Goan Reporter News: Governor, Shri P. S. Sreedharan Pillai felicitates Dr. Prakash Parienka – Sahitya Akademi Awardee.

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Governor, Shri P. S. Sreedharan Pillai felicitated Dr. Prakash Parienkar for being awarded the prestigious “Sahitya Akademi Award” for his story collection “Varsal” the Konkani book with a traditional Shawl and a memento at a function organised at Raj Bhavan today.

Addressing the audience, Governor, Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, appealing to elevate the culture of society, said through literature and culture one can convey the accurate message to the goans and other parts of the country. Through literature writers are contributing permanent investment for the society.

The Governor said language and art are considered as important factors to maintain unity of the country. Society should give more importance to such occasions. This will boost the morale of the budding writers apart from providing inspiration for the students community.

Speaking on the contents of book “Varsal” the Governor said the writer has highlighted the concerns of the villagers through short stories. His stories are mainly focussed on downtrodden people and the sufferings of the people in villages which is ultimately the reason behind his success, the Governor concluded.

Addressing the public Art and Culture Minister, Shri Govind Gaude said, I always consider Dr. Paryenkar’s literature as the voice of suppressed people. Dr. Paryekar’s art of writing mostly focuses on subjects like biodiversity, rural education and folklore, he pointed.

Shri Damodar Mauzo, Jnanpith Award Winner, Shri Harilal Menon, Vice Chancellor, Goa University, Dr. Prakash Parienkar, Award Winner also spoke on the occasion.

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