Frivita and Nivita bag Pratibha Puraskar, Jeet Milan ‘The person of the year’

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Frivita and Nivita bag NBJ Yuva Pratibha Puraskar and Jeet Milan ‘The person of the year’

MANGALURU, November 21, 2017: Frivita D’Souza  and Nivita Cardoza, young budding youth are chosen for the ‘NBJ – Amulya Akash Yuva Pratibha Puraskar-2017’ in sports and art category respectively and environmentalist Jeet Milan Roche for the ‘Godwin-Sushma Rasquinha Person of the Year -2017’ instituted by Naman Ballok Jesu, Konkanni monthly.

The award ‘Yuva Pratibha Puraskar’ carries Rs. 20,000 in cash and the ‘Person of the Year Award’ Rs 30,000 in cash, certificate, memento and shawl. All the three awards will be presented in Carmel Hill – Mangaluru on December 3.

Know the awardees!

Frivita D’Souza
Hailing from Gurpur-Kaikamba, Frivita is a budding dramatist. She acted in nearly 13 dramas through Kalakul. She acted in two Konkani films - ‘Nashibacho Khel’ and ‘Sofiya’. She also co- directed two dramas - ‘Aat Foti’ and ‘Osmitai’.  She has received the ‘Best Actress Award’ in 2016-17 and ‘Best Drama Writer’ from Kalakul Theatre Repertory. Presently she is pursuing her M.A. in economics in Mangalore University. ‘Naman Ballok Jesu and Amulya-Akash Klala Yuva Prathiba Kala Award 2017’ goes to Frivita D’Souza.

Nivita Cardoza
Nivita hails from the rural place of Belman. Being a champion in Karate, Nivita has gained a name for herself in national and international Karate events. She had bagged 23 gold, 20 silver, and 14 bronze medals so far. From 2007-2017 she has participated in 32 competitions either individual or group. She is the student of Mundkur Mulladka Guruprasad Raghu T. Shetty Karate School. Presently she is pursuing her studies in computer science. ‘Naman Ballok Jesu and Amulya-Akaash Yuva Prathibha Sports Award 2017’ goes to Nivita Cardoza.

Jeet Milan Roche
Having fallen in love with the nature, Jeet Milan’s mission is to plant trees and take care of them. In order to create ‘Green Mangaluru’ he began ‘Mangalore Green Brigade’. In and around Mangaluru he has planted more than a lakh trees without anyone’s help. In empty land, cemeteries, unused railway and highway properties, temple roads, dump yards he has not only planted greenery but also nurtured them. He is also working on eco-friendly waste and garbage dumping. ‘Godwin-Sushma Rasquinha’ person of the year award is presented to Jeet

Milan Roche.
The 9th Anniversary of Naman Ballok Jesu, Konkani monthly will be celebrated on 3 December at 5 pm at Carmel Hill, Bikarnakatte. Rev. Dr. Pius James D’Souza the Vicar Provincial of K.G. Carmelite Province will preside over the program and inaugurate the Decennial year. Fr. Chetan Capuchin, the editor of Uzvad, Konkani fortnightly, Hemacharya, Editor - Daijiworld English weekly, will be the chief guests. ‘NBJ-Amulya Akaash Yuva Pratibha Puraskar-2017 and NBJ-Godwin-Sushma Rasquinha Family Person of the Year award will be presented on this occasion. NBJ-Akaar Innovations sponsored ‘Prakruti Kalakruti’ prizes also will be distributed on this occasion. A book in Konkani by renowned writer, Herolpius will be released. Christopher D’Souza Ninasam and group will entertain with ‘Katha Kavya Rang’, which will add spices to the programme.

‘Naman Ballok Jesu’ the monthly is an initiative of Carmelite Fathers, which brings out Konkani literature, culture in interesting topics. The topics which the society doesn’t like to discuss much, is brought for discussion by the magazine which has brought a lot of awareness among the readers. It also pens literature, arts and sports, politics and technology. It recognizes young talents and honors them. Now it is stepping into its decennial celebrations!

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