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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Konkani Akademy to observe Recognition Day

The Goa Konkani Akademi is celebrating August 20 as the “National Recognition Day” in commemoration of the inclusion of Konkani language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution in 1992.

This year Akademi has organised a special book release function to mark the day in the Akademi’s conference hall at Patto colony. Three books published by the Akademi; Laximanrao Sardesai a biography, written by Prof Prakash Thali, Rajratnam and Ganvran (books on folklore) compiled and edited by Ms Jayanti Naik, research assistant will be released at this function.

Dr Jayant Budkuley, Registrar of Goa University will be the chief guest for the function while Prof S S Borges will grace the function as the guest of honour. Mr Pundalik Naik, president of Goa Konkani Akademi will preside. Mr Kamlakar Mhalshi, noted critic will speak on the new books.

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