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Panaji: August 2, 2019

                                                                                          Sravana 11, 1941  



The Directorate of Art and Culture every year organizes all Goa Matoli and Dekhawa competitions during Ganesh Festival in Goa. This year also these competitions will be organized at State level.

The Matoli decoration competition will be for individual households at state level  and it will be conducted from 3rd to 6th day of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival September 4 and 7, 2019. 1st prize Rs.15,000, 2nd prize Rs. 10,000/- and 3rd  prize Rs.7,500/-. There will be five consolation prizes of Rs.5,000/- each.


The Dekhawa presentation competition will be only for Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals at State level. The same will be conducted from 7th to 10th day of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival from September 8 to 11, 2019 1st prize Rs. 25,000, 2nct prize Rs.20,000/- and 3rct prize Rs.15,000/-. Also five consolation prizes of Rs.7,000/- each will be awarded. However, in absence of significant number of participants, the dept. reserves the right to hold or to cancel the competition.

Interested house hold individuals and Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals are requested to collect the application forms for participating in the competition, from the office of the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto (Ph. 2404640), Ravindra Bhavan Curchorem, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Ravindra Bhavan, Baina Vasco, Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda  from August 05, 2019 and submit the duly filled forms, in all respect by August  23,  2019 Late entries will not be entertained.