Konkani Association

The Konkani Association, though established only during this academic year, has conducted many useful literary activities under the stewardship of Mr.Alfred Furtado and Ms.Raksha Shenoy.

The association was formally inaugurated by Mr.Gurudath Bantwalkar Asst. Director of World Konkani Centre Mangaluru on July 21st 2015. He also conducted a literary appreciation of a story of Shenoy Goanbab for the students.

The association organized a talk on Konkani Literature by Dr.Gerald Pinto, Associate Professor of Milagres College on August 11th 2015. The association is also publishing a biannual newsletter. Students are encouraged to contribute articles and writeups in newsletter and wall magazine. Mr.Kishore Gonsalves a renowned Konkani poet, short story writer released the Ist issue on August 20th 2015.

Twelve members of the association attended the cultural programme organaised by the Konkani Academy to commemorate ‘Konkani Manyata Divas’ A popular Konkani movie ‘Ujwadu’ was shown to the members on Feb 11th 2016. The Second issue of the newsletter was released by a Konkani Writer Mrs.Sharada Bhat, Udupi.

The association has conducted elocution and essay writing competitions in connection with the college day programme. Members of the association also presented a dance and a group song in two different dialects of Konkani yesterday afternoon.