Dean of the hotel industry, the late Rangappa Panduranga Kamat, had inspired thousands of young people of a generation by his entrepreneurial spirit. His portrait installed at the World Konkani Center, Shakthinagar will continue to inspire future generations, Chairman of Dempo Group of Industries, Goa, Shrinivas V. Dempo said on Saturday.
He was speaking after unveiling the portrait of Mr Kamat, the founder of Kamat Group of Hotels, at the World Konkani Hall of Fame at the Centre.
“Mr. Kamat revolutionized the hospitality industry during his lifetime and gave employment to thousands of young people in his time. remembrance of Konkani community elders,” he said.
Recalling the efforts of the center’s founder, the late Basti Vaman Shenoy, on that occasion, he said the center was working to preserve the Konkani language and culture.
Speaking on the occasion, Ramachandra Rangappa Kamat, Chairman of Rangappa Kamat Hotel Group and also son of Mr. Kamath, said that Kamat Group is walking in the path set by its founder in providing high quality hygienic vegetarian food to ordinary people. . The group will continue to uphold all the philosophy instilled by Mr. Kamat, he said.
Nandagopal Shenoy, President, Konkani Bhas Ani Sanskriti Prathistan, spoke about the new projects of the World Konkani Center.
Pradeep G. Pai, Secretary of the Vishwa Konkani Scholarship Program delivered a congratulatory speech in honor of the late Mr. Kamat.