KONKANI MANYATA DIVAS
Konkani Manyata Divas-20.08.2019
Konkani Manyata Divas was celebrated at Lourdes Central School on 20th August, 2019 with great enthusiasm. The programme began with a prayer song sung by the Konkani learning students. Elishia Baptist of class VII 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, Music and Konkani Sir Ivan Mascarenhas and students. Amith Colaco of class VIII highlighted the importance of Manyata Divas. The President of the function Rev. Fr. Wilson Vitus D’Souza enlightened the benefits of learning Konkani. He also said that we should love our Mother Tongue and speak in Konkani always. We can also express our feelings when we speak in our Mother Tongue Konkani. Principal Rev. Fr. Robert D’Souza in his message congratulated all the students learning Konkani as third language. He also encouraged students to take part in various Konakni programmes and make our language rich. He also asked the students to read the Konkani magazines and articles to improve the standard of our language. 64 students who are learning Konkani in class VI, VII and VIII were present for the programme. The Manager, Principal and Vice Principal gave away the prizes to the students who won in the Konkani Quiz Competition. It was a day of joy for all the Konkani learning students as they participated in the programme and won prizes. The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Raizel D’Silva of class VIII. Adin D’Costa class VIII compeered the programme .