Mangalore: Konkani Sahitya Academy looks forward to Konkani teaching in over 100 schools

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue Jun 5 14:11:21 UTC 2007

Academy looks forward to Konkani teaching in over 100 schools

MANGALORE June 2: Come Monday, and Mangalore-based Karnataka Konkani
Sahitya Academy will receive 3,000 Konkani textbooks published by the
Directorate of State Education Research and Training. These textbooks
will be used to launch the official teaching of Konkani as the third
optional language for students of sixth standard.

President of the academy Eric Ozario told presspersons here on Friday
that he was eagerly looking forward to Konkani being taught in a
formal set-up in schools across the State in general and coastal parts
of Karnataka in particular. The language was taught in 55 schools in
this part of the State during the last academic year under an
initiative of the academy in a non-formal set up. Mr. Ozario said that
about 3,000 students in 100 schools were expected to learn the
language. Mr. Ozario appealed to all sections of Konkani speaking
communities to make best use of this opportunity and ensure that
teaching Konkani in schools became a self-sustaining movement.


In an effort to help this, the academy has purchased the 3,000
textbooks and will supply them free of cost to schools introducing the
language. In addition, the academy will also provide two note books
and a pen to students taking up the language, organise competitions
for them and also honour one student from each school who scores the
highest marks in Konkani in the annual examination. The academy will
also provide training to teachers to teach the language, give them an
annual "Konkani allowance" of Rs. 3,000. Mr. Ozario said the language
would be taught in Kannada script.


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