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Mangaluru: A dance contest and Indian traditional attire competition for couples including a baby show and cake baking competition is also part of the event. The competitions will start at 2 pm at the premises of Don Bosco Hall. Entry for competitions will be free and the last date for registration is Saturday, Feb 11.

Participants may call on 9844794033 (Liston) or 9900406006 (Cletus).

Senior artiste and a true ambassador of the Konkani language and culture, Eric Ozario will be bestowed with a lifetime achievement award by Konkani Natak Sabha (R) Mangaluru. The award conferring ceremony will be held at Don Bosco Hall on Sunday, Feb 19, on the occasion of Sambhram-2023, a curtain raiser of the 80th jubilee celebration of KNS.

Eric Ozario’s immense and unmatchable contribution towards enriching the Konkani language and culture was considered while selecting him for the award.

Eric Alexander Ozario, singer, composer, and full-time cultural activist, was born on May 18, 1949, in Jeppu, Mangaluru. His parents are the late Prospero Ozario and the late Bernadette Ozario from Jeppu. Eric Ozario is the 7th among 10 siblings. He is a commerce graduate from St Aloysius College, Mangaluru. He is married to Joyce Fontes from Mangaluru. They have a daughter Dr Rashmi Kiran and a son Rithesh Kiran, both are blessed with profound singing talent.

Konkani Sabha's Lifetime Achievement Award for Eric Ozario His dream project ‘Mandd Sobhan’ that he co-founded with two other greats Chafraa and Melvyn Rodrigues, revolutionized the presentation of Konkani culture and folk songs. As a music director, he has composed and presented over 500 shows of National and International prominence.

Eric is not only an eminent artiste but also an artistic inventor, an exceptional planner, an outstanding educationalist, a revered mentor and a distinguished, determined Konkani activist who through his organization Mandd Sobhann, has revitalized Konkani language and culture. Kalangann has been a centre of hectic Konkani cultural activities for the last several years ever since it was inaugurated on Dec 2, 2001, under the leadership of legendary Eric Ozario. Konkani Nirantari, a group singing under his leadership entered the Guinness Book of World Records with its 40-hour-long non-stop multi-singer music programme. Soad is another milestone in the history of ‘Mandd Sobhan’ which already completed its successful five seasons. Now to record the essence of the Konkani people and their lifestyle Eric is on the mission of making a movie project in Konkani which has already begun its production works.

The Konkani Natak Sabha (KNS) is a Konkani drama society formed on Sep 19, 1943, by Fr George Albuquerque Pai SJ (of St Aloysius College, Mangaluru), by bringing together active youngsters of local theatre groups from all over Mangaluru. KNS is a cultural organization founded primarily for the Apostolate of the Stage with the objective of promotion the mother tongue-Konkani, and the advancement of cultural, social and moral upliftment of the society in general. ‘Natak Dwarin Dharmik Sadhan’ meaning service through the stage is the cherished motto of the Sabha.

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