Our Felicitations

G.S.B. Talent Recognition Award

On a suggestion and initial donation made by Shri K. M. Kamath, the Sabha added one more feather to its cap by instituting the G.S.B. Talent Recognition Award to honour personalities from our Community who have excelled in fields of performing arts, fine arts and literature. The first felicitations were made during Gudi Padva Sneh Milan 2006. The awardees so far are as under.

YearRecipient of the awardTalent in the field of
2006Shri Vijay Ajgaonkar,
Shri K G Kamath (Gopimam)
Bhajans,
Drama
2007Shri Ulhas Kamat (Konkani Triveni Kala Sangam)Drama
2008Smt. Manorama Rao,
Shri K. Ramachandra Mallya (Bhajane Mallo)
Bhajans
2009Shri Anant (Uncle) Pai (Amar Chitra Katha fame)Literature
2010Shri Kiran KamathMusic
2011Shri K. G. SarafTheatre
2012Dr. Chandrashekhar N. ShenoyTheatre
2013Shri A.G.Kamath
Shri Madhav V. Kamath
Theatre
Yakshagana
2014Ms. Mahalakshmi ShenoyMusic
2015Shri Kochi Anant BhatLiterature
2016Shri Ramdas KamatTheatre
2017Shri Sudhir NayakMusic
2018Shri Vishwanath Ram KantakPainter

Vatsala R. Shenoy Memorial G.S.B. Woman Entrepreneur Award :

To celebrate and recognise the role played by women in the economic growth of the nation, the Sabha instituted the “Vatsala R. Shenoy Memorial G.S.B. Woman Entrepreneur Award” in 2014. Smt. Vatsala Shenoy was Mahila Shakha President and Sabha Vice President for several years. The founder sponsor of this award are her daughter-in-law and son, Smt. Sadhana and Shri Sunil Shenoy.

The awardees so far are as under.

YearRecipient of the awardField
2015Smt. Vilasini and Smt. Bharati BhandarkarPublication
2016Smt. Sandhya PaiMedia and Publication
2017Smt. Shobha KamathEnvironment
2018Smt. Roopa PrabhuBeauty and Fashion

Educational Merit Awards

During the Foundation Day Celebrations held every year, students from our community who have excelled in academic studies from SSC onwards are felicitated.

The awardees are presented with certificates and silver medals, which are sponsored by Smt. Jayashree Ramesh Shenoy.

From the merit award endowments which have been set up for this purpose, cash awards were given till 2016. From 2017, inspiring, motivational, self-help and personality development books are awarded to the students.

V. R. Shenoy Memorial Vidyanidhi Merit Award :

This award was first presented during the Foundation Day Celebrations held on 15th August, 2011. The award is presented to one student each from Std I to IX, selected from the beneficiaries of educational assistance from the Sabha’s Vidyanidhi Fund.

From the educational assistance applications received, the topper in each class from Std I to IX is selected and felicitated with a certificate and cash prize (till 2016) and a book from year 2017 onwards.

The award has been instituted in memory of In memory of Shri V. R. Shenoy, who served on the Sabha’s Managing Committee in various capacities till his demise in 2010.

From its inception, this award has been sponsored by Shri B. T. Mallya, Trustee of the Sabha.

GSB Promising Talent Award :

Voice of GSB, the quarterly newsletter of the Sabha, has a Kids Zone page in which drawing contributions from children of our community are printed. As a mark of encouragement to these children, they are presented with the GSB Promising Talent Award during the Foundation Day Celebrations held every year.

The awardees are felicitated with a certificate and cash prize (till 2016) and a book from year 2017 onwards.

From its inception, this award has been sponsored by Shri B. T. Mallya, Trustee of the Sabha.

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