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Konknni Courses

The TSKK team conducted both Residential and Non - Residential Basic Romi Lipient Konknni Courses for many lovers of the Konkani language.  The text material used to teach the language was taken from late Fr. Mathew Almeida’s new edition of the book, “Romi Lipient Konknni Kors.”  Those who benefited from the courses include Priests, Religious Sisters and others. Besides the regular monthly courses, the team also conducted courses that spanned a few months.


On September 20, 2014, the Kendr organised a half day Seminar on the topic, TIATRACHEM SVARUP ANI FUDDAR (The Nature and the Future of Tiatr), for the Konknni students of selected colleges of Bardez and Ilhas and for the M.A. students of the Konknni Department of the Goa University. Around 40 students participated in this Seminar. The focus of the Seminar was to let the students get an in-depth knowledge of the Konknni Art form, Tiatr. Students from the invited Colleges, accompanied by their Konknni lecturers and the Head of the Konknni Department, participated in the Seminar and benefited much from it. Mr. Shridhar Kamat Bambolkar, a well-known Director, was the Chief Guest. Dr. Prakash Vazrekar, Konknni lecturer, Khandola College, Marcela, gave the keynote address. Three well - known Konknni tiatr stalwarts presented their views on the topic. Mr. Cosma Fernandes, lecturer at MES College, Vasco, presented his views on the topic, Tiatrachem Svarup (The nature of Tiatr), Fr. Luis Gomes, gold medalist in M.A Konknni, from the Goa University, spoke on the topic, Tiatrantli Ostori (The role of women in Tiatr) and Mr. Michael Gracias, a well known writer of tiatrs, presented a paper on the topic, Tiatr, Somazacho Harso, (Tiatr - a mirror of society). The discussion that followed the presentations was well handled by Mr. Tomazinho Cardozo, ex-President of Tiatr Academy, Goa. He and the Speakers clarified the roles of the ‘Kant’ and the ‘Kantaram’ in the tiatrs.  At the start, the Director of the Kendr, Fr. Apolinario Cardozo, S. J. extended a warm welcome to the gathering, whereas Fr. Jose Silveira, the Administrator and also publisher of the Konknni monthly, DOR MHOINEACHI ROTTI, proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Raksha Chari compered the event. Ms Minakshi Khandolkar along with two university students introduced those who presented papers and other dignitaries of the day.

Cultural  Programme

The Kendr organised Ontor-Shalla Konknni Kovita Sort - An Inter-School Poetry Recitation Competition for the students of class V and VI on July 23, 2014 in the TSKK Hall so as to create in them love for the language. In all, 19 schools from all over the State participated in this event. Fr. Luis Gomes and Fr. Xavier Estibeiro, Assistant Parish Priests at Milagres Church, Mapusa, were the judges. Cash Prizes to the winners and Educational Gift hampers were given to the participants, along with the certificates of participation.

Literary Works

The Staff of the Kendr has compiled a book of Goan Konknni Proverbs. The material has been sent for editing and the book in Romi and Devnagiri script will be published hopefully in January during the Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar ceremony.

The Staff has also compiled a Shabdkox in Roman script, English to Konknni and Konknni to English. Both have been sent for editing and we will publish them as soon they are ready. This is the fruit of the work of two years.


On January 24, 2014, the Kendr had its annual Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar Award giving ceremony. Fr. Manuel Gomes, Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Church, Borim, was the Chief Guest while the Guest of Honour was Mr. Pandurang Phaldesai. Fr. Ave Maria Afonso and Dr. Janet Fernandes compered the programme.

The prestigious Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar (APKP) for the year 2014 was given to Mr. Ramanand Raikar, for his contribution to Konknni in music. The Puroskar consists of a Shawl, a Citation, a Memento and cash award of Rs. 25,000.00

The Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar 2013 was given to Mr. Bonaventure D’ Pietro, for his book ‘Sankoll,’

The Dr. Jack Sequeira Konknni  Puroskar 2013 was given to Mr. Michael Gracias.

The Maria Afonso Konknni Puroskar 2013 was conferred on Fr. Nevel Gracias.

The Valeiro Carvalho Konknni  Puroskar 2013 was given to Ms. Selza Lopes.

All the above Puroskars consists of a Shawl, a Citation, a Memento and cash award of Rs. 5000/- each.

TSKK Scholarships

The Quadros Family Scholarship. This scholarship is given to Catholic students who scored highest marks in Konknni at the recently conducted Board Examination by the Goa Board of High School and Higher Secondary School. The recipients of these scholarships for the year 2013 were Master Nazareth Lyndon of St. Francis Xavier High School, Moira, and Miss Cleta Fiola Braganza of Lourdes Convent High School, Saligao. The scholarship carries an amount of Rs. 1000/- each.

The Helen Baptista Scholarship. This scholarship is given to two students, a boy and a girl from the Government High School, Porvorim, whose mother tongue is neither Konknni nor Marathi, but have taken Konknni as the third Language. The recipients of the scholarships were Master Saquelen Mustak Attar and Miss Diya Vishwakarma. The scholarship amount is Rs. 2000/- each.

 The Lourenco & Ubelina de Souza Scholarship: This scholarship is given to a deserving student at the Higher Secondary School level who has taken Konknni as a language of study. The recipient of the scholarship for the year 2013 was Miss Grecintha D’ Silva of St. Francis Xavier Higher Secondary School, Siolim. The scholarship amount is Rs. 2000/-

We were able to conduct the above programmes with your prayerful support and financial assistance. God bless you all. On behalf of the TSKK family I wish you all -

Happy Christmas and God’s abundant blessings for the new Year, 2015.







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.
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Gychim festam, porbo ani zatra
Konknni monxachem purvillem bhanddar (gitam, kannio, mhonni, humannim, opari, adi).
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