Mangaluru, Feb 12, 2017: Saturday February 11, was the 2nd day of the coming together of various Konkani speaking communities, of the total 41, during the three-day Konkani Lokostav-2017, which kickstarted on Feb 10, Friday, struck an emotional chord.
With day ear marked to celebrate youth, the fair out side the ’Town Hall’ went on at an increased momentum. Many youth and people from all walks of life across all communities of the city flocked in and the atmosphere was hyperactive. With many of the 41 Konkani communities around it was a clourful celebartion.
Inside the hall there was an active level of singing, plays, dances and debates from various city colleges and was a lively affair enjoyed by a good audience all the day. Earlier in the day Konkani scholars presented papers on the need for taking Konkani into the 21st century and encouraging not only Konkani scribes and action but also those who write in other languages about Konkani and spread the culture and language further. Digitization of Konkani was called for as an urgent requirement. It was spoken that it is necessary to have all forms and a composite form of scripts to take forward Konkani in the 21st century.
The final day today, Feb 12, Sunday is all set to be full of excitement from 9 am to 9 pm -the valedictory will commence at 6 pm today.