Mangaluru, Nov 05, 2018: Speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest – Rev. Fr Praveen Martis, Principal, St. Aloysius college said – “Mandd Sobhann has contributed immensely to the preservation of Konkani Arts and Culture. This has greatly encouraged the development of Konkani Culture.
I am happy that a senior artiste like Dolla Mangaluru is being honoured today. Let us be inspired by his work and may the youth continue the tradition of fostering art.”
The ‘Puraskar’ Ceremony took place on Nov. 04 at Kalaangann Shakthinagar
Dolla expressed his gratitude for having recognized his contribution and for having honoured him. The award consisted of a cash amount of Rs 25,000/-, a citation, a memento and a shawl.
Rev. Dr Prathap Naik, the representative of The Carval Gharanne – the founders of the Award, spoke on the occasion. The office bearers of Mandd Sobhann – Eric Ozario, Louis Pinto and Kishore Fernandes were on stage, along with Smt Valentine Cutinha, Dolla’s wife and Danel, his son.
Immediately thereafter, Shri James Lopes of Mother Theresa brass band of Honnavar, rang the bell to signal the commencement of the 203rd Monthly Theatre Programme at Kalaangann.
The popular young singer Prajoth D’sa of ‘Udi Udi’ fame presented a 2 hours feast of enchanting music. A bunch of young singers – Prithuma Monteiro, Sion Martis, Ashwija Mendonca, Gavin Menezes, Raneesh Rodrigues, Sonal Monteiro and Derick D’souza – also sang, along with ‘Blue Angels’ who provided Harmonies and Acapella. Reuben Braggs, Renola D’souza and Ashika presented their dances.
The Orchestra was provided by four extremely talented musicians – Gururaj MG – on the Keyboard, Roshan Crasta – on the Lead Guitar, Sachin Sequeira – on the Drums and Ashwin Correa – on the Bass Guitar.
The houseful crowd that gathered, enjoyed the programme, thoroughly.
The Awards Ceremony was conducted by Shri Vitori Karkal and the Monthly Theatre was compered by Shri Arun Danthy.