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dalgado Konkn. Akd.
2010-04-03 12:59:33 UTC
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*To,*

*The Editors,*

*Kindly give publicity to the following news item in your esteemed daily.*

*Thanking You,*


**

*Jose Salvador Fernandes*

*Secretary, Dalgado Konknni Akademi
*

*A-F6, 1st Floor, Campal Trade Centre,*

*Opp. Kala Academy,*

*Campal, Panaji, Goa*

*Cell: 9881810832
*

*
*

*Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Annual Awards Announced*

Dalgado Konknni Akademi *(DKA)* has announced its annual awards to
personalities who have contributed to the development of Konkani in Roman
script. Eminent Konknni stalwart and scholar and former acting
Vice-Chancellor of the Goa University, late Prof. (Dr.) Olivinho Gomes will
be honoured posthumously with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for his life time
contribution to Konkani literature in Roman script.

Shri Minguel Jacob Carmo Luis Fernandes, who is popularly known 'Prince
Jacob' ? the prince of the Konknni tiatr, who staged his first tiatr, *
Pinzrem* in 1985 and then went on to produce a quarter century of acclaimed
khell-tiatrs will be conferred with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for culture.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 25,000/- each.

Antonio da Piedade Morais, who tirelessly work for the preservation of Goa?s
literature, culture and identity, will be honoured with ?*Dalgado Daiz
Puroskar 2009.*?

* **Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for institutions furthering the cause of Konknni
in Roman script will be awarded to Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr (TSKK), a
Konknni research, educational and cultural centre named after the sixteenth
century English Jesuit, Fr. Thomas Stephens.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 20,000/- each.

Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Fr. Freddy J. da Costa Puroskar 2010 for
journalism in Konknni in Roman script will be presented to Isidore Dantas, a
Goan settled in Pune.

*Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for youth contribution to Konkani in Roman script
will be conferred on Miss Nevena Furtado who writes poems and short stories
with depth*. *

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 10,000/- each.

Shri. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi has
congratulated all the awardees and hoped that their example of love and
sacrifices towards the development of Konkani in Roman script will inspire
the youth of today to work with dedication for the progress of our mother
tongue, Konkani.

The Awards will be presented in a special function to be held on 8th April
2010, at 5.00 p.m. in Tiatr Academy Goa?s Conference Hall, Campal Trade
Centre, Campal, Panjim. All the members of DKA and Konknni lovers are
kindly requested to attend the award function in great numbers.

*Some details about the Awardees *

* **Late Dr. Olivinho Gomes*

A prolific research oriented writer, Dr Gomes has authored more than 40
books in Konknni and English and presented papers and lectures at several
international seminars. Having passed the 1969 Central Civil Services exam
he was assigned to the Indian Revenue Service, where he held important
positions in the Union Finance Ministry. He later became the Additional
Customs Commissioner of six Divisions in the Aurangabad Commissionerate.

In 1987, he quit his high ranking post for the Konknni mission and joined
the Goa University as Professor of Konknni and retired in 2003 as Head of
Konkani Department. Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in
1993, Dr Olivinho Gomes also received various awards and research
fellowships, such as the Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konkani Puroskar, V X
Verodiano Foundation (USA) Award, Senior Commonwealth Fellowship and Dempo
Trust Fellowship.

Known for his eye for detail, he wrote many books recording the history,
literature and culture of Goa in his own inimitable style, notable among
them being Village Goa, a detailed book on Chandor. His last
DKA-commissioned book, *Konkani Literature In Roman Script* will be released
soon.



*Prince Jacob*

A versatile writer and director with 48 tiatrs and khell-tiatrs to his
credit so far, Prince Jacob has also translated the Marathi drama, *Sahi Re
Sahi* and successfully staged it as *Rupnnem* in tiatr-form. *Zayat Zage*,
his latest tiatr which uses humour to highlight the decay and impending
death of everything dear to Goa and Goans, bagged the first prize at the
First Popular Tiatr Festival organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa recently.

A two-time recipient of the Best Actor Award instituted by *Gulab* magazine
and a celebrity Konknni RJ on BIG FM, Prince Jacob has scripted and staged
three religious tiatrs as well, *G?ycho Saib, Sant Anton Milagrincho Sagor *and
*Padr Zuze Vaz ? G?ycho Askari.* His *Padri *khell-tiatr the last of 25
tiatrs under letter ?P? series, was performed 315 times in India and abroad
and was later converted into a celluloid film of the same name.

*Antonio Piedade Morais*

He has established a modern research and reference library, *Goenkaranchem
Daiz* (GD) in Margao and has himself donated a treasure of over 3000 books
covering Konknni language, literature, culture, history and other subjects
to his missionary endeavor.

A retired Goa Civil Service Officer, Antonio da Piedade Morais who has been
actively involved in the promotion and development of Konknni language and
has contributed countless articles on history and health, language, politics
and religion to newspapers and magazines in Goa, Mumbai and Kerala. He took
the initiative to open various branches of Konknni Bhasha Mandal in
different parts of Goa and also established Konknni Obheas Kendr, a research
centre in Panaji in 1969.

Shri Morais is a recipient of various awards and recognitions, notable among
them being the *Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar in 2002*, Konknni
Bhasha Mandal?s Seva Puroskar in 2006 and *Eduardo Bruno de Souza Iadostik
Son?man* conferred by *Jivit *magazine in 2007.



*Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr*

Established in September 1985 and presently based in Alto Porvorim, TSKK
aims at fostering the unity of the Konknni people through the promotion of
Konknni language, literature and culture.

TSKK has its own modern library with more than 15000 volumes on such diverse
subjects as language, literature and linguistics, folklore and cultural
anthropology, besides grammars and dictionaries of many Indian languages.
The centre has so far published over 20 research and educational books in
Konknni as well as CDs and cassettes of nursery rhymes, devotional songs and
language learning material. TSKK also boasts of a mini botanical garden with
its focus on local fruits and flower plants.



