The Directorate of Art & Culture in collaboration with the West Zone Cultural Centre, presented the annual Yuva Pratibha Puraskar to five talented Goan artistes.
This award is presented every year not only to recognize the young talent but also to promote local arts and culture amongst the younger generation.
This year’s awardees are: Mrs. Pramila L Gaonkar alias Gawas for folk song, Miss Aditi R Kundaikar for folk dance, Mr. Kedar D Gaude for folk theatre, Miss Priyanka P Pereira for folk instrument (violin) and Mr. Dinesh S Kundaikar for folk instrument (dhol, tasha and ghumat)
The award carries a cash amount or Rs. 10,000 along with a citation.