The 2019 edition of the Gulab Awards was held in collaboration with ‘Konkani Bhasha Mandal’ and ‘Felicio Cardoso-che Pattlavdar’ Trust at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The event was held in commemoration of the 66th birth anniversary of founder-editor of Gulab, Fr Freddy J Da Costa.
Senior administrative grade officer of the Goa Civil Service known for his contribution to various government departments and presently the director (training) of Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development, Michael D’Souza was awarded the ‘Gulab Personality of the Year’ award. Senior tiatrist, Josephine Dias was awarded the ‘Gulab Tiatrist’ award, while Konkani writer Vincy Quadros was awarded the ‘Gulab Writer of the Year’.
Also present were Konkani writer and novelist, Anthony Menezes; Konkani writer and youth activist, Chetan Acharya and Anant Agni.
Chief guest at the function was Konkani writer and journalist, Dilip Borkar. The personalities for the awards were selected by a jury comprising of Marcos Gonsalves, Guadalupe Dias, John Afonso, Julio D’Silva and Agnel de Borim.