California based organization of NRIs of Goa origin has bestowed the special recognition award to Sebastian Rodrigues. Here is the text of citation:
GOA SUDHAROP ANNUAL AWARDS
Thursday, 14 January 2010, Hotel Mandovi, Panjim, Goa
Special Recognition Award to
Mr. Sebastian Rodrigues
for his consistent work in awareness
of the environmental issues through
meticulous blogging and
organising the solidarity of the
mining affected villagers in Goa.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INC., U.S.A.
(A Goan Diaspora Volunteer Organization)
Citation is accompanied by cheque of Rs.5000/- (Five thousand only)
Sebastian Rodrigues dedicates this award to late Dr.Bikram Dasgupta who served Goa with total commitment and dedication for 20 years without being recognized by society in Goa.