Vishwa Konkani Sardar Amrit Mahotsav


Basti Vaman Shenoy Amrithotsav Celebrations

Mangalore, Jan 17:

The Amrut Mahotsav celebration programme to mark the 75th birthday of Vishwa Konkani Sardar Basti Vaman Shenoy, at T V Raman Pai Convention Hall, Mangalore had all ingredients to make it an exciting event.  All those who hold him in awe for the sheer energy he possesses and his passion for Konkani and for those who draw inspiration from this ever young and energetic man were present in large numbers to felicitate him on having completed 75 fruitful years of his life, majority of which have been devoted working for the promotion and preservation of Konkani language and culture.

Oscar Fernandes, Member of Parliament who was the VIP guest in the absence of Digambar Kamath and R V Deshapande, who could not make it to the event, surprised the assembled gathering by getting into a singing mode with his sonorous voice when he sang the English song “You will never grow old …..” for Basti Vaman Shenoy.  The crowd went into a peel of laughter when Oscar candidly said “I usually sing this song to my wife and I hope she will not take an offence if I sing the song to Vaman Shenoy”.

Mangalore, Jan 17: The Amrut Mahotsav celebration programme to mark the 75th birthday of Vishwa Konkani Sardar Basti Vaman Shenoy, at T V Raman Pai Convention Hall, Mangalore had all ingredients to make it an exciting event.  All those who hold him in awe for the sheer energy he possesses and his passion for Konkani and for those who draw inspiration from this ever young and energetic man were present in large numbers to felicitate him on having completed 75 fruitful years of his life, majority of which have been devoted working for the promotion and preservation of Konkani language and culture.

Oscar Fernandes, Member of Parliament who was the VIP guest in the absence of Digambar Kamath and R V Deshapande, who could not make it to the event, surprised the assembled gathering by getting into a singing mode with his sonorous voice when he sang the English song “You will never grow old …..” for Basti Vaman Shenoy.  The crowd went into a peel of laughter when Oscar candidly said “I usually sing this song to my wife and I hope she will not take an offence if I sing the song to Vaman Shenoy”.