The Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa had organized Dekhava Competition for Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals in Goa. The contest is organized with an objective to preserve and promote age old traditions and provide a platform for the creative talents in Goa, this year total 20 Sarvajanik Ganeshostav Mandals had participated in the Dekhava Competition.
The State Level Dekhava Competition winners are: 1st prize of Rs. 25,000 – Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Madal, Casarvarnem, Pernem-Goa, 2nd prize of Rs. 20,000/- – Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Cusmane, Quepem-Goa, 3rd prize of Rs 15,000/- – Char Rasta Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal, Canacona-Goa.
The winners of five consolation prizes of Rs. 7,000/- each are 1st Consolation – Goa Reserve Police, Altinho, Panaji-Goa, 2nd Consolation prize – Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Korgao, Pernem-Goa, 3rd Consolation prize – Sarjavanik Saraswati Mandal, Golwada, Kumbharjua, Tiswadi-Goa, 4th Consolation prize – Shantadurga Kala Krida Sangh, Non-Mon, Vasco-Goa, 5th Consolation prize – Anjuna Police Station, Anjuna, Bardez-Goa.
Shri. Deepak Gaad, Shri. Siddharth S. Gosavi and Shri Shivaprasad Kinalekar judged the Dekhava competition.
The winners of the Dekhava Competition will be awarded certificates and cash prizes (ECS mode) at a special function to be organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture which will be informed to the winners well in advance, as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.