Attempt to Sustain
“The sustenance of Konkani culture that was
fostered by generations of Konkans is
possible if the new generation nurtures it
Infant Mary Parish organized an Inter ward
Voviyo verse Competition for the
parishioners at Infant Mary Church hall on
August 21st 2022, to mark 30 years since
Konkani was included as an official language
in the Indian Constitution.
Mr. Joseph Mascarenhas welcomed the
gathering. Parish Priest Fr. Ivan D'souza
invoked God's blessings. Nine of the ten
wards took part in the competition. The
competition was tough with one group better
than the other. Mrs. Irine Rebello and Mrs.
James Dsouza judged the competition. Mr.
Joseph Mascarenhas Compered the programme.
Mr. Santhosh Veigas proposed the vote of
As a token of gratitude, a momento each was
presented to the judges. Mrs. Irine Rebello
spoke words of appreciation and in her
message gave the importance and the ways in
which the voviyos and verse need to be sung.
Fr. Ivan D'souza thanked everyone for their
support and enthusiasm. The names of the
winners were announced thereafter.
Vailankani ward won first place. Carmel ward
and St. Joseph ward won the second and third
places respectively. Fr. Patrick Lobo, Fr.
Rayan Pinto, Br. Movin Pereira, Vice
President Mr. Prakash Saldanha and Mrs.
Irine Pinto were among those present.