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Mangaluru, Feb 7, 2023 : Konkani Lekhak Sangh Karnataka - A voluntary association exclusively formed with the sole intention of promoting Konkani language and literature in the year 2018. From the year 2022, Konkani Lekhak Sangh decided to select and honour a Konkani writer who has immensely contributed to Konkani literature.

For the year 2023, Konkani Lekhak Sangh award committee has selected a well known Konkani writer Smt. Irene Pinto, informed Convener Richard Moras in a press meet held today.

Smt. Irene Pinto


The award consists of a cash prize of Rs 25000/-, a citation and a Memento.

The award will be conferred at a function on February 25, 2023 at 6.30 p.m., at Sandesha Premises, Sandesha Foundation, Bajjodi, Nanthoor, Mangaluru.

Former Editor of 'Raknno' Weekly Rev Fr Francis Rodrigues will be the chief guest and Prof. Dr Radhakrishna Bellur, Professor of Kannada, Government College Kasaragod will be the guest of honour.

Members Present at the Press Meet :

Richard Moras (Convener), Dolphy F. Lobo (Core committee member) , J.F. Dsouza (Advisory committee member), Dr Gerald Pinto (Advisory committee member), Titus Noronha (Co-ordinator).


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