Mangaluru, Nov 08, 2017: The 13 th ‘Carvalho Ghorannem-Mandd Sobhann Kalakar Puraskar’ was bestowed upon Kudmi folk artiste, Gopal Gowda, for his immense contribution in the preservation, promotion and the popularization of Kudmi Konkani folk arts, on Nov. 5, Sunday at Kalaangann, Mangaluru. The President of the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, R. P. Naik, presented the Award.
The Award of Rs. 25,000/- cash, shawl, memento, citation and public honour was accorded. Dr. Pratap Naik, representative of Carvalho Ghorannem, Mandd Sobhann Gurkar – Eric Ozario and President – Louis Pinto, were present on the dais. Stany Alvares, Co-ordinator of Mandd Sobhann read out the citation. Arun Raj Rodrigues conducted the programme.
The Award Ceremony was followed by the 191 st Monthly Theatre – ‘LAR Nite’ – a musical show of the selected songs of renowned Konkani Poet & Composer, Lloyd Austin Rego, Taccode. Eric Ozario, Joyce Ozario, Adolf Jayatilak, Shilpa Cutinha, Muralidhar Kamat, Robin Sequeira, Meera Crasta, Nihal Tauro, Herald
Tauro, Senet D’Cunha, Nester Hospet and Joel Attur sang various songs while Rajesh, Rajendra, Roshan Bela, Muralidhar Kamat, Jonam Obol and Reuben Machado backed them with music. Bindas Pernal presented comedy skits and there were dances by Nach Sobhann. Lloyd Rego & Alwyn Danthy compered the show. Blue Angels Choir presented an acapella version of one of Lloyd’s songs. The audience present to witnessed the outstanding musical performances was a record.