King Momo to enthrall Goa from February 14 to 17

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The Goa Carnaval is synonymous with colour, celebrations and festivities; and this year’s edition promises to be even more exciting than before. Jointly organized by the Department of Tourism and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), plans have already been put into action for the fun-filled four day event commencing on February 14, 2015. The inaugural edition of the annual parade will be held in the capital city of Panjum. The other parades have been scheduled in Margao on February 15, Vasco, Curchorem and Shiroda on February 16 and Mapusa and Ponda on February 17.

M/s Advertising Associates has been selected as the Event Management Agency (EMA) for managing and co-ordinating the float parades. The  lead  float which  will host  the  impressive  entourage  of King  Momo  will be  prepared  by the EMA and will participate in the float  parades at  Panjim, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa. The Carnaval float parade led by King Momo will   be in attendance only in the four major  cities  of  Panjim,  Margao, Vasco and Mapusa. The  tourism  ministry  has  emphasized  that  this  year floats  participating in the  parade should thrust on themes  revolving  around  socio-cultural, environment  and tourism related  aspects.

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The  tourism  department  is also constituting a  committee  to  formulate  guidelines that  will ensure  participation of quality  floats at the  Carnaval  parade. A  screening  committee  will also be constituted  to eliminate   floats  that do not  conform with the  guidelines chalked out  for  participating  tableaus.

The   tourism  department and the  GTDC along with the  committees will  meet  again on Saturday,  January 17, 2015  to  finalize  float parade routes and  programmes. Due  to the  election code  of  conduct  which  has  come into  force  in view of the  Panjim by-polls, the  Carnaval celebrations in Panjim will be  conducted   under the  Chairmanship  of the  Commissioner of the  Corporation of the  City  of Panaji (CCP).

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