PONDA: The Directorate of Art and Culture, Panaji, has organized State level Matoli competition for household individuals during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Goa. The department every year organizes this contest with the objective to preserve and promote the age-old tradition of Matoli decoration. This year, overall 10 households from all over Goa has participated in the competition.96
The State level Matoli competition result 2021 winners are 1st prize Rs. 15,000/- Vishant Vasant Gaude (Kelbai, Curti, Ponda, 2nd prize Rs. 10,000/- Shrikant Pandhari Satarkar ( Rait, Curti, Ponda ) 3rd prize Rs. 7,500/- Palkar Kutumbiya ( Banyewada, Savoiverem, Ponda also winner of 5 consolation prizes of Rs. 5,000/- each are 1st Cons. Gajanan Bandekar ( Velwada, Paogin, Cancona, 2nd prize cons. Shri Devu Satyavan Shetkar ( Pilliye, Dharbandora) , 3rd Cons. Girish G. Pai ( Mokhad, Sristhal, Canacona, 4th Cons. Vithoba Vasant Gaude ( Rup, Gothan, Veling, Ponda), 5th Cons. Pravin Ramnath Gaude ( Gauthan, Veling, Ponda).
The State level Matoli competition was judged by Smt. Pornima Kerkar, Shri Sudesh G. Vaze and Suryakant S. Gaonkar.
The winners of Matholi competition will be awarded certificates and cash prizes at a special function organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture, which will inform the winners well in advance.