Mangaluru, April 9, 2015 (DHNS): Mayor Jacintha Vijaya Alfred has said in spite of classifications, all Konkani speaking people should mention their language as Konkani in upcoming caste-based census, for the betterment of the language.
Speaking on the occasion of annual Konkani Teachers’ Conference organized by the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy in Mangalore on Tuesday, the Mayor also hailed the efforts of Konkani Sahitya Academy on making the language closer to people which has motivated teachers as well.
On the occasion, ‘Mandd Sobhann’ sponsored Jessy Castelino Memorial Best Konkani Teacher Award was conferred to St Francis Xavier High School teacher Theresa Jose Furtado.
The Mayor released “Konkani Christav Kajaram” a book by Herolpius on the occasion. The author said that the book gives all information about Konkani marriage.
A special lecture was also organized on the occasion by Prof. Dr. Mahabaleshwara Rao, Principal of Dr. TMA Pai Teachers Training Institute. Konkani Sahitya Academy President Roy Castelino, Registrar Dr. B. Devdas Pai, Mandd Sobhann former president Stany Alveris were present among others.