Mangalore, Aug 23, 2014: Stany D Souza, popularly Stany Bela, is known for writing in different literary forms as short stories, poetry, essays, plays, translations, and political analysis has been chosen for the Leo Rodrigues Family Kittall Youth Literary Award for the year 2014.
NRI entrepreneur, Leo Rodrigues has instituted this award for youth writers with future potential. The award consists of Rupees Ten Thousand in cash and citation.
The award will be conferred on August 23, 2014 in a special programme. NRI Entrepreneur and Konkani supporter Leo Rodrigues will preside over the function and hand over the honour. Editor in Chief of daijiworld Media Network Walter Nandalike will be the chief guest.
Renowned Konkani and Kannada Scholar, Fr Prashanth Madtha will deliver annual lecture on the topic ’Society and We’ There will be discussion on the same after the talk.
About Stany Bela: Stany Bela has written in Malayalam, Konkani, Kannada and Tulu. He has written fifteen short stories in Kannada and Konkani and has translated three stories from Malayalam to Konkani. He has also written 45 poems, and more than 50 articles besides criticism on drama and poetry. His writings have been published Konkani periodicals - Raknno, BelachoDivo, Kutaam, Mahima, AmchoYuvak and Arso and other Kannada magazines, besides Kavitaa.com, uzwaad.com and kittall.com. He has written two musical plays one on the life of Mother Theresa and the other on awareness on the effects of alcohol. He has directed a drama based onBiblical story Prodigal Son. He wrote 9 hymns for Daivik Sandesh produced by Aqua Beats and 3 hymns for DevachoMog, produced by Stephen Crasta.
He participated in various poetry sessions in Kerala, Karnataka and in the Gulf, besides winning prizes in Raknno literary competition. He is active member of Daiji Dubai , Konkani Writers Forum, UAE and is the president of EKKU, an association of parishes from Kasaragod Deanery in UAE.
Born in 1983, he graduated from Kannur University. He is currently working in Jabel Ali in Dubai. He is married to Veena and the couple has a son named, Sheldon.
The award selection was done by Kavita Trust president, Melvyn Rodrigues, well known critic, NanuMarol and Kittall Advisory Board Member, Titus Noronha. Considering contribution to Konkani literature, Stany D’ Souza was selected by the jury for this Youth Literary Award.