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Tomazinho
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Prabhakar Tendulkar - A Selfless and Dedicated Fighter of Konkani

By Tomazinho Cardozo


After the Liberation of Goa, Goans had to face many serious challenges. The two most
important of all the challenges were the threat of merger of Goa into Maharashtra
and that of making Marathi the Official Language of Goa. Goans who desired to
preserve the Goan identity and to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa had to
put up a stiff fight. Many lives were lost. The historic Opinion Poll and the
agitation to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa was fought and won. There
were some Goans who fought against the merger of Goa into Maharashtra and for making
Konkani the Official Language of Goa silently. One such personality is Shri.
Prabhakar Tendulkar from Mapusa.

Tomorrow, the 4th June Shri. Tendulkar completes 75 years of his life. Dalgado
Konknni Akademi, Goa and Omor Prokaxon, Candolim have jointly organized a function
to felicitate this great, selfless and silent fighter of Konkani. The function will
be held at the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, near Azad Moidan, Panaji at
5.00 p.m. We request all lovers of Konkani to attend the felicitation function.

Prabhakar Tendulkar's contribution to Konkani language, particularly to Konkani in
Roman script, is immense. Not only after the Liberation of Goa but his efforts for
the promotion of Konkani in Roman script dates back to Portuguese regime. Way back
in 1954, when Marathi newspapers from Maharashtra started to come to Goa, his father
started a weekly "A Vanguarda" in Portuguese & Konkani in Roman script. Mr.
Prabhakar Tendulkar edited the Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda". He edited this
Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda" for a long period from 1954 to 1964. During this
period he gave ample opportunities to the young writers of Konkani in Roman script
to develop their literary talents.

He started a independent weekly " Goykar" in Konkani in Roman script in 1979. The
aim of "Goykar" was to achieve separate statehood for Goa and to make Konkani as
the Official Language of Goa. Prabhakar Tendulkar, through "Goykar" was responsible
to create a lot of awareness among Goan masses particularly among the Konkani
readers in Roman script.

In order to unite all Konkani writers in Roman script and to provide them a common
platform he established a literary association "Konknni Kendr" (Goem) in 1979.
Through Konknni Kendr, he encouraged Konkani writers in Roman script by organizing
various literary competitions and by giving literary awards for their outstanding
literary works.

He was in the forefront during the Opinion Poll in 1967 and in the agitation for the
recognition of Konkani as the State's Official language in 1987. Due to his
commitment to Konkani, he was appointed as the President of Mapusa branch of Konknni
Porjecho Avaz, which spearheaded the movement of making Konkani the Official
Language of Goa.

He was the founder Treasurer of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, which was established in
1989 in order to fight the injustice meted to Konkani in Roman script. He still
continues to be an active member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Till date, he has published 10 books in Konkani in Roman script. His works includes
Essays, Short stories, Novels, Poems, Tiatrs, etc. Some of his books are:-
Rangmachi, Gulab, Tin Tiatr, Sat Prosn, Kotha Ghons, Oso ho Sonvsar, Jinnecho Rong,
etc. His literary works have always highlighted the burning social problems
existing in our society.

In order to promote publication of Konkani books, he set up his own printing press -
Dalesh Printers, Mapusa. It was a small printing press but its contribution to
Konkani language particularly in Roman script was huge. He served the Konkani
language by helping hundreds of young writers to publish their Konkani books. He
also transliterated Roman script Konkani books into Devnagiri script and published
them in the book form so that literature in Roman script is taken to the readers of
Konkani in Devanagiri script.

His contribution to the cause of Konkani for almost five and half decades has made
Prabhakar Tendulkar synonymous with Konkani in Roman script. He has created a unique
place for himself among the writers and readers and protagonists of Konkani in Roman
script in particular and Konkani lovers in general.

Due to his valuable contribution to Konkani language, he has been felicitated by
numerous cultural, literary and social organizations. He is also the recipient of
the prestigious "Fr. Antonio Pereira Puroskar" of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr,
Porvorim. Dalgado Konknni Academy has also honoured him by conferring on him the
'Dalgado Puroskar' for his lifetime contribution to Konkani Language. We wish him
happiness and a long life to serve the cause of Konkani and Goa.


