Wednesday, July 14, 2010

‘Vovllik’ of the First World Konkani Cultural Convention

‘Vovllik’ of the First World Konkani Cultural Convention

Poilo Vixv Konknni Sanskrutik Mahamell (The First World Konkani Cultural Convention) is being organized from November 25 to December 19, 2010 at Kalaangann, Mangalore. In this 25 days world level Konkani Cultural Festival over 60 cultural troupes from all over the world are participating. Goa being the ‘Mull Pith’ of Konkani, about 30 cultural troupes presenting all cultural forms from Goa namely folk music, tiatr, nattok, etc will be showcased in the festival.

The Goa curtain-raiser of this World Convention will be held on Sunday, July 18, 2010at 7.30 p.m. at the Conference Hall, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. On this occasion Shri, Digamber Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa will be the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries who will grace the occasion are Francisco Sardinha, M.P., Luizinho Faleiro, former Chief Minister, Eduardo Faleiro, Commissioner of NRI Affairs and Damodar Naik, MLA, Fatorda Constituency.

The Goa curtain-raiser is called ‘Vovllik’ meaning invitation. On this occasion a formal ‘vovllik’ will be extended to all the troupes from Goa participating in the First World Konkani Cultral Convention.

An exciting cultural programme has been arranged on the occasion in which a brass band from Honavar, a dance troupe from Mangalore and a folk troupe from Bhatkal will stage their robust performances. ‘Poilo Vixv Konknni Sanskrutik Mahamell’ invites all Goans to attend the Goa cuirtain-raiser ‘Vovllik’.

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