Felicitation to Central Sahitya Academy Award winner Melwin Rodrigues at Milagres College Kallianpur


Dr Gerald Pinto

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Kallianpur: A Felicitation to the Central Sahitya Academy Award Winner Mr. Melvyn Rodrigues  for his poety book Prakraticho Paas was organised by the Konkani Sangatan Udupi District along with Milagres College, Kallianpur today at the Milagres College Premises.

Milagres College PUC Principal Fr. Ivan Rodrigus presided over the function and felicitated Mr. Melvyn. Prof. Joseph Fernandes gave the felicitation speech. Prof. Dr. Gerald Pinto, the president of Konkani Sangatan welcomed the gathering. In his reply to the felicitation  Mr. Melvyn Rodrigue narrated his life’s experiences which made him a poet. Secretary Mr. Louis Almeida proposed the vote of thanks and Deepa kamath compared the programme.

About Melvyn Rodrigues (By Daijiworld)

He has won the award for his work ’Prikriticho Paas’ (a collection of poems). Melvyn Rodrigues is also the director (operations) of Daijiworld.

Sahitya Akademi Award is one of highest honours in the field of literature, and is awarded annually to outstanding writers. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs 1 lac and a plaque.

Melvyn is only the second Mangalorean ever to bag this honour, the first being Cha Fra DeCosta in 1989.

Melvyn Rodrigues has made immense contribution to Konkani language and literature, not only as a poet and writer but also by promoting the cause of Konkani. He has penned several collections of poetry, translations, short stories, essays and Konkani lyrics. His collections include ’Bhesam Zallim Kalliz’ (novelite), ’Moga Pello’ (collection of love poems), ’Kanni Zali Choli’ (translation of Kannada short stories of Yashwanta Chittala, publisher: Central Sahitya Akademi), ’Fintam’ (collection of poetry), ’Shabdulim’ (collection of essays), ’Vaatt’ (collection of poems), Dini Dini (lyricist and producer of music audio album), and ’Prikriticho Paas’. Apart from these, he has also edited a number of works.

He is the founder of ’Zage Kavi’ and ’Kavita Trust’ and co-founder of Mandd Sobhann, besides being the founder member of Daiji Dubai. He is also the editor of www.konkanipoetry.com.

Punjabi translations of some of his Konkani poems are included in the anthology published by Sahitya Akademi recently.

Award-winning book ’Prikriticho Paas’

Among his several awards, honours and recognitions are Dr T M A Pai Foundation ’Best Konkani Book Award - 2009’ for the book ’Prikriticho Paas’ (presented on March 26, 2011 at Valley View, Manipal), Karnataka Konkani Akademi Honourary Award for Literature - 2006, Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award (2006) and award for the book ’Mogapello’ by the Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Goa (1988). He was also the jury member to select Vimala V Pai Vishwa Konkani Sahithya Puraskar- 2010 for Vishwa Konkani Kendra.

 

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