Irene Pinto presented Nalanda Puraskar

Explaining the potential plans for the development of Konkani language, School of Konkani Studies Director Dr William Da Silva informed that, to bring down the literature from other languages to Konkani is one of the main initiatives to be taken up soon.

The other plan of actions include publishing the literature of Konkani writers, starting a Konkani journal with a vision to bring together Konkani people scattered all over Karnataka among others.

Konkani lexicon

Meanwhile, he also expressed an immense interest to publish a Konkani lexicon to help those who are interested to learn Konkani language. 

After the last session, the Editor of Raknno Konkani weekly paid a tribute to all those contributors of Konkani language and culture who passed away in the recent past.

As a part of the programme, Konkani Nalanda Puraskar, a special award was given to Irene Pinto.

Many other Konkani litterateurs were also felicitated during the occasion.  Various researchers presented their papers in the two-day workshop proving the amount of quality of researches that have emerged in Konkani language.

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