Every year, TSKK has been conducting seminars, workshops and writing courses
to teach Konknni to students, teachers and researchers and has instituted
several awards and scholarships to writers, artists and students. These
include the *Jezvit* *Antonio Pereira Konknni* *Puroskar*, *Carvalho
Ghorannem ?TSKK Kola Puroskar* (in association with Mandd Sobhann,
Mangalore), *Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar* and *Fr. Lederle Memorial
* *Scholarships*, *Carvalho Family Scholarships* and *Loren?o & Umbelina de
Souza* *Scholarship*.





*Isidore Dantas*

He has been consistently contributing to various Konknni newspapers and
magazines such as *Sot, Divtti, Vavraddeancho Ixtt*, The Goan Sports Weekly,
*Gulab, Jivit, Uzvadd, etc.* A former secretary of Pune Goans Social Union,
he was instrumental in establishing Konknni Bhasha Mandal in Pune and in the
sixties, he published *Ulo*, a cyclostyled weekly in Konknni in an effort to
sustain the love of mother tongue.

A gifted person, Isidore Dantas has written and successfully staged two
tiatrs and has to his credit a collection of Konknni adages with English
interpretations, *Vozram* published in 2007. His Konknni crossword, *
Utram-khell* appears regularly every month in Jivit magazine.

Recipient of Al Jerry Braganza Yadostik Sonman in 2008 for his
research-related work in the field of Konknni cinema, Isidore Dantas has
provided the English subtitles for the Konknni film, *Bhuimierantlo Monis.*



* Nevena Furtado*

Nevena Furtado who has worked as a counsellor for orphaned children and is
at present doing her B.Ed through Nirmala Institue, Panaji has been writing
poetry and stories since her school days and has attended various poetry
recitation competitions and workshops, besides appearing on Doordarshan and
the Yuvavani programme of AIR. A regular contributor to *Jivit* magazine,
her collection of short stories is due for release soon.

A member of a cultural troupe showcasing Goan folk dances, Nevena recently
bagged the first prize at the All India Essay Writing Contest organized by
Sahaj Marg Research & Training Institute (SMRTI), Goa.
dalgado Konkn. Akd.
2010-04-03 12:59:33 UTC
Permalink
*To,*

*The Editors,*

*Kindly give publicity to the following news item in your esteemed daily.*

*Thanking You,*


**

*Jose Salvador Fernandes*

*Secretary, Dalgado Konknni Akademi
*

*A-F6, 1st Floor, Campal Trade Centre,*

*Opp. Kala Academy,*

*Campal, Panaji, Goa*

*Cell: 9881810832
*

*
*

*Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Annual Awards Announced*

Dalgado Konknni Akademi *(DKA)* has announced its annual awards to
personalities who have contributed to the development of Konkani in Roman
script. Eminent Konknni stalwart and scholar and former acting
Vice-Chancellor of the Goa University, late Prof. (Dr.) Olivinho Gomes will
be honoured posthumously with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for his life time
contribution to Konkani literature in Roman script.

Shri Minguel Jacob Carmo Luis Fernandes, who is popularly known 'Prince
Jacob' ? the prince of the Konknni tiatr, who staged his first tiatr, *
Pinzrem* in 1985 and then went on to produce a quarter century of acclaimed
khell-tiatrs will be conferred with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for culture.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 25,000/- each.

Antonio da Piedade Morais, who tirelessly work for the preservation of Goa?s
literature, culture and identity, will be honoured with ?*Dalgado Daiz
Puroskar 2009.*?

* **Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for institutions furthering the cause of Konknni
in Roman script will be awarded to Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr (TSKK), a
Konknni research, educational and cultural centre named after the sixteenth
century English Jesuit, Fr. Thomas Stephens.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 20,000/- each.

Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Fr. Freddy J. da Costa Puroskar 2010 for
journalism in Konknni in Roman script will be presented to Isidore Dantas, a
Goan settled in Pune.

*Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for youth contribution to Konkani in Roman script
will be conferred on Miss Nevena Furtado who writes poems and short stories
with depth*. *

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 10,000/- each.

Shri. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi has
congratulated all the awardees and hoped that their example of love and
sacrifices towards the development of Konkani in Roman script will inspire
the youth of today to work with dedication for the progress of our mother
tongue, Konkani.

The Awards will be presented in a special function to be held on 8th April
2010, at 5.00 p.m. in Tiatr Academy Goa?s Conference Hall, Campal Trade
Centre, Campal, Panjim. All the members of DKA and Konknni lovers are
kindly requested to attend the award function in great numbers.

*Some details about the Awardees *

* **Late Dr. Olivinho Gomes*

A prolific research oriented writer, Dr Gomes has authored more than 40
books in Konknni and English and presented papers and lectures at several
international seminars. Having passed the 1969 Central Civil Services exam
he was assigned to the Indian Revenue Service, where he held important
positions in the Union Finance Ministry. He later became the Additional
Customs Commissioner of six Divisions in the Aurangabad Commissionerate.

In 1987, he quit his high ranking post for the Konknni mission and joined
the Goa University as Professor of Konknni and retired in 2003 as Head of
Konkani Department. Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in
1993, Dr Olivinho Gomes also received various awards and research
fellowships, such as the Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konkani Puroskar, V X
Verodiano Foundation (USA) Award, Senior Commonwealth Fellowship and Dempo
Trust Fellowship.

Known for his eye for detail, he wrote many books recording the history,
literature and culture of Goa in his own inimitable style, notable among
them being Village Goa, a detailed book on Chandor. His last
DKA-commissioned book, *Konkani Literature In Roman Script* will be released
soon.



*Prince Jacob*

A versatile writer and director with 48 tiatrs and khell-tiatrs to his
credit so far, Prince Jacob has also translated the Marathi drama, *Sahi Re
Sahi* and successfully staged it as *Rupnnem* in tiatr-form. *Zayat Zage*,
his latest tiatr which uses humour to highlight the decay and impending
death of everything dear to Goa and Goans, bagged the first prize at the
First Popular Tiatr Festival organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa recently.

