Mumbai, Jun 2: The GSB Sabha, Mumbai held an Awards Presentation Programme on Sunday, May 29 at Pracharya B N Vaidya Sabhagriha of Indian Education Society’s Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dadar. The chief guests were Kavita Acharyaand Padmanabha Acharya, former Governor of Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura.
The following awards were presented at the programme :
The Vatsala R Shenoy GSB Woman Entrepreneur Awards were presented to Vijaya Vivek Kamath, a software specialist and Komal Prabhu, co-proprietrix and COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the Maharaja group, Mangaluru.
The Vatsala R Shenoy GSB Woman Entrepreneur Award was instituted by the Sabha in 2014 with sponsorship support from Sadhana and Sunil Shenoy, daughter-in-law and son of Late Vatsala R Shenoy, ex-president of Sabha’s Mahila Shakha.
The K M Kamath Memorial GSB Talent Recognition Awards were presented to accomplished tabla player, Subhash Kamat, and proficient vocalist, Vinayak Prabhu.
The K M Kamath Memorial GSB Talent Recognition Award was instituted by the Sabha in 2006 on a suggestion made by and financial support received from the Late K M Kamath.
The Dr B M Acharya Memorial GSB Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to nationally and internationally acclaimed banker, Kundapur Vaman Kamath and Lt Col Ashok Kini H (Retd) SM VSM, a highly decorated soldier, for his meritorious service in the Indian Army and dedication and devotion to duty as comptroller at president’s household.
The Dr B M Acharya Memorial GSB Lifetime Achievement Awardwas instituted by the Sabha in 2020 and is sponsored by the family of Late Dr B M Acharya.
The programme began with a musical performance by Rutuja Lad, who was accompanied by Gopal Prabhu (harmonium), SubhasKamat (tabla), Raghavendra Mallya (pakhavaj), Prakash Naik (tanpura) and Ravindra Shenoy (additional percussions) with vocal support from Amrita Savoor and Maitreyi Nayak.
In the formal programme that followed, before the Awards presentation, Laxmikant Prabhu, welcomed the audience and felicitated the chief guest, Padmanabha Acharya. Amita Kini, Mahila Shakha president, gave a brief description of Mahila Shakha activities and felicitated Kavita Acharya.
In his scintillating address, the chief guest urged the audience to think nation first.
The programme ended with traditional Konkani dinner.
The programme was sponsored by SMS Financial Services Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru Prakash Hegde and supported by Tazo 99.9 percent Chemical Free Home Cleaning and Suman Kini.