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KBM invites applications for Konkani literary awards


Konkani Bhasha Mandal has invited applications for its annual awards in the field of literature.

Every year the Mandal gives 3 awards in the field of literature and it includes books on poetry, stories, essays, one act play, novels and Tiatr besides one award for children’s literature and one for column writing.

The applications for the literature and children literature awards are invited from books published in the timeline of 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014. 

Books in Devnagiri as well as Romi script will be considered for these awards.

The awards have been instituted in the name of Late Narsinha Damodar Naik, late Rock Barreto, late Felicio Cardoz, Late Dr Manoharray Sardesai, Late Chandrakant Keni, Late Jose Piyedad Quadros, by their family members or well wishers.

From last year, a new award has been instituted by Shri Manikrao Gaunekar in the name of his wife Padmaja Gaunekar. This award will be given to the best spiritual book in Konkani or translation of such spiritual book or a book related to history in konkanior translation of such book or translation of poetry book in Konkani. 

Writers or publishers may send 4 copies of his/her book to Secretary, Konkani Bhasha Mandal, Konkani Bhavan, Shankar Bhandari Marg, Vidyanagar, Ghogol, Margao Goa by 31st July 2015 states a press note released by Surel Tilve, Secretary,Konkani Bhasha Mandal.

The decision of the judging panel will be final and binding. Keeping in mind that some authors do not send their copies voluntarily, the judges will be entitled to consider any such books published during the timeline stated above.

Books which have been awarded Sahitya Academy award or any national awards similarly translated or compiled books will not be considered for the award. Authors who have already received Mandal’s awards before will also not be considered for the award states the press release. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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