After a gap of two-years due to the COVID pandemic, the Konkani Bhasha Mandal (KBM), Goa’s Manoharrai Sardesai memorial ‘Petul’ an event to celebrate children’s music, literature and educational literature in Konkani will be held on Monday, June 27 at Pai Tiatrist Hall, Ravindra Bhavan
at 4 p.m.
KBM who have been focusing on Konkani literature and art for children will also be releasing a host of material including books and its ‘Shanni Masti’ music CD which will be
its seventh edition.
The chief guest for the event will be Dempo Group of Companies chairman Shrinivas Dempo with guest of honour senior writer Tukaram Shet, environmentalist Rajendra Kerkar, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education chairman Bhagirath Shetye, Goa Samagra Shiksha state project director Dr. S. S. Ghadi, Rosary College Goa’s administrator Fr. Gabriel Coutinho, Scoop Industries director Sanjita Sanjeev Naik and Sanghavi Sanjeev Naik.
Speaking to media on Thursday about the KBM’s work in the field of children’s literature, Mandal member Ratnamala Divkar said, “For the past ten years, we have been working on creating literature for children which has not been there.
This is a field which is very different from other types of writings and is one of the most difficult. It requires a lot of training from experts in the field from outside and we have been working on translations of other children’s works.”