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Directorate of Official language organized a book release function on 31st May 2010 at Maquinize Palace, Panaji at the hands of Shri Digambar Kamat, Hon'ble C. M./Minister of Official Language in the distinguished presence of renowned music director Shri Ashok Patki, following three books were released in the function :

1. "Secrets of Dental Care" by Dr. Sandeep Lawande in (English)

2. "Vikas Khara Khota" by Shri Raju Nayak in (Marathi)

3. "A Concise History of Goa" by Late Prof. Dr. Olivinho Gomes in (English)

The books mentioned above were recommended and selected by Evaluation Committee consisting of three members under the Chairmanship of Secretary Official Language.

1. Dr. K. S. Bhat,
    Reader & Head of Department (English)
     Goa University.

2. Dr. Chandralekha D'Souza
     Reader & Head of Department (Konkani )
     Goa University.

3. Dr. S. M. Tadkodkar
     Reader & Head of Department (Marathi )
     Goa University.

4. Director Official Language - Member Secretary

Hon'ble C.M. handed over cheque of Rs. 1 Lakh being honorarium to the above writers. 500 books each have been printed by this Department and the total cost towards printing was Rs. 1,46,860/-.

In the same function an audio CD was also released by the renowned music director Shri Ashok Patki from Mumbai. The CD is produced by Naad Brahma Vasco in association of Directorate of Official Language to commemorate birth centenary of Goa�s great poet Shri Bakibab Borkar. The CD contains the songs of Shri Bakibab Borkar. Shri Ashok Patki has flourished these songs with his melodious music.