N.B. This article is published on Gomantak Times dated 3rd June 2009
Tomazinho
2009-06-03 20:53:00 UTC
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Prabhakar Tendulkar - A Selfless and Dedicated Fighter of Konkani

By Tomazinho Cardozo


After the Liberation of Goa, Goans had to face many serious challenges. The two most
important of all the challenges were the threat of merger of Goa into Maharashtra
and that of making Marathi the Official Language of Goa. Goans who desired to
preserve the Goan identity and to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa had to
put up a stiff fight. Many lives were lost. The historic Opinion Poll and the
agitation to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa was fought and won. There
were some Goans who fought against the merger of Goa into Maharashtra and for making
Konkani the Official Language of Goa silently. One such personality is Shri.
Prabhakar Tendulkar from Mapusa.

Tomorrow, the 4th June Shri. Tendulkar completes 75 years of his life. Dalgado
Konknni Akademi, Goa and Omor Prokaxon, Candolim have jointly organized a function
to felicitate this great, selfless and silent fighter of Konkani. The function will
be held at the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, near Azad Moidan, Panaji at
5.00 p.m. We request all lovers of Konkani to attend the felicitation function.

Prabhakar Tendulkar's contribution to Konkani language, particularly to Konkani in
Roman script, is immense. Not only after the Liberation of Goa but his efforts for
the promotion of Konkani in Roman script dates back to Portuguese regime. Way back
in 1954, when Marathi newspapers from Maharashtra started to come to Goa, his father
started a weekly "A Vanguarda" in Portuguese & Konkani in Roman script. Mr.
Prabhakar Tendulkar edited the Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda". He edited this
Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda" for a long period from 1954 to 1964. During this
period he gave ample opportunities to the young writers of Konkani in Roman script
to develop their literary talents.

He started a independent weekly " Goykar" in Konkani in Roman script in 1979. The
aim of "Goykar" was to achieve separate statehood for Goa and to make Konkani as
the Official Language of Goa. Prabhakar Tendulkar, through "Goykar" was responsible
to create a lot of awareness among Goan masses particularly among the Konkani
readers in Roman script.

In order to unite all Konkani writers in Roman script and to provide them a common
platform he established a literary association "Konknni Kendr" (Goem) in 1979.
Through Konknni Kendr, he encouraged Konkani writers in Roman script by organizing
various literary competitions and by giving literary awards for their outstanding
literary works.

He was in the forefront during the Opinion Poll in 1967 and in the agitation for the
recognition of Konkani as the State's Official language in 1987. Due to his
commitment to Konkani, he was appointed as the President of Mapusa branch of Konknni
Porjecho Avaz, which spearheaded the movement of making Konkani the Official
Language of Goa.

He was the founder Treasurer of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, which was established in
1989 in order to fight the injustice meted to Konkani in Roman script. He still
continues to be an active member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Till date, he has published 10 books in Konkani in Roman script. His works includes
Essays, Short stories, Novels, Poems, Tiatrs, etc. Some of his books are:-
Rangmachi, Gulab, Tin Tiatr, Sat Prosn, Kotha Ghons, Oso ho Sonvsar, Jinnecho Rong,
etc. His literary works have always highlighted the burning social problems
existing in our society.

In order to promote publication of Konkani books, he set up his own printing press -
Dalesh Printers, Mapusa. It was a small printing press but its contribution to
Konkani language particularly in Roman script was huge. He served the Konkani
language by helping hundreds of young writers to publish their Konkani books. He
also transliterated Roman script Konkani books into Devnagiri script and published
them in the book form so that literature in Roman script is taken to the readers of
Konkani in Devanagiri script.

His contribution to the cause of Konkani for almost five and half decades has made
Prabhakar Tendulkar synonymous with Konkani in Roman script. He has created a unique
place for himself among the writers and readers and protagonists of Konkani in Roman
script in particular and Konkani lovers in general.

Due to his valuable contribution to Konkani language, he has been felicitated by
numerous cultural, literary and social organizations. He is also the recipient of
the prestigious "Fr. Antonio Pereira Puroskar" of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr,
Porvorim. Dalgado Konknni Academy has also honoured him by conferring on him the
'Dalgado Puroskar' for his lifetime contribution to Konkani Language. We wish him
happiness and a long life to serve the cause of Konkani and Goa.