A two-time recipient of the Best Actor Award instituted by *Gulab* magazine
and a celebrity Konknni RJ on BIG FM, Prince Jacob has scripted and staged
three religious tiatrs as well, *G?ycho Saib, Sant Anton Milagrincho Sagor *and
*Padr Zuze Vaz ? G?ycho Askari.* His *Padri *khell-tiatr the last of 25
tiatrs under letter ?P? series, was performed 315 times in India and abroad
and was later converted into a celluloid film of the same name.

*Antonio Piedade Morais*

He has established a modern research and reference library, *Goenkaranchem
Daiz* (GD) in Margao and has himself donated a treasure of over 3000 books
covering Konknni language, literature, culture, history and other subjects
to his missionary endeavor.

A retired Goa Civil Service Officer, Antonio da Piedade Morais who has been
actively involved in the promotion and development of Konknni language and
has contributed countless articles on history and health, language, politics
and religion to newspapers and magazines in Goa, Mumbai and Kerala. He took
the initiative to open various branches of Konknni Bhasha Mandal in
different parts of Goa and also established Konknni Obheas Kendr, a research
centre in Panaji in 1969.

Shri Morais is a recipient of various awards and recognitions, notable among
them being the *Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar in 2002*, Konknni
Bhasha Mandal?s Seva Puroskar in 2006 and *Eduardo Bruno de Souza Iadostik
Son?man* conferred by *Jivit *magazine in 2007.



*Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr*

Established in September 1985 and presently based in Alto Porvorim, TSKK
aims at fostering the unity of the Konknni people through the promotion of
Konknni language, literature and culture.

TSKK has its own modern library with more than 15000 volumes on such diverse
subjects as language, literature and linguistics, folklore and cultural
anthropology, besides grammars and dictionaries of many Indian languages.
The centre has so far published over 20 research and educational books in
Konknni as well as CDs and cassettes of nursery rhymes, devotional songs and
language learning material. TSKK also boasts of a mini botanical garden with
its focus on local fruits and flower plants.



Every year, TSKK has been conducting seminars, workshops and writing courses
to teach Konknni to students, teachers and researchers and has instituted
several awards and scholarships to writers, artists and students. These
include the *Jezvit* *Antonio Pereira Konknni* *Puroskar*, *Carvalho
Ghorannem ?TSKK Kola Puroskar* (in association with Mandd Sobhann,
Mangalore), *Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar* and *Fr. Lederle Memorial
* *Scholarships*, *Carvalho Family Scholarships* and *Loren?o & Umbelina de
Souza* *Scholarship*.





*Isidore Dantas*

He has been consistently contributing to various Konknni newspapers and
magazines such as *Sot, Divtti, Vavraddeancho Ixtt*, The Goan Sports Weekly,
*Gulab, Jivit, Uzvadd, etc.* A former secretary of Pune Goans Social Union,
he was instrumental in establishing Konknni Bhasha Mandal in Pune and in the
sixties, he published *Ulo*, a cyclostyled weekly in Konknni in an effort to
sustain the love of mother tongue.

A gifted person, Isidore Dantas has written and successfully staged two
tiatrs and has to his credit a collection of Konknni adages with English
interpretations, *Vozram* published in 2007. His Konknni crossword, *
Utram-khell* appears regularly every month in Jivit magazine.

Recipient of Al Jerry Braganza Yadostik Sonman in 2008 for his
research-related work in the field of Konknni cinema, Isidore Dantas has
provided the English subtitles for the Konknni film, *Bhuimierantlo Monis.*



* Nevena Furtado*

Nevena Furtado who has worked as a counsellor for orphaned children and is
at present doing her B.Ed through Nirmala Institue, Panaji has been writing
poetry and stories since her school days and has attended various poetry
recitation competitions and workshops, besides appearing on Doordarshan and
the Yuvavani programme of AIR. A regular contributor to *Jivit* magazine,
her collection of short stories is due for release soon.

A member of a cultural troupe showcasing Goan folk dances, Nevena recently
bagged the first prize at the All India Essay Writing Contest organized by
Sahaj Marg Research & Training Institute (SMRTI), Goa.
dalgado Konkn. Akd.
2010-04-03 12:59:33 UTC
Permalink
*To,*

*The Editors,*

*Kindly give publicity to the following news item in your esteemed daily.*

*Thanking You,*


**

*Jose Salvador Fernandes*

*Secretary, Dalgado Konknni Akademi
*

*A-F6, 1st Floor, Campal Trade Centre,*

*Opp. Kala Academy,*

*Campal, Panaji, Goa*

*Cell: 9881810832
*

*
*

*Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Annual Awards Announced*

Dalgado Konknni Akademi *(DKA)* has announced its annual awards to
personalities who have contributed to the development of Konkani in Roman
script. Eminent Konknni stalwart and scholar and former acting
Vice-Chancellor of the Goa University, late Prof. (Dr.) Olivinho Gomes will
be honoured posthumously with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for his life time
contribution to Konkani literature in Roman script.

Shri Minguel Jacob Carmo Luis Fernandes, who is popularly known 'Prince
Jacob' ? the prince of the Konknni tiatr, who staged his first tiatr, *
Pinzrem* in 1985 and then went on to produce a quarter century of acclaimed
khell-tiatrs will be conferred with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for culture.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 25,000/- each.

Antonio da Piedade Morais, who tirelessly work for the preservation of Goa?s
literature, culture and identity, will be honoured with ?*Dalgado Daiz
Puroskar 2009.*?

* **Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for institutions furthering the cause of Konknni
in Roman script will be awarded to Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr (TSKK), a
Konknni research, educational and cultural centre named after the sixteenth
century English Jesuit, Fr. Thomas Stephens.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 20,000/- each.

Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Fr. Freddy J. da Costa Puroskar 2010 for
journalism in Konknni in Roman script will be presented to Isidore Dantas, a
Goan settled in Pune.

*Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for youth contribution to Konkani in Roman script
will be conferred on Miss Nevena Furtado who writes poems and short stories
with depth*. *

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 10,000/- each.

Shri. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi has
congratulated all the awardees and hoped that their example of love and
sacrifices towards the development of Konkani in Roman script will inspire
the youth of today to work with dedication for the progress of our mother
tongue, Konkani.

