National Seminar on Konkani Theatre – Report


“Konkani speaking theatre artists have made immense contributions to other languages. But is quite unfortunate that their contribution to Konkani has been negligible. We must salute the efforts made by the late Bolanthur Krishna Prabhu,” said Srinivas Rao (Kasaragod Chinna), President, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy.

Dilip Borkar, President, Goa Konkani Akademi, garlanding the photo of Bolanthur Krishna Prabhu

Konkani theatre has got recorded history because of Bolanthur Krishna Prabhu says Pundalik N. Naik, Convener, Centenary Committee

We should salute the efforts of Bolanthur Krishna Prabhu says said Srinivas Rao (Kasaragod Chinna), President, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy

 

Melvyn Rodrigues, President, Kavita Trust addresses the gathering

Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, World Konkani Centre welcomes the gathering

Purandara Chari addresses the audience

Dr C.N.Shenoy talks about Bolanthur Krishna Prabhu

Shridhar Kamat Bambolikar talks about Konkani Tiatr

He was addressing the gathering during the national seminar organized to commemorate the Centenary year of ‘Chandrahasa,’ the first ever drama published in Konkani Language at World Konkani Centre (WKC) on

February 10.

In his presidential address Pundalik N. Naik, Convener, Centenary Committee “It is difficult to imagine the struggle he must have gone through a hundred years ago. It is due to his efforts that Konkani theatre has got a recorded history. When recognizing the contributions of this great man, we should not lose sight of the efforts of other playwrights as well. Their contributions too should be recorded.”

“Konkani Tiatr has celebrated hundred years in Goa. But modern Konkani drama has a history of only 35 years in Goa. It is heartening to know that the first ever published Konkani Drama belonged to Karnataka. Bolanthur Krishna Prabhu can be rightly called as ‘Itihas Purush,” said Dilip Borkar, President, Goa Konkani Akademi.

The welcome address was delivered by Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, WKC.

The highlights of the say were various seminars organized. Directors, playwrights, lyricists, choreographers from Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Mumbai participated.

Walter D’Souza, Shridhar Kamat Bambolikar, Dr. C. N. Shenoy, Purandara Chari and Melvyn Rodrigues, President, Kavita Trust were present among others.