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TSKK REPORT 2009

 

           

                                                                                           

 

The TSKK Management and Staff

Wish their Benefactors, Friends and Well wishers
Peace and Joy of
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Greetings and Blessings of
NEW YEAR 2010

 

 

TSKK REPORT 2009

CHALLENGS AND GRACES:

The year 2009 has been for TSKK a year of constant tough challenges and graces. In this year TSKK lost its ex-director, dedicated and renowned Konknni scholar Fr. Matthew Almeida, S.J. A number of TSKK benefactors expired. Four dedicated staff members left TSKK. TSKK faced a great difficulty to recruit suitable new staff. Three times TSKK underground electricity supply to pump room broke down. Invertors and computers broke down. TSKK director's health suffered thrice due to the attack of chest cold and cough and severe back pain.  TSKK fowls and cats died. Due to Global financial situation TSKK too suffered financial loss in its Mutual Fund investments. In the month of October due to torrential rain three members of TSKK Family lost their mud houses in Honnali village of Bagalkot district of Karnataka. We have not considered these as disasters but challenges for our growth. TSKK decided to rebuild the houses of its illiterate and poor staff members and give them these houses as a 2010 New Year's gift.  Without doing the thorough study of the material and work force available at Honnali village we estimated the approximate cost as Rs. 5.5 lakhs.  Now the cost to rebuild three houses of (8x4 mts) will be Rs 8.5 lakhs. We appealed to TSKK benefactors, friends, well wishers and family members.  The response which we have received has filled our hearts with joy and gratitude. Never in the past had we received such generous contribution and appreciation.  This is due to the infinite love and graces of our Heavenly Father.  As on 23 December noon we have received 50% of the total amount required. Once the houses are rebuilt we will send the accounts and photographs of new houses to our donors. The following persons have generously contributed to rebuild the houses.  A few of them explicitly requested us not to disclose their names. Such donors are labelled as anonymous in our present report. We hope that others will follow their good example and send their generous contribution to us at their earliest. Jesus has said, "Whatever you did this for one of the least important brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me." (Mt. 25:40). TSKK practices these words of Jesus in letter and spirit. We hope and pray that generous donors will help us to complete the Housing Project.

 

DONORS CONTRIBUTED FOR HOUSING PROJECT:

