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TSKK awards to literary persons in Konkani

08th January 2019, 03:54 Hrs

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Noted literary persons will be awarded for their contribution to Konkani literature and culture by the Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr (TSKK) at Alto-Porvorim at its annual Fr Antonio Pereira Konkani Puroskar ceremony on January 19.  

A few sponsored scholarships will also be given to deserving students, states a press note issued by TSKK Director Fr Apolinario Cardozo S J.  Fr Dominic Alvares, a priest of the Pilar Society, is the recipient of an award instituted by Fr Ave Maria Afonso for a Seminarian, a priest or a religious who has worked for the Konkani language in Roman script. Fr Alvares has staged many tiatrs and has won awards for some of them. He has also composed a couple of mandos and devotional songs.   

Dr Cosma Fernandes, head of the Konkani Department in MES College, Zuarinagar, is the recipient of the Dr Jack Sequeira Konknni Puroskar instituted by Fr Conceicao D’Silva to encourage Goans, irrespective of gender, caste or creed to work for the growth of Konkani language through writing in Roman script.   

Dr Fernandes is a researcher, a stage and a folk artist. Much of his work is in the field of Konkani tiatr. He is the first tiatrist to be awarded a doctorate on Tiatr-related topics.   

Anthony Correia is the second recipient of the award instituted by the late Fr Casmiro D’Mello for a Goan social activist, working continuously for Konkani language in diverse ways. Correia has worked for the Konkani language for the past 55 years and continues doing so.   

Guadalupe Dias is the recipient of the Valerio Carvalho Konknni Puroskar, sponsored by Roque Carvalho. This award is given to a lady Konkani writer who has contributed substantially to Konkani language during the last calendar year.  

Guadalupe’s literary achievements include Ghuimfodd, Mollobganga Jalasthqai (poetry), Mamacho Ganv (nursery rhymes). She has also contributed articles and poems for magazines and dailies.   

Fausto V Da Costa is the recipient of the Fr Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar award for a Goan who has contributed much in the field of language and culture for a period of 15 years and more.   

Da Costa has contributed much towards Konkani language and literature. He is a writer, journalist, editor, director and producer. He is the founder, editor and publisher of the bi-annual The Goan Review magazine since its inception. He has contributed articles regularly to the periodicals. He has written two Konkani novels, ‘Tujea Moga Khatir’ and ‘Opradhi Vo Niropradhi’.   He has also written extensively on tiatrs. On the occasion of 100 years of Konkani Tiatr, he published a research book ‘Tiatr ani Tiatrist’ in 1994.  He has also compiled and produced music cassettes and compact discs of traditional Goan music.  

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