The Awards will be presented in a special function to be held on 8th April
2010, at 5.00 p.m. in Tiatr Academy Goa?s Conference Hall, Campal Trade
Centre, Campal, Panjim. All the members of DKA and Konknni lovers are
kindly requested to attend the award function in great numbers.

*Some details about the Awardees *

* **Late Dr. Olivinho Gomes*

A prolific research oriented writer, Dr Gomes has authored more than 40
books in Konknni and English and presented papers and lectures at several
international seminars. Having passed the 1969 Central Civil Services exam
he was assigned to the Indian Revenue Service, where he held important
positions in the Union Finance Ministry. He later became the Additional
Customs Commissioner of six Divisions in the Aurangabad Commissionerate.

In 1987, he quit his high ranking post for the Konknni mission and joined
the Goa University as Professor of Konknni and retired in 2003 as Head of
Konkani Department. Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in
1993, Dr Olivinho Gomes also received various awards and research
fellowships, such as the Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konkani Puroskar, V X
Verodiano Foundation (USA) Award, Senior Commonwealth Fellowship and Dempo
Trust Fellowship.

Known for his eye for detail, he wrote many books recording the history,
literature and culture of Goa in his own inimitable style, notable among
them being Village Goa, a detailed book on Chandor. His last
DKA-commissioned book, *Konkani Literature In Roman Script* will be released
soon.



*Prince Jacob*

A versatile writer and director with 48 tiatrs and khell-tiatrs to his
credit so far, Prince Jacob has also translated the Marathi drama, *Sahi Re
Sahi* and successfully staged it as *Rupnnem* in tiatr-form. *Zayat Zage*,
his latest tiatr which uses humour to highlight the decay and impending
death of everything dear to Goa and Goans, bagged the first prize at the
First Popular Tiatr Festival organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa recently.

A two-time recipient of the Best Actor Award instituted by *Gulab* magazine
and a celebrity Konknni RJ on BIG FM, Prince Jacob has scripted and staged
three religious tiatrs as well, *G?ycho Saib, Sant Anton Milagrincho Sagor *and
*Padr Zuze Vaz ? G?ycho Askari.* His *Padri *khell-tiatr the last of 25
tiatrs under letter ?P? series, was performed 315 times in India and abroad
and was later converted into a celluloid film of the same name.

*Antonio Piedade Morais*

He has established a modern research and reference library, *Goenkaranchem
Daiz* (GD) in Margao and has himself donated a treasure of over 3000 books
covering Konknni language, literature, culture, history and other subjects
to his missionary endeavor.

A retired Goa Civil Service Officer, Antonio da Piedade Morais who has been
actively involved in the promotion and development of Konknni language and
has contributed countless articles on history and health, language, politics
and religion to newspapers and magazines in Goa, Mumbai and Kerala. He took
the initiative to open various branches of Konknni Bhasha Mandal in
different parts of Goa and also established Konknni Obheas Kendr, a research
centre in Panaji in 1969.

Shri Morais is a recipient of various awards and recognitions, notable among
them being the *Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar in 2002*, Konknni
Bhasha Mandal?s Seva Puroskar in 2006 and *Eduardo Bruno de Souza Iadostik
Son?man* conferred by *Jivit *magazine in 2007.



*Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr*

Established in September 1985 and presently based in Alto Porvorim, TSKK
aims at fostering the unity of the Konknni people through the promotion of
Konknni language, literature and culture.

TSKK has its own modern library with more than 15000 volumes on such diverse
subjects as language, literature and linguistics, folklore and cultural
anthropology, besides grammars and dictionaries of many Indian languages.
The centre has so far published over 20 research and educational books in
Konknni as well as CDs and cassettes of nursery rhymes, devotional songs and
language learning material. TSKK also boasts of a mini botanical garden with
its focus on local fruits and flower plants.



Every year, TSKK has been conducting seminars, workshops and writing courses
to teach Konknni to students, teachers and researchers and has instituted
several awards and scholarships to writers, artists and students. These
include the *Jezvit* *Antonio Pereira Konknni* *Puroskar*, *Carvalho
Ghorannem ?TSKK Kola Puroskar* (in association with Mandd Sobhann,
Mangalore), *Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar* and *Fr. Lederle Memorial
* *Scholarships*, *Carvalho Family Scholarships* and *Loren?o & Umbelina de
Souza* *Scholarship*.





*Isidore Dantas*

He has been consistently contributing to various Konknni newspapers and
magazines such as *Sot, Divtti, Vavraddeancho Ixtt*, The Goan Sports Weekly,
*Gulab, Jivit, Uzvadd, etc.* A former secretary of Pune Goans Social Union,
he was instrumental in establishing Konknni Bhasha Mandal in Pune and in the
sixties, he published *Ulo*, a cyclostyled weekly in Konknni in an effort to
sustain the love of mother tongue.

A gifted person, Isidore Dantas has written and successfully staged two
tiatrs and has to his credit a collection of Konknni adages with English
interpretations, *Vozram* published in 2007. His Konknni crossword, *
Utram-khell* appears regularly every month in Jivit magazine.

Recipient of Al Jerry Braganza Yadostik Sonman in 2008 for his
research-related work in the field of Konknni cinema, Isidore Dantas has
provided the English subtitles for the Konknni film, *Bhuimierantlo Monis.*



* Nevena Furtado*

Nevena Furtado who has worked as a counsellor for orphaned children and is
at present doing her B.Ed through Nirmala Institue, Panaji has been writing
poetry and stories since her school days and has attended various poetry
recitation competitions and workshops, besides appearing on Doordarshan and
the Yuvavani programme of AIR. A regular contributor to *Jivit* magazine,
her collection of short stories is due for release soon.