Mr Cipriano Lopes, Panaji; Mr Paul Rodrigues, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Walter Menezes, Quepem, Goa; Prof Toru Maruyama, Japan; Ms Cecilia Lourenço, Brittona, Goa; Mr Sylvester & Ms Maria D'Souza, Dona Paula, Goa; Mr Ashton Carvalho, Mumbai; Devotees from Carambolim, Goa; Mr Joaquim Fernandes, Anjuna, Goa; Ms Brenda & Mr Cary D'Souza, Anjuna, Goa;  Anonymous, Anjuna, Goa; Ms Bertha Dias, Anjuna, Goa; Sr Ophelia Fernandes, Orlim, Goa; Mr Walburg V. Coutinho, Margão, Goa; Dr Francisco Colaço, Margão, Goa; Mr Prasad Patil, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Joaquim Rodrigues, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Rev Fr Walter D'Mello, Mangalore; Mr Marc de Souza, Miramar, Goa; Mr Francisco João, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Anonymous, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Rozendo Mendonça, Guirim, Goa; Ms Lourdes da Costa Rodrigues, Merces, Goa;  Dr Rocky Miranda, Mysore; Ms Marcia Noronha, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Savio Dourado, Anjuna, Goa; Mr Willy Soubaya, France; Anonymous, Panaji; Mr William Almeida, Anjuna, Goa; Mr Fabian Fernandes, Aldona, Goa; Anonymous, Anjuna, Goa; A Christian devotee, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr N. J. Thomas, Mumbai; Rev Fr Casmiro D'Mello, Saligão, Goa; Dr Chandralekha D'Souza, Vasco, Goa; Ms Maria Gomes, Miramar, Goa; Ms Cynthia Menezes, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Flora Heredia, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Rev Fr Ave Maria Afonso, Porvorim Bazar, Goa; Mr F. C. Noronha, Mumbai; Mr Robert & Ms Thelma Lewis, Mumbai; Ms Cony Carvalho, Mangalore; Mr Michael Carvalho, Mumbai; Dr Roque Ribeiro, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Fr Mousinho Athaide, Rachol, Goa; TSKK Staff; Mr Prakash Vazrikar, Sanquelim, Goa; Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão, Panaji; Ms N. R. Carvalho, Mumbai; Mr Michael Travasso, Miramar, Goa; Ms Jane Fernandes, Brittona, Goa; Ms Divya Kapur, Candolim, Goa; Mr Francis Baptista, Pune; Ms Sannita Marques, U.A.E; Mr A. V. Afonso, Panaji; Mr B. E. Mendes, Tivim, Goa; Mr E. J. Furtado, Mumbai;  Ms Fatima D'Souza, Tivim, Goa; Mr Isidore A. Dantas, Pune; Ms Pia Rodrigues, Santa Cruz, Goa; Anonymous, Nuvem, Goa; Mr Thomas Fernandes, Taleigão, Goa; Mr R. H. Mendonça, Mumbai; Mr Terrence Lewis, Mumbai; Ms Brenda Saldanha, Marcel, Goa; Ms Piedade Fernandes, Curtorim, Goa; M/s Home Zone, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Amit, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Cyril Pereira, Alto Porvorim, Goa; M/s Ashlores Interiors, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr N.S.Gohil, Alto Porvorim, Goa; M/s Wiltemar Trade, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Le Magnifique, Alto Porvorim, Goa;  Mr Y. N. Upadhyaya, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Dr A. C. Anil, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Ronaldo Pinto, Alto Porvorim' Goa; Mr Menino Teles, Alto Porvorim' Goa; Dr Anil Sardessai, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Gerald Pereira, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr Valentine Pereira, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr V. V. Sardessai, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Xavier Glass & Furniture, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Perpetual Chemist, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Victoria Furtado, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr S. N. Agarwal, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Delphine Menezes, Miramar, Goa; Ms Evette D'Souza, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Mini Jerome, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Janette Hughes Hardin, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Lucy Pinto, Miramar, Goa; Mr Datta Naik, Panaji; Mr Savio & Ms Brenda D' Mello, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Mr J.S. Carvalho, Mangalore; Rahul Advertisers, Mangalore; Ms A. Fernandes, Belgaum; Ms Delailah D'Cunha, Moira, Goa; Ms Rose & Mr Wilber D'Souza, Australia; Mr Gautam A. Mambro, Mumbai; Konkani Bhas ani Sanskruti Pratishtan, Mangalore; Ms Pamela Torcato, Margão, Goa; Mr Agnelo Pires, Panaji; Ms Geraldine de Melo, Holland; Rev Fr John Fernandes, Mangalore; Ms Rita Fernandes, Siolim, Goa; Mr Jose Faleiro, Margão, Goa; Mr Trajano D'Melo, Mapusa, Goa; Mr Paul Heredia, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Valerie Heredia, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Ms Mirja Koschorke, Germany; Ms Evrida Jacques, Veroda, Cuncolim, Goa; Holy Rosary Parish, Ajra, Maharashtra; Primary Teachers Saviour of the World High school, Loutoulim, Goa; Jesuit Fathers, Loyola High School, Margão, Goa; Mr Mark D'Souza, Bangalore; Rev Fr Diogo Proença, OCD, Mapusa, Goa; Ms Carmelita Pereira, Aldona, Goa; Ms Ana F. Fernandes, Bicholim, Goa; Mr Pio Esteves,  Agassaim, Goa; Ms Sybil Dias, Sirsaim, Goa; Mr Hubert D'Souza, Mumbai; Mr Louis Pinto, Mangalore; Mr Clarence Lewis, Dubai; Ms Genevieve & Mr Titus Lewis, Mumbai; Ms Florine Lobo, Bantwal, Karnataka; John Carvalho, Pune; Fr Joswey Fernandes, Moodbelle, Karnataka; Ms Agnes D'Souza, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Director St. Anthony Charity Institutes, Mangalore; Ms Juliet Pereira, Mangalore; Mr Diogrinho D'Costa, Colva, Goa; Mr J. V. Carvalho, Mumbai; Goa Jesuit Province, Panaji; Fr Denis D'Sa, Mangalore; Mr Mario E. D'Sa, Miramar, Goa; Mr Dinar Barros, Betalbatim, Goa; Dr Ajay Aras, Panaji; Vavraddeanche Ixtt, Goa; Ms Alice Fernandes, Mumbai; Ms Celine Cordeiro, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Modular Timbers, Panaji; Dnyanmata Vidyalaya, Sangamner, Maharashtra; Mr Bai Alsabai Ebrahim, Mumbai; Ms Nirmala Castelino, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Rev Fr Adolfo Viegas, Panaji; Lynette Goes, Quepem, Goa.

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:

In the month of September TSKK reprinted Pratap Naik's Hansat Gayat Nachat, Konknni nursery rhymes booklet. It contains 58 Konknni nursery rhymes.

