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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Palkar’s ‘Maye Mate’ selected for poets’symposium 2008

Konkani poet Sunil Palkar has been selected for this year’s All India Akashwani Multi-lingual Poets’ meet by Akashwani, Panaji.

His poetry ‘Maye mate’ has been selected for the National Poets’ Symposium 2008. A publicity-shy Mr Palkar has been writing Konkani poetry for over a quarter century, the pressnote here says and adds that he has also handled other literary works such as children’s literature and one-act plays.

His ‘Nagin’ (collection of poems) and ‘Rangmanch’ (one-act plays) have been published. He has compiled songs of national spirit of various Konkani poets all over India, and this collection is in the process of being published. His collection of songs on nationalism of only Goan poets called ‘Rashtrajyot’ has been published. Most of his poems usually take the form of songs, the press release says. He has to his credit a collection of more than 200 abhang (hymns). His songs and abhangs are regularly broadcast over Akashwani.

Palkar has acted in the Konkani film ‘Akant’ as well as in tiatrs. The national symposium of poetry will take place at Akashwani, Nagpur on January 17 and the same will be broadcast on January 25 on the eve of the Republic Day.

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