The Directorate of Art & Culture will honor 14 eminent personalities in the field of Art & Culture by conferring the prestigious ‘Goa State Cultural Award’ for their contribution and achievements in their respective fields like Music, Drama/Tiatr, Folk Art, Bhajan, Kirtan, Craft, Literature, Painting etc. The awards are for the year 2021-22. These awardees have set an example to the youth of Goa and have dedicated their life for promotion and preservation of Art and Culture of the state.
Recipients of ‘Goa State Cultural Award 2021-22’ are Shri. Rameshchandra Kolvalkar and Shri. Milind Manohar Mhadgut in the field of Literature, Shri. Saju alias Manohar N. Naik and Balthazar Fernandes for their contribution in music, likely Shri. Les Menezes and Shri. Gurudas B.Gad in Drama, Smt. Beatrice Josephine Fernandes, Shri. Jose Luis Diogo Fernandes, Shri. Willium Fernandes and Smt. Fatima A. D’Souza in Tiatr, Shri. Gajananbua Naik will get an Award for his contribution in Kirtan, Shri. Zilu Laxman Gaonkar and Shri. Sanjay Harmalkar for Art and also Shri. Parshuram N. Kankonkar for his contribution in Bhajan.
The Awards comprises of a cash of Rs. 1 Lakh each, shrifal, shawl, certificate, and Nataraj Replica.
Government also honors one Best Cultural Institution, working in the field of Art and Culture every year, for the year 2021-22 the Best Cultural Institution award will be conferred on ‘Mahashala Kala Sangam, Mashel, Marcela Goa’ the awards consist of a Memento and Cash of Rs. 3 Lakh.