Raj Bhavan Goa under the guidance of Governor of Goa Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has initiated a number of schemes for the benefit of different sections of the Society. One such literary scheme is “NAYI PAHAL” initiated to help new writers to publish their literary contributions. The Governor himself a prolific writer understood that publication and recognition has always been an uphill task for budding writers. Hence, under this scheme Raj Bhavan undertakes printing and publication of first time writers’ books, after scrutiny process, from its own funds. The languages covered are local Konkani and Marathi as well as other regional and national languages. After printing and releasing the book the author is given 300 copies for his or her own use and 200 copies are used for internal circulation. Raj Bhavan is not involved in any sale of these books.
Last May, 2023, the scheme was launched by printing and releasing 5 books in Konkani and Marathi at the hands of Jnanpith Award winner and eminent writer Shri Damodar Mauzo ji and in distinguished presence of Governor. The opening got a lot of praise for innovation and encouragement to upcoming local writers.
Second phase of `Nayi Pahal’ involving release of 07 books, one Konkani, five Marathi and one Malayalam to be held on 21s’ October, 2023 at 04.00 p.m. at old Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan .
Manthan Balsahitya Authored by Shri Shripad Ajit Prabhu Dessai in Konkani language , in Marathi language, Mugdha Ana Ti Authored by Dr. Apurva Betkikar, Ticha Najaretal Aabhal by Smt. Dhanashree Sandesh Prabhu khanolkar , Kavitechya Kavita by Mrs. Kavita Praneet Amonkar, Jivansar by Shri. Mashnu Krishna Patil ,Suramya by Dr. Ajit Marathe and Makalae by Shri K. Mohandas in Malayalam.
The programme will be graced by H H Shree Shree Bhau Maharaj,Parwadeshwar Mutt,ShriRajesh,R.Pednekar,Movie Creative Director/EminentActor,Shri Maendra Alvares,Eminent Artist and Ms.Shradha Garad,Sahitya Akadami Awardee-2021in the distinguished presence of Governor Shri P.S.Sreedharan Pillai who will be presiding over the programme.