Panaji, August 12, 2018 … With an objective to promote and preserve the age-old tradition of Matoli frames and Dekhawa presentation, the Directorate of Art and Culture has organized its annual State-level All Goa Matoli and Dekhawa competitions.
The Matoli decoration competition will be for individual households. It will be conducted from 3rd to 6th day of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival i.e. from September 15 to September 18, 2018. 1st prize of Rs.15, 000, 2nd prize of Rs. 10,000/- and 3rd prize of Rs.7, 500/- will be given along with five consolation prizes of Rs. 5,000/- each.
The Dekhawa presentation competition is organized only for Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals. This will be conducted from 7th to 10th day of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival i.e. from September 19 to September 22, 2018. 1st of prize Rs. 25,000, 2nd prize of Rs. 20,000/- and 3rd prize of Rs.15, 000/- along with five consolation prizes of Rs.7, 000/- each will be awarded.
However, in absence of a significant number of participants, the Department reserves the right to hold or to cancel the competition.
Interested household individuals and Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals are requested to collect the application forms for participating from the office of the Directorate of Art & Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji (Ph. 0832- 2404640), Ravindra Bhavan Curchorem, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Ravindra Bhavan, Baina Vasco, Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda from August 13, 2018 and submit the duly filled forms on or before August 30, 2018. Late entries will not be entertained.