Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, Provincial, Karnataka-Goa Province of the Order of Discalced Carmelites released a Konkani book -JINNECHI VATT, a book on Value Education. Children of Lar De Santa Terezinha invoked God's blessing through prayer song. Fr. Provincial while congratulating his own friar for bringing out the right book at right time,, expressed happiness over the work of Br. John Malvino . He appealed the readers and Konkani lovers to read what is more valuable.
"There is a need of standardization in Konkani." said Prof. Bhalchandra Gaonkar, Head Dept. of Konkani, Rosary College Navelim. Prof. Gaonkar was speaking at the book release function held at the Carmelite Monastery ,Margao. He recalled the efforts made by late Felicio Cardozo and Fr. Freddy J Da costa for maintaining the richness in the language and appreciated Bro. John M. Alfonso OCD for maintaining the same richnes and standard in the book- JINNECHI VATT. " We are becoming polluted along with the environmental pollution and failed to see our own weaknesses." he opined further. So he lauded the efforts and courage of Bro. Alfonso for preparing the readers to walk in the right path and live a happy life.
Fr. Anthony D'souza OCD, Superior ,Carmelite Monastery,Margao welcomed the gathering and introduced the guest. Mrs. Guadalupe Dias,Konkani Writer,compered the gathering. John M. Alfonso,OCD propose vote of thanks.
Jinnechi Vatt ,a book written by John M. Alfonso OCD and published by Carmelite Monastery ,Margao. It is available in leading stalls in Goa and Mumbai.John M. Alfonso OCD, hails from Loliem, Canacona. He is a member of the Kanataka-Goa province of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, pursuing his Theological studies at St. Joseph's Seminary at Mangalore. He contributes articles to most of the konkani magazines. He published his first book- Sukhi Jinn, in the year 2006.