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Gomant Vibhushan awardee Lambert Mascarenhas and his wife enjoy the moment with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar during a ceremony held at Kala Academy on Tuesday to present the award to Lambert. Present on the occasion were Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, Art and Culture Minister Dayanand Mandrekar, Leader of the Opposition Pratapsingh Rane, chief secretary B Vijayan and art and culture secretary Faizi Hashmi.

Gomant Vibhushan conferred on Lambert

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.

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