The Goan Cultural Society UK has been honoured for the work they do in the UK to promote Konkani.   The awards will be presented to the organizations by  The President of India, Pratib Devisingh Patil.   This is quite an achievement for the GCS to be one of 25 organisations worldwide to receive the award.

This is an extract of the organizers

MANGALORE: A total of 25 Konkani organizations from around the world have been selected to receive honour from

the President Pratibha Patil at a function to be held to mark Konkani Ekta Day here on December 9. The function is part

of a 25-day Konkani Cultural Convention, which will commence from Thursday.

Mandd Sonhann Gurkar Eric Ozario said utmost care has been taken during the selection of the Konkani organizations to be honoured at the hand of the President.

Ozario said they have been chosen for their invaluable contributions to Konkani and their service to promote Konkani language and culture in their respective regions, adding that Mandd Sobhann will extend all possible help to any language or organization in their endeavour to protect and promote the rich cultural heritage of this country.