The three day workshop on ‘Kannada translation of Konkani Short Stories,’ was inaugurated on October 26 by Shri Na. D’Souza, Sagar, Senior Literateur at World Konkani Centre.
The workshop was organised by Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation in association with Kuvempu Bhasha Bharati Pradhikara, Bangalore.
In his inaugural address Shri Na D’Souza said that the “Konkani community people have committed a big mistake by not introducing Konkani Language and culture to others. “If ever Konkani language has to grow then we should strive hard to introduce our language to other communities.” He added.
In her introductory speech Dr. Geetha Shenoy, Bangalore, said that “the three advantages of translating is that one others will know Konkani language, secondly there will be growth of Konkani culture and thirdly others will get to know about Konkani litterateurs.
“In order to come up with good result one should have a strong hold on both the languages,” she added.
In his presidential address Shri S. M. Krishna Rao, Bangalore, Senior Kannada-Konkani Litterateur, said that “translating books is not an easy task. As the translator should also be aware of the feelings of the original author. And not limit himself to just translating script.”
Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, World Konkani Centre, delivered the vote of thanks and Shri Venkatesh N. Baliga, Secretary, World Konkani Centre gave vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Melvyn Rodrigues, Director, Operations, Daijiworld.com.
Shri Raghunath Shet, President, Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Shri Madhav Pai, Senior Literateur, Dr. Kasturi Mohan Pai and Shri Gurudutt Bantwalkar, Assistant Director, World Institute of Konkani Language were present among others.
The three day long workshop was attended by 21 writers from all over Karnataka. The resource persons were Shri Shama Krishn Rao, Dr. Geetha Shenoy, Shri Vivek Shanbhag and Shri Na D’Souza.
The valedictory function of the three day workshop on ‘Kannada translation of Konkani Short Stories,’ was held on October 29 at the World Konkani Centre.
In his address Shri Gopalkrishna Pai, Kendra Sahitya Akademiawardee who was the chief guest said that “translation from one language to another is very important. If great literary works were not translated we would never get to know about Leo Tolstoy. We salute the translators as they have familiarized us with some of the great works.”
“When any work is translated the translator should ensure that the essence of the original work will remain intact. Translation should be sense-to-sense rather than a word-to-word,” Shri Pai said.
Pai also informed that in the modern term translation has becomelucrative job opportunity. The demand for translators is on the rise and youngsters can take it up as a full time job.
He also requested the World Konkani Centre to take up publication of books.
Another Chief Guest Shri Pradhan Guruduth, President, Kuvempu Bhasha Bharati Pradhikara said that the Pradhikara will extend wholehearted support to translators wanting to translate Konkani works into other languages.
Shri Gokuldas Prabhu, President, Akhila Bharat Konkani Parishad gave an overall picture of what happened during the three day workshop.
Basti Shobha Shenoy spoke on behalf of the participants.
Kudpi Jagdish Shenoy, Treasurer, Konkani Language and CulturalFoundation was present on the dais. The gathering was welcomed by Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, World Konkani Centre while Shri Gurudutt Bantwalkar, Assistant Director, World Institute of Konkani Languagecompered the programme. Shri Melvyn Rodrigues, Director, Operations, Daijiworld.com delivered the vote of thanks.
Scholarships amounting to Rs 22 Lakhs was awarded to 150 (Degree/Engg) Konkani students from Kerala on October 21 at Narmada Hall, Karnakodam, Ernakulam.
The award ceremony was organised by Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation (KLCF), World Konkani Centre (WKC), Mangalore and Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund (VKSSF) in association with Anugraha Charitable Trust Ernakulam, Kerala.
In his welcome address Shri R. Bhaskar Shenoi, President, Anugraha said that “the support of parents in enabling the students to excel in education is very vital. Due to the sacrifices made by parents children will be able to achieve success.” He also congratulated the beneficiary students.
Shri Pradeep G. Pai, Secretary, VKSSF, explained how under the leadership of Basti Vaman Shenoy efforts were being taken to implement ‘Vision TVM,’ 25-point programme envisioned by Shri T. V. Mohandas Pai, Patron Trustee, for WKC.
He also informed about the different workshops were being organised under KSHAMATA to bring students to excellent level. He also called upon the people from Kerala for increased involvement in training the students.
Shri R. Hari, Literary Luminary on Bharatiya Culture, who was the guest of honor said that there were three categories of people in the society. The first category of people take maximum from the society but don’t give back anything, whereas the second category of people who are businesslike taking minimum and giving back minimum to the society. And 90 per cent of society is filled with this second category of people. The third category includes people who take minimum from society but give back maximum. And if the society has to go on the path of progress it needs more and more people belonging to the third category. KLCF and Anugraha charitable trust belong to the third category. He congratulated the World Konkani Centre for its commendable task in providing scholarships to students.
