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Joseph Crasta, Founder of Snehalaya Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center, Receives Basti Vaman Shenoy Vishwa Konkani Puraskar-2023

Date: Feb 11, 2024:In a remarkable honor, Joseph Crasta, the founder of Snehalaya Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center for Men and Women, has been awarded the prestigious Basti Vaman Shenoy Vishwa Konkani Puraskar 2023. The award, named after the renowned Konkani writer Basti Vaman Shenoy, recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to society through their work in various fields.
Joseph Crasta, a social worker and philanthropist, has dedicated his life to the betterment and rehabilitation of individuals facing psychological and emotional turmoil. His tireless efforts, commitment, and compassion towards serving the marginalized communities have earned him this well-deserved recognition.
Snehalaya Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center, founded by Crasta in 2009, has been instrumental in providing support, counseling, and therapy to countless men and women battling with mental health issues. The center's comprehensive approach, combining psychological aid with rehabilitation programs and empowerment initiatives, has transformed the lives of many vulnerable individuals.
The esteemed Basti Vaman Shenoy Vishwa Konkani Puraskar acknowledges Joseph Crasta's significant contributions in fostering mental health awareness, breaking barriers of stigma, and promoting overall well-being. His commendable work in the field has not only positively impacted the lives of his beneficiaries but has also paved the way for sustainable change in society.
Upon receiving the award, Joseph Crasta expressed his gratitude and emphasized the importance of collective efforts in addressing mental health issues. He stated, "This recognition is not just mine; it belongs to the entire team at Snehalaya and all those who have supported our cause specially the benefactors. Together, we can create a more inclusive and compassionate society."
The Basti Vaman Shenoy Vishwa Konkani Puraskar is conferred annually to exemplary individuals who have displayed exceptional dedication, innovation, and transformative impact in their respective fields. This prestigious honor serves as an inspiration for others to contribute towards societal progress and upliftment.
The ceremony, held on Feb 11 2024, witnessed the presence of esteemed personalities, intellectuals, and dignitaries from across the globe. 
As Joseph Crasta continues his noble work at Snehalaya Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center, his unwavering dedication and passion are set to inspire countless individuals on their journey towards healing and recovery. The recognition bestowed upon him further amplifies the importance of mental health compassion and efforts to create a society where no one is left behind.
 
ದಿನಾಂಕ 11.02.2024ರಂದು ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ವಿಶ್ವಕೊಂಕಣಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ "ವಿಶ್ವಕೊಂಕಣಿ ಸಮಾರೋಹ" ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಕಲೋತ್ಸವದಲ್ಲಿ. ಮಂಜೇಶ್ವರ ಸ್ನೇಹಾಲಯ ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಅಸ್ವಸ್ಥರ ಪುನರ್ವಸತಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರದ ರೂವಾರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಮಾಜ ಸೇವಕರಾದ ಸಹೋದರ ಜೋಸೆಫ್ ಕ್ರಾಸ್ತಾ ಅವರು ಈ ಸಮಾಜಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಮಾನವೀಯ ಸೇವೆಗಾಗಿ 'ಬಸ್ತಿ ವಾಮನ ಶಣೈ ವಿಶ್ವ ಕೊಂಕಣಿ ಸೇವಾ ಪುರಸ್ಕಾರ'ವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿ ಸನ್ಮಾನಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಈ ಸಮಾರಂಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ಗಣ್ಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು , ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು.
ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದ  ಸಹೋದರ ಜೋಸೆಫ್ ಕ್ರಾಸ್ತಾರವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಕೃತಜ್ಞತೆಯನ್ನು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದರು ಮತ್ತು ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬಗೆಹರಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಮೂಹಿಕ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಗಳ ಮಹತ್ವವನ್ನು ಒತ್ತಿ ಹೇಳಿದರು. ಅವರು ಹೇಳಿದರು, "ಈ ಮನ್ನಣೆ ಕೇವಲ ನನ್ನದಲ್ಲ; ಇದು ಸ್ನೇಹಾಲಯದ ಇಡೀ ತಂಡಕ್ಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಉದ್ದೇಶವನ್ನು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ, ವಿಶೇಷವಾಗಿ ದಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿದೆ ಎಂದರು.
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