Basti Vaman Shenoy Vishwa Konkani Seva Awards -2016 Announced
The Basti Vaman Shenoy Samaj Seva Awards instituted by World Konkani Centre, Mangaluru are announced for the year 2016. Bhaskar Kogga Kamath (Uppina Kudru) who has taken the age old “Yakshagana Gombeyata” (Puppet Show) Worldwide and got appreciation from leaders of many countries has been selected for Basti Vaman Shenoy Samaj Seva Award-2016.
Dr Olinda Pereira (93) who took service to the poor, age old people as her life mission by starting the “School of Social Work” Roshni Nilaya, in Delhi, she started the “Institute for Working Women’s Development Centre, and staying at Africa in Nairobi. Later in Africa, she started the “New Provincial House Association’ for disabled and aged persons. Returning to Mangaluru she Launched “Vishwas” an organization promoting home-based care for the elderly. Dr Olinda Pereira has been selected for Basti Vaman Shenoy Samaj Seva Awards (for Women).
The award consists of Rs 1.00 lakh cash, a shawl and citation. The award will be conferred at a glittering ceremony to be held in Mangaluru.
The Awards are initiated by prominent Patron and Chairman of Manipal Global Education T V Mohandas Pai.