Mangaluru, Nov 17, 2014: The premier ’Rachana’ awards were presented at a glittering occasion at Milagres Jubilee hall on November 16. Five deserving persons, from agriculturists to entrepreneurs, received the ‘Rachana’ awards, instituted by the Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Jeanette Pinto, a retired educationist and professor of history, received the ‘Outstanding Woman of the Year’ award. According to a release, over a long long academic career she has also authored ‘Indian Widow- from Victim to Victor’.
The ‘Agriculturist of the Year’ award went to retired forest official Gabrial Stany Veigas, for his experiments with sustainable farming on his 37-acre farm where he cultivates coconut, mango, rambutan, cashew, jackfruit and breadfruit.
Raphael Sequeira, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur who runs a host of diversified companies that deal with garment export, real estate and information technology, got the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.
The ‘Professional of the Year’ award went to Anil Kieth D’Cruz, an oncologist, for his distinguished medical career as well as research into cancer. Oman-based Ligoury D’Mello was adjudged the ‘NRI entrepreneur of the Year’ for successfully running a engineering solutions company in the oil and gas sector in Oman.