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145TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FATHER OF KONKNNI LITERATURE, SHENNOI GOEMBAB

Duration: 08 October '22 to 08 October '22

145TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FATHER OF KONKNNI LITERATURE, SHENNOI GOEMBAB CELEBRATED  AT THOMAS STEPHENS KONKNNI KENDR, PORVORIM

              A day’s seminar entitled, ‘Shennoi Goembab and his literature ’ was held at Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr, Porvorim on October 08, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Three papers were presented on the most exciting and inspiring works of Shennoi Goembab.

The First Paper was presented by Dr. Kiran Budkuley in which she shared her views and dwelt upon the main highlights of  ‘Ain Vellar ’ (At the Last Moment) a letter of Shennoi Goembab during this last days of life. A call to unify all Konknni people, irrespective of caste, religion, creed. She also highlighted the love of Shennoi Goembab for konknni language and its culture.

The Second Paper was a brief analysis of the dramas of Shennoi Goembab. The paper was presented by Fr. Milton Rodrigues, sfx, Assistant Professor of Fr. Agnel College, Pilar. These dramas are adaptations of the original plays of French playwriter, Molier. He highlighted on the creative scripts which brought in various elements of konknni person, his culture, eating habits, and all that surrounds him through adaptation to our culture.

The Third Paper was on the Biographies of Abe Faria and Ram Kamati written by Shennoi Goembab presented by Mr. Divakar Gurav, lecturer at Ganapat College, Arambol. An inspiring model in the person of Ram Kamati, who silently suffered without any fault. The emphasis was to awaken our true selves and fight for justice making use of all the talents and necessary gifts bestowed upon us.  Like Abe Faria, we too are called to showcase our talents and keep to our culture and identity.

The Chairperson for the presentations was Fr. Mousinho de Athaide. He made a beautiful remark saying that Shennoi Goembab and many other konknni writers took the leadership single-handedly to  fight the battle to preserve the konknni language and its culture. He placed before us a challenge to move ahead preserving our language and our culture. He beautifully highlighted the main points of all the three talks and called upon the students to grow more and more in love for the language and its culture .

The seminar was attended by the Konknni students of various colleges and Goa University. , Fr. Jose Silveira SJ, the Director did the honors of welcoming the gathering, whereas, Fr. Kelwin Monteiro SJ was the compere for the seminar and Ms Swara Pednekar proposed the vote of thanks. 



   

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