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GOA STATE CULTURAL AWARDS 2018-19 DECLARED

Panaji: November 27, 2019

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The Department of Art and Culture, has declared the names of 19 eminent personalities in the field of Art and Culture for ‘Goa State Cultural Award’ for their contribution  and achievements in their respective fields like Music, Painting, Bhajan, Drama/Tiatr, Folk Art, Literature, etc for the year 2018-19.

Recipients of Goa State Cultural Award 2018-19 are Shri Dharmanand N. Golatkar,  Shri  Sabaji Bhikaji Mopkar and Shri Acacio Paul Tavares in Music, Shri Alex (Alexyz) Raphael Fernandes in Painting/Photography, Shri Chandrahas Vaman Joshi for Bhajan, Shri Premanand A. Lotlikar, Shri Antonio Vithal Furtado, Ubaldina Fernandes alias Diana and  Shri Agapito Bernardino Constantino in Tiatr, Shri Ramdas Krishna Parab, Shri Nagesh Mhableshwar Phadte, Shri Mahadev Kashinath  Parab, Shri Girish Shivram Velguenkar in Drama. Shri Cezar D’Mello,  Shri Ulhas K. Prabhu Dessai,  Ms. Neelba A. Khandekar, Dr. Sushila Sequeira Fonseca in Literature, Shri Suresh Walve Literature (Su-moto) and Ms Laxmi Vishnu Harvalkar in Folk- Art (Su-Moto).

The Awards comprises of a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/- each, a Certificate, Shreefal, Memento and Shawl.

Government also honors Best Cultural Institution, working in the field of Art and Culture every year. The Best Cultural Institution award for the year 2018-19 will be endowed to Vardambika Kala Sangh, Curti, Ponda and Shree Naguesh Maharudra Bhajani Mandal, Curca, Tiswadi. The award consists of a Certificate, Memento and Cash prize of Rs.3.00 Lakh each.

DI/NB/PN/JS/AN/2019/1110

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