Konkani introduced in Chinmaya High School

An inaugural function was held to introduce Konkani as a third language 6th Standard onwards in Chinmaya High School on 12th June 2010 at 10.00 a.m.

Basti Vaman Shenoy, president of World Konkani Centre in his inaugural address gave an account of the Three Point Strategy to promote Konkani Education in Schools. Accordingly 1) the Centre has arranged for providing service of qualified Teachers to teach Konkani in ten selected schools. 2) Orientation programmes will be held in schools for parents to clear their misconceptions. 3) Introduction of Konkani Methodology in D.Ed and B.Ed training courses.

The Chief guest of the function Dr. K. Mohan Pai, explained the need of studying Konkani in School which presently spoken only at domestic circles.

Management Representative Dr. Devadas Pai and Head Mistress of the school Smt Kavita expressed their happiness to introduce Konkani in Chinmaya School. They assured the parents that Konkani will continue as third language till 10th standard in the school. Member of the School Management Hundi Prabha Kamath was present.

Konkani Teacher of the school Ms. Pramila Prathima D’souza welcomed the guest. Student Ms. Hina Mathias was compered and  Ms. Preethi proposed vote of thanks.