N.B. This article is published on Gomantak Times dated 3rd June 2009
Tomazinho
2009-06-03 20:53:00 UTC
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Prabhakar Tendulkar - A Selfless and Dedicated Fighter of Konkani

By Tomazinho Cardozo


After the Liberation of Goa, Goans had to face many serious challenges. The two most
important of all the challenges were the threat of merger of Goa into Maharashtra
and that of making Marathi the Official Language of Goa. Goans who desired to
preserve the Goan identity and to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa had to
put up a stiff fight. Many lives were lost. The historic Opinion Poll and the
agitation to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa was fought and won. There
were some Goans who fought against the merger of Goa into Maharashtra and for making
Konkani the Official Language of Goa silently. One such personality is Shri.
Prabhakar Tendulkar from Mapusa.

Tomorrow, the 4th June Shri. Tendulkar completes 75 years of his life. Dalgado
Konknni Akademi, Goa and Omor Prokaxon, Candolim have jointly organized a function
to felicitate this great, selfless and silent fighter of Konkani. The function will
be held at the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, near Azad Moidan, Panaji at
5.00 p.m. We request all lovers of Konkani to attend the felicitation function.

Prabhakar Tendulkar's contribution to Konkani language, particularly to Konkani in
Roman script, is immense. Not only after the Liberation of Goa but his efforts for
the promotion of Konkani in Roman script dates back to Portuguese regime. Way back
in 1954, when Marathi newspapers from Maharashtra started to come to Goa, his father
started a weekly "A Vanguarda" in Portuguese & Konkani in Roman script. Mr.
Prabhakar Tendulkar edited the Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda". He edited this
Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda" for a long period from 1954 to 1964. During this
period he gave ample opportunities to the young writers of Konkani in Roman script
to develop their literary talents.

He started a independent weekly " Goykar" in Konkani in Roman script in 1979. The
aim of "Goykar" was to achieve separate statehood for Goa and to make Konkani as
the Official Language of Goa. Prabhakar Tendulkar, through "Goykar" was responsible
to create a lot of awareness among Goan masses particularly among the Konkani
readers in Roman script.

In order to unite all Konkani writers in Roman script and to provide them a common
platform he established a literary association "Konknni Kendr" (Goem) in 1979.
Through Konknni Kendr, he encouraged Konkani writers in Roman script by organizing
various literary competitions and by giving literary awards for their outstanding
literary works.

He was in the forefront during the Opinion Poll in 1967 and in the agitation for the
recognition of Konkani as the State's Official language in 1987. Due to his
commitment to Konkani, he was appointed as the President of Mapusa branch of Konknni
Porjecho Avaz, which spearheaded the movement of making Konkani the Official
Language of Goa.

He was the founder Treasurer of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, which was established in
1989 in order to fight the injustice meted to Konkani in Roman script. He still
continues to be an active member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Till date, he has published 10 books in Konkani in Roman script. His works includes
Essays, Short stories, Novels, Poems, Tiatrs, etc. Some of his books are:-
Rangmachi, Gulab, Tin Tiatr, Sat Prosn, Kotha Ghons, Oso ho Sonvsar, Jinnecho Rong,
etc. His literary works have always highlighted the burning social problems
existing in our society.

In order to promote publication of Konkani books, he set up his own printing press -
Dalesh Printers, Mapusa. It was a small printing press but its contribution to
Konkani language particularly in Roman script was huge. He served the Konkani
language by helping hundreds of young writers to publish their Konkani books. He
also transliterated Roman script Konkani books into Devnagiri script and published
them in the book form so that literature in Roman script is taken to the readers of
Konkani in Devanagiri script.

His contribution to the cause of Konkani for almost five and half decades has made
Prabhakar Tendulkar synonymous with Konkani in Roman script. He has created a unique
place for himself among the writers and readers and protagonists of Konkani in Roman
script in particular and Konkani lovers in general.

Due to his valuable contribution to Konkani language, he has been felicitated by
numerous cultural, literary and social organizations. He is also the recipient of
the prestigious "Fr. Antonio Pereira Puroskar" of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr,
Porvorim. Dalgado Konknni Academy has also honoured him by conferring on him the
'Dalgado Puroskar' for his lifetime contribution to Konkani Language. We wish him
happiness and a long life to serve the cause of Konkani and Goa.


