Wednesday, July 14, 2010

DKA to commemorate its First President Day

DKA to commemorate its First President Day

Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) will commemorate the Founder’s Day - late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa, on 19th July, 2010, the eve of his birth anniversary.
Late Fr. Freddy J. da Costa was the first dynamic president of Dalgado Konknni Akademi. He was a multifaceted personality who had contributed immensely to Konknni journalism, literature, tiatr, education and culture. His writings reflected the social concerns of Goan culture and society. He was a socialist, a humanitarian who concretely worked for the social concerns of Goa.

As a priest, he involved himself in socio-cultural movements, and maintained public relations with peoples of all religions. He had a special interest for the development of Konkani in the Romi script. He always maintained that unity among Konknni writers and the development of Konknni was of moot importance.

The promoter and lover of Konknni in Romi script and the parish priest of Carambolim church Fr. Conceicao D’Silva will be the key note speaker for the function.
The function will start at 4.30 pm with a cultural programme in which Comedian Domnic, Luis Bachan, Socorro de St. Cruz, Sonia Fernandes and other tiatr artistes will partcipate. The formal function will be held at 5.00 pm. The function will be held at Tiatr Akademi Goa’s Auditorium, Campal, Panjim, Goa. All the Konknni lovers and members of DKA are requested to attend the function.

PHOTO: Late Fr. Freddy J Da Costa
as provided by DKA.

[Photo of the event].

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