PROMOTION OF KONKANI IN ROMAN SCRIPT
Goa Konkani Akademi (GKA) has made special provision for the promotion of
Konkani in Roman script for this financial year ending March 2006. GKA requests
the writers and organizations and association to take the benefit of the schemes
formulated for Konkani literature in Roman script.
Under the GKA's Publication Assistance (pre)
scheme a provision for the publication of 2 books of Tiatrs is made. Under the
same scheme one more book will be published for which 50% financial assistance
will be given by the Akademi. Under the Publication Assistance (pro) scheme upto
100 copies of each book published in Konkani in Roman script will be purchased
by the Akademi. A provision to purchase 10 such books is made for this financial
purchases Konkani books in both scripts for GKA's Mons. Dalgado Library. This
scheme will continue as before. Under the 'Lokved' section, Goa's folklore is
documented by the Akademi. Proposals for documentation will be accepted by the
Akademi. A provision of Rs. 50,000 (Fifty Thousand only) is made for this
activity. Financial provision is also made to publish one book each in Konkani
in Roman script on folklore and research work respectively.
Under ' Dictionery' section a provision to publish
a vocabulary in Konkani in Roman script is made. Besides a provision of Rs.
50,000/- is made to organize Seminars, Symposia and Workshops for the benefit of
writers of Konkani in Roman script. These activities will be organized by GKA
alone or with the collaboration of established association / organizations.
There is also a GKA's scheme 'Special Publication'
through which the Akademi publishes monographs of eminent personalities in the
field of literature, culture, etc. A provision is made to publish one such book.
Similarly one more book of eminent writer of Konkani in Roman script will be
transliterated in Devnagiri script.
Under the 'Cultural Schemes' one book of Konkani
tiatr will be published. Besides GKA's yearly Tiatr Script writing competition
received by the Akademi will be scrutinized by the editorial panel or by the
committee appointed by the Akademi or will be sent to an expert of his/her
comment. The work of printing will start only if the manuscript is approved. The
manuscript will be published in the book form in Konkani in Roman script.
however if the writer requests the Akademi in writing that he wishes to publish
his book in Devnagiri script, the request will be granted.
The schemes and the financial provision made for
the promotion of Konkani in Roman script is limited to the present budget ending
in March 2006. Fresh provision will be made in the budget for the year 2006 -
2007 and onwards. If more projects are received by the Akademi from the writers
of Konkani in Roman script and if the same cannot be accommodated within the
budget provided this financial year, the same will be considered in the next
organizations are requested to submit their proposals to the Office of the Goa
Konkani Akademi, 243, Patto Colony, Panjim or before 15.01.2006. For more
details they may contact the Akademi on phones 2437385 / 87, states the press
release issued by Shri. Gopalkrishna Padgaonkar, Member Secretary of Goa Konkani