Celebrate 24 Apr as Konkani Cinema Day: Dalgado Academy

ARVIND TENGSE, MADGAO | 24 April 2013 20:50 IST

Caitu Silva garlanding Al Jerry Braganza's portrait

Dalgado Konkani Academy has appealed to Goa government to celebrate 24 April as a Konkani Chalchitra Dis.

The Academy had organised a function today in Margao at Ravindra Bhavan to celebrate the Konkani Chalchitra Dis.

DKA chairman Premanand Lotlikar also appealed to the government to organised the Goa Film Festival on 24 April every year as the first Konkani film Mogacho Anvddo was released on this day in 1950.

Al Jerry Braganza had released the first ever Konkani film Mogacho Anvddo on 24 April 1950 at Dhashrath cinema in Mapusa.

 Benaulim MLA Caetan Silva, while speaking as a chief guest, assured to strive hard to get respectful position for Roman script in Konkani.

He expressed regrets that Konkani is becoming extinct from our lives slowly and reminded the gathering that Konkani is being kept alive till date by the Church as well as Tiatr, India’s most successful commercial theatre.

Caitu earlier garlanded the portrait of Al Jerry Braganza, the first film director of Konkani film. 

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