Mangalore : Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy has requested the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to sanction funds to Konkani Adhyana Peetha (endownment chair) that will be established in Mangalore University.

A memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister on August 26 by Roy Castelion, President of the Academy in the presence of Ivan D’Souza, MLC, J R Lobo, MLA, Mangalore South, Moideen Bava, MLA, Mangalore North.

Replying positively the CM assured the academy members that he will look into the matter and see to it necessary actions will be initiated.

Academy members Lawrence D’Souza and Louis Coutinho were present.