Payyanoor Ramesh Pai, President, Kerala Konkani Academy said student life is very precious. It is the golden moment in everybody’s lifetime which comes only once. Thus students should focus on dreams and make positive efforts in realizing that dream.”
“While all other languages are available at fingertips, why Konkani is not available. Why there in no Konkani online dictionary,” he lamented.
“It is the duty of the Konkani brethren to work towards the betterment of the language.” he said.
Shri Pai said that the haves have a social responsibility towards the less priviledged
Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, WKC, presided. Gurudutt Bantwalkar, Assistant Director, World Institute of Konkani Language, compered the programme and delivered the vote of thanks.
Subina S. Prabhu and Govind Prabhu, gave their feedback on behalf of student benefeciaries. A memento was given to Shri Hari by Shri Payanoor Ramesh Pai.
“More importance should be given in providing education to people belonging to Kudubi community, thus ensuring that they too will get included in the mainstream,” said Shri R. V. Deshpande, Chairman Emeritus, Konkani Bhas Ani Sanksriti Prathistan.
He was addressing the gathering the scholarship award ceremony to Konkani Kudubi students at Durga Parameshwari Kalyana Mantap, Mandarthi. The programme was organised by organized by World Konkani Centre’s Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation, Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund (VKSSF) in association with Karnataka Rajya Kudubi Seva Sangha and Kudubi Samajodharaka Sangha, Altaru.
“Awarding scholarships to help them in pursuing education is one way of bringing them into mainstream and contributing to their development.” He furher added.
Shri Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, World Konkani Centre, presided.
A total number of 161 scholarships were awarded of which 97 was given to PU students.
Shri Jayaprakash Hegde, Member of Parliament, Udupi. Shri K. Raghupathi Bhat, MLA, Udupi and Shri Dhananjay Shetty, Managing Trustee, Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Mandarthi will be the guests of honour.
Shri Ramdas Kamath U., President, VKSSF, Shri Pradeep G. Pai, Secretary, VKSSF, Venkatesh N. Baliga, Secretary, World Konkani Centre were present.
Gurudutt Bantwalkar, Assistant Director, World Institute of Konkani Language, read out the name of the beneficiaries.
Narayan Naik, General Secretary, State Kudubi Association welcomed the gathering. Narasimha Naik compered and Bella Naik, President, Kudubi Education Fund gave the vote of thanks.
“It has become imperative for people to be ready for competing in the global market owing to the advancements taking place in the educational and occupational field. This can be achieved through education and general knowledge,” said Shri R. V. Deshpande, Chairman Emeritus, Konkani Bhas Ani Sanksriti Prathistan.
He was addressing the gathering the scholarship award ceremony to Konkani Kharvi Community organized by World Konkani Centre’s Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation, Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund (VKSSF) in association with Akhila Karnataka Konkan Kharvi Mahajan Sabha (AKKMS) at R. N. Shetty, Kalyan Bhavan, Kundapur on October 7.
“In the past many people found it difficult to provide education to their children due to poverty and also because there was a dearth of educational institutions. Due to which gaining education became confined only one section of the society. But now the times have changed now we find that the State Government, Central Government, Private Organisations and Philanthropists are making a sizeable contribution thus giving the required impetus to education.” Deshpande added.
“Undivided Dakshina Kannada District which is the land of visionaries intelligent people had given utmost importance to education.” Deshpande said.
In his address Shri Ramdas Kamath U., President, VKSSF, informed that “about 3,000 Konkani speaking families have been given Insurance Protection. There are plans to give them medical insurance too. Various steps have been taken to increase the scholarship fund, giving importance to Higher Education, and training talented students.”
A total number 215 scholarships was awarded of which 130 was given to PU students, 81 to Degree and 4 to Engineering.
Shri K.B Kharvi, President, AKKMS, presided. Shri Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, World Konkani Centre, Shri Pradeep G. Pai, Secretary, VKSSF, Venkatesh N. Baliga, Secretary, World Konkani Centre, Kanthu Manjunath Kharvi, Coastal Fisheries, Gangolli, Shri K Naga Kharvi, President, Gangolli Primary Fishermen Co-operative Society were present on the dias.
The welcome address was delivered by Mohan Banavalikar, Gurudutt Bantwalkar, Assistant Director, World Institute of Konkani Language, read out the name of the beneficiaries. Malini Sathish compered and Umanath Gangolli delivered vote of thanks.