Thedirectorate of art and culture has announced the Goa State Cultural Award forthe year 2018-19 to Suresh Walve, former editor of the Marathi daily,Navprabha.
The award consists of a memento, a shawl, a certificateand cash award of `1 lakh.
Walve, who had been in the field of journalism for 36years retired as the Navprabha editor in 2008.
Walve is also a prolific writer and has written a numberof books including Saralvaat, an autobiographical account tracing his journeyin the field journalism; Smriti (vi) shesh, a compilation of obituaries ofprominent personalities, which has been prescribed by Goa University for thefinal year BA course as a reference book; Udat Udat, a travelogue of foreignvisits; and an abridged version of the Marathi state musical, Saubhadra.
In the past, Walve has been conferred upon with numerousawards including Bhatagram Bhooshan Award, Anna Phanse Award, Bharatkar HegdeDesai Award, Laxmidas Borkar Award, Narad Award, and so on.
Furthermore, Walve has been active in the field of socialand cultural work. He is also a well travelled man having visited many placesaround the country as well as the developed world countries.