A member of a cultural troupe showcasing Goan folk dances, Nevena recently
bagged the first prize at the All India Essay Writing Contest organized by
Sahaj Marg Research & Training Institute (SMRTI), Goa.
dalgado Konkn. Akd.
2010-04-03 12:59:33 UTC
Permalink
*To,*

*The Editors,*

*Kindly give publicity to the following news item in your esteemed daily.*

*Thanking You,*


**

*Jose Salvador Fernandes*

*Secretary, Dalgado Konknni Akademi
*

*A-F6, 1st Floor, Campal Trade Centre,*

*Opp. Kala Academy,*

*Campal, Panaji, Goa*

*Cell: 9881810832
*

*
*

*Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Annual Awards Announced*

Dalgado Konknni Akademi *(DKA)* has announced its annual awards to
personalities who have contributed to the development of Konkani in Roman
script. Eminent Konknni stalwart and scholar and former acting
Vice-Chancellor of the Goa University, late Prof. (Dr.) Olivinho Gomes will
be honoured posthumously with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for his life time
contribution to Konkani literature in Roman script.

Shri Minguel Jacob Carmo Luis Fernandes, who is popularly known 'Prince
Jacob' ? the prince of the Konknni tiatr, who staged his first tiatr, *
Pinzrem* in 1985 and then went on to produce a quarter century of acclaimed
khell-tiatrs will be conferred with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for culture.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 25,000/- each.

Antonio da Piedade Morais, who tirelessly work for the preservation of Goa?s
literature, culture and identity, will be honoured with ?*Dalgado Daiz
Puroskar 2009.*?

* **Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for institutions furthering the cause of Konknni
in Roman script will be awarded to Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr (TSKK), a
Konknni research, educational and cultural centre named after the sixteenth
century English Jesuit, Fr. Thomas Stephens.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 20,000/- each.

Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Fr. Freddy J. da Costa Puroskar 2010 for
journalism in Konknni in Roman script will be presented to Isidore Dantas, a
Goan settled in Pune.

*Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for youth contribution to Konkani in Roman script
will be conferred on Miss Nevena Furtado who writes poems and short stories
with depth*. *

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 10,000/- each.

Shri. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi has
congratulated all the awardees and hoped that their example of love and
sacrifices towards the development of Konkani in Roman script will inspire
the youth of today to work with dedication for the progress of our mother
tongue, Konkani.

The Awards will be presented in a special function to be held on 8th April
2010, at 5.00 p.m. in Tiatr Academy Goa?s Conference Hall, Campal Trade
Centre, Campal, Panjim. All the members of DKA and Konknni lovers are
kindly requested to attend the award function in great numbers.

*Some details about the Awardees *

* **Late Dr. Olivinho Gomes*

A prolific research oriented writer, Dr Gomes has authored more than 40
books in Konknni and English and presented papers and lectures at several
international seminars. Having passed the 1969 Central Civil Services exam
he was assigned to the Indian Revenue Service, where he held important
positions in the Union Finance Ministry. He later became the Additional
Customs Commissioner of six Divisions in the Aurangabad Commissionerate.

In 1987, he quit his high ranking post for the Konknni mission and joined
the Goa University as Professor of Konknni and retired in 2003 as Head of
Konkani Department. Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in
1993, Dr Olivinho Gomes also received various awards and research
fellowships, such as the Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konkani Puroskar, V X
Verodiano Foundation (USA) Award, Senior Commonwealth Fellowship and Dempo
Trust Fellowship.

Known for his eye for detail, he wrote many books recording the history,
literature and culture of Goa in his own inimitable style, notable among
them being Village Goa, a detailed book on Chandor. His last
DKA-commissioned book, *Konkani Literature In Roman Script* will be released
soon.



*Prince Jacob*

A versatile writer and director with 48 tiatrs and khell-tiatrs to his
credit so far, Prince Jacob has also translated the Marathi drama, *Sahi Re
Sahi* and successfully staged it as *Rupnnem* in tiatr-form. *Zayat Zage*,
his latest tiatr which uses humour to highlight the decay and impending
death of everything dear to Goa and Goans, bagged the first prize at the
First Popular Tiatr Festival organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa recently.

A two-time recipient of the Best Actor Award instituted by *Gulab* magazine
and a celebrity Konknni RJ on BIG FM, Prince Jacob has scripted and staged
three religious tiatrs as well, *G?ycho Saib, Sant Anton Milagrincho Sagor *and
*Padr Zuze Vaz ? G?ycho Askari.* His *Padri *khell-tiatr the last of 25
tiatrs under letter ?P? series, was performed 315 times in India and abroad
and was later converted into a celluloid film of the same name.

*Antonio Piedade Morais*

He has established a modern research and reference library, *Goenkaranchem
Daiz* (GD) in Margao and has himself donated a treasure of over 3000 books
covering Konknni language, literature, culture, history and other subjects
to his missionary endeavor.

A retired Goa Civil Service Officer, Antonio da Piedade Morais who has been
actively involved in the promotion and development of Konknni language and
has contributed countless articles on history and health, language, politics
and religion to newspapers and magazines in Goa, Mumbai and Kerala. He took
the initiative to open various branches of Konknni Bhasha Mandal in
different parts of Goa and also established Konknni Obheas Kendr, a research
centre in Panaji in 1969.

Shri Morais is a recipient of various awards and recognitions, notable among
them being the *Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar in 2002*, Konknni
Bhasha Mandal?s Seva Puroskar in 2006 and *Eduardo Bruno de Souza Iadostik
Son?man* conferred by *Jivit *magazine in 2007.



*Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr*

Established in September 1985 and presently based in Alto Porvorim, TSKK
aims at fostering the unity of the Konknni people through the promotion of
Konknni language, literature and culture.

TSKK has its own modern library with more than 15000 volumes on such diverse
subjects as language, literature and linguistics, folklore and cultural
anthropology, besides grammars and dictionaries of many Indian languages.
The centre has so far published over 20 research and educational books in
Konknni as well as CDs and cassettes of nursery rhymes, devotional songs and
language learning material. TSKK also boasts of a mini botanical garden with
its focus on local fruits and flower plants.



