[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] Mangalore (India): Survey launched to formulate Konkani Language Plan

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 15:18:38 UTC 2014

Survey launched to formulate Konkani Language Plan
Stanley Pinto
TNN | Oct 29, 2014, 01.43PM IST

MANGALORE: With a view to assess impartially the strengths and weaknesses
of Konkani language and culture, the Jagotik Konknni Songhotton (JKS), as
an initial step towards formulating the Language Plan for Konkani, is
conducting the 'Hanv Konkani - Global Survey'.

Eric Ozario, Secretary General, JKS, said this survey will be conducted
among Konkanis of every region, religion dialect and script, around the
world. The initial launch happened in Goa last week,'' said Eric adding
that it will continue till January covering all Konkani speaking regions. A
detailed questionnaire will be circulated, for Konkanis to answer. The data
so collected will be scientifically analysed by the department of
Statistics, Mangalore University and based on the findings, the Konkani
Language Plan will be drafted for implementation at the local, regional,
national and global levels - to ensure a secure future for Konkani.

Louis J. Pinto, Treasurer, JKS observed that with the noble intention of
taking Konkani to the future and to motivate every Konkani person,
organisation and institution to direct his/her/its activities, energies and
resources towards this goal, JKS is in the process of drafting the Konkani
Language Plan. K. K. Utharan, Vice President (India), JKS, the process
involves - Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Konkani language and
culture; Preparing the roadmap for Konkani's progress and future
(short-term and long-term plans) and implementation of this plan by every
Konkani person and organisation, around the world.

Ravishankar Rao, Member, Steering Committee, said a s the first step, this
Global Survey is undertaken. The Global Conclave that assembled in August
this year, has constituted a Steering Committee to guide and oversee this
mammoth task - the Konkani Language Plan will also be the basis of the
Konkani Language Policy that will be prepared and submitted to concerned
governments for implementation.

Eric said there will be field workers in six regions namely Mumbai, Goa,
Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, Malnad area and Kerala. The
field workers will attempt to reach the last Konkani irrespective of
religion and dialect,'' added Eric.

For details and Questionnaire please contact: jksglobe at gmail.com/
konkaniglobalsurvey at gmail.com.

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