The All India Konkani Parishad will hold its 25th annual meet at Panaji, Goa, for three days from February 10, 2006, according to Basti Vamana Shenoy, President of the parishad.
Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, he said that the parishad has provided a common platform for the Konkani community in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra, to discuss matters related to the language. As many as 5,000 people are expected to attend the inaugural function of the meet.
There will be seminars, interactions, and cultural programmes. Besides, an exhibition on Konkani art and culture will also be arranged, Mr. Shenoy said.
Tanaji Harlankar, former President of the parishad, said that the meet will mainly deliberate upon forming a "cultural Konkani State."
He said that this does not mean forming a separate State for Konkani speaking people.
The idea is to bring Konkani speaking people together on the basis of culture and language. He said that the meet is expected to improve the relations between Konkani speaking people.
The meet will also focus on the future prospects of Konkani language.