Karnataka

Mangalore: 'Kalakar Puraskar 2011' to James Lopes

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Mangalore, Oct 24: James Lopes of Honnavar has been chosen for the ‘Mandd Sobhann, Thomas Stephen’s Konknni Kendr - Carvalho Gharanne’ Kalaakaar Puraskaar – 2011 for his unique contribution to Konkani art form.

The award which consists of a cash prize of Rs 25,000, a citation, and a trophy will be conferred to James at Kalaangann, Shaktinagar on November 6.

James is heading the Mother Theresa Brass Band which was established in the year 1994. He is multifaceted personality and has established himself as a singer, writer, drama artist and an actor. Being an expert key board player he has taken part in various orchestras including Henry Nite, Antony nite, Victor nite among others. He has written 8 dramas out of which two have fetched him top honours. The Brass Band is popular in Uttar Kannada, Mangalore as well as Udupi.

On the same occasion Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy’s news president Kasargod Chinna will be felicitated.

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  • Godwin dias, Honavar-kolagadde

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Congratulation james dada........

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  • Sr.Vidya Lopes , Hadinabala,Honnavar

    Thu, Nov 3 2011

    Hearty Congratulations
    Your family is proud of you.We remember the days that you grew up with this unique talent of MUSIC. The songs,dramas and speech that you composed are echoing in our hearts and never thought it will bring, one day such an honour. Its nothing but God's grace,ancestral blessings.Priests encouragements and Band group support.t\Thanks to Mandd Soban and Carvalho Gharane for this choice.Keep it up this your spirit,hardwork And generous service. Lopes family is proud of you.

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  • SR.Monthy,

    Wed, Nov 2 2011

    My heartfelt Congratulations to you dear Mr. James. I am very much delightet to know that you have won the "Kalakar Puraskar" for the year 2011. May God bless all your intentions and all the efforts that you make for your carrier.

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  • Santosh Miranda, Hadinbal Honnavar/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 2 2011

    OMG!!! really its a great news...
    Truly he deserved for it...
    Congratulations and all the best to you dear James.. and we are expecting more from you...

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  • Ambrose $ family, Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 31 2011

    I congratulate Mr. James lopes. He deserve it because he is very hard working person. He is too good in playing clarnet and famous in Karnataka Mumbai goa etc. The brass band under his leadership is amazing. I have seen his drama and acting, He is multitalented. I wish him all the best for his future too.

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  • Suresh, Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 31 2011

    I congratulate Mr. James lopes. He deserve it because he is very hard working person. He is too good in playing clarnet and famous in Karnataka Mumbai goa etc. The brass band under his leadership is amazing. I have seen his drama and acting, He is multitalented. I wish him all the best for his future too.

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  • Rohan, , Farla Bantwal.

    Wed, Oct 26 2011

    Congratulations Mr.James. You deserve this award. You are talented and a very good Kalakar in ur field. Very happy for u and wish you all the best.

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  • James P Lopes, Hadinbal-Honavar

    Wed, Oct 26 2011

    i have no words to express my thanks to God the almighty for His goodness and kindness. I along with my family members and band group great full to Mandd Sobhann and Thomas Stephen's konknni kendr for recognizing my talents and service to the society.I thanks to my family members,band members,friends,benefactors and well wishers who have been my strong support.A special note of thanks to all the Priests who encourage and pray for my well being and the growth of the Brass band set. Thanks to all those who are sending special wishes and encouraging words. Thanks.

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  • Benjamin miranda, Honavar, Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 24 2011

    I congratulate Mr. James lopes. He deserve it because he is very hard working person. He is too good in playing clarnet and famous in Karnataka Mumbai goa etc. The brass band under his leadership is amazing. I have seen his drama and acting, He is multitalented. I wish him all the best for his future too.

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  • Fr. Anthony Dias, Karwar/Rome

    Mon, Oct 24 2011

    It is a great news that Mr. James Lopes has been confered with Kalakar Puraskar 2011 award. He is a multi-talented person. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to James on his achievement.

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  • flavia, kumta/Mumbai

    Mon, Oct 24 2011

    congratulation. you deserve it.we are happy for you.

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