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Konkani Parishad gets internet avatar

Veteran freedom fighter and poet Naguesh Karmali on Tuesday launched the website of Akhil Bharatiya Konkani Parishad (ABKP) at a function held in the city.

The newly launched website of ABKP provides links to other Konkani sites like the Konkani ‘Shabdmalem’ of the Goa University and the ‘Konkanverter’ that facilitates transliteration from one script to another.

The website has original write-ups on Konkani language, literature, art, culture, folklore and education, said president of ABKP Arvind Bhatikar. The launch was presided over by Mr. Bhatikar and writers and activists of the Konkani movement including Advocate Uday Bhembre, Pundalik Naik, Bhushan Bhave, Tanaji Halarnkar, Prakash Padgaonkar, Chetan Acharya, Pandurang Nadkarni, Hema Naik, Shakuntala Bharne, Snehalata Bhatikar, representatives of many Konkani organisations, teachers, and students.

The website carries information related to the Parishad’s founder Late Madhav Manjunath Shanbhag, a brief history of the Organisation, detailed reports of its 28 biennial All India Conventions, 21 All India Konkani Literary Conferences and bio-data and the texts of the speeches of presidents of most conventions and conferences. Also on the site are details of various other programmes of the Parishad and provision for making available audio books on the website.

Links will be provided to websites of other Konkani organisations in due course, Mr. Bhatikar said on Wednesday. The website has been designed at Mangalore by Gokuldas Prabhu, executive president of the Parishad, with the help of Guru Baliga of the Vishwa Konkani Kendra, Mangalore.

The website can be accessed at www.konkaniparishad.org. Further information on the subjects covered in the website and about activities for the development of Konkani language and culture can be sent for updating the website to Mr. Prabhu at aikp1939@gmail.com in Unicode Devnagari script, stated Mr. Bhatikar.

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