N.B. This article is published on Gomantak Times dated 3rd June 2009
Tomazinho
2009-06-03 20:53:00 UTC
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Prabhakar Tendulkar - A Selfless and Dedicated Fighter of Konkani

By Tomazinho Cardozo


After the Liberation of Goa, Goans had to face many serious challenges. The two most
important of all the challenges were the threat of merger of Goa into Maharashtra
and that of making Marathi the Official Language of Goa. Goans who desired to
preserve the Goan identity and to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa had to
put up a stiff fight. Many lives were lost. The historic Opinion Poll and the
agitation to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa was fought and won. There
were some Goans who fought against the merger of Goa into Maharashtra and for making
Konkani the Official Language of Goa silently. One such personality is Shri.
Prabhakar Tendulkar from Mapusa.

Tomorrow, the 4th June Shri. Tendulkar completes 75 years of his life. Dalgado
Konknni Akademi, Goa and Omor Prokaxon, Candolim have jointly organized a function
to felicitate this great, selfless and silent fighter of Konkani. The function will
be held at the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, near Azad Moidan, Panaji at
5.00 p.m. We request all lovers of Konkani to attend the felicitation function.

Prabhakar Tendulkar's contribution to Konkani language, particularly to Konkani in
Roman script, is immense. Not only after the Liberation of Goa but his efforts for
the promotion of Konkani in Roman script dates back to Portuguese regime. Way back
in 1954, when Marathi newspapers from Maharashtra started to come to Goa, his father
started a weekly "A Vanguarda" in Portuguese & Konkani in Roman script. Mr.
Prabhakar Tendulkar edited the Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda". He edited this
Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda" for a long period from 1954 to 1964. During this
period he gave ample opportunities to the young writers of Konkani in Roman script
to develop their literary talents.

He started a independent weekly " Goykar" in Konkani in Roman script in 1979. The
aim of "Goykar" was to achieve separate statehood for Goa and to make Konkani as
the Official Language of Goa. Prabhakar Tendulkar, through "Goykar" was responsible
to create a lot of awareness among Goan masses particularly among the Konkani
readers in Roman script.

In order to unite all Konkani writers in Roman script and to provide them a common
platform he established a literary association "Konknni Kendr" (Goem) in 1979.
Through Konknni Kendr, he encouraged Konkani writers in Roman script by organizing
various literary competitions and by giving literary awards for their outstanding
literary works.

He was in the forefront during the Opinion Poll in 1967 and in the agitation for the
recognition of Konkani as the State's Official language in 1987. Due to his
commitment to Konkani, he was appointed as the President of Mapusa branch of Konknni
Porjecho Avaz, which spearheaded the movement of making Konkani the Official
Language of Goa.

He was the founder Treasurer of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, which was established in
1989 in order to fight the injustice meted to Konkani in Roman script. He still
continues to be an active member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Till date, he has published 10 books in Konkani in Roman script. His works includes
Essays, Short stories, Novels, Poems, Tiatrs, etc. Some of his books are:-
Rangmachi, Gulab, Tin Tiatr, Sat Prosn, Kotha Ghons, Oso ho Sonvsar, Jinnecho Rong,
etc. His literary works have always highlighted the burning social problems
existing in our society.

In order to promote publication of Konkani books, he set up his own printing press -
Dalesh Printers, Mapusa. It was a small printing press but its contribution to
Konkani language particularly in Roman script was huge. He served the Konkani
language by helping hundreds of young writers to publish their Konkani books. He
also transliterated Roman script Konkani books into Devnagiri script and published
them in the book form so that literature in Roman script is taken to the readers of
Konkani in Devanagiri script.

His contribution to the cause of Konkani for almost five and half decades has made
Prabhakar Tendulkar synonymous with Konkani in Roman script. He has created a unique
place for himself among the writers and readers and protagonists of Konkani in Roman
script in particular and Konkani lovers in general.

Due to his valuable contribution to Konkani language, he has been felicitated by
numerous cultural, literary and social organizations. He is also the recipient of
the prestigious "Fr. Antonio Pereira Puroskar" of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr,
Porvorim. Dalgado Konknni Academy has also honoured him by conferring on him the
'Dalgado Puroskar' for his lifetime contribution to Konkani Language. We wish him
happiness and a long life to serve the cause of Konkani and Goa.


