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Konknni Courses

The TSKK academic team conducted the monthly basic beginner’s course in Konkani from mid June to mid April.  A number of people availed of the course from different parts of the State. Fr. Mathew Almeida’s course book – Romi Lipient Konknni Kors, was the main course reference.


On September 27, the Kendr organised a Seminar on the topic The Impact of Konkani Literature on our Society.  Mr. Vincy Quadros, member of the Dalgado Konknni Akademi, Mr. Prakash Parienkar, Lecturer at the Konknni Department of the Goa University and Mr. Silvester Vaz, Lecturer at Xavier College, Mapuca, presented papers on the given topic. Students from different colleges of North Goa and the M.A. students of the Konknni Department of the Goa University participated in it. Dr. Pundalik Naik, President of the Goa Konknni Akademi was the Chief Guest while Ms. Priyardarshani Tadkodkar, head of the Konkani Department of the Goa University gave the key note address. Dr. Tanaji Kalankar, Executive Board member of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, chaired the sessions.

Cultural Programme

On July 10, 2013, the Kendr organised Konknni Folk Tales Elocution Competition for the students of Std V-VII.  It also organised an Essay Writing competition on My Idea of Diwali and a Diwali Lantern Making Competition on the occasion of Diwali. Cash Prizes, Educational Gift Hampers and Participating Certificates were given to all the participants.


The Chief Guest for the Fr. Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar Ceremony which was held on January 26, 2013 was Mr. Francis D’ Souza, the Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, while the Guest of Honour was Fr. Tomas Lobo, the Parish Priest of Holy Family Church, Porvorim.

The Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar 2013 was bestowed on Fr. Bernardo Cota; for his contribution to Konknni through music. The award consists of a shawl, a memento and a cash award of Rs. 25,000.00.

The other Puroskars given were:

the Dr. Jack Sequeira Konknni Puroskar 2012, to Mr Willy Goes;

the Valerio Carvalho Konknni Puroskar 2012 to Ms Brenda Menezes;

the Maria Afonso Konknni Puroskar 2012, to Fr. Jose Antonio da Costa and

the Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar 2012 to Ms Sharon Fernandes e Soares.

The awards consist of a Shawl, a Memento, a Citation and cash of Rs. 5,000.00.

TSKK Scholarships

The Kendr gave the following scholarships to students:

the Lourenco & Ubelina de Souza Scholarship of Rs. 2000.00 to Miss Anna Fernandes of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Panjim;

the Nazarenho Jōao Baptista Scholarship of Rs. 2000.00 was shared by Ms. Sabiya Dukandar and Ms. Taufik Bandekhan;

the Quadros Family Scholarship of Rs 3000.00 was shared by Miss Jacinta J. Cardozo, Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Panjim, Master Agnel D. J. Fernandes, Loyola High School, Margao, and Ms. Eden Fernandes, St. Anne’s Institute, Cananona.

I am grateful to you for your support. On behalf of the TSKK family I wish you all - Happy Christmas and God’s blessings for the Year 2014.

Vellant vell kaddun tumchea mogachea monxanche panch bore gunn sodun kaddun tankam sangat.
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Konknni mollar Gycheo ani her ganvcheo mukhel ghoddnnuko
Bhurgeam khatir gitam, kovita, kannio ani her bhurgeanache avddiche borpavollicho punzo.
Novim utram, tanchi mahiti ani vapor.
SMS-achea mollar Konknni.
Mhoineache Suvalle
Gychim festam, porbo ani zatra
Konknni monxachem purvillem bhanddar (gitam, kannio, mhonni, humannim, opari, adi).
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Konknni kotha.
Konknni kovita ani gitam.
Novim pustokam, CD hanchi vollok.
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