On 08 October Dalgado Konknni Akademi released Pratap Naik's Konknni poetry book Murmure in Roman script. Dr. Francisco Colaço was the chief guest. The book contains 55 poems on various themes.

The text of Isopacheo Kannio (Aesop's Fables) in Konknni in Roman script is ready and the manuscript has been submitted to Dalgado Konknni Akademi for publication. Shilpa Salvi has done the selection and the first draft of the translation. Editing and the final draft work are done by Pratap Naik.

Prof Toru Maruyama of Nangen University, Japan and Pratap Naik are working on a joint project to translate and edit Fr Thomas Stephens' Konknni work Doutrina Christam into English. It was originally printed at Rachol Seminary in 1640. 

TSKK's academic assistance and guidance was sought by a number of researchers, institutions from India and abroad and Goa University students for their thesis, projects and assignments.  TSKK has served a number of researchers through e-mail and telephone.

 

COURSES, WORKSHOPS & FUNCTIONS:

From 05 January to 04 February 2009 TSKK conducted Konknni course in Roman script for a lady from Sweden.

On 21 March Mr T. Vijayendra, a thinker and columnist from Karnataka delivered an informal talk on "Region, language and script: Power and society" at TSKK premises.

TSKK conducted a workshop on orthography of Konknni in Roman script from 27 to 29 August. 05 persons attended the workshop.

TSKK conducted Konknni course in Roman script from 12 October to 05 November for two NRI senior citizens.

Pratap Naik conducted part time Konknni course in Roman script from 19 October to 18 December for a German psychiatrist.

TSKK Conducted Konknni Course in Roman script from 23 November to 18 December for a NRI. Belinda Fernandes was the resource person.

TSKK organised Konknni course in Roman script from 09 November to 18 December for a lady from Andhra Pradesh.

From June to December TSKK helped on regular basis Fr Patricio Fernandes, S.J. and Fr Nelson Fernandes, S.J. to learn Konknni in Roman script.

For the last two years on a regular basis Pratap Naik taught Konknni grammar to Prof Toru Maruyama, Japan through e-mail.

 

AUDIO VISUAL MEDIA:

     HCN, a local TV channel, telecast on 27 September at 10 am the one hour programme on the topic "Strengthening the Catholic Church". Fr Braz Faleiro, S.J. was one of the panellists.

            Fr. Patricio's "Significance of Christmas" talk was broadcast on All India Radio, Panaji on 26 December at 8.15pm.

            Doordarshan, Panaji telecast one hour "Phone in" Konknni Programme from 6 to 7 pm on the theme of Christmas.  Pratap Naik was invited to answer the questions of viewers. Elliton Fernandes, a Konknni teacher from Loyola High School, Margão compered the programme.

                       

ACTIVITIES OF TSKK MEMBERS:

Secretariat of Ignatian Spirituality, Rome conducted a workshop on Common Apostolic Discernment (CAD) at Monte Cucco, Rome from 19 January to 03 February 2009. Pratap Naik was asked by the Provincial to attend this workshop. Besides visiting all the major places in Rome he also visited as a pilgrim Assisi, in France Paris, Lourdes, Pau, In Spain Loyola, Pamplona and Xavier.

On 21 March Pratap was invited by Instituto Camoes, Panaji to read his Konknni poem.

Joanita D'Silva, Fr Ave Maria Afonso, and Sch. Jose Silveira, S.J. have contributed articles to DMR. Fr Ave has regularly contributed articles to Vavraddeancho Ixtt and Gõykar.

TSKK is extremely grateful to Fr Ave Maria Afonso who served TSKK for the last three years in various ways especially as an Executive Editor of Dor Mhoineachi Rotti till 30 April 2009.

Karnataka Konknni Sahitya Academy and the South Karanra district institute of education organised one day workshop for Konknni teachers of class VIII on 01 August at Mangalore. Pratap Naik was called as on of the resource persons.

Pratap Naik was invited to give power point presentation lectures to Jesuit Tertians at Raia, Goa on 12 and 13 November on "History of Goa, History of the Society of Jesus in Goa and the contribution of the Portuguese to Goa".

Ms Trupti Naik and Ms Minakshi Khandolkar of TSKK attended the workshop on Digitization and cataloguing practices for archives and libraries at Bangalore from 12 to 14 November.

On 22 December TSKK organised Christmas Celebration for its staff.

Preeta Naik, Shilpa Salvi, Joanita D'Silva and Netra Naik left TSKK for better prospect. TSKK is grateful their dedicated service. Fr Braz Faleiro, S.J.; Fr. Patricio Fernandes, S.J.; and Fr. Nelson Gonsalves, S.J. have joined TSKK Jesuit Community from June.

