Vishwa Konkani Kendra, Shakti Nagar, Mangalore has announced two annual awards in the name of Sri Basti Vaman Shenoy who completed 80 years recently. The awards are constituted to recognize outstanding contributions by Konkani-speaking individuals or organisations managed by Konkanis. There are separate awards for men and women.
The awards are constituted as part of `Vision TVM’ which dreams of one strong Konkani community by 2030. Both awards carry a purse of Rs one lakh and a Citation. The criteria for nominations -- the nominee can be an individual/individuals/institution, the mother tongue should be Konkani, age must be 25 years and above, institutions must be founded or managed by Konkani people and should be in service for a minimum period of 10 years at the time of considering its nomination, self-nominations are allowed by individuals and institutions.
Nominations forms may be downloaded from www.vishwakonkani.org and sent to the Chairman, Basti Vaman Shenoy Vishwa Konkani Seva Puraskar selection committee, Vishwa Konkani Kendra, Lobo Prabhu Nagara, Konkani Gaon, Shakti Nagar, Mangaluru -575016, by November 15, 2020.