Renowned Konkani writer, poet, dramatist and winner of the Sahitya Academy Award Jess Fernandes’ Konkani epic entitled Vontth Mhoje Kristak Gaitat (My Lips Sing for Jesus) will be released by Mannik Prokashann at the hands of Fr Manuel Gomes, the ex-director of Diocesan Centre for Biblical Apostolate and parish priest of Mandur.
The book release will take place on January 14, 2023, at 4 pm at Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Aquem, Margao.
Goa’s Archbishop-Cardinal’s secretary Fr Joaquim Loiola Pereira will be the guest of honour. Fr Geraldo da Costa and Prof Gunaji Dessai will share their views on the book.
On the occasion, three Goan dignitaries will be felicitated by Mannik Prokashann for their immense contribution to Konkani literature, art, culture and traditional Goan vocations, namely Dr Jayanti Naik (Konkani literature), John Claro Fernandes (Konkani Tiatr) and Shweta Gaonkar (Goan traditional vocations).
All Konkani lovers are cordially invited to attend the release function and secure a copy of the valuable epic at a discounted price.
WHERE: Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Aquem, Margao
WHEN: January 14, 2023, at 4 pm
ENTRY FEE: Open to all without charge