Bahrain: Young talents win hearts at Konkani Kutam annual competitions

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Bahrain: The Annual Konkani Singing and Elocution Competitions of Konkani Kutam, Bahrain were held on Friday, 30th January at the Papillion Restaurant auditorium. In its endeavor to promote Konkani language among children in Bahrain, Konkani Kutam has been organizing the competitions for the last 14 years.







Speak Konkani and save Konkani (Konkani ulaiani Konkani urai) was the message by Henry D’Almeida in his opening address. As many as 45 children in the age group of 4 to 18 years participated in the competitions which started at 5:30 pm. The competition comprised three categories of 4 to 8 years, 8 to 12 years and 12 to 18 years.

Agegroup: 4to8years

Iprize –Delisha Joana Fernandes
IIprize – Lanwil Joshua Pinto
IIIprize  -Niya Alma Vas

Age group 8 to 12 years
I prize – Stafney V. Fernandes
II prize – LareenaQuadros
III prize  -RolwynMartis

Age group 12 to 18 years

I  prize – Melisa Martis
II  prize –ShreyalVaz
III prize  – ClarinaD’Costa


Age group 4 to 8 years

I  prize – Arline Rodrigues
II  prize –Ansel Justine Fernandes
III prize  – Reuben Lobo

Age group 8 to 12 years

I  prize – StafneyV. Fernandes
II  prize – SujalVaz
III prize  – Rhea Castelino

Age group 12 to 18 years
I  prize – Melisa Martis
II  prize – ShreyalVaz
III prize  – AlviaTreezaMendonca

Winners were given away prizes and trophies. Consolation prizes were given to all participants. The judges for singing competition were Richard Pais, Swibert Mascarenhas and Menino Fernandes. Judges for elocution competition were Philip D’Mello, Joseph Andrade and Max Sequeira.


Two comedy skits were presented by Stany D’Souza, Sujay Pinto, George Menezes, Avinash Fernandes and Anette Bennies. A buffet dinner was provided to everyone present.

John D’Souza compered the programme and Ronald Fernandes delivered the vote of thanks.

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