Awarded Konkani Literary Recognition to Dr. Gerald Pinto

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Dr. Gerald Pinto Receives 2024 Konkani Literary Award

Our sources have confirmed that acclaimed writer, Dr. Gerald Pinto, also known as Gerry Niddodi, will be conferred the esteemed 2024 Konkani Literary Award. The recognition comes from the notable association, Konkani Lekhak Sangh-Karnataka. Richard Moras, the group’s Convener, announced this news at a press meeting held at the Mangaluru Press Club.

Recognizing Excellence in Konkani Literature

The Konkani Lekhak Sangh-Karnataka, established in 2018, has been honoring literary individuals since 2022 for their remarkable contributions to Konkani literature. The latest commendation for Dr. Pinto underscores his everlasting dedication in promoting Konkani culture and literature.

Dr. Pinto: A Multifaceted Luminary

Dr. Pinto’s distinguished career is packed with accomplishments. Notably, he served as the President of the Catholic Sabha Central Committee and functioned as the Editor of ‘Amcho Sandesh.’ His varied roles in the education and banking sectors underscore his commitment towards the enrichment of the Konkani language. With 6 novels, 75 short stories, and over 900 articles under his belt, Dr. Pinto firmly stands as a stalwart of Konkani literature.

Accumulating Recognition

Dr. Pinto’s exceptional endeavors have led to numerous rewards over time. He is the proud recipient of the Danthy Memorial Award, Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy Award, Divo Sahitya Award, and Amcho Sandesh Silver Jubilee Award. The 2024 Konkani Literary Award undeniably reaffirms Dr. Pinto’s significant impact on Konkani literature and culture.

The Sandesha Foundation in Mangaluru will host the awarding ceremony on February 17, 2024. In honor of his indelible contributions to Konkani literature, Dr. Pinto will be granted a Rs 25000 cash prize, a citation, and a memento.


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