Mangaluru, Jan 13, 2017 : Konkani Writers and Artistes Association (R) has requested the government to name the Valencia Circle to Koti Chennaya Circle Road after late Wilfy Rebimbus in recognition of his invaluable service to the cause of Konkani music, language, literature, plays, Konkani films and Konkani journalism.
President of KWAA Ronald Sequeira, Secretary Florine Roche and members Roshan Madtha, Wilson Kateel and Henry Mendonca submitted a memorandum to Mangalore south MLA J R Lobo in this regard. The members said that 2017 marks the 75 th birth anniversary of this Konkani legend who strived relentlessly to give recognition to Konkani music,language and literature at global level. Wilfly Rebimbus was born in Valencia and spent his lifetime working for Konkani in Valencia and therefore naming the road from Valencia circle to Koti Chennayya Circle after him would be a befitting tribute and honour to this living legend.
The members stated that Late Wifly who is rightly honoured with the title “Konkan Kogul” lives in the hearts of Konkani people through his songs and he should be honoured befitting his contribution for promoting Konkani.
In a press release the association pointed out that copy of the memorandum was also submitted to Chief Whip of Karnataka Legislative Council Mr. Ivan D Souza with a request to take up the matter with Urban Development Ministry and other concerned departments as the resolution to the effect was already passed in the council meeting of Mangalore City Corporation.
Konkani Writers and artists Association is registered body working for the general and social cause of promoting, fostering, protecting and propagating Konkani Language , Konkani LiteratureKonkani Art and Culture , general welfare of writers and artists in konkani language , literature, art and culture , creating awareness amongst the public as to the wealth and depth of literature, art and culture and also fighting against the illegal, injustice, misuse of public money and property , malpractices or unlawful actions by any organization, Institution, association or any group of people, directly.