Konkani Natak Sabha’s 78th Annual Day Celebration

The 78th anniversary of THE KONKANI NATAK SABHA was celebrated at the newly renovated Don Bosco Hall on 13.02.2022.

Vice president of Konkani Natak Sabha Mr. Liston D Souza welcomed the gathering.

Konkani Natak Sabha’s Annual Report of various activities was presented by General Secretary Mr. Floyd D’mello

The President of Karnataka Pathrakathara Sangha Maharashtra Rajya ® Mr. Rons Bantwal was the Guest of Honour for the program.  He said that Art and culture were started along with human civilization and every person by birth is an artist. Art plays a major role in cleansing the human conscience. He also added that artists and thinkers of theatre, and patrons of the art and culture should actively support the work done towards the wellbeing of society.

The President for the occasion Rev. Fr Paul Melwyn D Souza – Capuchin addressed the gathering and expressed his warm gratitude to every donor for contributing generously towards the renovation of Don Bosco Hall, he also urged everyone present here to extend their full support to Konkani Natak Sabha for its upcoming activities so as to keep the Konkani art and culture alive.

On this occasion, Dr. Austin D Souza Prabhu Kalakar Puraskar 2020 was awarded to Senior artist Shri Charles Sequeira, Bejai, and Shri James Mendonca Kalakar Puraskar 2020 was awarded to Ms. Mary Lobo, Urwa. Dr. Austin D Souza Prabhu Kalakar Puraskar 2021 was awarded to Mrs. Gretta Rebello, Bejai, and Shri James Mendonca Kalakar Puraskar 2021 was awarded to Mr. Alwyn Fernandes, Valencia for their outstanding contribution to the Konkani Dramas. Kalakar Puraskar included a shawl, a citation, memento, fruits & flowers, and a cheque for Rupees Ten Thousand.

Guest of Honour of the occasion Mr. Rons Bantwal was felicitated for his outstanding contribution towards society as a journalist.

Treasurer Mr. Gerald Concessao rendered a vote of thanks. Joint Secretary Praveen Rodrigues was present on the dais. The program was compered by Mr. Dolphy Saldanha.  

As a part of cultural activity for the day, popular revolutionary social drama “K. D. Bona BA” scripted by Amar Wilfy Rebimbus and directed by Dolla Manglur was staged on the occasion which was enjoyed by a huge audience.