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Konknni Courses

Fr. Jose Silveira, Ms Swara Pednekar and Ms Pooja Tople, using the course material prepared by late Fr. Mathew Almeida S.J. offered monthly basic Konknni courses to all those who had a wish to learn the basics of the language. People travelled distances to avail the opportunity thrown open to them. During the summer vacation, the Kendr conducted a 3 weeks crash residential course for the seminarians of the Goregaon Seminary, Mumbai and for the scholastics of the Goa Province. They were joined by an elderly priest from Bandra and a Sister from Goa. Stress was given to Reading, Writing, Conversation and Phonetics. By the end of the course, each one could hold a conversation and they were each given a Course Completion Certificate.


TSKK organised a Seminar on September 17, 2016, on Konknni Cinemacho Gōychea Somajacher Porinam. Three papers were presented for the Seminar by persons from the Goan film industry. Mr. Bardroy Barreto presented a paper on, Taking Regional Movies to the International level, Mr. Dnyanesh Moghe, presented a paper on The Content of the Konkani Movies, and Ms. Meenakshi Martins presented a paper on The Role of Women in Konknni movies. Noted Konknni film Director, Mr.  Dinesh Bhonsle, chaired the sessions. In all around 70 students participated in the Seminar. Fr. Apolinario Cardozo, the Director welcomed the gathering while Ms. Pooja Tople, gave the vote of thanks. Ms. Swara Pednekar was in charge of this programme. Students from various colleges and from the Konkani department of the Goa University participated in it.

Cultural Programme

The Kendr organised Inter School Monologue Competition on Social Evils affecting the Goan Society on July 23, 2006, for the students of Std. VII.  The participation in this competition was over whelming. The first prize was bagged by Ms. Saija Rao, (St. Anthony High School Guirim), the second by Ms. Udi Narvekar, (St. Francis Xavier High School, Mapuca, the third by Ms. Sejal Pansekar (Mary Immaculate High School, Panjim), the fourth by Master Omkar Chowdri (St. Teresa High School, Candolim) and the fifth Ms Arya Dhargalkar (Our Lady of Grace High School, Bicholim).  All the students were given participating certificates and Educational Gift hampers.


The annual Fr. Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar Ceremony was held on January 23, 2016, in its lush green courtyard. Shri Mhadhav Borkar, Director of Goa Konkani Akademi, was the chief guest for this ceremony.

The prestigious Fr. Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar 2016 was conferred on Fr. Manuel Pascual Gomes, (Borim), for his contribution to the Konknni language through his writings.  The Puroskar carries along with it, a Certificate, a shawl, a Memento and a cash reward of Rs. 25,000.00.

The other Puroskars given at the ceremony were:

the Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar 2015, sponsored by the Kendr was given to Mr. Manuel Fernandes,

the Dr. Jack Sequeira Konknni Puroskar 2015, sponsored by Fr. Conceicao D. Silveira was given to Mr. Pio Esteves,

the Valerio Carvalho Konknni Puroskar 2015, sponsored by Mr. Roque Carvalho, in memory of his father, to Ms. Jasmine Rodrigues e Estibeiro and

the Maria Afonso Konknni Puroskar 2015, sponsored by Fr. Ave Maria Afonso, in memory of his mother, was given to Fr. Alfred Vaz.

The above Puroskars carries along with them, a Shawl, a Memento,  Citation  and a cash award of Rs. 5000/- each.

TSKK Scholarships

The Quadros Family Scholarship, was given go to Ms. Adlina Rodrigues and Ms. Sarita Rebello, the Helen Baptista Scholarship to Master Jami Jafer Mulla and Kumari Shalini Gawda., and The Lourenco & Ubelina de Souza Scholarship, to Mr. Rahul Joaquim Fernandes.

The scholarship amount of each scholarship is Rs. 2000.00. Fr. Ave Maria Afonso and Ms. Lara Gracias compered the ceremony.

God’s abundant blessings on you all for supporting us through your prayers and financial help. On behalf of the Kendr family, I wish you all, Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017

Tumchea dolleant musoll astana, tumi dusreanchea dolleantle kisor koxem kaddum yeta.
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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
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Novim pustokam, CD hanchi vollok.
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