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World Konkani Centre and their scholarship program!

World | Konkani | Scholarship| 18th September 2021 | Virtual Wire

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World Konkani Centre was founded by Konkani Bhas Ani Sanskriti Prathistan at Konkani Gaon, Shakti Nagar, Mangalore, to serve as a nodal agency for the preservation and overall development of Konkani language, art and culture involving all the Konkani people the world over.

World Konkani Centre, built on a 3-acre plot called Konkani Gaon (Konkani Village) at Shakti Nagar, Mangalore was inaugurated by Shri Digambar Kamath, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Goa on 17 January 2009. The World Konkani Centre named after chief patrons Dr. P. Dayananda Pai and P. Satish Pai consists of a Library, a Museum and convention facilities like a Board Room, Seminar Hall and Auditorium. The noble building was designed by Architect Dinesh K.Shet.

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World Konkani Centre provides scholarships for hundreds of students doing their degrees. It’s not just the scholarship that makes WKC so special but the skill development programs conducted by WKC which are the best ones. Money many provide money but skill development is something special and very needed is thinking of WKC. In the year 2010, World Konkani Centre has distributed scholarships worth Rs 40.5 lac to 135 medical and engineering students in a function held at T V Raman Pai Convention Centre on 20 August 2010.


Kshamata(Training Camp)

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KSHAMATA stands for Konkani Student’s Higher Achievement Motivation and Training Academy. It has successfully built a series of training programmes and a network of trainers since its inception in 2011. It has organised more than 3000 man-days of training programmes for the Konkani Youth.KSHAMATA is a set of learning and experiential outcomes that defines the goals of the World Konkani Centre.


These outcomes are intended to strengthen programme content and quality, providing each participant with a deep and meaningful experience.KSHAMATA serves as the foundation of the World Konkani Centre’s most enriching programs. It works as a resource to help look at the bigger picture of our content and values.

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Through our programming, we seek to exercise the operations of VISION TVM -2030, to become a “Globally Competitive Prosperous Community”.With the KSHAMATA implemented, we have the ability to really see the three core outcomes as stated in the VISION TVM that should be driven through truly excellent programs.


These outcomes are Identify: strengthen Konkani identity, Connect: create Konkani community, and Improve: change the world. Ever since KSHAMATA’s founding, building knowledgeable, informed, passionate and participatory Konkani youth has been our core goal. While youth may not experience each of these elements equally by going through the camps, by the end of their time in KSHAMATA, they should be well on their journey of lifelong Community involvement and Konkani identity exploration.