Lokshahir Sambhaji Bhagat to open Gramin Sahitya Sammelan Sandesh Prabhudesai elected President of Third Sammelan
Goa’s veteran journalist and writer Sandesh Prabhudesai has been chosen to be the President of the Third Gramin Sahitya Sammelan (Rural Literary Conference), scheduled to be held on 3rd and 4th December in Sattari.
The two-day event to be held in Saleli village would be inaugurated by Maharashtra’s most celebrated social activist Lokshahir Sambhaji Bhagat.
Mr Bhagat is a veteran writer, singer and musician and popular throughout the state as ‘People’s Singer’, especially for his ‘Constitution Concerts’ (Samvidhan Jalasa). Besides his contribution for Street Theater and composing contemporary folk songs, Mr Bhagat came to fame through his conception of a theatre production ‘Shivaji Underground in Bhimnagar Mohalla’ and National Award-winning feature film ‘Court’.
Mr Prabhudesai is known for his multilingual and multimedia journalism in local, national and international journalism in print, TV and digital media. He has also authored eight books for which he has been awarded with literary awards by Goa’s premiere bodies like Goa Konkani Academy and Konkani Bhasha Mandal.
The two-day event would begin with an inaugural ceremony at 4 pm at the hands of Lokhshahir Sambhaji Bhagat, followed by a keynote address by Sandesh Prabhudesai.
Dr Prakash Paryekar and Dr Prakash Vazrikar have presided over the conferences in the past.
Young writer, performer and a dedicated teacher Mr Gopinath Gawas is the Working President of this Rural Literary Conference while Mr Raghunath Gaonkar from Saleli is the Reception Committee Chairman. For more details secretory Mr. Makarand Barve 9404925849 and vice president of Sahitya Manthan Sattari Mrs Naman Sawant 9765031800 can be contacted.