A Konkani translation of the Indian Constitution was released by the Mangaluru Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha at the Rosario Cathedral in Mangaluru on April 20.
The translation has been done by Professor Stephen Quadros Permude, author of several books in Konkani, and the book brought out by the Mangaluru Diocesan Commission, led by its convener Father J.B. Crasta.
In his speech during the release, the Bishop said the need of the hour was to understand the Constitution, respect it, and strive to strengthen its provisions by designating the duty of its protection to the right people. The common people should be made aware of their rights and Constitutional responsibilities, he said.
Bishop Saldanha said the Catholic Bishops Conference of India wants all students in its institutions to learn the provisions in the Constitution. He urged Konkani-speaking people to utilise the translated work.