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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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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