Konkani Manyathe Diwas celebrated with pomp

Konkani being included in the school syllabus as a subject is a wonderful way to make the language grow and stay. The government has released a grant of Rs 40 lakhs for the academy and Rs 5.5 lakhs for other activities. It has also released Rs 5 lakhs for research, informed Bhat.

“Discipline and sheer determinedness to achieve your dream can make success come to you. Have a goal and aim to achieve it. This century has lot of opportunities and hence try to make the best use of it,” opined Karnataka Bank General Manager Upendra Prabhu.
“Konkani is spoken in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra by almost 40 communities. It is spoken by Hindus, Muslims and Christians binding all the religions together. Children should not neglect their mother tongue as it is a powerful tool and is spoken spontaneously and not mechanically,” said Mangalore University Associate Professor Dr Jayawanth Nayak.
The 43 winners of the Konkani Bala Prathibay, Kishore Prathibay and Yuva Prathibay were awarded cash prizes, mementos and certificates.

To commemorate the Konkani Manyatha Divas, various competitions were held in 26 high schools and 30 primary schools and the 672 winners were awarded on this occasion. A quiz competition for the various school level winners and cultural programmes were also organised.

Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy President Kundapur Narayana Kharvi, Registrar S H Shivaruddrappa, Convenor Mangalpadi Namadev Shenoy were the other dignitaries present.
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