Konkani Convention at Thrissur – 01 Jan ’12

Konkani Sardar Sri.Basti Vaman Shenoy inaugurating the Convention

Konkani Bhasha Convention

The New Year Day 2012  at Thrissur was marked with a “Konkani Bhasha Convention” which was organised by the local GSB Sabha, in association with P.G.Kamath Foundation,  Kerala Konkani Academy (Cochin) and Anugraha Charitable Trust (Ernakulam). The event commenced with lightig the lamp, by the Chief Guest Konkani Sardar Sri.Basti Vaman Shenoy, President of World Konkani Centre, Shakti Nagar, Mangalore. The Keynote Address was delivered by Sri.Payyanur Ramesh Pai, Chairman of Kerala Konkani Academy. The inaugural session was presided over by Dr.V.Govinda Shenoi, Retd. Principal. Felicitaions were offered by Sri. Anandan Pillai (Formerly of Kerala Sahitya Akademi) , Sri.M.P.Surendran (Mathrubhumi) and Sri. Anand.G.Kamath (P.G.Kamath Foundation). During the occasion the noted Konkani poet Sri.Saratchandra Shenoi was honoured on his anthology “Aatmaayan” winning the “Best Konkani Book Award 2011″  from  Dr.T.M.A.Pai Foundation of Manipal.

Sri.Suresh A.Shenoi, Editor of Spandan Konkani Monthly, chaired the concluding session. Smt. Surya Ashok was conferred with the ‘Pandarinath Bhuvanendra Puraskar 2011” of Kerala Konkani Academy by the Chief Guest Sri.Basti Vaman Shenoy. Prof.Mohan Rao, Convener of the P B Puraskar Samiti, spoke on the  particulars of the P B Puraskar. “Bhurgyalo Samsar”, a book written by Smt.Surya Ashok was released during the session, by Prof.Asha.P.Rao. Sri.C.S.Surendranatha Naik, Trustee of Anugraha Charitable Trust, spoke on the occasion. 

During the deliberations  several participants aired their views, which paved the way to form a new body called “Konkani Seva Samiti” aimed at promoting Konkani activities at Thrissur district level.  An Exhibition-cum Sales counter of Konkani books and CDs was kept in the venue. The Konkani short film”Nandu” was also exhibited during the concluding session. Sri.P.A.Sridhara Kamath welcomed the gathering and Sri.Balakrishna Pai proposed a Vote of Thanks. The Lakshmi Kalyana Mandapam Auditorium, on the Thekke Madom Road, which was the venue of the Convention, was named ‘P.G.Kamath Nagar’  in reverance to the late poet scholar.

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You may please have a look at the video coverage of the Convention by ACV TV Channel, put up in the  Audio-Video section of our website.