Panaji, January 03, 2019 ….St. Mother Teresa Samudai, Ponda bagged the first prize, comprising cash prize of Rs.25,000/-, in the Institution/Group category at the State Level Crib Competition organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture. The Second prize, comprising cash prize of Rs.20,000/-, was awarded to Valankani Boys of Dovandem, Margao while the third prize, comprising cash prize of Rs. 15,000/-, went to Our Lady of Victory Church, Revora. Vaidongor youth Vaidongor, Mandrem, Santa Cruz Boys Nagoa, Salcete, Capuchin Brothers and Boarders, Alverno Friary, Monte de Gurim, Our Lady of Remedies Chapel, Ribander and Kenrich Viegas and Group, Hotel Shell Top, Taligao were awarded consolation prizes comprising cash prize of Rs.7000/- each.
In the Individual/Household Category Glen Jose Fernandes, Custom Quarters, Bainguinim, Old Goa bagged the first prize comprising cash prize of Rs.15,000/-, while the second prize, comprising cash prize of Rs.10,000/-, was awarded to Alex S. Rodrigues, Bag-Bondir, Tuem, Pernem. The third prize, comprising cash prize of Rs.7,500/-, was awarded to Ladislau Armando Roncon, Campal, Panaji. Richard Caldeira from Ponda, Sabino Rodrigues from Parse, Pernem, Abigail Lobo from Socorro, Porvorim, Menino Pereira from Nagoa, Salcete and Audrey J. Colaco from Fatorda were awarded consolation prizes comprising cash prize of Rs.5000/- each.
In Institution/Group category 20 groups and in Individual/Household Category 38 individual participated in the crib competition. A panel of three jury members comprising Fr. Myron Sequeira, Shri Fevan Cruz and Shri Rayen Abreu judged the competition.
The Department of Art and Culture organizes the State level Crib Competition during Christmas in order to preserve the age old tradition of crib making in Goa.