N.B. This article is published on Gomantak Times dated 3rd June 2009
Tomazinho
2009-06-03 20:53:00 UTC
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Prabhakar Tendulkar - A Selfless and Dedicated Fighter of Konkani

By Tomazinho Cardozo


After the Liberation of Goa, Goans had to face many serious challenges. The two most
important of all the challenges were the threat of merger of Goa into Maharashtra
and that of making Marathi the Official Language of Goa. Goans who desired to
preserve the Goan identity and to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa had to
put up a stiff fight. Many lives were lost. The historic Opinion Poll and the
agitation to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa was fought and won. There
were some Goans who fought against the merger of Goa into Maharashtra and for making
Konkani the Official Language of Goa silently. One such personality is Shri.
Prabhakar Tendulkar from Mapusa.

Tomorrow, the 4th June Shri. Tendulkar completes 75 years of his life. Dalgado
Konknni Akademi, Goa and Omor Prokaxon, Candolim have jointly organized a function
to felicitate this great, selfless and silent fighter of Konkani. The function will
be held at the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, near Azad Moidan, Panaji at
5.00 p.m. We request all lovers of Konkani to attend the felicitation function.

Prabhakar Tendulkar's contribution to Konkani language, particularly to Konkani in
Roman script, is immense. Not only after the Liberation of Goa but his efforts for
the promotion of Konkani in Roman script dates back to Portuguese regime. Way back
in 1954, when Marathi newspapers from Maharashtra started to come to Goa, his father
started a weekly "A Vanguarda" in Portuguese & Konkani in Roman script. Mr.
Prabhakar Tendulkar edited the Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda". He edited this
Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda" for a long period from 1954 to 1964. During this
period he gave ample opportunities to the young writers of Konkani in Roman script
to develop their literary talents.

He started a independent weekly " Goykar" in Konkani in Roman script in 1979. The
aim of "Goykar" was to achieve separate statehood for Goa and to make Konkani as
the Official Language of Goa. Prabhakar Tendulkar, through "Goykar" was responsible
to create a lot of awareness among Goan masses particularly among the Konkani
readers in Roman script.

In order to unite all Konkani writers in Roman script and to provide them a common
platform he established a literary association "Konknni Kendr" (Goem) in 1979.
Through Konknni Kendr, he encouraged Konkani writers in Roman script by organizing
various literary competitions and by giving literary awards for their outstanding
literary works.

He was in the forefront during the Opinion Poll in 1967 and in the agitation for the
recognition of Konkani as the State's Official language in 1987. Due to his
commitment to Konkani, he was appointed as the President of Mapusa branch of Konknni
Porjecho Avaz, which spearheaded the movement of making Konkani the Official
Language of Goa.

He was the founder Treasurer of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, which was established in
1989 in order to fight the injustice meted to Konkani in Roman script. He still
continues to be an active member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Till date, he has published 10 books in Konkani in Roman script. His works includes
Essays, Short stories, Novels, Poems, Tiatrs, etc. Some of his books are:-
Rangmachi, Gulab, Tin Tiatr, Sat Prosn, Kotha Ghons, Oso ho Sonvsar, Jinnecho Rong,
etc. His literary works have always highlighted the burning social problems
existing in our society.

In order to promote publication of Konkani books, he set up his own printing press -
Dalesh Printers, Mapusa. It was a small printing press but its contribution to
Konkani language particularly in Roman script was huge. He served the Konkani
language by helping hundreds of young writers to publish their Konkani books. He
also transliterated Roman script Konkani books into Devnagiri script and published
them in the book form so that literature in Roman script is taken to the readers of
Konkani in Devanagiri script.

His contribution to the cause of Konkani for almost five and half decades has made
Prabhakar Tendulkar synonymous with Konkani in Roman script. He has created a unique
place for himself among the writers and readers and protagonists of Konkani in Roman
script in particular and Konkani lovers in general.

Due to his valuable contribution to Konkani language, he has been felicitated by
numerous cultural, literary and social organizations. He is also the recipient of
the prestigious "Fr. Antonio Pereira Puroskar" of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr,
Porvorim. Dalgado Konknni Academy has also honoured him by conferring on him the
'Dalgado Puroskar' for his lifetime contribution to Konkani Language. We wish him
happiness and a long life to serve the cause of Konkani and Goa.


