Mangaluru: Raknno Weekly which is being published from Mangalore for the last 77 years and Kajulo Children’s Konkanni Monthly published since 1999 had organized book releasing programme of two Raknno Publications on 4th of June 2015 at the Bishop’s House.
‘Lampyanv’ (Lantern) a collection of socio- religious analytical articles based on scriptures and church teaching by senior writer Fr Victor A Pinto, Kirem was released by the Chief Guest Roy Castelino the President of Karnataka Konkanni Sahithya Academy from a lantern. Mirsang Millibai’ (Chilli Millibai) a collection of stories for children by senior writer Charlie Kulshekar was released by Guest of Honour Venkatesh Baliga the Editor of `Kodiyala Kabara’ Konkanni fortnightly from chilli filled basket. These are the 115th and 116th books of Raknno Publications.
The editorial responsibility of Raknno and Kajulo was handed over in the hands of newly appointed editor and Konkanni linguist Fr Valerian Fernandes. The president of the programme Msgr Denis Prabhu the Vicar General of the Diocese of Mangalore wished every best to Raknno, Raknno Prakashan and newly appointed editor. Out going editor was thanked for his 10 years editorial leadership.
The writers of the new books were present on the dais. Sub editor Pachu Ferar introduced the books as well as the writers. While editor Fr Francis Rodrigues welcomed the gathering, Vithori Karkal compered the programme and Benedicta Rosario delivered the vote of thanks.