MANGALORE: The 26th session of the All-India Konkani Parishad will be held from February 1 to 3, 2008, at the Town Hall in Ernakulam, Kerala, after a gap of 21 years. The conference is being organised by the Kerala Konkani Academy. A decision in this regard was taken recently at a joint meeting of the All-India Konkani Parishad, the Kerala Konkani Academy and the reception committee set up to organise the conference.
A press release from Gokuldas Prabhu, general secretary of the parishad here, stated that the conference would be the fourth one in Kerala in three decades. While Kochi hosted the conferences in 1978 and 1986, the conference in 2004 was held in Kozhikode. The 13th All-India Konkani Literary Meet was also organised in Kochi in 1996. Delegates from Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra are expected to attend the conference.
Those interested in registering themselves as delegates for the conference may get in touch with Konkani Bhasha Mandal Karnataka, Navaratna Palace, K.S. Rao Road, Mangalore.
Details can be had on phone 9845207058. T.M.V. Shenoy, chairman of the reception committee, presided over the meeting. Paul Moras, parishad president, Sadanand Kanekar, working president, and other officer-bearers attended the meeting.