Goan of the Year
Started in 2016, Goan of The Year is an annual event, wherein eminent Goans and renowned institutions contributing to the different walks of life are felicitated with a memorabilia.
The awards are given across categories like Agriculture, Art and Culture, Business, Education, Literature, Influential Young Politics, Government Officer, Self Help groups.
The awards were conferred at a grand function held at Kala Academy in Panaji, Goa. Eminent Neurologist Dr. Premenand Ramani, literary genius Dr. (Padmashri) Suresh Amonkar, veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade, philanthropist Ramkrishna Nayak and Industrialist Suresh Kare, among others were the recipients of this prestigious award. Padma Bhushan Mr. Julio Francis Ribeiro was honoured with the Life Time Achievement award. Renowned media person, Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai was conferred with a special award, “Gomantakacha Maanbindu” and Seniormost Politician in the state Legislative Assembly, Mr. Pratap Singh R. Rane was presented with a special award for his contribution to the Goan polity and society.
The event was graced by Smt. Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa. Also present on the occasion was the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar and Chairman of Lokmat group, Mr. Vijay Darda.
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