Konkani Writers’ Forum, Karnataka organized a condolence meeting on 5th September 2010 to pay tribute to Jnanapeeth award winning Konkani Writer Ravinda Kelekar who passed away recently, at Dirvem Mini Hall, Mangalore.
H M Pernal, General Secretary of the Forum welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker Dr. William R Da Silva , Professor of Social Science and Communication and Director of School of Konkani Studies and Research, Mangalore to the audience.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. William R Da Silva said “Though Kelekar was influenced by Gandhian thinking, he was nourishing an ambition to become an ‘aamdaar’ ( MLA ) one day. Though he was not a strong supporter of Standardization in Konkani, he took the first initiative to compile the bibliography of all works published in Konkani spread across Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai and Cochin irrespective of scripts.
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