Mangaluru, Nov 17, 2017: Youth play a very important role in the promotion and development of Konkani language, literature and culture, said Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy President R P Naika Dandeli.
He was presiding over a function held at Town Hall to mark the silver jubilee of Konkani Manyata Diwas.
The programme was earlier inaugurated by beating Gumate or the traditional drum by Cashew Development Corporation Chairman B H Khader. Stating that the Konkani Academy needed an own building he assured to strive in that direction.
Mohammad Monu, President of Mangaluru Taluk Panchayat, Basti Vaman Shenoy, Roy Castelino, former presidents of the Academy, Eric Ozario, Gurkar of Mandd Sobhann, Devadas Pai, Registrar of the Academy and others were present.
Prizes were awarded to Aloysius College and Capitanio College teams which bagged the first two places respectively in the Konkani Children’s Day talent programmes.