The Konkani Bhasha Vidyarthi Mandal (KBVM) of Canara College was inaugurated by Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, World Konkani Centre (WKC) at Canara College.
In his inaugural address Shri Shenoy said that the good times of Konkani has arrived. It is the right time for the community to build up an academic enthusiasm in the Language so as to give their due to the mother tongue.
A certificate course on Appreciation of Konkani Literature was launched by Paul Moras, President, Konkani Writers Forum.
In his address Venkatesh N. Baliga, Secretary, WKC said that “in a world where youths are drifting away from the language and culture, students of Canara College have shown that they still hope that our language and culture would survive by taking great interest in initiating Konkani Bhasha Vidyarthi Mandal.
Prof Satish Bhat, Student Welfare Officer, Canara College, Seema Prabhu S., Faculty Advisor, KBVM, welcomed the gathering. Vishwa Pai delivered the vote of thanks. Amit Rasquinha was the master of ceremony.