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Mangaluru: Valley Quadras wins Kavita Trust's Mathias Family Poetry Award


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Mangaluru, Dec 16: Konkani poet Valley Quadras has been chosen for the Kavita Trust's Mathias Family poetry award for the year 2017. The award selection committee appointed by Kavita Trust has announced that the award will be conferred on the poet on January 14, 2018 during the 12th edition of Kavita Fest being held at Bodhi Tree - the Farm House, near Jeppu in Mangalore. Renowned Kannada novelist and writer  K T Gatti, will be the chief guest during the occasion. The award which is instituted in the name of his family by the managing director of Merit Freight Systems, Dubai , Joseph Mathias, includes Rs 25,000 in cash, memento and a citation.

Valerian Alwyn Quadras was born in 1967 in Ajekar, Udupi district. He did his BCA studies from Madurai Kamaraj University and PG diploma in computer applications from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. Later he obtained MBA degree from Sikkim Manipal University. Valley Quadras has worked for several years in the Middle East countries as well in Europe. Currently he resides in Mumbai.

Valley Quadras has published 4 poetry collections. They are 'Char Mukham' (2003), 'Katputhli' (2005), 'Darbarantli Pirngonn' (2006) and 'Bazar' (2017). Apart from these he has edited 4 books on poetry studies. He is the author of 6 novels and 5 short story collections.

Valley Quadras has participated in several poetry sessions in India and abroad. He has presided over many of them. His contribution to Konkani journalism is noteworthy. He has carried out many 'abhiyans' for the sale of Konkani books and periodicals. He has won many prizes and awards for his poems and contributions in the field Konkani literature.

Whilst in Kuwait and recently from Mumbai, he has been editing Konkani websites and has popularised poetry. He has encouraged many budding Konkani poets by publishing their poetry collections through his Ashawadi Prakashan.

Kavita Trust has been giving this award for the past ten years in recognition of any individual's contribution in the field of Konkani poetry. 


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  • Lional, Ajekar/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 18 2017

    Hearty congratulations for winning Kavita Trusts Mathias Family poetry Award.

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  • URBAN NOVEL D SOUZA, SHIRVA-KUWAIT

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulation dear Valley Baab for winning Kavita Trust's Mathias Family Poetry Award . You really deserve that award since you are doing lot of effort for the development of konkani literature. Wish you many more awards.

    URBAN,JANET -SHIRVA-KUWAIT

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  • Stany Martis, Moodubelle / Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations! Valley Baab....we are all very proud of you. ..God bless you. Keep up the good work.

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  • John DSilva, Karkala/Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    My dear Valley Quadras,
    Hearty congratulations on being winning Kavita Trusts Mathias Family poetry Award. Your contribution many more prestigious awards. Wish you all the best.May God bless you abundantly.

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  • Dennis Vaz, Hirgan Karkala, Abu-Dhabi

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Hello Valley,
    Congratulation , I am very happy that, Our Native colleague awarded this prestige Award. God Bless you and your famaliy and keep going on my dear.

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Heartly Congrats dear Valley Quadras, all the best in future.

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  • Gerry D’ Mello, Bendur/ Canada

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Hearty congrats Vally Quadras for winning this coveted award! Well deserved! Many more laurels to follow for all your dedication for our Maibhas Konkani! Keep up your literary spirit!

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  • Dolphy Cascia, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations and God bless you Valley!

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  • Vincent Rego, Derebail / Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations Valley, God bless you. Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours

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  • leslie, Kulshekar / Dubai

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Dear Valley,
    Congratulations, i am very happy that your hard work & dedication in the field of Konkani literature is commendable , it is time for you to reap the fruits , wish you all the best in the future


    Leslie

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  • Alexander Menezes, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations my dear friend Valley Quadras for ably winning the this prestigious Award in the field of Poetry. I have read many of your short stories and poems and I consider them to be the top class literature and never to be forgotten. You are extremely talented and there is no doubt about your capability of a resourceful person of konkani knowledge. I wish you all the best and may God bless you and your work so that all the konkani community from all over the world enjoy reading your works coming out of your writings. Besides I also know that you are working hard in the welfare of the senior Konkani writers, providing them care and working toward making sure that they get the due recognition. Great work Valley and I always support and admire your works.

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  • Clarence, KAIKAMBA

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations Valley. You are doing a great service in Konkani. May the Almighty bless you always.

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  • Dr. Edward Lewis, Bejai, Mangalore,

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations Valley, A well deserved award for the effort you had put for Konkani culture. All the best for you in your future work.

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  • Mark, Mangalore /Canada

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations , I remember !!!

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Sun, Dec 17 2017

    Congratulations and God bless you Valley!

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  • Charles Saldanha, Malad Malwani

    Sat, Dec 16 2017

    HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS VALLEY BAAB.GOD BLESS YOU.WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.

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