A press release from former president of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy Eric Ozario on Friday stated that the programme was being conducted to commemorate the introduction of Konkani as a third optional language in schools in 2006-07.
Teachers of Konkani in schools would be given rewards in cash. Awards would be presented for a best teacher in Konkani and to students who had scored highest marks in schools where Konkani was taught.
Mr. Ozario lauded the contributions of the academy, the sanchalan and a few people in getting Konkani introduced in the school curriculum.
Stating that the programme of teaching Konkani in schools would receive same support and cooperation from all concerned, Mr. Ozario said the sanchalan would continue to lead the movement for the growth of the language.