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Mangaluru: Five achievers and two institutes to get Sandesha awards

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Dec 4: At a press held at 'Sandesha' here on Tuesday, December 4, renowned Kannada writer, Na D'Souza, announced the names of people and organizations picked for 'Sandesha' awards for the year 2019.

The awards ceremony will take place on January 22, 2019 at 5 30 pm at Sandesha Premises. Dr Henry D Souza , Bishop of Ballari diocese and president of Sandesha Foundation, will preside over the function. Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister, U T Khader, will be the chief guest. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru and trustee of Sandesha Foundation, as well as Dr Jerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi diocese and trustee of Sandesha foundation will be the guests of honour

The awardees will be present with an honorary trophy, certificate, citation, shawl, fruit bowl and honorarium of Rs 25000.
Fr Nelson Prakash D'Almeida , director, Sandesha Foundation, was present.

Sandesha Education Award 

B M Rohini, Kudupu, Mangaluru. Hindi teacher, Hindi Praveen, Kannada MA - service - 30 years. Hobby: writing, research, study.

Awards: Kannada literary award for the work, 'Stree Samvedane' in 1995, best work award at Dakshina Kannada district Sahitya Sammelan for the work, 'Stree Shikshana Samskriti' in 2002. Veerarani Abbaka award in 2016 by the government of Karnataka, Honour from Kannada and cultural department, government of Karnataka 2015.

Sandesha Media Award 2019 

B M Haneef, Bengaluru, Journalist for 34 years. At present serving as associate editor of Prajavani Kannada daily at Bengaluru. Worked as sub editor, assistant news editor for Mungaru daily. Worked for eight years as assistant editor, head of 'Sudha' weekly. Served as jury in Kannada cinema department at the international film festival held at Bengaluru in 2017. Worked as member of film selection committee for three years in Bengaluru Doordarshan. Wrote story and dialogues for 'Haseena' Kannada film directed by Girish Kasaravalli which won best film national award.

Awards: Karnataka Media Academy 2013, Mandara Award from Karnataka Madhyama Academy, Cultural & Media Foundation, Gadag.

Sandesha Konkani Music Award  

Fr Ben Britto Prabhu, Mangaluru, Capuchin Franciscan priest. Service as director in various educational institutions and parish priest in many parishes/churches. His forte is western music. Written 39 religious songs in Konkani, western and Latin. Authored and sung a number of songs for birthdays, silver jubilee, golden jubilee etc. He has lent his voice for several songs in CDs created by others and continues to do so.

Sandesha Art Award 

Manjamma Jogati, from Kampli currently resident at Gollarahalli, Hosapet, Ballari, Renowned Jogati Folk dancer. Contribution: Dramas and Jogati Dances. Hard work and dedication have moulded her into a great artiste. She has become member of Karnataka Janapada Academy. Staged drama and Jogati dances at various places in Karnataka and won prestigious honours and awards. Won Rajyotsava award in 2010.

Sandesha Kannada Literary Award 

Prasanna Heggodu, Shivamogga district. He is a dramatist popularly known as Gandhi of Heggodu. He is also a novelist, poet, and theater director. He has carved out a niche for himself in theater. He instituted 'Samudaya' a drama company, at Heggodu, and directed plays like Tughlaq, Gandhi etc. He has staged several street plays backed by the subject of political awareness. Won a number of awards.

Sandesha Special Recognition Award 




Snehasadan and Jeevadaan, HIV/AIDs care and rehabilitation Centres, Gurpur, Mangaluru. Snehasadan run by Camilian religious fathers established in the year 2000. At present Fr Teji Thomas MI is the director of Snehasadan for Children, boys, Adults and Jeevadan for girls and women. Jeevadan run by Camilian Religious sisters established in the year 2004. At present Sr Jancy DSC is the directress of Jeevadan for girls and women. By now they have treated 4500 patients and at present there are 38 boys, 10 Adults, 20 children, 27 girls and 25 women who are under the care of these institutions and at the same time many patients from all over Karnataka come as outpatients and receive treatment.

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  • Fr. Teji Thomas MI, Gurupur Kaikamba, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 29 2019

    "More Heart into those Hands" said St Camillus our Founder and Patron of the Sick.
    Dear Well Wishers, We the Camillians and the Staff who served with us till date feel greatly recognised and appreciated by Fr Nelson and Sandesha Team.
    The Govt project supported our mission for 5yrs. In the rest of the years God the Father extended His hands through many in Mangalore and all throughout the World.
    If we are able to make it a Big LOVE HOME it's through the Support and Blessings of Mangalore Catholic Diocese, Mr Eugine Rent, the Donor of the land, Bethany Sisters who opened the doors of their institution for our Children to study and persons like Dr Ravi Vaswani, former Registrar of Yenepoya University, Dr Vishal Amin, Prof Yenepoya University, Dr Caroline D'souza, Psychiatry medicine, Dr Daisy, ART, Wenlock Hospital, well wishers and Benefactors.
    We keep you close in our hearts and pray for you. The words of Jesus from the crucifix said to St Camillus ecco in our hearts, "It's not your work but Mine".
    Fr Teji Thomas MI,
    Snehasadan, unit of Sneha Charitable Trust.

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  • Rekha, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Congratulations to all of you .

    Specially to my favorite teacher B.M Rohini.

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  • Mohammed Ali Uchil, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Congratulations to all of you and specially to B.M.Haneef who deserved this and more.Congratulations Haneef Saab

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  • Navin, Bajpe

    Tue, Dec 4 2018


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Mangaluru is Number One ...

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  • Ramesh, Bantwal/Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Very well deserved award...

    Congratulations to all of you.

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