Goa :We get a grant from the government, but we raise our own funds, sponsorships and advertisements. Instead of cribbing about it, we are doing our bit to sustain. If more people want to learn the language, Konkani has to be integrated in the educational system in a better way. We found a lot of loopholes and one of them is a need to make children literature available. We have created music CDs, charts; we have also translated international books into Konkani.Though the government is helping, there is a lot more that they can do to highlight the actual Goa.
When it comes to Goa, people from other states have weird ideas all they think is fun, frolic and parties and I feel that it’s time to look at the other side of Goa. Goa has different cultures and they vary from Canacona to Pernem within a few kilometres you’ll find the language, culture and art forms vary. When we organise the Children Literature Festival, invitees from other states are always happy to know that something like this takes place in Goa. They tell us that this is the other side of Goa they didn’t know of. This is a great opportunity for us that Goa is not only about parties and beaches. There are many other activities that happen here, concerning environment, nature, art and much more.
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