Konkani Manyatha Divas Celebraed at Mira Road by St. Joseph’s Konkani Welfare Association

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By Fr Ivan DSouza, Mira Road
Bellevision Media Network

Mumbai, 26 Aug 2012: Konkani Manyatha Divas was celebrated with grandeur by St. Joseph’s Konkani Welfare Association, Mira Road on 26.08.2012 at Community Hall of St. Joseph’s Church.  Programme began with a welcome dance.  Fr. Dominic Vas (Spiritual Director of the association and Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church), Fr. Ivan (Assistant Parish Priest), Mr. Kenny Zuzarte (Singer), Mr. Harryboy (Singer), Mr. Lawrence Coelho (Editor of Divo) lighted the lamp.


Konkani Singer and Actor, Mr. Kenny Zuzarte was felicitated on the occasion.  Fr. Ivan D’Souza, winner of Divo Puraskar  was also felicitated for his contribution to the Konkani literature. Speaking on the occasion, Fr. Dominic Vas stressed that Konkani culture should be inculcated in our life, in our home and Society.



Mr. Ancy Paladka was the resource person of the day.  He explained the prominence of Konkani Divas.  He said Konkani is a very old language and actually 2nd oldest language of India, older than Sanskrit and Marathi.  He spoke on why the Konkani language is slowly extinguishing. There was a live discussion on the subject. Prizes were distributed to the winners of Elocution and singing competition conducted for this occasion.


Members of the association and the winners of the singing competition entertained the crowd with jokes, skits and songs.  Crowd danced to the songs of Mr. Kenny Zuzarte. Mrs. Sofia D’Sa, Secretary of St. Joseph’s Konakni Welfare Association, MiraRoad proposed the vote of thanks.  Prasann- Niddodi compered the programme.



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Canute Menezes, Shirva/Mira Road Mon, August-27-2012, 7:49
The function was very well conducted by St. Joseph s Konkani Welfare Association, Mira Road. Thanks to Bellevision for publishing the article and thus encouraging the Association
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