A variety fair was held on Dec 8 at Kalaangan, as part of the 25-day World Konkani Cultural Convention organized by Mandd Sobhann. The occasion was graced...." />
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Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention


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Mangalore, December 9: A variety fair was held on Dec 8 at Kalaangan, as part of the 25-day World Konkani Cultural Convention organized by Mandd Sobhann. The occasion was graced by Shri Vishwesha Teertha Swamji of Pejawar Mutt, who spoke in admiration of the Konkani language, which binds 3 faiths together. He also said that Konkani-speakers, like Shri Krishna, have a biological mother in Konkani and a foster mother in Kannada and urged them to love both equally. Dolphy Prashanth D’Souza introduced the swamiji.


Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention

 

Variety fair held at Kalaangan as part of world convention


Kallzache Ghave, a Konkani movie produced by Titonio D’Costa was shown at 10:00 a.m., after which Damodar Naik’s movie Zagor was shown at 12:00 noon. The highlights of the cultural programme were a presentation by Puttur Narasimha Nayak, the renowned classical and playback singer of the south Indian film industry. A few devotional songs were also sung by Shanteri Kamath. Another interesting programme was “Dashavatari,” which was performed in the Swantwadi dialect of Konkani.


A formal stage programme followed the cultural programme, during which Philomena Peres, the former chairperson of the women’s right commission; Dr. Sudha Kishore and Deepak Kumta from Hyderabad; MLA U. T. Khader; Irene D’Souza of the Konkani Cultural Association of Delhi, were the dignitaries on the dais. After the state programme, Kasargod Chinna and troupe presented “Gaantti,” a Konkani play.


Allen C. A. Pereira, the former chairman of the Bank of Maharashtra; Dr. Austin D’Souza Prabhu from Chicago, USA; Santhosh Nazareth, the president of Mangalore Konkans Dubai; Stanley T. H. Fernandes of Muscat; Ronald and Noreen Mendonca, the donors of the Kalaangan amphitheatre; John D’Silva, the banker from Mumbai; and others participated in the event.


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