Mangaluru, Jun 12: An inspirational Students Capacity Building Virtual Programme 'Kavi Songim Souvad' was conducted by the department of Languages (Konkani) Milagres College on June 7.
Andrew D’Cunha, an award-winning poet and writer, was the resource person. He shared his life experience, explaining to the students how he cultivated theinterest to write poetry. He said a poet gets his imagination, apt words, using life experienced situation or background. He also shared his journey in developing Konkaniliterature. He believes 'Affection is better than perfection'. He also explained hisaffection and relationship with Nature. Most of the works are based on the relationship between human beings and nature, he said.
He ideally explained his 3 well-known poetic works Anjurache Pan, Valo,Bhayim. He was of the opinion that Konkani language is losing its identity because of the disappearance of the elderly people in our community. He requested the young Konkani students to get connected with the grandparents to improve and gain a grip over the language Konkani. As many as 97 students took part in this webinar. Milagres College principal Fr Michael Santhumayor welcomed and introduced the resource person. Joel Pereira, the programme coordinator was the host and proposed vote of thanks.