Mangalore: Moodubelle to host the Prestigious ‘Kavita Fest 2012’

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Mangalore, 28 September 2011: The Prestigious Kavita Fest, an annual event which brings Konkani poets, writers and readers from various states under one roof, will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Moodubelle, at the late Monnu Master’s courtyard in Kattingeri.


Late Monnu Master


Poets from Goa, Kerala, Mumbai, Middle East and from Karnataka are expected to attend this event, which is being held for the sixth time in succession.


Kavita Fest was first held at Kalaangann in the year 2007 and thereafter at St Aloysius College, Shanti Kiran Bajjodi, Barkur and Nakre-Karkal. Eminent poets and writers like Jayant Kaikini, Vaidehi, Pundalik Naik, Anant Amembal, Yousuf Sheikh and Vivek Shanbhaug have so far attended this unique gathering.


Kavita Fest is a unique and prestigious festival of poetry organised by Kavita Trust which works for the promotion of Konkani poetry. The forthcoming festival will be held in association with Bellevision, an organisation of people from Moodubelle working and residing in the Middle East, especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Ronald Saby D’Souza, Dr Eugene D’Souza, Mrs.  Meera Lobo, Anil Alva


Subhash Marne, Valerian Alva, Elias D’Souza, Peter Paul Lobo and Raphael Aranha


An organising committee has been formed already in order to make necessary preparations and conduct the Kavita Fest 2012. The committee members are Ronald Saby D’Souza, Dr Eugene D’Souza, Mrs.  Meera Lobo, Anil Alva, Subhash Marne, Valerian Alva, Elias D’Souza, Peter Paul Lobo and Raphael Aranha. 


Kavita Fest 2012 will be a day-long event that will be organised on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 10 am  to 7 pm. Apart from the colourful inauguration ceremony, there will be a seminar on poetry, multi lingual poetry session, finals of ’Rohan and Lavita Monteiro - All India Konkani Reading Competition’, and a folk performance from a troupe from Northeast India.


During the concluding ceremony, ‘Mathias Family Kavita Award’ will be bestowed on a poet and the prizes for ’The Late Charles and Theresa Memorial - All India Konkani Poetry Writing Competition’ for students will be distributed.


Free food will be arranged at the venue for poetry enthusiasts attending this event and accommodation will be arranged for delegates coming from distant places like Goa, Kerala, Mumbai, Bangalore, Mysore and other states. Those who want to avail this facility may write to: Phone: 9980136297.


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Comments on this Article
Joel Dsa, Moodubelle, Bahrain Wed, December-14-2011, 12:45

Belleans from Bahrain wish organizers of Kavita Fest best of luck for the success of the event, what a great initiative to bring in all the poets from around India and world under one roof to show case their talent and boost our upcoming young poets. Hats off to the organizers and special gratitude to Saby for this event. Wishes from All Belleans in Bahrain

Alphonse Mendonsa, Pangla/Abu Dhabi Mon, October-3-2011, 10:18
Dear Bellevision Team, It is indeed a very good initiative and I am sure will benifit to preserve our language and rich culture by organizing these kind of konkani events. Wishing you all the best and unfortunately I will be missing this great Kavita Fest. ALL THE BEST MY POET FRIENDS
simon castelino, kalmady,belle Sat, October-1-2011, 3:19
wish u all the best Dr.Eugene dsouza and team bellevision... keep it up....
Benedict Noronha, Udupi/Muscat Fri, September-30-2011, 11:48
I have already commented about the programme. Now I would like to know the entry qualifications of reading un heard kavitha in kannada and Tulu. If so can I can also be a participaant in rendering Kavithas , which I am sure, all will appreciate. Please give details to, with other terms and conditions to participate.
Vijay Dsouza, Moodubelle Thu, September-29-2011, 12:14
This is a great move by Bellevision, bringing National level poetry session to Moodubelle is praiseworthy. Hope this encourages our budding poets and writers who are desperately waiting for proper guidance.
Thomas Alva, Moodubelle Wed, September-28-2011, 12:35

Wish u all the best Sabi and your team,rgds, Thomas Alva

Benedict Noronha, Udupi/Muscat Wed, September-28-2011, 12:02
Great thinking of organizing the programme.I note and reserve the day for visit as it is in a rural village. I wish the organisers all success and God speed.
Philip Mudartha, Qatar Tue, September-27-2011, 2:26
A very apt initiative by BV (UAE). Will mark it on my calendar.
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