Inauguration of Vishwa Konkani Sahitya Academy by Shri Luizinho Faliero, Minister of Education, Govt. of Goa.

Konkani Language and Cultural Foundation, to further its objectives in promoting Konkani Literature has establishedVishwa Konkani Sahitya Academy (World Konkani Literary Academy).  As a first step, efforts have been launched to promote the language by translating some of the best Konkani literature into English and Hindi, so that non-Konkani speakers the world around are exposed to the rich offerings in Konkani.

Also, it has been decided to transliterate Konkani literature into different scripts so that Konkanis worldwide would be enriched by oversoming the barriers of script. Konkani literature, it must be noted, has got expressions and been enriched by various scripts like Devanagari, Kannada, Malayalam and Roman. Efforts are now being made that exceptional Konkani literature reaches all Konkanis the world over.

The academy was inaugurated by the Education Minister of Goa, Shri Luizinho Faliero and the chief guest and eminent linguist, Dr Uday Narayan Singh, the Director of the Mysore-based Central Institute for Indian Languages in Goa, on November 18, 2006.

Following personalities are members of the Vishwa Konkani Sahitya Academy –


Shri Uday Bhembre,
Shri Pundalik Nayak,
Ms Madhavi Sardesai,


Shri J.B. Moraes,
Shri J.B. Sequeira,
Shri N.D. Sonde,


Fr Mark Walder,
Fr Eric Crasta,
Dr Jayashri Shanbag,


Shri Gokuldas Prabhu,
Shri R.S. Bhaskar