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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Konkani Award presented to Padukone

With professionalism and best performance by different sports, Federations India can produce great sports persons, opined former captain of Indian Badminton team Prakash Padukone.

He was speaking after receiving the prestigious Konkani Award, instituted by Dr T M A Pai Foundation Manipal, here on Tuesday. He hoped that a ‘Sports City’ would come up in India where in talented youths are identified, groomed and given a right break at right time.

On the occasion retired Senior Vice Chairman of City Group Vitor J Menezes, noted Harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borker and eminent poet Manoharrai Sardessai (posthumously) were also honoured with the Konkani Award.

President of Dr T M A Pai Foundation K K Pai, President of Manipal University Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chairman of Prasar Bharathi M V Kamath, Dr H Shantharam and others were present on the occasion.

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