Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (JD)
Udupi, Dec 5: "Before writing a single article, the writer should read 100 articles. Every writer should know the fact what the reader will understand after reading his/her article" said Dr Vincent Alva, principal, Milagres College Kallianpur.
He was speaking at the inauguration of training programme organized for the Amcho Sandesh correspondents and Konkani writers organized by Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh (R), Amcho Sandesh Konkani monthly, and Konkani Sanghatan Udupi.
Inaugurating the programme, he said, "Every writer should give utmost importance to read others' articles. Writers should think in readers' perspective also. Writer should think what the reader will understand after reading a certain article. The articles written should benefit the community."
A training programme was also held for the correspondents of Amcho Sandesh and other Konkani writers.
Stany Bela, bureau chief, Daijiworld Mangaluru, Wilfred Lobo, editor, Amcho Sandesh and Michael Rodrigues, Media convener, Udupi diocese conducted the training sessions.
Stany Bela, bureau chief, Daijiworld Mangaluruspoke on 'Writing of feature story / Cover story'. In his talk he said, "Cover stories should be on contemporary issues. There should not be no space for fiction in cover stories. Writing of cover stories involves detailed research on the selected topic. Writers should be clear about the readers mentality, and the stand of the publication on certain issues. Usage of words should be precise and standard."
Wilfred Lobo, editor, Amcho Sandesh spoke on 'how to write letter to editor'. He said, "Letters to the editor are largely read by the readers. These can bring many changes. To create a movement, a single letter to the editor is enough. It can be a reason for social change. Even a reader becomes journalist by writing letters to the editor."
Michael Rodrigues, media convener, Udupi diocese trained the aspirants on report writing to various media platforms and said, "More and more news reports should appear in newspapers about the programmes conducted by us. The news should be sent without any delay."
Second edition of Fr Mark Walder's autobiography published by Divya Deepa publication was also released on the occasion.
Vithasha Ria Rodrigues (Muddu Theerthahalli) was conferred with the late Joseph and Mary Pinto Niddodi memorial literature award.
On receiving the award she said, "I am grateful to everyone who have supported and encouraged me to start writing in Konkani language. This award has increased my responsibilities. Now everything has changed to online mode. Social media is now used as a platform to promote new talents. Many youths are now writing rigorously on current political and social matters. I wish young writers to write more."
Mary D'souza, president, Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh, Gregory P K D'souza, secretary, Elroy Kiran Crasto, convener, Amcho Sandesh, Alwyn Quadrous, treasurer, Amcho Sandesh, Milrida Rodrigues, treasurer, Amcho Sandesh, Dr Gerald Pinto, convener, Walter Cyril Pinto and others were present on the occasion.
Dr Gerald Pinto welcomed the gathering, Rosy Baretto rendered the vote of thanks, and Edward Larsen introduced the resource persons. Dr Flavia Castelino compered the programme.