Frivita, Nivita win NBJ Yuva Pratibha Puraskar

Frivita, Nivita win NBJ Yuva Pratibha Puraskar

Frivita D'Souza and Nivita Cardoza, two budding youngsters have been chosen for the 'NBJ Amulya Akash Yuva Pratibha Puraskar-2017' in sports and art category respectively while environmentalist Jeet Milan Roche has been chosen for the 'Godwin-Sushma Rasquinha Person of the Year -2017' award instituted by Naman Ballok Jesu, Konkani monthly.

The award 'Yuva Pratibha Puraskar' carries Rs 20,000 in cash and the 'Person of the Year Award' carries Rs 30,000 in cash, a certificate, memento, and shawl. All the three awards will be presented during the 9th anniversary of Naman Ballok Jesu at Carmel Hill here on December 3.

While Vicar Provincial of K G Carmelite Province Rev Dr Pius James D'Souza will preside over the programme and inaugurate the decennial year, Uzvad Editor Fr Chetan Capuchin and Daijiworld English weekly editor Hemacharya will be the chief guests.
A book in Konkani by renowned writer Herolpius will also be released on the occasion and Christopher D'Souza Ninasam and group will entertain with 'Katha Kavya Rang'.

Frivita is a budding dramatist who hails from Gurpur-Kaikamba. She acted in nearly 13 dramas through Kalakul and in two Konkani films - 'Nashibacho Khel' and 'Sofiya'. She also directed two dramas - 'Aat Foti' and 'Asmitai'. She received the 'Best Actress Award' in 2015 and 'Best Drama Writer' from Kalakul Theatre Repertory. Presently, she is pursuing her MA in Economics from Mangalore University.

Nivita hails from Belman. Being a champion in Karate, Nivita gained much fame for herself in national and international Karate events. She has bagged 23 gold, 20 silver, and 14 bronze medals so far. From 2007-2017 she participated in 32 competitions either individual or in groups. She studied at Mundkur Mulladka Guruprasad Raghu T Shetty Karate School. Presently, she is pursuing a course in computer science.

In order to create 'Green Mangaluru,' Jeet Milan began the 'Mangalore Green Brigade'. He has taken the initiative of planting more than a lakh sapling in and around Mangaluru. He has planted saplings on empty stretches of land, cemeteries, unused railway and highway properties, temple roads and dump yards. He is also working on eco-friendly waste to check dumping of garbage.

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