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Monday, August 13, 2007

Konkanis bat for status quo on Karwar

The Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy has opposed attempts to include Karwar district in Goa.

Addressing media persons on Wednesday, academy president Erric Ozorio opposing the move, demanded that Karwar remain with Karnataka. "The State Government has accorded priority to Konkani language and Konkanis. Moreover, Konkani has been given the status of third language. Hence, status quo should be maintained," he added.

The Government has released Rs 25 lakh for the development of Konkani and has also assured a grant of Rs 15 lakh shortly, Erric said, and thanked the Government for its concern towards the language.

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