Goa Konkani Akademi to confer Konkani
Sahitya/ Seva Puraskar (Awards) from 2007-2008 onwards
Panaji - - Goa Konkani
Akademi has announced its Konkani Sahitya / Seva Puraskar (Awards scheme from
this year onwards). This scheme is to be implemented from this financial year of
2007 � 2008. These awards are divided into two categories such as Konkani
literary Awards and Konkani Seva Awards. The motto behind this Award scheme is
to honour the creative production of Konkani writers who contribute their
service to Konkani literature and to encourage their enthusiasm and also those
writers who have contributed to the literature and language throughout their
life. Akademi has also decided to consider those who have worked for the
progress of Konkani language in different fields. A special scheme of awards is
also set for the youths and for institutions working for Konkani. The details of
the scheme of Akademi is as follows �
First category 1 � Outstanding
Literary / Granth Award �
Five awards of Rs. 10,000/- each
in five categories viz. Poetry, Short story, Play, Essays � Travelogue, Research
� Science � Criticism and one of Rs. 5,000/- in the category of Children
Literature. Total Six Awards in this category are announced. The Award includes
Cash amount, Memento and Certificate. The book published in the period of three
years from 1st January 2005 to 31st December 2007 will be considered for the
Award scheme of 2007 � 08. The Awards will be for the books in Nagari and Roman
script. The recipient of Sahitya Akademi Awards will not be eligible for this.
The entries may be sent for more than one category but only one book will be
considered at a time for the award.
Pratibha Puraskar � The Award includes Cash amount of Rs. 25,000/- Certificate,
Memento & Shawi. This lifetime achievement award is for those who have crossed
age of 50 years and whose valuable contribution in the field of Konkani
Pradnya Puraskar � The Award includes Cash amount of Rs. 25,000/- Certificate,
Memento & Shawl. This lifetime achievement award is for those who have crossed
age of 50 years and whose valuable contribution in the field of Konkani language
research, Grammer, Dictionary Regular Columnist, Tiatr writer.
Five awards are
in the scheme of Konkani Bhasha Seva Puraskar.
1. Yuva Chaitanea
Puraskar � Two awards are announced for the youths working in the field of
Konkani language. Each includes cash of Rs. 15,000/-, Memento & Certificate. The
age of the youths must be upto the limit of 40 years and they must have worked
either personally or with the help of institution in the field of Konkani
language, literature, music, play, education, research, culture and also must
have shown their co-operative spirit in Konkani language / literary movement.
2. Shenoi Goenbab
Konkani Bhasha Seva Puraskar � The Award includes Cash of Rs. 25,000/-
Certificate, Memento & Shawl. Those who have completed 50 years of age and who
have worked in the field of Konkani language as an activist, leader and have
given their valuable contribution are eligible for this life time achievement
The award is limited only for the
jurisdiction of Goa State.
Manjunath Shanbhag Konkani Bhasha Seva Puraskar � The Award includes Cash of Rs.
25,000/- Certificate, Memento & Shawl. Those who have completed 50 years of age
and who have worked as an Activist, Leader, Organiser either in Goa, Maharashtra,
Karnataka, Kerala or in any other state are eligible for this lifetime
4. Konkani Seva
Sanstha Puraskar � The Award includes Cash of Rs. 25,000/- Certificate &
Memento. This award is for the Registered Institution which has contributed
service in the field of Konkani language for at least 10 years. The institutions
from Goa as well as outside Goa will be considered for this.
outstanding Literature / Granth Awards, The writers have to fill up particular
application forms and submit to Akademi alongwith 4 copies of book.
Member of Executive Board of Goa
Konkani Akademi cannot participate in the scheme.
Akademi appeals to the persons and institutions for recommending the names for
Sahitya Pratibha Puraskar, Sahitya Pradnya Puraskar, Yuva Chaitanea Puraskar,
Shenoi Goenbab Konkani Bhasha Seva Puraskar, Madhav Manjunath Shanbhag Konkani
Bhasha Seva Puraskar,
Sanstha Puraskar. Those may be sent to the Akademi after fulfilling the
Among the four life long
achievement Awards, a writer/activist will get any award only once. Akademi will
appoint a panel of juries which will select the names for awards after
considering the recommended forms.
The result of the panel of juries
will be binding to all.
The Awards will be presented in a
The Application and Recommended
forms will be accepted on or before 10th February 2008 during the
office hours at Goa Konkani Akademi, 243, Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa. For more
details may contact on Phone Nos. 2437385 / 87 is appealed by Shri Gopalkrishna
Padgaonkar, Secretary, Goa Konkani Akademi.