‘Monantlim Motiam’, a book by Bosco Barreto was recently released at a function organised by Dalgado Konknni Akademi at Margao BPS Club. The book which was released under DKA’s ‘Kombri Yeuzonn’ contains 50 poems on different subjects and is dedicated to Bosco’s mother Carmina.
Speaking at the event DKA secretary, Vincy Quadros spoke on the need to use Konkani more in our day to day interactions. “We surely need English for official purposes, but Konkani is our real identity and only in Konkani lies our Goykarponn,” he said.
While appreciating the good work done by the Goa church to preserve Konkani, he informed that DKA visits villages to spread awareness of our mother tongue. He further stated that those who would like the Akademi to conduct such awareness sessions, should contact the DKA office
Ex-Sports minister Francisco Monte Cruz was the chief guest for the event. Also present on the dais were DKA treasurer Celso Fernandes, the writer, Bosco Barreto and DKA working committee member, Daniel F D’Souza. Incidentally, Bosco also celebrated his 75th birthday on that day.
The cover design of the book has been done by Lui Estibeiro, the preface by DKA President Tomazinho Cardozo while Fr Carmo Martins has shared his view on the writer.