All India Konkani Parishad and the Konkani Language & Cultural Foundation, Mangalore are jointly organizing a two day National Seminar on the Ramayanas in Konkani, at the World Konkani Centre, Mangalore on 2nd and 3rd October, 2010.
The Seminar, which will have Sessions on Literary, Linguistic and Folklore aspects of the Ramayana literature and oral traditions in Konkani will be inaugurated by Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Law and Justice, and the author of Ramayana Mahaanveshanam in Kannada. Dr. H. Shantaram, President of the Konkani Parishad will preside over the function and Mr. Uday Bhembre, eminent writer will deliver the keynote address.
The session on literary aspect will be chaired by Dr. Harischandra Nagvekar. While Dr. Sunita Bai (Kochi). Mrs. Priyadarshni Tadkodkar (Goa) Dr. Sonia Sirsat (Goa) will present papers.
Dr. William D’Silva will preside over the Second Session on Linguistics Aspects of various Ramayana versions in Konkani, in which papers will be presented by Dr. Rocky V. Miranda (Mysore), Dr. Madhavi Sardesai (Goa) and Mr. Gokuldas Prabhu.
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