The Departments of Konkani and Hindi of Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Nuvem, Goa jointly organised a National Seminar in collaboration with Goa Konkani Akademy on 28th February 2018 in the college auditorium . The topic of the Seminar was ‘A Comparative study of Konkani Poet R. V, Pandit and Hindi Poet Trilochan Shastry’ in commemoration of their birth centenaries i.e. 1917-2017.
L-R Mr. Gokuldas Prabhu , Principal Dr. Sr. Aradhana A.C. , Prof. R.N. Mishra G. U.Hindi department , Dr. Somnath Komarpant -retired HOD G.U. Marathi department ,Queenie Viegas ,Konkani department Carmel College
The seminar commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. The Principal , Dr. Sr. Aradhana A.C. welcomed the gathering after which the chief guest for the seminar Goa University Professor of the Hindi Department Mr. R. N. Mishra gave indepth information about the poet Trilochan Shastry. In his keynote address Dr. Somnath Komarpant , retired Head of the Marathi Department of Goa University gave a comparative study of both the poets. Senior lecturer of the Konkani Department Professor Akalpita Raut Desai introduced the topic and the sessions of the seminar. Kruti 3.1 – the peer-reviewed multidisciplinary research journal of the college was released during the inaugural programme at the hands of Dr. Somnath Komarpant . The inaugural function ended with a vote of thanks by the Head of the Konkani Department Ms. Queenie Viegas.
The first session was chaired by Dr. Somnath Komarpant and had six paper presentations by Carmel student Venesa Pinto of Semester IV B.A , Ms. Queenie Viegas, . [Dr. Hanumant Chopdekar, author and Head, Konkani Department , Chowgule College; Mr. Gokuldas Prabhu, author and President of the All India Konkani Parishaad; Ms. Swetha Satarkar, Lecturer , Hindi Department, Carmel College; and Dr. Lata Shirodkar, Head, Department of Hindi, Carmel College.
The post-lunch session was chaired by Mr. Gokuldas Prabhu. Papers were presented by Mr. Satyavan Naik ,Konkani Department , MES College;Dr. Sonia Shirsat, HOD , Hindi Department , Government College Sanquelim; Rajashri Sail, poetess , Head, Konkani Department , Fr. A.gnel College, Pilar and Ms. Vibha Laad, Hindi Department, CES Cuncolim.
The seminar was attended by 85 students .
Kruti 3.1 being released with dignitaries and members of the research journal committee of Carmel College, Nuvem.