Re-releasing the Konkani Vishwakosh (encyclopedia) and building the Konkani

On Sept 26, 2013, Thursday, at 10 am. Conference Hall, Goa University,

An initiative by the Goa University in collaboration with The Centre for
Internet and Society Access to Knowledge.

Please consider this as a personal invitation. Come join hands in the
campaign to promote free accesst o knowledge in one’s mother tongue –

This is an initiative taken by the Goa University towards sharing and
preserving knowledge in the Konkani language. Goa University has generously
approved the re-release of the Konkani Vishwakosh (encyclopedia) under the
Creative Comons License (CC-BY-SA-3.0) to make it freely available to the
public and thus preserve the Konkani language and culture in the digital
era. This encyclopedia will also serve as the main source of building and
writing articles on the Konkani Wikipedia.

This is a major step towards showcasing the Konkani community and language
on a global platform such as the Konkani Wikipedia.

NOTE FROM FN: The above is an invite which Nitika Tandon requested to
share. In view of the concerns that other scripts (Roman, Kannada among
others) should not be excluded from this project, I have suggested that
copyright-expired dictionaries in those scripts, for a start, could
likewise be digitized, shared and updated as some parallel project. Please
send in your views and comments on this issue to Nitika Tandon <>,  Sunil Abraham <>,  Hariett
Vidyasagar  and

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