Yusuf Sheikh conferred Goa State Cultural Award
Noted Konkani writer Yusuf A. Sheikh from Vasco (Mormugao) was amongst 16 eminent citizens to whom Goa State Cultural Awards were presented by the Governor of Goa, Shri Bharat Vir Wanchoo at a function organized by the Dept. of Art & Culture recently.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Wanchoo said that the artistic and cultural elements are the only integrating forces which bind people in a common thread of mutual understanding and trust and therefore the same should be preserved for posterity. He said that said that the younger generation should know the cultural heritage of the land and make efforts to maintain it.
A book with the profiles of artists was released on the occasion.