Chosen for Konkani Lifetime Achievement Award
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Mangalore, Nov 18: N Purushottam Mallya
Kochi, founder of Konkani Bhasha Prachar Sabha, has been chosen for Srimati
Vimala V Pai Vishwa Konkani Lifetime Award being given by Vishwa Konkani
Kendra here. The award has been sponsored by former Infosys Technologies
director, philanthropist and visionary, T V Mohandas Pai.
The award carries cash reward of one lac rupees, along with a memento and
citation. The award will be handed over at a function slated to be held at
Kochi on November 19. Basti Vaman Shenoy will preside over the function.
Purushhottam Mallya has been in the forefront of movement to strengthen
Konkani language and culture since the last several decades. He was also
involved with the movement aimed at winning the recognition of being an
independent language for Konkani, and its inclusion in the eighth schedule
of Indian Constitution.
At the above function, scholarships will be given to 30 students from Kerala
with Konkani as mother tongue, for pursuing engineering and medical
education. 50 more students will receive scholarships for college education.
Vishwa Konkani Scholarship Fund president, Ramdas Kamath U, and secretary,
Pradeep G Pai, will be present.