Goa Tourism to organize World Tourism Day celebrations at Panjim



Panaji: Goa Tourismis organizing celebrations on the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’ (September 27) at INOX courtyard, Campal, Panjim from September 27-28, 2013. The event will highlight the role of tourism in creating awareness on water conservation, which is the global theme this year.

The festival will be inaugurated by Hon. Tourism Minister of Goa, Shri. Dilip  Parulekar, in the presence of Hon. Chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), Shri. Nilesh Cabral and other senior Goa Tourism officials.

Shri. Parulekar said that this event will be a unique opportunity to examine and create awareness on water conservation. This will not only be in sync with the theme of this year as announced by United Nations World Tourism Organization but will also highlight proper usage of water for the benefit of all.

Mr. Nilesh Cabral, Hon. Chairman, GTDC said, “The theme will be based on conserving water and protecting our future to ensure that the coming generation also enjoys this gift of nature. Water sustains our environment, heritage and livelihood. Let us resolve to conserve water and ensure sustainable growth of tourism, a vibrant, green and prosperous Goa!”

The event will depict the concept of water with relation to Goan culture, heritage and natural beauty along with the theme – water conservation. On this occasion, various competitions on the said theme are being held such as essay-writing competition, photography, etc.

The entertainment programme will include live performances by world renowned vocalists Remo Fernandes.  Indiva – an all women fusion band from Mumbai, Johnny Be Good, Varun Carvalho and Talking Drums will also perform during the event.

‘World Tourism Day’ event highlights

  • Live entertainment by celebrity Goan Remo Fernandes

  • Indiva – All women fusion band from Mumbai

  • Live performances by Varun Carvalho and Talking Drums

  • Authentic Goan Cuisine and local beverages

  • Essay writing and photography competition

  •  Beach cleaning competition for students at Miramar beach

  • Elocution competition

  • Cruise boat ride for special children from Sanjay school