A felicitation programme was organised in the World Konkani Centre (WKC) to honour State level Rajyotsava award winners Dr. P. Dayananda Pai, President, Konkani Language and Culture Foundation, Basti Vaman Shenoy,President,WKC and Venkatesh N. Baliga, Secretary, WKC who received the District Level Rajyotsava Award.
Dr. Pai said that “The award has come with a message to bear more responsibility, I am happy to receive it. Awards or no awards one should continue his good work. After receiving the award one should be humble and not become egoistic.”
“The center’s efforts for the development and preservation of the language is bearing fruits. It is a matter of great honour that three people associated with the WKC have been honoured with the Rajyotsava award.” said Basti Vaman Shenoy.
Fr Eric Crasta, President, Konkani Bhasha Mandal, felicitated the awardees. Dr. Prabhakar Joshi also spoke on the occasion.
The programme was presided over by Raghunath Shet. Kudupi Jagadish Shenoy welcomed the gathering. Gurudutt Baliga compered.