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Eric Ozario Bags 'Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award 2007'

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Jul 13: Konkani activist, singer-musicwriter, organizer and Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy president Eric Ozario has been chosen to receive the prestigious Konkani Kutam - Bahrain annual award for 2007.

This was announced by the Kutam convener Richard Moras at a press conference in the Press Club on Friday, July 13 morning.

The award is presented every year to a Konkani personality for significant contribution to any facets of Konkani field. It consists of a citation, a memento and a cash purse of Rs 50,000.

The jury panel consisted of Konkani writers Stephen H Mascarenhas (Hemacharya) and Cyril G Sequeira (Sijies Taccode') and Konkani Prachar Sanchalan president Roy Castelino.

The award will be presented on behalf of Konkani Kutam by Fr Muller Medical College and Hospital administrator Fr Denis D'Sa with Mandd Sobhann president Louis J Pinto as chief guest, at a function at 7-00 pm on Friday, July 20 in the Sandesha auditorium at Bajjodi here.

Award committee members Titus Noronha and Vitori Karkal were also present at the press conference.


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  • Maxim D'Mello, Karkala/Toronto, Canada

    Tue, Jul 17 2007

    Dear Ericbab, Congratulations on receiving a well deserved 'Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award 2007' for your tremendous contribution to uplift our Konkani language and culture. I am sure we will be seeing and hearing a great deal more about your achievements in the future. Keep up the good work.

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    Sun, Jul 15 2007

    Dear Ericbab... CONGRATULATIONS....Konkani Kutam Bahrain awarded you prestigious award for your hard work, dedication for Konkani Movement through out your life. May god bless you and your family and keep it up... With prayers VINOD,JANET,VIJETHA & VIVECA,DUBAI

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  • Max & Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore /Houston, T x

    Sun, Jul 15 2007

    Our sincere congratulations and best wishes are extended to Eric and Joyce Ozario for the prestigious Award. A selection well deserved for a Konkani stalwart that has given so much of momentum for Konkani language and Konkani culture.

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  • Melwyn / Lynette Pinto, Chikmaglur / Riyadh

    Sun, Jul 15 2007

    Well deserved Eric and keep the flickering lamp of Konkani Mai well protected. God bless Konkani and its Kutam ! Cheers.

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  • MARK DENIS D'SOUZA, Niddodi/Sharjah,U.A.E

    Sun, Jul 15 2007

    Congaratulations to Eric Ozario,on receiving the  prestigious "Konkani Kutam,Bahrian award,2007" and best wishes to all the members of Konkani Kutam,Baharin for their objectives to promote,encourage and nurture Konkanilanguage,culture and Konkani personalities.Keep doing good works and God bless.

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  • maria, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 16 2007

    congrulations. hard work and sincerity always reward. keep it up.

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