Friday, February 11, 2011

DKA to hold Third Konknni (Romi Lipi) Literary & Cultural Sammelan



DKA to hold Third Konknni (Romi Lipi) Literary & Cultural Sammelan

Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA), an organization working for the promotion of Roman script will be organizing its Third Konknni (Romi Script) Literary and Cultural Sammelan on 19th & 20th Feburary 2011 in Panaji, at Kala Academy.

In the meeting of DKA in Panaji, Fr Conceicao D’Silva was elected as the Chairman of Reception Committee of the Sammelan, Shri Bonaventure D’Pietro as the Working President and Pio Esteves as the Secretary of the Sammelan.

Fr Conceicao D’Silva is presently the parish priest of Carambolim church. He has served as a curate in parishes of Verna, Tilamol and Calangute and as a chaplain in Ambelim chapel. Therafter he was the parish priest of Mandur church. He is actively involved in social, cultural and sports activities. He promotes Konknni in Romi script through different modes. He is known for preaching the word of God in Goa and abroad. He recently received the state award for his immense social work at the hands of the chief minister Digambar Kamat.

Bonaventure D’Pietro is a multifaceted personality, with involvement in music and journalism. He has contributed much for the cause of Konkani. He has penned several books in Konkani. He has to his credit eight novels, namely Kallea Vistidachi Choli, Clara, Mhozo Paicho Fondd, From Goa With Love, Ek Bhett Mungllurchea Xharak, Jimmy, Tichea Mornna Uprant and Janya Celli. He has also received several awards from different institutions for his immense contribution to Konknni in Roman Script.

Pio Esteves is a journalist by profession and presently working for The Times of India. He is also a writer, cartoonist and musician. He has authored six Konkani books, namely Kupam, Pakham, Sallkam, Ambott-Tik, Kaddyo-Boddyo and Jinneche Panvdde. He is a regular contributor to magazines like Gulab, Goan Review, besides weekly Vavraddeancho Ixtt.

Third Konknni (Romi Script) Literary and Cultural Sammelan is an attempt to bring together all lovers of Konknni. This conference aims to create enthusiasm and love and to foster unity among the Konkani speaking people.

Jose Salvador Fernandes
Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA)
Goa, India
Mob: + 91 9881810832
Email: konknno at

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