Mangaluru, Feb 28, 2016: The Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy will confer its 2015 awards on nine persons at Konkani Utsav to be held in Bhatkal on March 6, 2016. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will present the awards.
The winners are: honorary awards for Ramachandra M Shet (literature), Kasargod Chinna (art) and Alu Peelu Marathi (folklore); book awards to Om Ganesh Uppunda (for the translation of ’Bayila Bhade Bayila’), Rony Arun (for the research study book ’Tho’kanatullo Zuzari’) and Fr Denis Castelino (for the collection of Konkani articles titled ’Dalit’); youth awards to Rajaram Prabhu (music), Nasrullah Askeri (sports) and Anjali Wilson Vaz (dance).
S M Khalil, Pradeep G Pai and George Fernandes will be honoured on the occasion for their achievements in their respective fields, said a release.
Umashree, minister for Kannada and culture will be the chief guest, R V Deshpande, minister for higher education and tourism will be the guest of honour, Shankutala T Shetty parliamentary secretary, Kannada and culture and MP Ananth Kumar Hegde will be the special invitees.