Panaji: July, 2015 …. The Directorate of Art and Culture will honour 12 eminent personalities in the field of Art and Culture by conferring the prestigious ‘Goa State Culture Award’ for their contribution and achievements in their respective art forms like Music, Drama/Tiatr, Folk Art, Bhajan, Kirtan, Craft, Literature, Painting etc. The awards are for the year 2014-15.
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.
The recipients of ‘Goa State Culture Award 2014-15are Shri Avdhut Kamat, Theatre –Drama, Ponda taluka, Smt Ujwala Tarcar, Theatre -Drama, Tiswadi taluka , Dr. Pradeep Borkar,Theatre -Drama, Mormugao taluka , Shri Joe Rose, Theatre -Tiatr, Bardez taluka, Smt Rita Rose, Theatre -Tiatr, Bardez taluka ,Shri Dililp Borkar, Literature, Tiswadi taluka, Shri Gurunath V. Naik, Literature, Tiswadi taluka, Shri Rajendra Singbal, Music (Indian), Bardez taluka, Smt Leopoldina Figueiredo Music (Western), Salcete taluka, Shri Radhakrishna V. Shetye, Bhajan , Mormugao taluka, Shri Shiva A. Tamankar, Bhajan, Bardez taluka and Shri Maendra Alvares, Fine Art/ Craft, Salcete taluka.
The awards comprises of a cash purse of Rs. 50,000/- each, a certificate, shrifal , Nataraj Replica and shawl.
Government also honors one Best Cultural Institution every year working in the field of Art and Culture and for the year 2014-15 the award will be conferred on Goa Cultural and Social Centre, Panaji-Goa. The award consists of a Memento and cash purse of Rs. 1.00 lakh .
The Goa State Cultural Awards for individuals and Best Cultural Institution will be presented to the awardees at a special function to be organized by the department shortly.