Kannada script should be adopted for Konakni language in Karnataka and the Konkani academy supports this view, said Erik Ozario, president of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy.
Speaking after releasing the Konkani monthly, ‘Konkan Prabha’ here recently he stressed the need for developing Konkani language and culture by bringing all the Konkani speaking communities under one umbrella of Konkani language.
MLA Mohan Shetty appreciated the move to bring out newspapers and journals in Konkani language.
Journalists Ramesh Kumar Nayak and TB Harikant wished the Konkani Prabha would mirror the life and culture of the Konakani community.
Principal Moulana Shakeel Ahmed Sukri, Lecturer H N Pai spoke on the occasion.
President of Akhila Karnataka Konkan Kharvi Mahajan Sangha, Purushottam Arkate presided.
Anandu Naik delivered the welcome speec, Editor of Konkan Prabha, Venkatesh Mesta spoke on the monthly. Keshav Tandel compered. Sudhindra Nayak proposed a vote of thanks.