Every year, TSKK has been conducting seminars, workshops and writing courses
to teach Konknni to students, teachers and researchers and has instituted
several awards and scholarships to writers, artists and students. These
include the *Jezvit* *Antonio Pereira Konknni* *Puroskar*, *Carvalho
Ghorannem ?TSKK Kola Puroskar* (in association with Mandd Sobhann,
Mangalore), *Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar* and *Fr. Lederle Memorial
* *Scholarships*, *Carvalho Family Scholarships* and *Loren?o & Umbelina de
Souza* *Scholarship*.





*Isidore Dantas*

He has been consistently contributing to various Konknni newspapers and
magazines such as *Sot, Divtti, Vavraddeancho Ixtt*, The Goan Sports Weekly,
*Gulab, Jivit, Uzvadd, etc.* A former secretary of Pune Goans Social Union,
he was instrumental in establishing Konknni Bhasha Mandal in Pune and in the
sixties, he published *Ulo*, a cyclostyled weekly in Konknni in an effort to
sustain the love of mother tongue.

A gifted person, Isidore Dantas has written and successfully staged two
tiatrs and has to his credit a collection of Konknni adages with English
interpretations, *Vozram* published in 2007. His Konknni crossword, *
Utram-khell* appears regularly every month in Jivit magazine.

Recipient of Al Jerry Braganza Yadostik Sonman in 2008 for his
research-related work in the field of Konknni cinema, Isidore Dantas has
provided the English subtitles for the Konknni film, *Bhuimierantlo Monis.*



* Nevena Furtado*

Nevena Furtado who has worked as a counsellor for orphaned children and is
at present doing her B.Ed through Nirmala Institue, Panaji has been writing
poetry and stories since her school days and has attended various poetry
recitation competitions and workshops, besides appearing on Doordarshan and
the Yuvavani programme of AIR. A regular contributor to *Jivit* magazine,
her collection of short stories is due for release soon.

A member of a cultural troupe showcasing Goan folk dances, Nevena recently
bagged the first prize at the All India Essay Writing Contest organized by
Sahaj Marg Research & Training Institute (SMRTI), Goa.
dalgado Konkn. Akd.
2010-04-03 12:59:33 UTC
Permalink
*To,*

*The Editors,*

*Kindly give publicity to the following news item in your esteemed daily.*

*Thanking You,*


**

*Jose Salvador Fernandes*

*Secretary, Dalgado Konknni Akademi
*

*A-F6, 1st Floor, Campal Trade Centre,*

*Opp. Kala Academy,*

*Campal, Panaji, Goa*

*Cell: 9881810832
*

*
*

*Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Annual Awards Announced*

Dalgado Konknni Akademi *(DKA)* has announced its annual awards to
personalities who have contributed to the development of Konkani in Roman
script. Eminent Konknni stalwart and scholar and former acting
Vice-Chancellor of the Goa University, late Prof. (Dr.) Olivinho Gomes will
be honoured posthumously with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for his life time
contribution to Konkani literature in Roman script.

Shri Minguel Jacob Carmo Luis Fernandes, who is popularly known 'Prince
Jacob' ? the prince of the Konknni tiatr, who staged his first tiatr, *
Pinzrem* in 1985 and then went on to produce a quarter century of acclaimed
khell-tiatrs will be conferred with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for culture.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 25,000/- each.

Antonio da Piedade Morais, who tirelessly work for the preservation of Goa?s
literature, culture and identity, will be honoured with ?*Dalgado Daiz
Puroskar 2009.*?

* **Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for institutions furthering the cause of Konknni
in Roman script will be awarded to Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr (TSKK), a
Konknni research, educational and cultural centre named after the sixteenth
century English Jesuit, Fr. Thomas Stephens.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 20,000/- each.

Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Fr. Freddy J. da Costa Puroskar 2010 for
journalism in Konknni in Roman script will be presented to Isidore Dantas, a
Goan settled in Pune.

*Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for youth contribution to Konkani in Roman script
will be conferred on Miss Nevena Furtado who writes poems and short stories
with depth*. *

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 10,000/- each.

Shri. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi has
congratulated all the awardees and hoped that their example of love and
sacrifices towards the development of Konkani in Roman script will inspire
the youth of today to work with dedication for the progress of our mother
tongue, Konkani.

The Awards will be presented in a special function to be held on 8th April
2010, at 5.00 p.m. in Tiatr Academy Goa?s Conference Hall, Campal Trade
Centre, Campal, Panjim. All the members of DKA and Konknni lovers are
kindly requested to attend the award function in great numbers.

*Some details about the Awardees *

* **Late Dr. Olivinho Gomes*

A prolific research oriented writer, Dr Gomes has authored more than 40
books in Konknni and English and presented papers and lectures at several
international seminars. Having passed the 1969 Central Civil Services exam
he was assigned to the Indian Revenue Service, where he held important
positions in the Union Finance Ministry. He later became the Additional
Customs Commissioner of six Divisions in the Aurangabad Commissionerate.

In 1987, he quit his high ranking post for the Konknni mission and joined
the Goa University as Professor of Konknni and retired in 2003 as Head of
Konkani Department. Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in
1993, Dr Olivinho Gomes also received various awards and research
fellowships, such as the Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konkani Puroskar, V X
Verodiano Foundation (USA) Award, Senior Commonwealth Fellowship and Dempo
Trust Fellowship.

Known for his eye for detail, he wrote many books recording the history,
literature and culture of Goa in his own inimitable style, notable among
them being Village Goa, a detailed book on Chandor. His last
DKA-commissioned book, *Konkani Literature In Roman Script* will be released
soon.



*Prince Jacob*

A versatile writer and director with 48 tiatrs and khell-tiatrs to his
credit so far, Prince Jacob has also translated the Marathi drama, *Sahi Re
Sahi* and successfully staged it as *Rupnnem* in tiatr-form. *Zayat Zage*,
his latest tiatr which uses humour to highlight the decay and impending
death of everything dear to Goa and Goans, bagged the first prize at the
First Popular Tiatr Festival organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa recently.

A two-time recipient of the Best Actor Award instituted by *Gulab* magazine
and a celebrity Konknni RJ on BIG FM, Prince Jacob has scripted and staged
three religious tiatrs as well, *G?ycho Saib, Sant Anton Milagrincho Sagor *and
*Padr Zuze Vaz ? G?ycho Askari.* His *Padri *khell-tiatr the last of 25
tiatrs under letter ?P? series, was performed 315 times in India and abroad
and was later converted into a celluloid film of the same name.

