Karwar: Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishweshwar Hedge Kageri said on Saturday that people should be proud of their culture and language. He was speaking at the Konkani Academy’s honorary award and Konkani Book Award presentation ceremony here. He urged people to learn other languages without neglecting their mother tongue. The State Government had sanctioned Rs. 16 lakh to the Konkani Academy, he said. J. B. Morays, Vasudev Naik, Basti Vaman Shenoy, Poulo Morass, and Edverd Servo were honoured.