Mangaluru, Dec 18, 2014: A Konkani Sahitya Sammelan will be held at the Scouts and Guides Bhavan at Lalbagh here on December 20 under the aegis of the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy.
Informing this to reporters here on December 18, Thursday, Roy Castelino, President of the Academy said veteran writer Kum. Veerabhadrappa will inaugurate the Sammelan while another eminent writer Edwin Netto will preside. Dr Shobha Neelavar, Associate Professor in Karnataka University, Dharwad, JR Lobo, MLA, Ivan D’Souza, MLC, Lawrence D’Souza, film director, Pradeep G Pai and others will take part in the inaugural, he informed.
Outstanding personalities who have made significant contributions to Konkani will be felicitated at the function. Edwin JF D’Souza’s novel ’Unya Bhavadthache’ and Andrew LD Cunha’s anthology of poems ’Ayeracho Book’ will be released during the Sammelan.
He also informed that a colourful cultural procession will pass through Ladyhill, Lalbagh from the Sammelan venue the same evening.
The valedictory will be presided over by Mangaluru Bishop Rev. Aloysius Paul D’Souza while Ramanatha Rai, DK District in-charge Minister and Dr Mohan Alva, Chairman of Alva’s Foundation will be the chief guests.
Dr. B Devadas Pai, Registrar of the Academy and N Venkatesh Baliga, Editor of Kodial Khaber were present among others at the press meet.