The logo of all India Konkani Sahitya Sammelan unveiled
Mangaluru: “Lit Fests always give us an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of language and literature as writers from various regions participate and share their works and ideas in the Sammelan. All India Konkani Parishad, which was founded by Advocate Madhav Manjunath Shanbaug of Kumta in the year 1939, has so far organised 24 All India Konkani Literary conferences along with so many other programmes. The 25th All India Konkani Literary Conference will be held in Mangaluru at the World Konkani Centre, Shaktinagar. Ample arrangements have been made, and about 800 delegates from various parts of the country are expected to attend this national event. Students are given a special concession on delegate’s fees, and accommodation for outstation delegates will be provided. Delegates can savour Konkani cuisine for two days. Online registration is available for delegates,” informed Mr Titus Noronha, Poet, Thinker and CEO of city-based Rahul Advertisers. He was speaking at the logo launch ceremony at the Central Hall of the World Konkani Centre on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
Senior journalist, former editor of Raknno Konkani Weekly, and key person in setting up the Konkani Bhasha Mandal Karnataka chapter in 1974, Fr. Mark Walder, launched the logo by pressing the remote button. An artist of repute, Convenor of Konkani Institute at St Aloysius College, Mangalore, Pinto Vamanjoor, has designed the logo of Sammelan with special animation effects.
Nandagopal Shenoy, President of the World Konkani Centre, released the Sammelan leaflet, and Sahitya Akademi awardee and senior author Gokuldas Prabhu released delegate passes. Alwyn D. Souza, Paneer, President of the Catholic Sabha, Mangalore Pradesh (R), inaugurated online registration by scanning a QR code. Arun Ubhaykar, president of the parent body, All India Konkani Parishad, was present on the occasion.
The working president of the Reception Committee H M Pernal welcomed the guests and the gathering. Executive Council member and convenor of the Konkani Advisory Board at Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, compered the event. Gurudutt Bhandwalkar, CEO of the World Konkani Centre, proposed a vote of thanks.