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Six Goans Nominated For Padma Awards

Six Goans have been nominated for the Padma awards conferred upon people for exemplary achievements in different fields. The awards, the highest civilian awards in the country, are announced on the eve of the Republic Day.
Goans in the list this year are late Shreeram Kamat whose last work was an encyclopaedia is nominated in the literary category, former Solicitor General of India Dr. Manohar Usgaonkar is nominated in the public affairs category while industrialist Anil Counto is nominated in the industrialist category. In the arts category Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar is nominated while in the social workers category, the nominees are Gangaram Moarjkar and Ramkrishna Naik.
In all there are 1,302 nominations received this year.

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