LCS Celebrates Konkani Manyata Divas
The 25th Konkani Manyata Divas was celebrated at Lourdes Central School on 19th August, 2017 with great enthusiasam.The programme began with a prayer song sung by Konkani Learning students of class 7. Nessa D’Mello of class 8 welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Rev. Fr. Wilson Vitus D’Souza, Manager Lourdes Central School, Rev. Fr. Robert D’Souza, Principal, Ms. Bleita Mascarenhas, Vice Principal, Konkani Sir Ivan Mascarenhas and 2 students. Suwin D’Souza of class 7 highlighted the importance of Manyata Day. The President of the function Rev. Fr. Wilson Vitus D’Souza greeted all the students on the occasion of Konkani Manyata Divas and highlighted the importance of learning our mother tongue Konkani which is rich in culture. He also expressed that our mother tongue has its own beauty and we can express its love when speak this language. He congratulated the students for opting Konkani as the third language. Principal Rev. Fr Robert D’Souza in his message congratulated all the students learning Konkani as third language. He also highlighted that Konkani is rich language with different culture and we have to keep the culture and tradition of our mother tongue alive. Over 77 students are learning Konkani in class 6,7 and 8 were present for the programme. A Konkani group dance was presented by the Konkani learning students of class 8.It was a day of joy for all the Konkani Learning students as they participated in the programme . A sumptuous treat was given to the students. The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Ria Ritha D’Souza of class 8. Auryn D’Costa of class 8 compeered the programme under the guidance of Music and Konkani Sir Mr. Ivan Mascarenhas.