Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dalgado Konknni Akademi DKA to celebrate Gandhi-Jayanti with 5th edition of "OTLOLIM BHAVNAM"

DKA to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with 5th edition of ‘OTLOLIM BHAVNAM’

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) in collaboration with Goa State Central Library, Panaji will be organizing its bi-monthly poets meet ‘OTLOLIM BHAVNAM’, wherein young, promising and prominent Konknni poets will be presenting their poems. This time, the poems will mainly focus on the eternal truths which Mahatma Gandhi applied to his daily life and who once said that ‘he had nothing new to teach the world’ since ‘truth and non-violence were as old as the hills.’Dr. Prakash Vazrikar, Director of Directorate of Official Language, Govt. of Goa, has consented to be the chief guest and DKA President Premanand A. Lotlikar will preside over the function.

The programme will be held at the Lecture Hall of Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library, Panaji, at 4.00 pm. This is the fifth edition of Otlolim Bhavnam with earlier meets held in Margao, Panaji, Selaulim Botanical Garden and Dr. Francisco Luis Gomes District Library, Margao.

A 6-minute documentary, The Man from Gahlour, on the life of Dasrath Manjhi will also be screened before the commencement of the poets meet. Popularly known as Mountain Man, Dasrath Manjhi single-handedly persevered for 22 years with only a hammer and a chisel to cut through a mountain in Bihar, thereby reducing the 70 km distance between Atri and Wazirganj blocks of the Gaya district to just 7 kms. The documentary is written and directed by Robina M Gupta.

All, especially DKA members and Konknni lovers are kindly requested to attend the function.

Calangute Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav.

Calangute Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


As part of  Silver Jubilee Celebrations, Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) will organize a one day Conference of Konknni Literary and Cultural Organizations working for the preservation and upliftment  of Konknni in Romi script,  on Sunday, 30th September, 2012, at Nalanda Hall, EDC House, Panaji.

The Conference will be inaugurated by St. Andre MLA Shri Vishnu Surya Wagh, a renowned littérateur and Chairman of  Kala Academy, Goa.

In the first session after the inaugural ceremony, Praveen Sabnis, Corporate Trainer will speak on the topic, ‘HOW TO MAKE THE ORGANISATIONS VIBRANT’, second session will be jointly chaired by Shri Joy Fernandes, Programme Officer of Tiatr Academy, Goa, Shri Bhushan Bhave, Vice President of Goa Konkani Akademi, Shri Dattaguru Amonkar, Programme and Development Officer of Kala Academy, Goa, and also officials of Department of Art and Culture, and DKA, will throw light on the various schemes available and which can greatly benefit the organizations.

The post lunch session on ‘Preservation of Konknni Language by Konknni Organizations’ will be delivered by Tomazihno Cardozo former speaker of Goa and a crusader of Konkani language and culture.

As many as 35 Konknni organizations from all over Goa have confirmed their participation, while delegates representing Konknni organizations from Vadodar, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai and Sawantwadi will also be attending the conference in an attempt to forge closer ties and build cultural bridges between Goan organizations spread in several states of India.

If any more Konknni Organizations interested in attending the Conference, may kindly contact DKA Secretary Jose Salvador Fernandes on mobile no. 9881810832.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jonathan Cardozo was awarded withe trophy for 'The Player of the Finals'

REMEDIOUS 9-a-Side Football Tournament

'The Player of the Finals' trophy awarded to Jonathan Cardozo
Jonathan Cardozo was awarded with the trophy for 'The Player of the Finals' held at the REMEDIOUS 9-a-Side Football Tournament . Played at Candolim Grounds on the 15/Sept/2012. The finals were played between Saipem Sports Club  v/s  Remedious Sports Club. Remedious Sports Club were the winners 1-0 and Saipem Sports Club were the Runners-Up.

Jonathan receiving the award for the 'The Player of the Finals'

Monday, September 24, 2012

Konknni Reading Competition organized by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) at Socorro Village

Konknni Reading Competition organized by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA)
In the Konknni Reading Competition organized by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) at Socorro Village on Sunday, Shri Crispino Marcelo bagged the First Prize of Rs.1,500/- while Babra Devidas and Cresilda Marcelo were awarded second and third price of Rs.1,000 and Rs.750/- respectively.
Anisa Lobo, Christente Sequeira and Marlon D’Silva also received consolation prizes.
Konknni Story Reading Competition is organized by DKA to revive the reading habit and in calculate the love of Konknni among the young generation.

The competition at Socorro evoked a good response with as many as 25 participants taking part.
Earlier Fr. Santana Carvalho, Parish Priest of Socorro Church inaugurated the Story Reading Competition while DKA President Premanand Lotlikar welcomed and also informed the purpose behind conducting such competitions.
Konknni writer Shri Bond Braganza and Fr. Ave Maria Afonso were judges for the competition, who later evaluated the competition before the prize distribution. All the participants were awarded Certificates.
DKA Secretary Jose Salvador Fernandes and Treasurer Walter Menezes compered the function.

