Mangaluru, Dec 14, 2015: Sandesha Foundation for Culture and Education (R) will confer ‘Sandesha Awards 2016’ on eight personalities at a ceremony to be held at Sandesha premises in Bajjodi on January 16, 2016.
Dr H S Venkatesha Murthy, Gladys Rego, Devdas Kapikad, Sugantha Sathiaraj
Ustad Rafique Khan, Alexander Joel Pereira, Thomas D’Souza, G S Jayadeva
Addressing the media at the press on Dec 14, Monday, writer Na D’Souza, president of the Sandesha Awards jury said that, Dr H S Venkatesha Murthy has been selected for Sandesha literature award, Gladys Rego has been selected for Sandesha Konkani literature award, actor-dramatist Devdas Kapikad for Sandesha Tulu literature award, Sugantha Sathiaraj for Sandesha best teacher award, Ustad Rafique Khan from Sandesha Art award, Alexander Joel Pereira for Sandesha Konkani music award, Thomas D’Souza for Sandesha media award and G S Jayadeva for Sandesha Special award.
The awards that consists of Rs 10,000 cash, citation and memento will be presented at an awards ceremony to be held at Sandesha on January 16, 2016.
The foundation for the past 24 years has been honouring personalities who have made significant contribution to Kannada, Konkani and Tulu literature, art and culture and in these years has honoured 223 persons, institutions with the award in 10 different categories.
Na D’Souza also said that, Archbishop of Bengaluru Dr Bernard Moras, Home minister G Parameshwar, bishop of Ballari diocese Dr Henry D’Souza, bishop of Mangaluru diocese Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza will participate in the event and confer the awards.