Every year Konkani Bhasha Mandal organises ‘Petul’, dedicated to Manohar Rai Sardesai who contributed immensely to children’s literature in Konkani and this year the event will be held today at 4.30 p.m. at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
After three successful editions, this year Petul will see the release of a CD of children’s songs Shani Masti 5, a CD of songs on the important days in Goa’s history 16 Janera, books on freedom fighters of Goa, books of thoughts and book on street plays.
During the function seven institutes from across Goa will be present including Gurukul Academy Ponda; Vidya Bhuvan Konkani Shala, Margao; Manovikas English School, Margao; Nirakar Vidyalaya, Mashem; Lokvishwas Pratishthan’s Special School, Canacona; Mahila Nutan English High School, Margao and Ravindra Kelekar Dnyanmandir, Margao will perform on specially choreographed songs from Shani Masti 5 and 16 Janera at the function.
The program is oriented towards children of the pre primary and primary sections which is the thrust area of Konkani Bhasha Mandal. The present collection of books has emerged from a number of writing workshops whereas the process of CDs has been on for last one year. A team of dedicated writers and illustrators are working continuously to develop this literature.