In the recently concluded 6th Popular Tiatr Festival, organised by the Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) in collaboration with Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem, the tiatr ‘Pai’ written and directed by comedian Agostinho bagged the first place for performance while the tiatrs, ‘Eke Fottik Xembhor Fotti’ by Mario Menezes and Elvis Sequeira’s ‘Girest Bhikari’ bagged the second and third places respectively.
The awards were presented at the hands of Nilesh Cabral, MLA and Chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem who was the chief guest, Abdonio a musician (drummer), was the guest of honour. TAG President and Vice President, Jacob Fernandes and Joe Rose respectively were also present at the specially organised awards presentation ceremony on February 23 at Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem.
The festival was judged by a panel of three judges namely C D’Silva, Bonifacio Pereira (Bonny) and Vasant Sawant. Some of the awards were also presented through the hands of these stage personalities and William Fernandes, executive council member of TAG in the presence of Jose Alexandre Rodrigues, member secretary (TAG).
Jacob Fernandes, president of TAG welcomed the guests. Speaking on the occasion Nilesh Cabral congratulated the winners and participants and also thanked TAG for holding this popular Tiatr Festival in Curchorem.
Anthony San and his troupe presented a Konkani musical show on the occasion.
Joe Rose, Vice President of TAG proposed the vote of thanks. The function was compered by Agnelo de Borim. The programme in-charge Jess Luz co-ordinated in organising this 10 day popular Tiatr Festival.