Mangaluru: Konkani Sahitya Academy’s annual honorary, book awards presented

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Aug 2: The honorary awards and book prize of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy of 2020 were presented to the awardees at Kudmul Ranga Rao Townhall on Sunday August 1.

MLA Vedavyasa Kamath said, “A 37-cent land has been sanctioned near Urwa for the construction of Konkani Bhavan. We are expecting to get the RTC for the same within a week. Rs 3 crore has been sanctioned for the construction and the work will be taken up soon.”

Arun Subrav Ubhayakar (literature), Puttur Panduranga Nayak (art) and Lakshmi Krishna Siddi (folk) were conferred the honorary awards while book prizes were awarded to Prem Moras for his poem ‘Ekmoot Pavlyo’, Monica D’Sa’s short story ‘Navidiha’ and Steevan Quadras’s article ‘Sugandu Swas’.

President of Konkani Sahitya Acedamy Jagadish Pai, MLC Prathap Simha Nayak, mayor Premananda Shetty, president of Tulu Sahitya Acedamy Dayanand Kathalsar, president of Beary Sahitya Acedamy Rahim Ucchil, and film actor Henry D’Silva was also present.

Konkani academy member Arvind G Shet welcomed the gathering, registrar Manohar G Kamath rendered the vote of thanks and member Canute Jeevan Pinto compered the event.





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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Mon, Aug 02 2021

    Our Grateful thanks and Deep Gratitude to our own dear Vedavyasa Kamath, MLA, for alloting a sizable land; and arranging monyes for the Construction of deserved place to build " Konkani Bhavan " for our Community, a real blessings from all those who value our unforgetable unique Konkani Culture in our own land of dwelling of the persons from ages past. What an amount of Happiness for we people who really grew up, well educated, stood fast, worked tirelessly and prosperd ? I specially want to Pray for all those who have done this great Contribution to our " Konkan Coast " NOTHING WILL BE OUT OF SIGHT FROM OUR GOOD GREAT CREATOR, !!!

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Mon, Aug 02 2021

    Congratulations to all who honored... Who turned best out of best with respect fully made proud to their mother tongue. I am feeling proud for them. Great achievement.

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