The Beneficiary Orientation and Training Programme, (BOTP) is envisaged to provide Soft Skill development training to Scholarship Beneficiaries under KSHAMATA. It is also to conduct individual counseling and mentorship assessment of the beneficiaries, so as to make them successful in their educational pursuit and help them realize their fullest potential for a gainful career. Three Camps were organized for 2010 batch of Scholarship beneficiaries under BOTP 2011. 3 separate Camps held in the month of July 2011 at World Konkani Centre, Mangalore for total number of 133 participants. Each Camp was of Three Days duration.
Eminent Human Resources trainers like Mahesh Bhagawandas, Bangalore, Preetham Kamath, Carrol Pais, Bharathi Shevgur, Mangalore were the resource persons. The participants were also enlightened about Konkani Language and Culture by eminent Konkani Scholar Dr. Mohan Pai K. The Participants were provided with opportunities to interact with eminent corporate leaders like Shri M. Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Overseas Bank, Shri Allen C.A. Periera, Former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bank of Maharashtra and Shri B.R.Bhat, General Manager, Corporation Bank. An inspirational Speech delivered by T.V. Mohandas Pai recorded specially for the beneficiaries was presented.
The Camps were sponsored by Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund, Corporation Bank, Karnataka Bank, Ultra tech Cements and DeepeeEn Corporation, Mangalore.
Deputy speaker N Yogish Bhat inaugurated Konkani Book Fair at Sahitya Kendra, P M Rao Road here on Sunday May 22. During the inaugural function of the fair, an online Konkani Shoppe installed by World Konkani Centre on their Website www.vishwakonkani.org was also launched by Vasudev Kamath, Infosys Technologies Ltd. The fair is a joint effort by World Konkani Centre and Sahitya Kendra, Mangalore for the promotion of Konkani Literature.
Hundreds of Konkani Titles in Devnagari, Kannada and Romi Scripts are exhibited at the fair from publishers across the coastal region of Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. Online Konkani Shoppe installed world Konkani Centre on its website www.vishwakonkani.org is first online shoppe for Konkani Books.