Mangalore, Jan 16, 2014: Ten eminent achievers in various fields were conferred the Sandesha Awards 2014 at a function held at Town Hall on January 15, Wednesday.
The Awardees are :
Vaidehi (Sandesha Kannada Literature Award), Cyril G Sequeira (C G S Taccode) (Sandesha Konkani Literature Award), Lalitha Rai (Sandesha Tulu Literature Award), Sr Irene Mascarenhas (Sandesha Best Teacher Award), P Sheshadri (Sandesha Cinema/TV Award), Abdul Rasheed (Sandesha Journalism Award), B K S Varma (Sandesha Art Award), B V Rajaram (Sandesha Media Education Award), Lawrence Saldanha (Konkani Kogull Wilfy Rebimbus Memorial Sandesha Konkani Music Award) and Corrine Rasquinha, White Doves trust, Mangalore (Sandesha Special Recognition Award).
Dr Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore, who presided over the function, appreciated the valuable contributions made by the awardees in their respective fields. He said life is meaningless without an interest in art and culture. Various art forms, music dance and painting have the power to bring about a transformation in the world, he observed.
Noted writer and poet Jayanth Kaikini who was present as a chief guest, said an award is a recognition for the hard works put in by an individual in his respective field. But none should work towards getting awards, he said.
Mangalore Bishop Rev. Fr Aloysius Paul D’Souza hailed the contributions of Sandesha in the field of art and culture. Fr Victor Vijay Lobo, Director of Sandesha, Na. D’Souza, President of the Award Selection Committee, Fr Henry D Souza, Bishop of Bellary and Chairman of Sandesha Foundation, Fr Jayaprakash D’Souza, Principal of Sandesha College, Dr Charles Vas, President of Sandesha Selection Committee, P M Castelino, Galdin D’Souza, Roy Castelino and others were present.