Friday, August 7, 2009

Dr. Prof. Olivinho Gomes’ Condolence Meeting Today (07/08/09)

Dr. Prof. Olivinho Gomes’ Condolence Meeting Today

Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) and Goa Konkani Akademi will be jointly organising a condolence meeting of Professor Dr. Olivinho J. F. Gomes on 7th August, 2009 (Today) at 5.00 p.m. in Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industries Conference Hall, Panjim.

Professor Dr. Olivinho J. F. Gomes, Konkani researcher, writer, translator and the former Vice-Chancellor, Goa University. died on 30 July, 2009 after a brief illness.

In June, 1987 he left his high-ranking position for the Konkani mission, on being selected as Professor of Konkani language & literature, as ‘outstanding scholar…’ under UGC norms, at the Goa University. Till 2003 he was the Head of Konkani Department he set up for under & post-graduate studies up to Ph.D. He was Dean, Faculty of Languages & Literature in charge of French, English, Portuguese, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani Departments and Italian courses for 6 years. He presented papers/lectures & chaired sessions at national /international conferences straddling history, language, culture, literature, sociology-anthropology, in Lisbon, Paris, London, Gottingen (Germany), Vienna, Oporto, Toronto, Sydney, Nihon (Japan), Beijing, Kuala Lumpur & Sungai Pettani (Malaysia) besides Indian states. Some papers were collected under “A scholarly world of culture” (2009). So far he has 36 books to his credit in Konkani & in English.

All are invited to attend the meeting.

Jose Salvador Fernandes
Dalgado Konknni Akademi
Mob: 9881810832



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