PANAJI: Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Casarvarnem, Pernem-Goa won the first prize of Rs 25,000 at the Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa, organized Dekhava Competition for Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals in Goa.
The 2nd prize of Rs. 20,000, was won by Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Cusmane, Quepem-Goa, third prize of Rs 15,000 Char Rasta Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal, Canacona-Goa.
The contest is organized with an objective to preserve and promote age-old traditions and provide a platform for the creative talents in Goa; this year total of 20 Sarvajanik Ganeshostav Mandals participated in the Dekhava Competition.
The winners of five consolation prizes of Rs. 7,000/- each are : 1st Consolation – Goa Reserve Police, Altinho, Panaji-Goa, 2nd Consolation prize – Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Korgao, Pernem-Goa, 3rd Consolation prize – Sarjavanik Saraswati Mandal, Golwada, Kumbharjua, Tiswadi-Goa, 4th Consolation prize – Shantadurga Kala Krida Sangh, Non Mon, Vasco-Goa, 5th Consolation prize – Anjuna Police Station, Anjuna, Bardez-Goa.
Shri. Deepak Gaad, Shri. Siddharth S. Gosavi and Shri Shivaprasad Kinalekar judged the Dekhava competition.
The winners of the Dekhava Competition will be awarded a certificate and cash prizes (ECS mode) at a special function to be organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture, which will be informed to the winners well in advance, as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.