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Goa's 12 veterans honoured with Cultural Awards


Goa’s 12 veteran artists and writers have been honoured by the state government by conferring upon them the most prestigious Goa State Cultural Awards.

They have been for their contribution and achievements in their respective art forms like Music, Drama/Tiatr, Folk Art, Bhajan, Kirtan, Craft, Literature, Painting etc.

Similarly, the Goa Cultural and Social Centre of Panaji has been honoured with the Best Cultural Institution.

The awards are for the year 2014-15.

The awardees are as follows:

Avdhut Kamat, (Theatre-Drama), Ponda

Ujwala Tarcar (Theatre-Drama) Tiswadi

Dr. Pradeep Borkar (Theatre-Drama) Mormugao

Joe Rose (Theatre-Tiatr) Bardez

Rita Rose (Theatre-Tiatr) Bardez

Dililp Borkar (Literature) Tiswadi

Gurunath V. Naik (Literature) Tiswadi

Rajendra Singbal (Indian Music) Bardez

Leopoldina Figueiredo (Western Music)

Radhakrishna V. Shetye (Bhajan) Mormugao

Shiva A. Tamankar (Bhajan) Bardez

Maendra Alvares (Fine Art/ Craft) Salcete

The awards comprises of a cash purse of Rs. 50,000 each, a certificate, shrifal , Nataraj Replica and a shawl.

The Best Cultural Institution award consists of a cash pruse of Rs 1 lakh and a memento.

These awardees have set an example to the youth of Goa and are encouraging them by dedicating their life for promotion and preservation of Arts and Culture of the State. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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