`Mobile Konkani Bazaar’ Konkani books and CDs, vehicle arrived to Mangalore

12:02 PM, Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Mobile Konkani BazaarMangalore : A Mobile vehicle ‘Konkani Bazaar’ to sell Konkani books and CDs, organised by the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy arrived at Mangalore, on Tuesday June 3.

Renowned Konkani singer Vishwas Rebimbus inaugurated the ‘Mobile Konkani Bazaar’ in a grand welcome ceremony at ‘Swarna Kala Mantapa’ in Kadri Park.

Speaking on the occasion, Vishwas Rebimbus said that, Mobile Konkani Bazaar will create awareness on the Konkani literature. This will reach the city as well as the rural people.

He stated that, common reader may not be able to purchase books through online. Mobile Konkani Bazaar is a great opportunity for buy books and CDs. This is a big step towards development of the language.

Karnataka Tulu Academy President Janaki Brahmavara released ‘Asthamana,’ a Konkani novel by K Sharada Bhat.

Janaki Brahmavara said that, increasing co-ordination between three language academies is a good sign. Beary and Konkani Sahitya Academies have taken steps in this regard and Tulu Sahitya Academy will continue the good trend, she said.

Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy President Mohammed Haneef released ‘Pushpamaal,’a collection of poems written by Dr Varija Neerebail.

Dr Varija Neerabail is from the backward Kudubi community. She is completely involved in her writing. I congratulate her on her achievements, Mohammed Haneef said.

Roy Castelino, president of Konkani Sahitya Academy, stressed the need of developing language unanimity in coastal Karnataka. Mobile Konkani Bazaar has already proved a successful idea.

The mobile shop which was inaugurated by Minister for Kannada and Culture Umashri in Bangalore, on May 24, has already registered a sale worth Rs one lakh.

In the city, Rs 1.45 lakh has been saved for the project, he said.

Karnataka Tulu Academy President Janaki Brahmavara and Beary Sahitya Academy President Mohammed Haneef were honoured on the occasion.

Jonisha Lobo of Mulki and Daphney Coelho from Kuloor were felicitated for scoring highest marks in Konkani in SSLC examination.

Konkani Sahitya Academy Registrar Devadas Pai, Member Lawrence D’Souza, Victor Mathias and others were present.

Sandeep Monteiro, supervisor, Mobile Konkani Bazaar, and van driver Jerome were honored on the occasion.

Stanly Alvaris compered , Dr Devdas Pai, registrar welcomed the gathering.

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