Since June 2009, Fr Patricio Fernandes, S.J. has conducted practically everyday spirituality courses, meditations and counselling.

Fr Braz Faleiro, S.J. has done on regular basis pastoral ministry in Panaji twice a week.

Pratap Naik, S.J. has done on regular basis Konknni ministry in Goa.

Ms Sarita D'souza, Ms Afra Menezes, Ms Trupti Naik, Ms Belinda Fernandes, Ms Minakshi Khandolkar and Ms Nagavva Chalawadi have joined TSKK.

 

 FR MATTHEW ALMEIDA, S.J.:

Fr Matthew Almeida, S.J. the Ex-director of TSKK and a veteran Konknni researcher and scholar died on 18 February 2009 at J.M.J. Hospital, Alto Porvorim. His funeral was held on 19 February. Archbishop of Goa Filipe Neri Ferrão was the main celebrant. In Fr Matthew's death, TSKK lost its renowned and dedicated Konknni scholar.

On 18 March Month's Mind Mass of Fr Matthew Almeida was celebrated at XCHR Jesuit Residence Chapel.

On 23 March the Goa Legislative Assembly paid rich tributes to Fr Matthew Almeida.

 

LIBRARY:

At the end of 2009, TSKK library collection has reached to 14,880 books.  However it needs to be computerized. Some of the important arrivals of TSKK library are as follows:

Ancient Indian Literature :An Anthology (3 Vols) Edited by TRS Sharma; Medieval Indian Literature  Vol. 4 Edited by K. Ayyappa Paniker; A Comprehensive and Critical Dictionary of the Prakrit Languages with special reference to Jain Literature Vol. 3 edited by A. M. Ghatage; English Konknni Dictionary (in Kannada script) Stephen Quadros; A Cultural History of Maharashtra and Goa by Malati Mahajan; Ethnography of Goa, Daman and Div by A. B. De Braganza Pereira translated by Maria Aurora Couto; Tarini and Tar Vir the unique Boat Deities of Goa by Dr Pratima Kamat; Bacaim to Vasai, Goa :The Rachol Legacy and Bassein: The Portuguese interlude all these three books by Tereza Albuquerque; Apranta land beyond the end by Mario de Miranda; The Saraswats by Chandrakant Keni.  

 

GARDEN:

   The plants in the front portion of TSKK garden and the lawns have been enclosed with red laterite stones. Similarly the entire TSKK building has been decorated with laterite stones. This landscape work has enhanced the aesthetic look of TSKK campus. The compost pits heights have been increased to produce more manure. TSKK mini botanical garden attracts a number of plant lovers from Goa and elsewhere. 

 

AWARDS:

ANTONIO PEREIRA KONKNNI PUROSKAR (APKP):

APKP Puroskar 2009 was conferred on Fr Almir de Sousa for his contribution to religious Konknni literature on 28 April. Mr. Pandharinath Lotlikar, the ex-director of Panaji Doordarshan was the chief guest and he presented the award, which consisted of a shawl, memento and a cheque of Rs. 25,000/-. The award giving ceremony was held at TSKK premises. Mr Daniel D'Souza, the Konknni writer compered the function.

 

KONKNNI MARTIR FLORIANO VAZ PUROSKAR:

Konknni Martir Floriano Vaz Puroskar 2008 was conferred on Mr Walter Menezes for his Konknni poetry book in Roman script Zoit on 28 April. The award was conferred by Mr Pandarinath Lotlikar, the ex-director of Panaji Doordarshan.  This Puroskar consists of Rs. 5,000/-in cash, and a memento. The award giving ceremony was held at TSKK premises.

 

TSKK-CARVALHO GHORANNEM KOLA PUROSKAR:

                On 01 November at Kalangann, Mangalore in collaboration with Mandd Sobhann, Mangalore TSKK - Carvalho Ghorannem Kola Puroskar was conferred on Mrs. Anuradha Dhareshwar for her contribution to Konknni music. The award was presented by Fr George Santhumayer, OCD, Superior of Child Jesus Shrine, Mangalore. The award consists of a citation, memento, shawl and cash Rs. 25,000/-.  

 

FELICITATION:

Fr Ave Maria Afonso, the executive editor of Konknni monthly Dor Mhoineachi Rotti for the last three years was felicitated on 28 April by Mr. Pandarinath Lotlikar, the ex-director of Panaji Doordarshan during TSKK Awards giving function.

 

TSKK SCHOLARSHIPS:

Mr Lourenço and Mrs Umbelina de Souza Scholarship of Rs.1,800/- was given to Ms Concy Fernandes, Vasco on 28 April during TSKK Awards giving function.

