Mangalore city is known as the world seat of Konkani culture. All large scale programmes that relates to development of Konkani language, culture, music, art and society happens in Mangalore. The first Vishwa Konkani Sammelan in 1995 was also held in Mangalore which kicked off a major Konkani world movement.
But now Mangalore is set to become the true Konkani seat of art, music, culture and language with the Vishwa Konkani Centre is coming up fast in the this small village near Shaktinagar. The Vishwa Konkani centre which is the brain child of Vishwa Konkani Sardar Basti Vaman Shenoy who became the true leader of Konkani people for the cause of Konkani language after he organized the Vishwa Konkani Convention in Mangalore. He is now meticulously following up every detail of building the Vishwa Konkani Centre.
Set in idyllic surroundings of a true Konkani village much to the likes of small hamlets of Goa in Concolim, Salcete and Betim the Centre is just a few weeks away from inauguration.