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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Award for Dr Jose Pereira

The Internationally acclaimed scholar, Dr Jose Pereira, from Curtorim, will be awarded the prestigious Dr Kashinath Mahale Award 2005. Asmitai Pratishthan will present the award to Dr Pereira on May 27 at Margao. The lifetime award carries a cash prize of Rs.10,000, a citation and a memento, to recognise and honour scholars, writers and artistes who have rendered yeoman service in promoting the culture of Goa. Dr Pereira's research work "Konkani Mandakini", a book comprising specimens of Konkani writings showing the evolution of the language from the 12th century and his collection of religious songs "Bhakti Gitam" besides "Songs of Goa", his works on Mando published in two volumes and co-written book "A Sheaf of Deknnis" are considered to be a rich contribution to the language and culture of Goa. He has also written books on theology and architecture.

(GT)

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