*Antonio Piedade Morais*

He has established a modern research and reference library, *Goenkaranchem
Daiz* (GD) in Margao and has himself donated a treasure of over 3000 books
covering Konknni language, literature, culture, history and other subjects
to his missionary endeavor.

A retired Goa Civil Service Officer, Antonio da Piedade Morais who has been
actively involved in the promotion and development of Konknni language and
has contributed countless articles on history and health, language, politics
and religion to newspapers and magazines in Goa, Mumbai and Kerala. He took
the initiative to open various branches of Konknni Bhasha Mandal in
different parts of Goa and also established Konknni Obheas Kendr, a research
centre in Panaji in 1969.

Shri Morais is a recipient of various awards and recognitions, notable among
them being the *Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar in 2002*, Konknni
Bhasha Mandal?s Seva Puroskar in 2006 and *Eduardo Bruno de Souza Iadostik
Son?man* conferred by *Jivit *magazine in 2007.



*Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr*

Established in September 1985 and presently based in Alto Porvorim, TSKK
aims at fostering the unity of the Konknni people through the promotion of
Konknni language, literature and culture.

TSKK has its own modern library with more than 15000 volumes on such diverse
subjects as language, literature and linguistics, folklore and cultural
anthropology, besides grammars and dictionaries of many Indian languages.
The centre has so far published over 20 research and educational books in
Konknni as well as CDs and cassettes of nursery rhymes, devotional songs and
language learning material. TSKK also boasts of a mini botanical garden with
its focus on local fruits and flower plants.



Every year, TSKK has been conducting seminars, workshops and writing courses
to teach Konknni to students, teachers and researchers and has instituted
several awards and scholarships to writers, artists and students. These
include the *Jezvit* *Antonio Pereira Konknni* *Puroskar*, *Carvalho
Ghorannem ?TSKK Kola Puroskar* (in association with Mandd Sobhann,
Mangalore), *Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar* and *Fr. Lederle Memorial
* *Scholarships*, *Carvalho Family Scholarships* and *Loren?o & Umbelina de
Souza* *Scholarship*.





*Isidore Dantas*

He has been consistently contributing to various Konknni newspapers and
magazines such as *Sot, Divtti, Vavraddeancho Ixtt*, The Goan Sports Weekly,
*Gulab, Jivit, Uzvadd, etc.* A former secretary of Pune Goans Social Union,
he was instrumental in establishing Konknni Bhasha Mandal in Pune and in the
sixties, he published *Ulo*, a cyclostyled weekly in Konknni in an effort to
sustain the love of mother tongue.

A gifted person, Isidore Dantas has written and successfully staged two
tiatrs and has to his credit a collection of Konknni adages with English
interpretations, *Vozram* published in 2007. His Konknni crossword, *
Utram-khell* appears regularly every month in Jivit magazine.

Recipient of Al Jerry Braganza Yadostik Sonman in 2008 for his
research-related work in the field of Konknni cinema, Isidore Dantas has
provided the English subtitles for the Konknni film, *Bhuimierantlo Monis.*



* Nevena Furtado*

Nevena Furtado who has worked as a counsellor for orphaned children and is
at present doing her B.Ed through Nirmala Institue, Panaji has been writing
poetry and stories since her school days and has attended various poetry
recitation competitions and workshops, besides appearing on Doordarshan and
the Yuvavani programme of AIR. A regular contributor to *Jivit* magazine,
her collection of short stories is due for release soon.

A member of a cultural troupe showcasing Goan folk dances, Nevena recently
bagged the first prize at the All India Essay Writing Contest organized by
Sahaj Marg Research & Training Institute (SMRTI), Goa.
dalgado Konkn. Akd.
2010-04-03 12:59:33 UTC
Permalink
*To,*

*The Editors,*

*Kindly give publicity to the following news item in your esteemed daily.*

*Thanking You,*


**

*Jose Salvador Fernandes*

*Secretary, Dalgado Konknni Akademi
*

*A-F6, 1st Floor, Campal Trade Centre,*

*Opp. Kala Academy,*

*Campal, Panaji, Goa*

*Cell: 9881810832
*

*
*

*Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Annual Awards Announced*

Dalgado Konknni Akademi *(DKA)* has announced its annual awards to
personalities who have contributed to the development of Konkani in Roman
script. Eminent Konknni stalwart and scholar and former acting
Vice-Chancellor of the Goa University, late Prof. (Dr.) Olivinho Gomes will
be honoured posthumously with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for his life time
contribution to Konkani literature in Roman script.

Shri Minguel Jacob Carmo Luis Fernandes, who is popularly known 'Prince
Jacob' ? the prince of the Konknni tiatr, who staged his first tiatr, *
Pinzrem* in 1985 and then went on to produce a quarter century of acclaimed
khell-tiatrs will be conferred with *Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for culture.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 25,000/- each.

Antonio da Piedade Morais, who tirelessly work for the preservation of Goa?s
literature, culture and identity, will be honoured with ?*Dalgado Daiz
Puroskar 2009.*?

* **Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for institutions furthering the cause of Konknni
in Roman script will be awarded to Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr (TSKK), a
Konknni research, educational and cultural centre named after the sixteenth
century English Jesuit, Fr. Thomas Stephens.

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 20,000/- each.

Dalgado Konknni Akademi?s Fr. Freddy J. da Costa Puroskar 2010 for
journalism in Konknni in Roman script will be presented to Isidore Dantas, a
Goan settled in Pune.

*Dalgado Puroskar 2009* for youth contribution to Konkani in Roman script
will be conferred on Miss Nevena Furtado who writes poems and short stories
with depth*. *

Both these awards carry a shawl, a memento, a citation and a cash prize of
Rs. 10,000/- each.

