JINNECHE DHAGE RELEASED: STRESSED ON THE NEED OF THOUGHT PROVOKING
Pics--Br. Ivan Sequiera OCD
GOA: JINNECHE DHAGE, a book of essays on Value Education written by
Br. John Malvino Alfonso OCD was released at the hands of Sudesh Naik,
Headmaster, Govt High School, Sadolxem. Chetan Acharya, President of
Konkani Bhasha Mandal was the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion
Chetan Acharya stressed on the need of thought provoking lliterature.
Sudesh Naik congratulated Br. John M. Alfonso OCD for giving the readers
value-based literature and focussed on the need of readership to Konkani
Kamlakar Mhalshi of Om Shree Dutt Padmaja Prakaxon welcomed the
gathering. Konkani writer Guadalupe Dias reviewed the book. Fr. Henry
Moras OCD, Chaplain, Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, Xellim and Fr. Avito
Fernandes, Parish Priest, St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Bhatpal, were on
Br. John Alfonso OCD expressed his sentiments. Venkatrai Naik compered
the function while Bhutnath Velip, Lecturer of Balram Higher Secondary
School, Ordhfond, Poinguinnim proposed a vote of thanks. Fr. Ajith
Rodrigues OCD, Br. Ivan Sequiera OCD, Writers,friends and relatives of
the author were present for the programme.
This is the fourth book of John M. Alfonso. He has to his credit other
three books ---‘Sukhi Jinn’, ‘Jinnechi Vatt’and ‘Jinnechea Som’dirant’.
‘Jinnechi Vatt’ a book written originally in roman script has been
transliterated into Kannada script. The same book has been awarded by
Thomas Stephen Konkani Kendra, Goa Konkani Academy and Konkani Bhasha