World Konkani Centre received the much needed impetus after the Karnataka Government granted a sum of Rs 1.50 crores.
The Government released the funds for the following projects of the World Konkani Centre
Setting up of a Digitization Laboratory Archives Repository for Konkani
Setting up of the Language Laboratory
Pilot Project under Integrated Documentation of Konkani Communities
Development of Konkani Wikipedia
Publishing Translation of Kannada books to Konkani
Publishing Translation of Konkani books to Kannada
Publication of 50 titles of Konkani English Bilingual Children Books and other languages
Vishwa KonkanI Library : Books and Computerisation
Vishwa Konkani Museum : Setting up of Cultural Exhibition
World Konkani Hall of Fame : Setting up of Touch Screen Kiosks etc.
Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, World Konkani Centre and Pradeep G. Pai, Secretary, Vishwa Konkani Students Scholarship Fund presented a bouquet to Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Former Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka.