A BRIEF NOTE ON THE SCHEMES / ACTIVITIES OF
GOA KONKANI AKADEMI
- Polio Chonvor: The
scheme is aimed at the publication of the first book of the write in Devnagri
and Roman scripts. The book published under this scheme is mainly fiction and
also research-oriented writing. 75% financial assistance is extended by Goan
Konkani Akademi to publish the manuscript in a book form.
- Prakashan Palov:
Objectives of this scheme is to encourage the publishing entrepreneur in
Konkani. 50% financial assistance is provided o publish a manuscript in a book
from in the pre-publication assistance scheme (Pratibha- Sanman) and 100
copies are purchased by Goa Konkani Akademi under post publication assistance
scheme (Sahitya- Prabha).
Publication: Goa Konkani Akademi provides financial assistance to publish
research oriented writing in the form of Reference books having academic
importance, other than text books.
- Lokved- documentation
Preservation & Research: Goa Konkani Akademi has a section of folklore (lokved)
for preservation and promotion of folk-arts, folk-literature, folk-drama etc.
documentation in the form of photography &Audio – Visuals is done and made
available for researchers / scholars / readers
- Dictionaries &
Vocabularies Publications: Goa Konkani Akademi has taken up a mega-project
of publishing a dictionary-cum-encyclopedia of Konkani language titled
“Shabada- Sagar”. So far two volumes have been published already. Konkani-
Hindi, Hindi- Konkani and English- Romi Konkani Dictionaries are under
preparation. A Konkani thesaurus is planned to be published shortly. Second
edition of English- Hindi- Konkani vocabulary is published, besides an
English- Konkani Dictionary of nearly 14,000 entries.
- Education: Seminars
/ Symposia / Workshop / Training / Conferences etc. are organized frequently
to create awareness in different educational issues as well as to produce
reading material in literature, criticism etc. Educational Scholarship from
2006-2007 have been established in the subject of Konkani at the k\level of
graduation (B.A.), post graduation (M.A.) and research (Ph.D.). Besides, the
Goa Konkani Akademi is planning to institute prizes for Konkani subjects at
SSC, Twelth, BA and MA examination.
- Knowledge of Konkani
Certificate Test: “Knowledge of Konkani” has been made compulsory by Govt.
of Goa. The certificate of this test is essential for a candidate seeking a
job in Government Departments. Goa Konkani Akademi issues the necessary
certificates on request by the candidate after conducting a test.
- Konkani Certificate
Courses: Konkani Certificate Examinations. These are six exams conducted
on four different levels. All the details concerning these exams are contained
in the booklet entitled “Konkani Promannport Poriksha” (Konkani Certificate
Examinations) published by the Akademi and which is available at its office in
- Children’s Literature:
Goa Konkani Akademi extends financial help for publishing children’s
literature / Children’s meets, males etc. are also organized.
- Special Publication:
Monographs of literary heroes of Konkani are published by the Goa Konkani
Akademi. It has already publisher in four volumes the entire works of “Shennoi
Goembab”, the father of modern Konkani prose.
- Translations and
Transliterations: Under this scheme, award winning / famous rare books
from other languages are translated into Konkani & vice-versa. Attempts are
also being made to transliterate writing into Devnagri from Romi and other
scripts and vice-versa.
- Cultural Section:
Goa Konkani Akademi has been organizing five-day Drama Festivals every year,
since 1993. These festivals are organized at different places with special
emphasis on rural areas. Selected modern plays (Konkani drama and tiatr) are
staged in these festivals. Goa Konkani Akademi also has a scheme known as
‘Natak – Tiatr Mandd’ under which the scripts of play, both Drammas & tiatras
fit to be performed on festivals occasiona (zatras, Kale, feasts) are
published in book form (both in Devnagari as well as Roma Scritp).
Goa Konkani Akademi has also been
organizing 2/3 days literary conferences annually for the youth over the last
five years. Hundreds of youths participate in the various literary competitions
and present their literature during these conferences and take guidance from the
Seniors Akademi Also organizes/ extends finance to organize various literary &
Library: Goa Konkani Akademi has a very rich library named
“Mgr. Daigado Vaachanalay” with around 6,000
titles ranging from topics like language, literature, literary criticism,
history, folklore etc. in Konkani, English, Marathi and Hindi and a few rare
titles in Portuguese as well. It also has a special section of magazines and
periodicals in Konkani, Marathi, English and Hindi which includes local
publication as well as those from the neighboring states. So also, it has some
national level magazines like “Indian Literature” (English) and “Samakaleen
Bharatiya Sahitya” (Hindi) published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.Besides these
activities, Akademi organizes/ collaborates with institutions like Central
Institute of Indian Languages (CIL), Maysore, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi,
National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi, Commission for Scientific and Technical
Termonology (HRD), New Delhi etc. i organizing book exhibitions, publication
ceremonies, literary conferences, seminars, workshops etc
Promotion of Konkani Sangeet (Music):
Workshops & Seminars
Publication of Books on Konkani music (Devnagri
Assistance for Organizing Sangeet Melas
(Musical Meets), programme and offers Sponsorship for Indian and Western Music.
15. Konkani books Sale Counter cum Exhibition
Goa Konkani Akademi has already
opened a Konkani books sale cum exhibition center in the premises of
the Akademi’s office in Panjim. Where the books published by Goa Konkani Akademi
and also by other publishers are available. A network of such centers will be
commissioned in future, at taluka level, in association with Konkani