07/12/2014 ….Chief Minister laxmikhant Parsekar recently honored various sports personalities at the annual Geno Sports Awards held for the year 2013-14
Mr Parsekar presented the Geno Awards in the following categories such as Best Sportsman: Yash Fadte (squash); Best Sportswoman: Anura Prabhudesai (badminton); Best Upcoming Sportsman: Nitish Belurkar (chess); Best Upcoming Sportswoman: Lifa Gama (football); Best Organiser: Paresh Kamat (Goa Athletic Association); Best Coach: Nilesh Naik (tennis ball cricket); Best Team: Goa-India football team and Best College: St Xavier’s College, Mapusa.
Apart from these awards, two prominent international sports personalities from Goa woman cricketer Shikha Pandey and international football referee Maria Rebello were presented with special awards for their outstanding performance.
Michael Sequeira of PTI was also felicitated on the occasion for his contribution in the field of sports journalism for past several years.
Speaking on the occasion chief minister laxmikhant Parsekar said that there was a need for business or corporate houses to come forward help budding sports talents of the state like geno pharmaceuticals were doing
Chairman and managing director of Geno Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd Dilip Salgaocar said that the main idea of having the geno sports award was to encourage the sports personalities of the state with good track record in different fields