Mangaluru, Mar 1: Konkani Writers' Association, (Konkani Lekhak Sangh), Karnataka, had its annual meeting and the 'meet the author' programme at Sandesha, Bajjodi, here on February 27. This is the first meeting of the association after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting was presided over by Richard Moras, chief of the association steering committee. He presented audited accounts for the year 2019-2020.
Hemacharya, the editor of Daijiworld Weekly paid tributes to the departed Konkani writers and artists. They included John Richie Pais, Fr Stany D'Cunha, Benna Ruzai, Fr V J Menezes, Paul Moras and Pius D’Silva (Herolpius). He recalled their contribution for the development of Konkani literature.
Fr Pius Pinto spoke about his recent book in Tulu, 'Karlada Kraisther'.
J F D'Souza was chosen for the honour of the 'Meet the author' programme. He narrated his literary journey and spoke about 14 books he has penned for the children. The members gathered there, interacted with him. There was a discussion on various issues relating to the Konkani language and literature.
Dr Edward Nazareth, a member of the steering committee did the introduction and welcomed the gathering.
Tara Laveena Fernandes (Lavi Ganjimatt) compered the programme and proposed the vote of thanks.
Dolphy Lobo, Cyril G Sequiera, members of the steering committee, senior writers Eddie Netto, Raymond Dcunha, Juliet Moras and many others were present.