao

B. Singning Duet:
1. Gavin Fernandes, Jerimeri and party
2. Densil Gonsalves, Jerimeri and party
3. Melvia DSouza, Malvani and party

C. Singing Group:
1. Felix DSouza, Malvani and party
2. Flavian Cardoza, Jerimeri and party

D. Dance Solo
1. Anish Mathias, Mahakali
2. Aron Mathias, Mahakali and Flynie Dsouza, Malvani
3. Dulcine DSouza, Malvani

E. Dance Group
1. Aron Mathias, Mahakali
2. Floyd DSouza Malvani

Co-ordinator Leo Fernandes Welcomed, Lawrence D'Souza Kamani annouced the prizes, Joy Paladka proposed vote of thanks.


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