Panaji : 25 Goa Government has
renominated, Mr. Pundalik Naik, Konkani writer as the President of Goa Konkani
Akademi. As per the Govt. notification, Mr. Naik took the charge of Presidency
from today, 25th November 2005. The new term is for three years.
Goa Konkani Akademi was established by the
Government of Goa in 1984 for the upliftment of Konkani Language, Literature and
Culture. The then member of Parliament and Freedom fighter late Purushottam
Kakodkar was appointed as the first President of Akademi. Government nominated
him for three times for the period 1984 - 1996. He was on the chair of President
for 12 years 9 months. The second President of Akademi Adv. Uday Bhembre was
appointed as President for the two terms. He was for 6 years on the chair. The
present President Mr. Pundalik Naik is the third one appointed for the second
time. He has completed the term of 3 years.
The last meeting of the current General Council was
held on 23rd November. The resolution was taken in the meeting of congratulating
Mr. Naik for his re-appointment as President of Akademi.
Mr. Pundalik Naik will be available for the people
on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday form 11.00 am to 5.30 pm at Goa Konkani Akademi,
243, Patto Colony, Panaji. He may be contacted on phone no. 2437387. The Press
Note released by Mr. Gopalkrishna Padgaonkar, Secretary of Akademi.