 

OUR GENERAL BENEFACTORS:

   In the year 2008 our benefactors Mr Zito Almeida, Margão and Mr Wilfred Almeida, Mumbai left for their heavenly abode. We missed to report this in our Report 2008. We regret the error. In the year 2009 TSKK lost Fr George Njarakattil, S.J., Pune on 10 January; Mr Adrian Sequeira, Mumbai on 18 January; Ms Rosalinda Mendonça, Miramar on 28 January; Mr Chandrakant Keni, Margão on 03 February, Mr Filipe Goes, Miramar on 03 April; Mr Severine Carvalho, Mangalore (paternal uncle of TSKK Director, Pratap Naik, S.J.) on 17 April; Fr Vincent Gomes Catão, S.J. Pune on 09 May; Mr Nanda Naik (father of TSKK gardener Jalandar Naik) on 14 May; Mr Jerome Carvalho, Mumbai (paternal uncle of TSKK Director, Pratap Naik, S.J.) on 17 May; Dr. Olivinho Gomes on 30 July. Fr Gerald Rodrigues, S.J., Goa on 23 December.  May God grant them eternal rest and peace.

Various organisations and individuals have helped TSKK in various ways.  We gratefully acknowledge the donors of cash, books, periodicals, CDs, and all other types of help. The list is by name and place only.

Ms Michiko Barros, Betlbatim, Goa; Dr Urmila Barros, Miramar; Fr Charles Borges, S.J. USA; Mr Pascal Britto, Kuwait; Mr Siddhanath Buyão, Margão, Goa; Mr John & Ms Jacintha Carvalho, Pune; Mr Michael Carvalho, Mumbai; Dr Philomena Fernandes, Socorro, Goa; Mr Selvio Fernandes, Panaji; Fr Valerian Fernandes, Ajekar, Karnataka; Mrs Florine and Mr Felix Lobo, Bantwal, Karnataka; Fr Casmiro D'Mello, Saligão, Goa; Fr Walter D'Mello, Mangalore; Ms Melba Mergulhão, Alto Porvorim, Goa; Prof. Toru Maruyama, Japan; Mr Darryl Nazareth, Colva, Goa; Mr Michael Rodrigues (Rodsons), Porvorim, Goa;  Mr Rudolf Schleicher, Germany; Mr John & Ms Loraine D'Silva, Porvorim, Goa; Fr. Almir de Sousa, Ucassaim, Goa; Goa; SJ House, Tokyo; Goa Konkani Akademi, Panaji; CIIL, Mysore; The Editors of Konkani periodicals Amar Konkani, Mangalore; Amcho Sandesh, Mangalore; Amcho Yuvak, Mangalore; Dalgadacho Son'dex, Velim, Goa; Darshan, Karwar; Dirvem, Mangalore; Divo, Mumbai; Jhelo, Mangalore; Jivit, Velsão, Goa; Kirnnam, Cuncolim, Goa.Konkan Times, Betim, Goa; Mithr, Mangalore; Raknno Prakashan, Mangalore; Ujwal, Honavar, Karnataka;

 

VISITORS:

On 28 January T.Y. B.Sc. students of Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar visited TSKK garden for field study.

On 29 January students learning Konknni at Western Regional Language Centre at Deccan College, Pune visited to TSKK.

Superior General of Jesuits, Fr Adolfo Nicolás visited Goa on 07 March for the first time. He stayed at TSKK for the night and had breakfast with TSKK Jesuit Community. It was the unique privilege of TSKK to host him.

On 18 and 19 August 83 B.Sc. students of St. Xavier college, Mapuça visited TSKK garden.

On 21 November 16 Jesuit Tertians and their 2 directors from Raia, Goa visited TSKK to get the first hand information of the centre and its activities.

Canossian Tertian Sisters from Belgaum and Fr Charles Borges, USA were some of the important visitors.

 

TSKK APPEAL:

   TSKK receives no grant or any financial assistance from the State and Central Governments.  We entirely rely on God and generosity of people of good will.  Hence we appeal for help from those who love Konknni and its rich cultural heritage.  Help generously TSKK so that TSKK can serve Konknni and Konknnis.

   No amount is too small for us. Donations to TSKK are exempt from Income Tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.  Kindly send your contribution to:

THOMAS STEPHENS KONKNNI KENDR

B. B. Borkar Road

Alto Porvorim, Goa - 403 521, India.

Tel: 0832 - 2415857/ 2415864

E-mail: tskkgoa@gmail.com, pnaiksj@gmail.com


 

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