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Kasargod: Sahitya Akademi’s literary program ‘Gramalok’ held in Bela

Daijiworld Media Network – Kasaragod (SB)

Kasaragod, May 20: ‘Gramalok’, a literary programme, initiated by Sahitya Akademi in association with Konkani Writers and Artists Association (KWAA), was held at Bela at the White House here on Saturday, May 18.

Young Konkani writer and poet Stany Bela chaired the programme. Well-known poets Raju Ukkinadka, Ravi Kumar Crasta, Raju Kidoor and Vani Crasta presented their poems with their literary thoughts.

Melvyn Rodrigues, Convenor, Sahitya Akademi Konkani, and Vincent Pinto, Konkani writer from Mangaluru were present.

In his presidential address, Stany Bela said: “Gramalok is a unique literary program initiated by Sahitya Akademi. This program can help bring the literary enthusiasts of a particular village under one roof. At the same time, this will encourage aspiring writers to present their literary works to their own people. This is the second time that Sahitya Akademi is coming to Kasaragod with Gramlok in Konkani language. It is a special experience for all of us.”

Melvyn Rodrigues developed the concept of ‘Gramalok’ and welcomed the dignitaries and poets. Vincent Pinto praised the Sahitya Akademi for its various innovative programs that mainly focus on rural areas.