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Aug 24, 2017: Parishioners of Valencia here on Sunday August 20 celebrated the 25th 'Konkani Manyata Divas' at Golden Jubilee Hall, Valencia. The day marks the inclusion of Konkani language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

Addressing the gathering, parish priest of Valencia Fr James D'Souza said, "In the current world learning many languages is an advantage. But at the same time, we should never forget our mother tongue. Our mother tongue unites us and binds us together. If everyone thinks this way, Konkani will flourish automatically."






"Mother tongue is not just a language. It is a feeling. It is filled with the love and soul of the motherland. It is the face of our culture and frame of our society. So we should never hesitate to speak our language. Our ancestors did a lot to enhance the richness of mother tongue. Today this responsibility is on us. We should carry forward their work and pass it on to the next generation," he said.

"Every year we celebrate Konkani Manyata Divas on August 20 to commemorate the day it was added in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution. This day makes us proud. We are the protectors and ambassadors of our language. Protection and propagation should be done together," he added.






Founder of Daijiworld Walter Nandalike who attended the programme as chief guest said, "Konkani language has a history of two thousand years and it still lives with us. Various writers, singers, artistes and scholars have done a lot to protect this language. But the major share goes to the religious leaders. They have done a wonderful job in promoting the Konkani language and passing it on through the generations. They are still selflessly engaged in this task. We the Konkani speaking people should support them in this mission."

Well-known Konkani writer C G S Taccode, Youth Congress president of South constituency Meryl Rego, community leader Steevan Rodrigues, dancer Nikki Pinto, and cine actress Sweeny D'Souza were felicitated by dignitaries.

Assistant parish priest Fr Naveen Pinto, resident priest Fr Arun Lobo, parish council vice-president Anil Lobo, secretary Lizzy Pinto were present on the dais.

Prior to the stage programme various cultural programmes were performed by the parishioners. Finally the dinner was served for all participants.






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ಅಗಸ್ಟ್ 20 ತಾರಿಕೆರ್ ಸಂಭ್ರಮನ್ ಆನಿ ಗದ್ದಳಾಯೆನ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ದೀಸ್ ಆಚರಣ್ ಕೆಲೊ. ಸಾಕಾಳಿಂ 7.30 ವರಾರ್ ಮೀಸ್ ಉಪ್ರಾಂತ್ ಮುಖೆಲ್ ಸಯ್ರೊ ಜಾವ್ನ್ ಆಯ್‍ಲ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಮಾನೆಸ್ತ್ ಎರಿಕ್ ಒಜೇರಿಯೊನ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಬಾವ್ಟೊ ಉಬಾರ್ಲೊ ಆನಿ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಮಾಂಯ್ ಭಾಶೆಚಿ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟತಾ ಆನಿ ತಿಚಿ ಹ್ಯಾ ದಿಸಾಂನಿ ಹ್ಯಾ ಭಾಶೆಚಿ ಗರ್ಜ್ ಕಿತೆಂ ಮ್ಹಣ್ ಆಪ್ಲೊ ಸಂದೇಶ್ ದಿಲೊ. ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಉಲೊವ್ಯಾಂ, ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಬರೊವ್ಯಾಂ, ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಭಾಸ್ ಸಾಂಬಾಳ್ಯಾಂ ಮ್ಹಣ್ ತಾಣೆ ಉಲೊ ದಿಲೊ.

ಉಪ್ರಾಂತ್ ಸಾಂಜೆರ್ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕøತಿಕ್ ಕಾರ್ಯೆಂ ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಜ್ಯುಬಿಲಿ ಸಭಾಂಗಣಾಂತ್ ಆಸಾ ಕೆಲ್ಲೆಂ. ಮಾನೆಸ್ತ್ ವಾಲ್ಟರ್ ನಂದಳಿಕೆ ಮುಕೆಲ್ ಸಯ್ರೊ ಜಾವ್ನ್ “ಆಜ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣಿ ಭಾಸ್ ಜಿವಾಳ್ ಆಸಾ ವ ಉರ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಜಾಲ್ಯಾರ್ ಹಾಕಾ ಆಮ್ಚ್ಯೆ ಧಾರ್ಮಿಕ್ ಕಾರಣ್” ಮ್ಹಣ್ ಆಪ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಸಂದೇಶಾಂತ್ ಭೊಗ್ಣಾಂ ಉಚಾರ್ಲಿಂ. ವಿಗಾರ್ ಬಾಪಾನಿ ಸ್ವಾಗತ್ ಕೆಲೊ. ವಿವಿಧ್ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕøತಿಕ್ ಕಾರ್ಯಿಂ - ನಾಟಕ್, ನೃತ್ಯ್, ಪಂಗಡ್ ಗಾಯನ್ ಸಾದರ್ ಜಾಲಿಂ. ಮಾನೆಸ್ತ್ ಸಿಜ್ಯೆಸ್ ತಾಕೊಡೆ, ಮೇರಿಲ್ ರೇಗೊ, ನಿಕ್ಕಿ ಪಿಂಟೊ, ಸ್ವೀನಿ ಡಿ’ಸೋಜ, ಸ್ಟೀವನ್ ರೊಡ್ರಿಗಸ್ ಹಾಂಕಾಂ ಸನ್ಮಾನ್ ಕೆಲೊ. ವಾಡ್ಯಾಗಾರಾಂನಿ ತಯಾರ್ ಕೆಲ್ಲಿಂ ಮುಟ್ಲಿಂ ಆನಿ ದುಕ್ರಾ ಮಾಸ್ ಆನಿ ಕುಂಕ್ಡಾ ಮಾಸ್ ಜೆವ್ಣಾಂ ಸವೆಂ ಕಾರ್ಯೆಂ ಸಂಪ್ಲೆಂ.






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