Sri. Paul Moras - Life time Achievement Award. He is an eminent personality and well known Konkani Activist, literateur, researcher and social worker. He has rendered service to the Konkani Community in the last 3 decades. He has also published Konkani research volumes and several research articles. His books have been selected for higher studies in Goa and Mangalore universities. He has also been awarded by the Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy, Government of Karnataka.
Smt. Corrine Antoinette Rasquinha - Professional Excellence Award. She is the founder of White Doves, an NGO based at Mangalore. A good Samaritan, leader, she is a name people in Mangalore are happy to hear, providing shelter, rehabilitation and more to the destitute street people, without discrimination of caste, creed and gender. She has changed thousands of lives who were in need and reunited many destitutes with their family members. White Doves runs two homes for the destitutes in the Dakshina Kannada district. Her NGO has been recognized by the local administrations and national, international associations, etc..
Sri. Vivek Aranha, Chairman, Rosary Education Group, Pune - Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Vivek Aranha, Chairman, Rosary Education Group, Pune, a multifaceted personality, is the head of Second generation Aranha family. The Aranha family have been pioneers in the field of Education for the past 58 years. Vivek Aranha, born in the family of educationalists, is a multifaceted personality with masters degree in Education/Sociology and English from the Pune University- a rank holder in his Post Graduate degrees. Having started in a small way, with one school, in 1958, the Rosary Education Group blossomed into a vast Institution with 8 Schools, 2 Colleges and a Teachers Training Institute under his leadership. Rosary has on its roll more than 10000 students.