Mangalore, Aug 19, 2014 : Konkani is one amongst Indian languages that has been included in eighth schedule of national constitution.
Konkani that was not fostered by royal kingdoms, but survived only by speaking for thousands of years. It was a milestone for Konkani that was included in national constitution on August 20 1992.
Konkani organizations are celebrating this historical event since the past 22 years. Meanwhile, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy will be celebrating this event in a unique manner this year.
Konkani Manyata Day will be held at Town Hall, here on Wednesday August 20 from morning till evening.
The mayor Mahabala Marla will inaugurate the event by hoisting Konkani flag here on Wednesday at 9.00am.
Dakshina Kannada deputy director of public instructions (DDPI) Walter D’Mello and District Institute Education of Teachers (DIET) principal Cyprian Monteiro will be the guests of honor.
Cultural talent contest
The cultural talent contest for students of schools, colleges and organizations will be held on Wednesday from 9.15am to 3.30pm. Twenty-three groups will partake in this event.
Konkani devotional singing
Kasturi and group will present Konkani devotional singing programme on Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.
Cultural groups and Konkani organizations to hold procession from 8 locations
The procession will be held from 8 locations across the city on Wednesday at 3.30pm.
• Lalbagh – Siddi folk-art group, Uttar Kannada and Padua College Konkani Club
• Bunts Hostel – New Star Brass Band, Moodbidri accompanied by ICYM motorcade of head-load offerings, St Aloysius College Konkani Club
• St Agnes College, Bendore – folk-art group from Karwar, ICYM central Committee
• Kankanady – Kudubi folk-art group, Yedapadav Kudubi Samaj
• Mangaladevi – Karvi Kala Mand, Bhatkal, Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh ®
• Attavar – Joy Star Brass Bank, Mandd Sobhann, Konkani Prachar Sanchalan®
• Badria College – Duf group of Shiroor, Rosario College Konkani Club
• Kudroli – Konkani cultural group, Car Street, Konkani Cultural Association
Felicitation of different organizations for yeomen service to promote Konkani
Mandd Sobhann – Mangalore, Catholic Education Board – Mangalore, Konkani Kudupi Janapad Kala Vedike – Yedapadav, Konkani Bhas and Samskruti Pratistan – Shaktinagar, Konkani Samskrutik Sangh – Mangalore, United Youngsters – Mangalore, Konkani Bhasha Mandal – Karnataka, Konkani Christian Association – Mysore, Daivajna Brahman Association – Ashoknagar, Konkani Natak Sabha® – Mangalore, Ranga Chinnari – Kasargod, Karnataka Konkani Minority Education Institutions Association – Mangalore, Konkani Rakaan Sanchalan – Chikmagalur, FKCA – Bangalore, Akhila Karnataka Konkani Karvi Mahajana Sangha – Kundapur, Dakshina Kannada Kudubi Vadyancho Yekvot – Kompadav, Kavita Trust – Mangalore, Jagotik Konknni Songhotton – Mangalore, Amgelen Balaga – Mangalore, Karvi Kala Mandd – Bhatkal, Siddi Samskrutik Kala Mela – Yellapur, Konkani Kala Mandala – Sirsi, Catholic Sabha – Mangalore, Chappekar Saraswata Samaj – Mangalore, Poornanand Seva Pratistan – Mangalore, Rajapur Saraswat Bhraman Sangh – Bantakal, Amgele Vani ® 0 Udupi, Nakuda Daf Samiti – Shiroor.
The fellowship will be awarded to researchers Dr Jayavant Nayak for his book Traditional celebrations in Konkani speaking communities, Geeta Shenoy for her book Women litterateurs contributions to Konkani and Manjunat Kamat for Konkani journalism.
The state forests and Dakshina Kannada district-in-charge minister Ramanat Rai will inaugurate valedictory function here on Wednesday at 5.00pm.
Mangalore south MLA J R Lobo will preside the programme.
The state health and family welfare minister U T Khader will be the chief guest of the occasion.
The state youth affairs minister Abayachandra Jain, MLA Moideen Bava, MLC Ivan D’Souza and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will be the guests of honor.
Dr Jayavant Nayak will deliver keynote address on Konkani Manyata Day.
Kodiyala Kabar, Konkani bulletin editor Venkatesh Baliga and Irene Rebello will compere the programme.
Konkani traditional food stall
Naveen Lobo and Geeta Kini will put up food stalls at the venue.
Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy president Roy Castelino urged Konkani speaking community to attend the programme in large numbers.
The Academy members Lawrence D’Souza, Shekar Gowda and K Devdas Pai, registrar Dr B Devdas Pai were present at the press meet held at Academy office here on Tuesday August 19.
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