Maandd Sobhann creates another history

Maandd Sobhann creates another history

Maandd Sobhann creates another history

 The monthly theatre was started on the January 6, 2002 and since then has performed on all the first Sundays of every month.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Anuradha Paudwal was all praise for Maandd Sobhann and its Gurkaar Eric Ozario.

“We are indebted to you for putting Konkani on world map to preserve and promote Konkani culture and tradition,” she said and added that she was proud to be a Konkani.
Terming the event as ‘pride of Konkani,’ she said “let the 100 (monthly theatre) go on to become a million.”

On the occasion, 100 ‘rockets’ (crackers) were fired to mark the event.
Giving a brief detail about the 100 theatre programmes, Maandd Sobhann Gurkar Eric Ozario said that over 2,000 artistes have performed in the programmes while over 50,000 people have witnessed the events.

 “Though the organisation spent about Rs 30 lakh for the 100 programmes, it could collect only Rs 9 lakh,” he said and added that the programme will continue, come what may.

During the event, Anuradha Paudwal released a book ‘History of Konkani songs among Mangalorean Catholics, health and future,’ researched and written by Neeta Rebello, which was followed by a tribute to Konkani singing legend Wilfy Rebimbus, by poet Melwyn Rodrigues.

The celebrations included the best of 15 Konkani songs between 1900 and 2010. The Maandd Sobhann had organised a contest wherein the public were asked to list 15 most popular Konkani songs in the last 110 years.

Interestingly, none gave the right answer. Hence, the Rs 10,000 prize money was retained by the organisers.
Nine persons were feted on the occasion for attending most number of monthly theatres in Kalaangann.

The three hour-long programme also included popular Konkani folk dances by Mandd Sobhann artistes.
DH News Service