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Mangalore, Feb 7: Rachana, a forum of Catholic enterpreneurs, businessmen and professional, with a view to recognizing and honouring achievers of the community has instituted 'Rachana Awards' since 2004.  The awards are, Rachana Agriculturist award, Rachana Enterpreneur/businessman of the year and  Rachana professional of the year.

Rachana wishes to honour outstanding individuals – Catholics originating from the Mangalore diocese – who have excelled in their respective fields.

3 Awards will be awarded this year.

The categories chosen are:
1. Agriculture / Farming
2. Enterprise – Business / Industry
3. Profession – Doctors / Lawyers / Engineers / Chartered Accountants

An Award will consist of :
a) A Title
b) A Citation
c) A Memento
d) Public Honour

Applications / Nominations – Recommendation (in the prescribed form), should be sent to reach us before 18 – 02 – 2006

The prescribed form is available at :
i) Canara Book Bureau, Star of Bombay building, Bendorewell, Kankanady, Mangalore – 575 002.  Ph: 2438624 - Joe
ii) All Parish Priests
iii) Presidents of Catholic Sabha (all units)
iv) Application also available through

A Panel of judges, constituted for the purpose, shall scrutinize the Applications / Nominations – Recommendations, and shall select the most deserving.  The panel will comprise of capable, impartial individuals, numbering 9.

The Awards will be awarded at a grand ‘RACHANA AWARDS CEREMONY’ on February 26, 2006 by dignitaries and eminent persons of the region.

A forum of Catholic Entrepreneurs, Businessmen and Professionals

Registered office:  Bishop’s House, Kodialbail, Mangalore 575 003
Working office:  Canara Book Bureau, Star of Bombay building, Bendorewell, Kankanady, Mangalore – 575 002.  Ph: 2438624 – Joe

For application form (Printed) Click Here

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