It is a tradition in Surathkal's Sacred Heart church on August 15th to celebrate Independence day and also “Konkani phudara divas”. The president of the programme Rev.Fr.PaulPinto said that we should honour our language I.e. Konkani its traditions and culture and can make this community to intermingle with each other not only exchanging love and togetherness but also to teach our next generation our different varieties of food and it's sweetness and delicacies. Chief guest was Mr.Elias Sanctis
propagated about konkani and how to improve it by giving more importance and honour.on this occasion.
Parishioner noted Writer,actor, poet Mr.Ronald Joseph Sequeira was honoured on the occasion and he said that by speaking konkani we can take this language for generations and keep it alive.The other dignitaries on the dias were parish council vice-president Mr.Dony Suvares ,Secretary Mr. Bernard D'Souza, SCC's animator Mrs.Prafulla Lobo and cultural coordinator Mrs.Asha Pinto .Programme was compered by Mr. Naveen Pereira and vote of thanks was done by Mrs.Asha Pinto. The programme ended by eating the sweet delicacies " Eddio"and savouring it.
Reporter Janet and Teena