Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Konkani film "To Dis Udelo"

Silver jubilee show of Konkanni film organised

The silver jubilee show of the state award winning Konkani film "To Dis Udelo", produced and directed by Mr Bonifacio Dias, under the banner of B V Films Productions was held at Shivam Theatre, Vasco, on August 30. The show was well attended and appreciated by the audience.

During a brief function held on the occasion, three prominent personalities from Vasco excelling in different fields were felicitated by the chief guest Mr Jose Philip de Souza, the Minister for Revenue . He presented them with a Shawl and Shreephal. One of oldest professional tiatrist from Vasco, Mr Xavier Cabral who served the Konkanni stage for over 40 years and was known for his excellent singing talents was among those felicitated on the occasion. The other two who were honoured on the occasion were, the chairman and founder of Kalavrunda, a social and cultural organisation, Mr Ramanand Raikar, who has devoted his time for the development of music and art in the port town and the veteran social worker from Vasco, Mr Vishwanath Arlekar. Mr Raikar is also representing the Council of the state Kala Academy and other cultural bodies in the country. Besides, he is the advisory member of the Doordarshan Kendra, Panaji. Shri Arlekar later ad

The minister, in his address assured all the help and assistance for the development of the mother tongue, Konkanni and praised Mr Bonifacio Dias, the producer of To Dis Udelo for his endeavours and efforts in producing such quality video films in Konkanni.

He further said, the Vasco town hall is coming up in order to give a boost to the cultural activities in the port town.

Mr Ramanand Raikar also spoke on behalf of all those who were felicitated and appealed to the state government to suitably recognise the efforts of the artistes who devoted their life for the development of culture and art.

Mr Dias proposed the vote of thanks and thanked the government for extending subsidy for production of Konkani feature films. Mr Daniel F de Souza, a free-lance journalist compered the function.


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