Kala Academy hosted a choir/hymns singing competition at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir. The first place along with a cash prize of `50,000 and trophy was won by Serenaders of Telaulim, Navelim; second place along with cash prize of `30,000 was won by Saviourites of Loutulim, Orgao-Loutulim; and third place along with cash prize of `20,000 was won by Sanctus, Majorda. The consolation place along with cash prize of `10,000 was awarded to St Michael Choir, Orlim and Angel’s Choir, Fatorda.
The panel of judges comprised of Fr Jose Rodrigues, Fr Olavo Caido and Jerome Rodrigues. The prize distribution was held after the competition at the hands of member secretary of Kala Academy, Gurudas Pilarnekar. Altogether 29 groups participated in the competition.