Panaji: August 24, 2016 …. The Directorate of Art and Culture has announced the Goa State Cultural Awards 2015-16 for 12 personalities from the field of Art and Culture for their contribution and achievements in their respective fields like Music, Drama, Tiatr, Folk Art, Bhajan, Kirtan, Craft, Literature and Painting.
The recipients of awards for the year 2015-16 are: Shri Chedo Subha Parwar Priol, Ponda and Shri Anil Ganesh Kondurkar Mormugao for Indian Music, Shri Jerome Rodrigues, Cuncolim, Salcete for Western Music, Shri Arun Ramchandra Sakhardande, Mapusa, Bardez and Smt. Leena Satish Pednekar, Cumbarjua, Tiswadi for Literature, Shri. Pradeep Chandrakant Vernekar, Panaji, Tiswadi, Shri Pralhad Babai Hadfadkar, Aldona, Bardez, Shri Theodore Alvares, Saligao, Bardez, and Shri. Jose Xavier Gomes, Cumbarjua, Tiswadi for Theatre, Tiatr, Shri Balaji Raghuvir Kamat, St.Cruz, Tiswadi for Bhajan, Shri Mahendra Tulshidas Gaonkar, Cumbarjua, Tiswadi for Folk Art and Shri Mohan Ganesh Mayekar, Mormugao for Fine Art.
The Awards comprises of a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/- each, a certificate, shrifal, Nataraj Replica and shawl.
The Government also honors one Best Cultural Institution, working in the field of Art and Culture every year for the year 2015-16. The Best Cultural Institution award will be conferred on Rudreshwar, Panaji-Goa . The award consists of a Memento and Cash prize of Rs.3.00 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. The date of the function will be declared by the department Shortly.