To commemorate the 18th anniversary of the inclusion of Konkani Language in the 8th Schedule of the constitution, World Konkani Centre is all set to celebrate the Konkani Recognition Day by conducting Inter School and Inter Collegiate variety entertainment competitions in Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Udupi and Uttara Kannada Districts on August 22nd 2010.
The Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation in association with organizations such as All India Konkani Parishad, Konkani Bhasha Mandal Karnataka, Anugraha Charitable Foundation Kochi, Kerala Konkani Academy, Konkani Bhasha Pratishtan Kozhikode, Jai Konkani Kundapur and Konkani Parishad Kumta, will hold these competitions in this five districts.
At each of these centres winners will be awarded with prize money amounting to Rs. 50,000/- in primary, High School and College categories apart from the certificates and trophies. Competitions will be based on a thematic cultural presentation by each team which shall include at least four different group and Solo performances. Apart from Group and Solo prizes a special prize is also constituted in each category for the best Master of Ceremony. A rolling Shield will be awarded in each category for the best teams.
In Mangalore these Competitions will be held at the Canara High School Campus on August 22nd 2010. Prizes will be distributed in the public function to be held in the same evening.
At Kumta too the competitions will be held on August 22nd at Gibb High School Campus. The Kundapur event will be held on August 29th at Bhandarkar’s College Premises. The Kochi Event will be held on September 5th 2010. The Kochi event has an attraction of a performing troupe sent by Department of Culture, Government of Goa.
Winners from all the centers will get a chance to perform at a public function to be held at Bangalore on children’s’ day, on November 14th 2010.