The Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy’s decision to adopt the Kannada script to teach Konkani in schools from the next scholastic year has been welcomed by Gangolly S V Educational Institute correspondent Ganesh Kamath.
Speaking as the chief guest at the Mhan Monis Ek Mulakat, an interaction programme organised by the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy at Gangolly recently, he said, that the decision should be backed by all since it has been taken after taking into consideration the regional situation. “It is a brave decision because it helps students to stay in touch with the local culture,” he added.
Fr Stany Periera was the guest of honour, while Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy president Eric Ozario presided over the function.
Academy registrar K Duggappa Kajekar, local convener Narayan Kharvi, Kharvi Mahajan Sangh president Purushotham and Karnataka Konkani Kharvi Mahajan Sangh secretary Ganapathi S were present. Social worker and retired teacher C G Devrai Kharvi and Konkani writer Vinod Fernandes were felicitated.