Friday, September 21, 2012

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Tomazinho Cardozo - Multitalented, who devotes his time for Theater and Konkani in Goa.
Jonathan Cardozo - Star on the Horizon.
Savio D’Silva - Creative, Bold and Brilliant Artist.
Prajoyt Mainkar - Founder - SPM Softwares & Designers and Head of GDG             Android Users Group Goa.

World Goa Day celebrated at Nostalgia
Dalgado Konkani Academy Silver Jubliee  Celebrations
“BONDERAM” celebrated in Goa
Tribute to Alfred Rose - A. Veronica Fernandes, Kuwait
Brother in Arms - Music Band
Goan Olympics Gold Medalist
Events and Happenings.

Our Lady Of Hope Church, Candolim

Review - March of Aryans - Allan DSouza (Montreal - Canada)
Prayer from the Heart - Prudencia
Truthfulness  - Doreen Gonsalves
Sounsar Aileam Bonvon - Sharon Mazarello
Goencho Opari - Rabindra Pimenta, Curtorim - Goa

Goan Cuisine
Pork - Solantulem
Goa’s Culinary History - Late Chef Fernando Costa

Goans overseas
St. Mary Goan Community - Dubai

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

38 tiart competition 2012-2013 at Kala Academy Goa

desecration of the statue of First Konknni Martyr Floriano Vaz

Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) expresses its shock and sadness at the desecration of the statue of First Konknni Martyr Floriano Vaz, which is erected at the intersection in Gogol, Margao.

On 20th December, 1986 Floriano Vaz was shot dead at Margao during the height of Konknni movement. Inorder to remember his supreme sacrifice, Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr (TSKK) of Porvorim has instituted ‘Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskarwhich has been given every year since 2006.  

DKA calls upon the government to take stern action against those who desecrated the statue and bring the culptrits to book, and at the same time strongly demands that the desecrated statue of Konknni first martyr must be re-erected by the government immediately. 

Jose Salvador Fernandes
Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jonathan Cardozo receiving the "THE UPCOMING PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT"

Annavaddo beat Orda 2-0 in the final to lift the third Babazin memorial inter-ward football trophy organized by Saipem Sports Club at Dr Gustavo Monteiro Stadium, Candolim, Wednesday.
Mrs. Ana Maria Soares, Candolim Sarpanch was the Chief guest.

 Jonathan Cardozo receiving the "THE UPCOMING PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT" award at the hands of the mother of Late Babazin Cardozo at the Candolim Ground- finals of the 3rd Babazin Memorial Football Tournament.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ladli Laxmi Scheme launched in Goa

July 6, 2012
The Government's flagship programme `Ladli Lakshmi' scheme (LLS), under which Rs 1 lakh will be extended to girls above 18 to meet their marriage expenses, was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at a function at Secretariat today.
As per the scheme mooted by the Department of Women and Child, the State government, the beneficiaries under the scheme will be paid financial assistance , by means of bank fixed deposit, jointly in the name of the Director of Women and Child Development and the applicant girl.
Earlier Minister for Women and Child Shri Dilip Parulekar in his introductory note stated that the Government is going to fulfill yet another promise given to the people. He said the scheme will help arrest the declining the female sex ratio in the state to a great extent. Revenue Minister Shri Franscisco D’ Souza, Sports Minister Shri Ramesh Tavadkar, PWD Minister Shri Ramkrishna Dhavlikar, Industries Minister Shri Mahadeo Naik, Labour Minister Shri Avertano Furtado, Power Minister Shri Milind Naik, Environment Minister Smt. Alina Saldanha, Deputy Speaker Shri Anant Shet, MLAs Shri Micheal Lobo, Shri Carlos Almeida, Shri Subhash Phaldessai, Shri Lavu Mametdar, Shri Glen Tiklo,Shri Caitan Silva, Shri Rajan Naik, Shri Vishnu Surya Wagh, Shri Kiran Kandolkar and Shri Banjamin D’Silva were present on the
Explaining the scheme on the occasion the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that under the scheme, the Government will provide Rs 1 lakh to the girls who have attained the age of 18 to meet their marriage expenses. The girl should be born in Goa or at least one of her parents should be born in Goa," the Chief Minister said. The girls aged between 18 and 40 years would be covered under the scheme. The Government would deposit Rs 1 lakh in the name of the girl once she turns 18. The scheme will cost Rs 150 crores annually, Parrikar said.Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar said that there will be no TDS deductions. He said provision of Rs. 150 crores have been made for the purpose. He said that beneficiaries are grouped into two categories namely a) Those applicant who attain the age of majority i.e. 18 years on or after 01-04-2012 and b) Those who have already attained the age of 18 years before 01-04-2012 and are in the age group of 19 to 40 years.
He said that the fixed deposits will be renewed annually automatically on maturity, along with the amount of interest accrued, till the date of claim by the applicant as per scheme or until the age of 40 years whichever is earlier.
Chief Minister said that five banks have been shortlisted for the purpose. A separate account will be opened with one of the bank/financial institution concerned to be identified by the Government for implementation of the scheme, which shall prepare a fixed deposit in the name of the applicant as per the sanction order issued by the Director, Women and Child Department from time to time. The money under the fixed deposit will be permitted to be withdrawn from the bank/financial institution, provided the beneficiary produces the
withdrawal order/letter from the Director, Women and Child Development or any other authorized official and also personally present herself before the bank officials. The benefits under the scheme will be given only once in the life time of each beneficiary. Secretary, Women and Child Shri P. Krishnamurthy and Director of Women and Child Department, Shri Sunil Masurkar were also present.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Brother Joel Lasrado as an Evangelist

