Monday, July 13, 2009

Konkani Seminar and Condolence Meeting

Konkani Seminar and Condolence Meeting

GRAF (Goan Review Art Foundation) in collaboration with Konkani Association, Mumbai (KAM) organizes a Konkani Seminar “Mumbointlea Konknneancho Ekvott Koso Zoddop?” (How to unite the Konkani people of Mumbai) & “Mumbointle Gõykaranche Kudd Koxe Samballop-II (How to sustain the Goan Clubs of Mumbai) followed by Condolence Meeting to pay tributes to the stalwart of the Konkani stage the late M. Boyer on Sunday 19th. July 2009 at 4.00 p.m. at St. Sebastian Goan High School, Dabul, (Thakurdwar) Near Charni Road Station, Mumbai.

The Konkani speaking people of Mumbai are today scattered in the far off suburbs of Mumbai, thus breaking their link with their fellow brethren. We have to find a solution to bring all the different Konkani people together in order to sustain our cultural ties and enrich our Konkani language. Mr. Lawrence D’Souza, Kamani, Hon. Secretary of Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Mumbai, the mother association of all Konkani people of Mumbai, will share his views on this subject.
The identity of the Goans in Mumbai is slowly dying. The heritage that was built by our ancestors in Mumbai – namely the Village clubs and other institutions are dwindling in numbers. Therefore, for this reason, we have already conducted one seminar - “Goan Associations and the Goan Clubs in Mumbai” - in order to alert the Goans. This one is a sequel to the seminar already held earlier. Some concerned Goans have taken steps to register the Goan clubs in Mumbai in order to preserve them for posterity. The secretary of this proposed Federation will throw light on the progress made so far in this regard .
We are humbly calling upon all Goans to come and attend this seminar and discuss this matter and come forward to take remedial measures to safeguard our language, culture and the club and institution heritage.
On this occasion we also pay our respect to our departed artiste M.Boyer who enriched the Konkani culture through his plays and songs.
There is no fee to attend this Seminar however those interested to attend this seminar must register their names in advance.

For Registration and other details kindly contact: Gable D’Souza (9820494439) or GRAF office (22630139).

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