Better community helps to build better society: Ramdas Kumath U

5:03 PM, Friday, August 20th, 2010
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Mangalore : Though the Konkani speaking people are less in population, they must try to achieve success in every possible field, even giving importance to education, said Ramdas Kamath U, senior vice president of Infosys and chairman of VKSS.

He was speaking after distributing current year’s scholarships to 135 Engineering and MBBS aspirants at a function jointly organized by Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation and Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund of World Konkani Centre held at .V. Raman Pai Convention Centre, Kodialbail on August 20, Friday.

He also said that, though the populations in Jews are less in number, their achievements are more. Their community people have achieved over 15 dozen of noble awards. The things like computer chip and fiber optic have also been invented by the people of Jew Community and this is possible through education he said.

Further he also stated the Konkani community must also give importance to education, apart from language and culture. Though the people in community have education, they are not utilizing the knowledge gain through it.
We must try to get Noble Award in any field. After the globalization, there is opportunity for global market and we must build the capacity to fight against the global competition.
The students themselves must question about their stand and the level of happiness they gained through growth. Life is Challenge but growth is optional, he said.
Better community always helps to build better society.  We must consider lack of aspiration as the opportunity provided, he stated.
Special felicitation was given to Smt. Chaya Burdekar, IAS, who was the first person to pass UPSC exams with Konkani as a subject. Speaking on the occasion, she said that Konkani Language is deloping slowly and the details of Shravana Belagola included in Konkani language is the first step towards the success.
The Konkani’s have achieved success in many field including literature, education, science and many other and she also wished the people to get Noble Award.  Konkani Film is nominated in the International level film festival, which itself is a great honour, she added.
MLA Yogish Bhat, said that the scholarship programme has been organized to encourage to continue their education, who are suffering from financial problem.
He also said that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will visit Mangalore on August 23 to lay the foundation stone for the Rope way bridge to be constructed at the estimate cost of Rs 8 crore. He will also inaugurate the houses allocated for the SC/ST’s.
The donor like Dayanand Pai have contributed amount of Rs 8 crore for the development of the colleges located at Carstreet and Balmatta, he added.
Dr P Dayanand Pai, chairman, Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation, presided over the function.
World Konkani Centre President Basti Vaman Shenoy briefed the World Konkani vision statement on the occasion.
Eric Crasta, editor of Rakno and M Annappa Pai, hon. Secretary of Canara High School Association were the guest of honour.
Pradeep G. Pai, Secretary, VKSSF, Venkatesh N. Baliga, Secretary, WKC were present on the occasion.


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