Brother Joel Lasardo
“For many are called, But few are chosen  ”Matthew 22:14.

People know Brother Joel Lasrado as an Evangelist but there is much more to the story of a man and ministry that is impacting the lives of people with the life saving and miracle-working message of the word of God.

Joel was born in 3rd April 1975 in the City of Mangalore, India. When he was four months old he fell critically ill. Doctors at the hospital gave up hope about his survival, advising his parents to prepare for his funeral.

His parents, who are devout Catholics brought Joel home and placed him before the altar of God, praying for a miraculous healing. His father made a fervent prayer to the Lord, promising to dedicate his son to work for the kingdom of God if Joel was healed. Miraculously, God healed Joel completely that day itself.

 The crowd at at Retreat conducted by Bro. Joel Lazardo at Chandor, Goa
Little did his father know that one day at the age of 17 and half, God would call Joel to proclaim the Gospel. One day Joel’s Dad asked Joel to attend a retreat preached by Fr Kuriakose at Milagres Church, Mangalore. The word retreat was new to Joel and many of his friends gave him a wrong impression about the retreat saying it was about clapping, shouting and dancing.
 Brother Joel conducting a Retreat
Though confused initially about retreat, Joel went to observe rather than to pray. But to his surprise his name was called by the preacher on the second day of the retreat. During the prayer service, the word of God from Matthew 6.33 “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” touched his heart. That was the day Joel surrendered his heart and life to Jesus Christ. He then joined the Divine retreat Centre (DRC) in Kerala in India, which is the largest Catholic charismatic retreat centre. He served the Lord at the DRC until January 2012.

While still serving the Lord at the DRC, the Lord started to use him mightily to proclaim the Gospel to thousands of people in Goa and other states of India.

Bro. Joel travels all around the world to proclaim the Gospel under the guidance of the Catholic church. He is absolutely brilliant at explaining profound truths in simple ways, touching the lives of many.

Brother Joel Lazardo Conducting a retreat

 Crowd at one of the retreats in Goa

 Crowd at a retreat at Velim

 During recent years, he has been welcomed by many countries, preaching in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. His message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ continues to be fervent, motivating him to “ go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).

Now in his 19th year of ministry as a preacher, evangelist and music producer, Bro. Joel remains committed, more than ever, to preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing healings and transformations through the mighty and miraculous power of the Holy Spirit.

Through his music ministry, Bro. Joel’s Gospel songs have spectacularly captured a wide audience. His ability to touch lives with the word of God and Gospel songs is unique. They seem to reach the hearts of people in a special way that can only come from the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
 Brother Joel Praying over those gathered at the retreat
He has produced several anointed music CDs in English, Konkani and Hindi including Mama Mary, Eyes on Jesus and Rex Band. Popular singers and musicians have sung in his album, to reach out to all masses of people particularly the youth. The top most bands of Goa (Lynx, A26, Sky High, Pure Magic, Status 4, Archies) have played in his Gospel Albums. His songs are played on Radio FM in India. In Lisbon, Portugal FM, these Gospel songs are regularly played every Sunday. His recent Inner Healing CD, Mhojea Adarak Pav (Konkani) and Victory in Jesus (English) are highly anointed as they contain praise and worship songs with talk, touching many hearts and encouraging people to reflect on their lives.

In Goa Candolim, where he currently lives, Joel is married to Lydia and they have a beautiful daughter. His family has always supported him in his ministry.

 For prayers and to conduct retreats, please contact  Joel on his cell phone 00-91-9850225258 or alternatively you can email him on or you can get in touch with him on facebook. You may also view his preaching and singing on youtube.

Videos of Bro Joel on Youtube


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