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Monday, November 21, 2005

Konkani Yuva Mahotsav : Dec 2-4

Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy in association with the Konkani Yuva Awaz will organise ‘Konkani Yuva Mahotsav 2005’ at Kalaangann, Shaktinagar in Mangalore from December 2 to 4.

Addressing a press meet here on Monday, Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy President Eric Ozario said even though this is a Konkani Mahotsav, participation is open to all.

Competitions will be held in three categories, viz PU college section (December 2); College section (Dec 3) and Open to all section (Dec 4). All the technical colleges, professional colleges, post graduate centres come under college section. In open to all section, participants between the age group of 15 and 40 years can participate.

Stating that each section will have five contests, he said it is essential that a team representing a college/or an organisation must compete in all the contests like solo singing, group singing, group dance and skit. Songs must be in Konkani- of any dialect. The skit must have a minimum of six and maximum of 10 actors and dialogues or commentary or narration must be in Konkani only. Compering must be done only in Konkani.

He said each participating team will be allotted 25 minutes which includes performing time, announcement time, stage setting and stage clearing.

Winners will receive Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 cash respectively along with the trophies.

The team which receives highest points will be given ‘Best Konkani Youth Team’ award along with Rs 5,550 cash. More than 2,000 youth from Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod districts are expected to participate in the event, Mr Ozario added.

Academy Registrar Dugappa Kajekar was present.

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