The Torch of Konkani and 'Divya bovndi' was inaugurated by Ex. Mr.World Raymond D'Souza at Padua high School grounds, Nanthur, at 9-30 am. The rally which included several vehicles went around the Konkani Institutions and organizations including Konkani Bhasha Mandal Karnataka, Mandd Sobhann, Raknno, Konkani Lekhakancho Ekvot (Forum of Konkani Writers'), Konkani Bhaas and Sanskruti Pratishthan, Catholic Sabha-Mangalore area, Canara Association, Amgele Balaga, Sandesha Foundation, Konkani Natak Sabha, Konkani Department - St Aloysius College, Catholic Board of Education, Kudubi Janapada Kala Vedika, Saraswat Education Society, Swarashri Kala Vedik, Kala Sampat, Siddi Samanvaya Samiti, Konkani Sanskrutik Sangh, GSB Mahila Vrinda, GSB Yuvak Vrinda, Sangati Media (Mitr) (Associate Media Partner),Nawayat Muslim Samaj, United Youngsters, Vaishya Vaniya Samaj, Karavali Konkans, Daivajna Brahmin Sabha, Akhil Karnataka Kharvi Mahajan Sangh, Chaptekars Saraswat Brahmin Samaj, Manglur Chitpavni Sangh, RSB Sangh, Karadi Konkani Samaj and YCS etc..
The rally after visiting these places reached its final stage while it entered to Don Bosco Hall at 5-30pm. The program was started with a prayer by Kasturi Kamath, P Dayanand Pai chief guest, of Bangalore, could not be attended the function due to unavioidable circumstances. Madhusudhan D. Kushe, chairman of PVS group was the Chief Guest. Eric Ozario, President of Konkani Sahitya Academy, welcomed the audience and guests. Dr Pratap Naik JS of the Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr, Goa gave a speech on the influence of Konkani.
Mahet' a booklet which provides information about the facilities available for Konkani langage as minority language, was released by the chief guset, Mr. Madhusudhan D. Kushe, chairman of PVS group, chief guest of the function. Representatives of the organizations who participated in the rally, were present on the stage.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Venkatesh Baliga , Secretary Konkana Basha & sanskruti Partishtana. Joachim Stany Alvares and Mick Max compered todays program.
In the latter part of the programme three playlets were presented on the stage, namely 'Saraswat Sanskrati Vaibhav', 'Konkani bhaas kashiyi' and Aaj Mugeliasdi woli. 10 songs from ten different dialects of Konkani were presented.