Clive and Avil chosen for Kittall Youth & Arso Journalism awards – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

Clive and Avil chosen for Kittall Youth & Arso Journalism awards

December 29, 2022


Clive D Souza, Boliye, and Avil Rasquinha were chosen for Leo Rodrigues Family Kittall Youth Award and Austin D Souza Prabhu Family Arso Journalism Award for the year 2022. Both the awards carry a cash component of Rs.25,000/- and citation. The awards will be conferred on Avil Rasquinha and Clive D Souza on 1st January 2023 at 6.00 p.m. at a function to be held at Maria Jayanti Hall, Jeppu, Mangalore. Ln. Dr. Austin D’Souza Prabhu, Chicago, editor – publisher of Veez Digital Konkani Weekly and CA Valerian D Almeida, Abu- Dhabi based entrepreneur and mentor of spearhead group will be presenting the awards.

Every year premier Konkani web portal honors a youth writer with the Kittall youth Award and Abu Dhabi-based NRI Mr. Leo Rodrigues sponsors the award for the last 10 years. Arso launched as a fortnightly in the year 2013 by H M Pernal, now successfully running in the 9 th year as a monthly magazine under the editorship of noted poet and lyricist Wilson Kateel. From this year onwards, ARSO will be honoring a senior konkani journalist, who has contributed to the growth of Konkani journalism substantially. The award is sponsored by Ln Dr. Austin D Souza Prabhu, the editor, and publisher of the one and only illustrated digital Konkani Weekly published in Chicago for the past five and half years, non-stop.  

Mr. Avil Rasquinha, served as an editor and publisher of Kannik fortnightly for 20 long years from 1977 to 1997. He started wring at the age of 14 and became the youngest editor-publisher at the age of 20. Apart from publishing Kannik from his Santacruz Press, Avil has published 12 Konkani books. He has acted in Konkani, Kannada, and Tulu Dramas and is an active member of the Lions Club. Presently he lives in Bellore with his family. 

Mr. Larry Clive D Souza of Kutanlnagar writes in the name Clive Souz, Boliye for the last several years. So far he has penned more than 140 poems, 2 short stories, and about 6 essays. Presently he is promoting Konkani on digital platforms. So far he has posted 7 singles on you tube and 4 are ready for launch. Along with singles he has also written and composed two hymns. A graduate of Hospitality Science from the University of Mangalore, he is working as a Chef at Indian Ocean, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.