Panaji: July 28, 2016 … The Directorate of Art and Culture has organized all Goa  Matoli frames, and Dekhawa competitions during Ganesh Festival in Goa with an objective to promote and preserve the age old tradition of Matoli frames and Dekhawa presentation on scenes on historical and mythological stories.

The Matoli decoration competition will be for individuals  households only which will be conducted from the 3rd to the 6th day of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. 1st prize Rs. 15,000/-, 2nd prize Rs. 10,000/-, and 3rd prize Rs. 7500/-. There will be five consolation prizes of Rs. 5,000/-  each.

The Dekhawa presentation competition will be only for Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals. The same will be conducted form the 7th to the 10th day of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. 1st prize Rs. 25,000/-, 2nd prize Rs. 20,000/- and 3rd prize Rs. 15000/- .Also five consolation prizes of Rs. 7,000/- each will be awarded. However, in absence of significant number of participants, the department reserves the right to hold or to cancel the competition.

Interested individuals and Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals may collect the application forms for participating in the competition, from the office of the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji (ph.2404640), Ravindra Bhavan Curchorem, Margao, Baina Vasco, Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda  from August 1, 2016 and submit the duly filled forms in all respect by August 16, 2016.