Goa gearing up for Carnaval 2017


Goa gearing up for Carnaval 2017
·        New  route being considered for Panjim float parade
·        Participants urged to  add cultural aspects and  minimize commercialization  of floats

Panjim, Dec 9: The Department of Tourism
is gearing up for Goa Carnaval 2017 to be held from February 25-28, with a big focus on cultural and traditional aspects of Goa.
high level meeting was chaired by Minister for Tourism, Mr. Dilip Parulekar today with all other agencies assisting in the conduct of the four day Carnaval event to be held next year.

Carnaval 2017 will be held in Goa between February 25-28, 2017. Float parades in the four major cities will be held as follows:  Panjim on 25th February,  Margao on 26th February, Vasco on 27th
February and Mapusa on  28th  February.  
As far as the float parades in the minor cities, the parade in Ponda will be held on 28th February.  The dates for float parades in Shiroda and Curchorem will be finalized shortly.

A new route from Miramar Circle to Dona Paula Circle is being considered for the Panjim Carnaval float parade which will be held on 25th February 2017. This decision will be finalized after taking the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) into confidence. An event management agency will be appointed to organize, manage and co-ordinate the float parade in Panjim
and  will also assist other local committees at other centres.
The selection of King Momo will be carried out through the usual process.

During the discussions, it was mooted that 
carnaval committees encourage participants to include more cultural aspects and minimize commercialization of floats.
It has also been decided that polluting 
vehicles in the junk car category would not be allowed in the parade.

Screening committees would be empowered to decide on 
participation of floats and ensure that participants maintain decorum.  Prize money for the float parades will be the same as last year.

All committees have been directed to submit details of 
their programmes well in advance and take requisite permissions from the respective departments. Likewise committees have been directed to take the assistance from the police and district  administration for ensuring security arrangements at the events and parade routes.

Standard entry forms for float parade participation will be uploaded shortly on the Department of Tourism website and participants can download the same and submit to the 
department accordingly.

It was 
also informed that in the wake of assembly elections,  the constitution of carnaval committees may be reconstituted with officials and committees should co-operate  for smooth and effective organization of Carnaval in each of the respective centres