Mangaluru, Feb 27, 2021: The Vishwa Konkani Awards 2020 presentation ceremony was held at the World Konkani Centre at Shaktinagar on February 27, Saturday. Five achievers received the awards on the occasion.
K M Sukhatankar received the Vimala V Pai Vishwa Konkani Sahitya Puraskar for his satire literary work ’Dhumkyar Dhumke’ while Shailendra Mehtra received the Vimala V Pai Vishwa Konkani Poetry Award for his Anthology of Poems ’Sisphyus Tengsher’.
Dr Shivaram Kamath received the Vimala V Pai Vishwa Konkani Lifetime Achievement Award for his yeoman contribution to the Konkani language movement.
Meera Shenoy was presented the Basti Vaman Shenoy Vishwa Konkani Seva Puraskar for her outstanding service towards the welfare and empowerment of the specially abled. This Award was also conferred on Dr Y Umanath Shenoy for his service to Indian epigraphy.
Goa Konkani Academy President and noted Konkani poet Arun Sakhardande conferred the awards
T V Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education, Bengaluru addressed the gathering through Zoom meet.
President of Vishwa Konkani Kendra Basti Vaman Shenoy, Treasurer R R Bhat, General Secretary G Nandagopal Shenoy, Vice President of the Kendra Gilbert D’Souza and others were present.