N.B. This article is published on Gomantak Times dated 3rd June 2009
Tomazinho
2009-06-03 20:53:00 UTC
Permalink
Prabhakar Tendulkar - A Selfless and Dedicated Fighter of Konkani

By Tomazinho Cardozo


After the Liberation of Goa, Goans had to face many serious challenges. The two most
important of all the challenges were the threat of merger of Goa into Maharashtra
and that of making Marathi the Official Language of Goa. Goans who desired to
preserve the Goan identity and to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa had to
put up a stiff fight. Many lives were lost. The historic Opinion Poll and the
agitation to make Konkani the Official Language of Goa was fought and won. There
were some Goans who fought against the merger of Goa into Maharashtra and for making
Konkani the Official Language of Goa silently. One such personality is Shri.
Prabhakar Tendulkar from Mapusa.

Tomorrow, the 4th June Shri. Tendulkar completes 75 years of his life. Dalgado
Konknni Akademi, Goa and Omor Prokaxon, Candolim have jointly organized a function
to felicitate this great, selfless and silent fighter of Konkani. The function will
be held at the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, near Azad Moidan, Panaji at
5.00 p.m. We request all lovers of Konkani to attend the felicitation function.

Prabhakar Tendulkar's contribution to Konkani language, particularly to Konkani in
Roman script, is immense. Not only after the Liberation of Goa but his efforts for
the promotion of Konkani in Roman script dates back to Portuguese regime. Way back
in 1954, when Marathi newspapers from Maharashtra started to come to Goa, his father
started a weekly "A Vanguarda" in Portuguese & Konkani in Roman script. Mr.
Prabhakar Tendulkar edited the Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda". He edited this
Konkani Section of "A Vanguarda" for a long period from 1954 to 1964. During this
period he gave ample opportunities to the young writers of Konkani in Roman script
to develop their literary talents.

He started a independent weekly " Goykar" in Konkani in Roman script in 1979. The
aim of "Goykar" was to achieve separate statehood for Goa and to make Konkani as
the Official Language of Goa. Prabhakar Tendulkar, through "Goykar" was responsible
to create a lot of awareness among Goan masses particularly among the Konkani
readers in Roman script.

In order to unite all Konkani writers in Roman script and to provide them a common
platform he established a literary association "Konknni Kendr" (Goem) in 1979.
Through Konknni Kendr, he encouraged Konkani writers in Roman script by organizing
various literary competitions and by giving literary awards for their outstanding
literary works.

He was in the forefront during the Opinion Poll in 1967 and in the agitation for the
recognition of Konkani as the State's Official language in 1987. Due to his
commitment to Konkani, he was appointed as the President of Mapusa branch of Konknni
Porjecho Avaz, which spearheaded the movement of making Konkani the Official
Language of Goa.

He was the founder Treasurer of Dalgado Konknni Akademi, which was established in
1989 in order to fight the injustice meted to Konkani in Roman script. He still
continues to be an active member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Till date, he has published 10 books in Konkani in Roman script. His works includes
Essays, Short stories, Novels, Poems, Tiatrs, etc. Some of his books are:-
Rangmachi, Gulab, Tin Tiatr, Sat Prosn, Kotha Ghons, Oso ho Sonvsar, Jinnecho Rong,
etc. His literary works have always highlighted the burning social problems
existing in our society.

In order to promote publication of Konkani books, he set up his own printing press -
Dalesh Printers, Mapusa. It was a small printing press but its contribution to
Konkani language particularly in Roman script was huge. He served the Konkani
language by helping hundreds of young writers to publish their Konkani books. He
also transliterated Roman script Konkani books into Devnagiri script and published
them in the book form so that literature in Roman script is taken to the readers of
Konkani in Devanagiri script.

His contribution to the cause of Konkani for almost five and half decades has made
Prabhakar Tendulkar synonymous with Konkani in Roman script. He has created a unique
place for himself among the writers and readers and protagonists of Konkani in Roman
script in particular and Konkani lovers in general.

Due to his valuable contribution to Konkani language, he has been felicitated by
numerous cultural, literary and social organizations. He is also the recipient of
the prestigious "Fr. Antonio Pereira Puroskar" of Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr,
Porvorim. Dalgado Konknni Academy has also honoured him by conferring on him the
'Dalgado Puroskar' for his lifetime contribution to Konkani Language. We wish him
happiness and a long life to serve the cause of Konkani and Goa.


N.B. This article is published on Gomantak Times dated 3rd June 2009
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