Konkani Bhasha Mandal’s 61st Founder’s Day on 30th September Annual Awards will be presented on KBM Founder’s Day

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The 61st Founder’s Day of Konkani Bhasha Mandal will be celebrated on September 30 at 4.30 pm at Gomant Vidya Niketan, Madgaon. The ceremony will include the presentation of the Mandal’s annual awards. Senior writer and Konkani veteran Shri. Ashok Kamat will be the chief guest. Senior writer Smt. Nayana Adarkar, senior Konkani activist Shri. Rajendra Naik, Director, Directorate of Official Language; Shri Raju Gawas and Dalgado Konkani Academy President Shri. Celso Fernandes will be the guest of honor.

The annual award winners are as follows.

Konkani Bhasha Mandal Service Award
Mr. Pandurang Kashinath Gawde

Serafin Cota Sponsored Felicio Cardoz Memorial Teacher Award:
Ms. Kashmiri Sameer Pawaskar

Vincy Quadros Sponsored Juze Piedad Quadros Memorial Activist Award:
Mr. Harish Krishna Kamat

Ligorio Furtado Trust Journalism Award:
Fr. Jose Dias

Dinesh Manerkar Sponsored Chandrakant Keni Memorial Columnist Award:
Ms. Suhasini Prabhugaonkar (Sunita Dhempe)

Dinesh Manerkar Sponsored Ramnath Manerkar Memorial Translation Award:
Dr. Milind Mhamal (Book – Bhartiya Tantvadnyanachi Ruprekha)

Narasimha Damodar Nayak Memorial Literary Award:
Mr. Menino Almeida (Book- Shim Ani Mer)

Rock Barreto Memorial Literary Award:
Mr. Prof. Vasant Sail (Book- Komul)

Ramesh Veluskar Memorial Literary Award sponsored by Konkani Bhasha Mandal:
Mr. Uday Narasimha Mhambaro (Book- Kalij Usawala)

Manohar Rai Sardesai Memorial Children’s Literature Award:
Mr. Umesh Manohar Sardesai (Book- Hundir Babule)

Fr. Moreno D’Souza Memorial Youth Literature Award
Dr. Tanvi Kamat Bambolkar

The ceremony will see a colorful cultural program by the students of Vidyabhuvan Konkani School and Ravindra Kelekar Dynanmandir. The Mandal requests that everyone attend the anniversary event in large numbers.

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