Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Konknni Compering Workshop Held by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA)

Konknni Compering Workshop Held

The second Konknni Compering workshop which was conducted by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) recently in Margao BPS Club, evoked a good response with participants, hailing from most of the talukas of Goa. The duties and responsibilities of a compere was impressively spelled out by well known compere Dr. Ajay Vaidya.“It is not enough for a compere to have an information, but he should also have information based knowledge of the subject. The compere should be updated in knowledge and he should have all round information,” Dr. Vaidya said while guiding the participants in the workshop. He also said that, since the compere accepts the responsibility of compering, he becomes the representative of the organizers, and therefore there is no room for him to be merely an announcer or commentator. Further elaborating the duties of a compere, he said that the compere should maintain discipline and dignity during the function, and that is why the person who has accepted the responsibilty to be compere for any function he or she should report on the venue half an hour before the function and leave the venue half an hour after the function.” He urged the participants to do the necessary preparation and home work much in advance for the compering of any function.

The workshop was formally inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Ajay Vaidya in the presence of Goa Konknni Akademi’s Vice President Vincy Quadros, DKA’s president Premanand A. Lotlikar and Secretary Jose Salvador Fernandes.
GKA vice-president Vincy Quadros praised and congratulated DKA for conducting such workshops, which was not given a thought by Goa Konknni Akademi for the last 25 years, since its inception.

Due to the demand for more Konknni compering workshops, DKA is intending to hold another two workshops very shortly, one in Ponda and another one in Canacona.
At the end of the workshop, certificates were presented to the participants at the hands of guests.

[Dr. Ajay Vaidya seen inaugurating the workshop by lighting the traditional lamp in the presence of GKA Vice-President Vincy Quadros, DKA President Premanand A. Lotlikar and Secretary Jose Salvador Fernandes].

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sahitya Academy (New Delhi) to organize 'Meet the Author – Bonaventure D’Pietro' Programme

Meet the Author – Bonaventure D’Pietro

Sahitya Academy, New Delhi will organize a special programme ‘Meet the Author’ to meet and hear Bonaventure D’Pietro, an eminent Konkani writer on Friday, 8th October 2010 at 5.30 p.m. at Black Box, Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa.

Right from his childhood Mr. D’Pietro was a keen observer of any happening that took place in the village or in his surroundings. He had the ability to analyze the incidents and also the capability to narrate them in a befitting manner. It was this attitude which compelled his tender mind in 1958 to write his first novelette “Soitanacho Ghutt” (The Mystery of Satan ) at a very young age of just 15 years. ‘Soitanacho Ghutt’ was published in parts in the Konkani section of the then Portuguese daily “O Heraldo”.

Since then he went on writing short stories and novelettes in the beginning but finally he excelled in writing novels. He has 14 publications to his credit out of which there are 8 bulky novels on various issues related to our society. ● Kallea Vistidachi Choli (1972) ● Clara (1972) ● Mhojea Paicho Fond (1974) ● From Goa With Love (1975) ● Ek Bhett Mungllurachea Xharak (1977) ● Jimmy (1986) ● Tichea Mornna Uprant (1990) ● Janya Celli (2000)

His other literary work consists of shrot stories and novelettes namely ● Tera Numbrachi Kottri (1976) ● Mog vo Patok (1976) and ● Mhaka Jiyonk Zai (1977). His other books include ● ‘Gupi’ (2009) for children, ●’Nazaretkat’ (2000) – his experiences; and ● Songit Doulot Goykaranchi (2004) – a research work in Goan music.

Bonaventure D’Pietro is not only a creative writer but also an excellent musician himself who plays numerous blowing instrumnents. Besides he is a journalist too who besides contributing to numerous dailies, weeklies, monthlies in Konkani in Roman script he has served as Asst. Editor of various newspapers and magazines in Konkani in Roman script.

This is for the first time that Sahitya Academy, New Delhi is organizing a programme of ‘Meet the Author’ for a writer in Konkani in Roman script.

Tomazinho Cardozo

[As forwarded to gaspar almeida, on October 3, 2010]