PANAJI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday conferred the Gomant Vibhushan Award on veteran journalist, writer and freedom fighter Lambert Mascarenhas, in the presence of Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, Minister for Art and Culture Dayanand Mandrekar and Leader of Opposition Pratapsing Rane among others at a special function organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture, at Kala Academy, Panaji.
The award consists of Rs 5 lakh, citation, special memento, shawl and shrifal.
On the occasion, his eldest daughter Nayantara Noel Lima Leitao shared her feelings about her father. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his address, defined Mascarenhas as a fearless journalist whose pen played the role of a sword in order to obtain Liberation for Goa.
Gomant Vibhushan conferred on Lambert