“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.