Panaji November 14, 2019:::Goa’s promising Rally Driver Vaibhav Marathe, Chess star Bhakti Kulkarni, upcoming swimmer Shrungi Bandekar and special sportsman Suvet lotlikar were declared as winners of Geno sports awards 2018-19`
Vaibhav is selected in Best Sportsperson and Bhakti in Sportswomen. Shrungi is best emerging player.
Geno Pharmaceuticals Chairman and MD Shri Dilip Salgaocar declared awardees at press conference held on tuesday 12th November at hotel Manoshanti. This is an annual event organised by Goa Sports Journalists Association (SJAG) in association with Geno Pharmacuticals pvt. limited.
Geno Pharmacuticals Executive Director Dr. Sagar Salgaocar, SJAG President Mahesh Gaonkar and SJAG organisng secretary Glenn costa were also present dais.
speaking on this occasion Mr. Dilip Salgaocar briefed about Geno’s role in encouraging budding and upcoming sportspersons financially and technically in the state and expressed his keenness in continuing it in greater extent in upcoming years.
He also expressed need to increase number of excellence sports awardees being honored by state government.
FC Goa developmental teams Coach Cliifford Miranda was chosen for best coach award. Best team award was declared to Goa Boxing team for excellent performance. Best college in sports (women) was declared to St. Xaviers College Mapusa while Best college in sports (men) was declared to Goa Medical College Bambolim.
For contribution in field of sports photo journalism Senior Photo Journalist Nandesh Kambli was declared awardee. best electronic sports journalist award was declared to Tulsidas Chari of Prudent and First Print Media Sports journalist award was declared to Marcus Merghulao of TOI.
Best Rural College
To encourage sportspersons in rural parts of state from this year Special award for Rural College was introduced. Govt. College Quepem will be the first beneficiary of this award.
First Special awardee
Best Special sportsperson award is declared to Powerlifter Suvet Satish Lotlikar for excellent performance in special olympics held in Abu Dhabi.