Shri. Premanand Lotlikar, President of Dalgado Konknni Akademi has
congratulated all the awardees and hoped that their example of love and
sacrifices towards the development of Konkani in Roman script will inspire
the youth of today to work with dedication for the progress of our mother
tongue, Konkani.

The Awards will be presented in a special function to be held on 8th April
2010, at 5.00 p.m. in Tiatr Academy Goa?s Conference Hall, Campal Trade
Centre, Campal, Panjim. All the members of DKA and Konknni lovers are
kindly requested to attend the award function in great numbers.

*Some details about the Awardees *

* **Late Dr. Olivinho Gomes*

A prolific research oriented writer, Dr Gomes has authored more than 40
books in Konknni and English and presented papers and lectures at several
international seminars. Having passed the 1969 Central Civil Services exam
he was assigned to the Indian Revenue Service, where he held important
positions in the Union Finance Ministry. He later became the Additional
Customs Commissioner of six Divisions in the Aurangabad Commissionerate.

In 1987, he quit his high ranking post for the Konknni mission and joined
the Goa University as Professor of Konknni and retired in 2003 as Head of
Konkani Department. Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in
1993, Dr Olivinho Gomes also received various awards and research
fellowships, such as the Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konkani Puroskar, V X
Verodiano Foundation (USA) Award, Senior Commonwealth Fellowship and Dempo
Trust Fellowship.

Known for his eye for detail, he wrote many books recording the history,
literature and culture of Goa in his own inimitable style, notable among
them being Village Goa, a detailed book on Chandor. His last
DKA-commissioned book, *Konkani Literature In Roman Script* will be released
soon.



*Prince Jacob*

A versatile writer and director with 48 tiatrs and khell-tiatrs to his
credit so far, Prince Jacob has also translated the Marathi drama, *Sahi Re
Sahi* and successfully staged it as *Rupnnem* in tiatr-form. *Zayat Zage*,
his latest tiatr which uses humour to highlight the decay and impending
death of everything dear to Goa and Goans, bagged the first prize at the
First Popular Tiatr Festival organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa recently.

A two-time recipient of the Best Actor Award instituted by *Gulab* magazine
and a celebrity Konknni RJ on BIG FM, Prince Jacob has scripted and staged
three religious tiatrs as well, *G?ycho Saib, Sant Anton Milagrincho Sagor *and
*Padr Zuze Vaz ? G?ycho Askari.* His *Padri *khell-tiatr the last of 25
tiatrs under letter ?P? series, was performed 315 times in India and abroad
and was later converted into a celluloid film of the same name.

*Antonio Piedade Morais*

He has established a modern research and reference library, *Goenkaranchem
Daiz* (GD) in Margao and has himself donated a treasure of over 3000 books
covering Konknni language, literature, culture, history and other subjects
to his missionary endeavor.

A retired Goa Civil Service Officer, Antonio da Piedade Morais who has been
actively involved in the promotion and development of Konknni language and
has contributed countless articles on history and health, language, politics
and religion to newspapers and magazines in Goa, Mumbai and Kerala. He took
the initiative to open various branches of Konknni Bhasha Mandal in
different parts of Goa and also established Konknni Obheas Kendr, a research
centre in Panaji in 1969.

Shri Morais is a recipient of various awards and recognitions, notable among
them being the *Jezvit Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar in 2002*, Konknni
Bhasha Mandal?s Seva Puroskar in 2006 and *Eduardo Bruno de Souza Iadostik
Son?man* conferred by *Jivit *magazine in 2007.



*Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr*

Established in September 1985 and presently based in Alto Porvorim, TSKK
aims at fostering the unity of the Konknni people through the promotion of
Konknni language, literature and culture.

TSKK has its own modern library with more than 15000 volumes on such diverse
subjects as language, literature and linguistics, folklore and cultural
anthropology, besides grammars and dictionaries of many Indian languages.
The centre has so far published over 20 research and educational books in
Konknni as well as CDs and cassettes of nursery rhymes, devotional songs and
language learning material. TSKK also boasts of a mini botanical garden with
its focus on local fruits and flower plants.



Every year, TSKK has been conducting seminars, workshops and writing courses
to teach Konknni to students, teachers and researchers and has instituted
several awards and scholarships to writers, artists and students. These
include the *Jezvit* *Antonio Pereira Konknni* *Puroskar*, *Carvalho
Ghorannem ?TSKK Kola Puroskar* (in association with Mandd Sobhann,
Mangalore), *Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar* and *Fr. Lederle Memorial
* *Scholarships*, *Carvalho Family Scholarships* and *Loren?o & Umbelina de
Souza* *Scholarship*.





*Isidore Dantas*

He has been consistently contributing to various Konknni newspapers and
magazines such as *Sot, Divtti, Vavraddeancho Ixtt*, The Goan Sports Weekly,
*Gulab, Jivit, Uzvadd, etc.* A former secretary of Pune Goans Social Union,
he was instrumental in establishing Konknni Bhasha Mandal in Pune and in the
sixties, he published *Ulo*, a cyclostyled weekly in Konknni in an effort to
sustain the love of mother tongue.

A gifted person, Isidore Dantas has written and successfully staged two
tiatrs and has to his credit a collection of Konknni adages with English
interpretations, *Vozram* published in 2007. His Konknni crossword, *
Utram-khell* appears regularly every month in Jivit magazine.

Recipient of Al Jerry Braganza Yadostik Sonman in 2008 for his
research-related work in the field of Konknni cinema, Isidore Dantas has
provided the English subtitles for the Konknni film, *Bhuimierantlo Monis.*



* Nevena Furtado*

Nevena Furtado who has worked as a counsellor for orphaned children and is
at present doing her B.Ed through Nirmala Institue, Panaji has been writing
poetry and stories since her school days and has attended various poetry
recitation competitions and workshops, besides appearing on Doordarshan and
the Yuvavani programme of AIR. A regular contributor to *Jivit* magazine,
her collection of short stories is due for release soon.

A member of a cultural troupe showcasing Goan folk dances, Nevena recently
bagged the first prize at the All India Essay Writing Contest organized by
Sahaj Marg Research & Training Institute (SMRTI), Goa.

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