Carnival a boon for tourism: Rear Admiral Philipose



Stating that Carnival celebrations are a great initiative
of tourism department, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area Rear
Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil said that the festivities help in
boosting state’s tourism and also advertises Goa all over the world.

Rear Admiral Pynumootil
was speaking to media persons after flagging off the Carnival float parade in
the port town, accompanied by King Momo and Queen Momo float. Mormugao Port
Trust chairman Dr E Ramesh Kumar, deputy collector and sub-divisional
magistrate Mormugao Paresh Faldessai, wife of Rear Admiral Priya Pynumootil,
Vasco Carnival committee president Cosme Mendes and other executive committee
members of VCC were present.

Speaking on the float
presented by the Indian Navy, Rear Admiral said, “We have highlighted flood
relief and other relief operations which were conducted last year in and around
neighbouring states of Goa. The Indian Navy carries relief and rescues
operations throughout the year.”

The float parade routed
through Swatantra Path after it was kicked off at around 4 pm near Thakker
House. The floats made presentations before the stage erected opposite the
Subrai Joshi Chawk.

Floats of Goencho Poder
depicting baking and selling of bread, promotion of traditional fishing and
opposing LED fishing was presented by Achanak Youth Club of Headland-Sada,
traffic awareness through junk car ‘Love Goa – use helmets and don’t dirty
beaches in Goa, a gigantic dying whale on the theme ‘plastic free ocean’
depicted by Our Lady of Victory Group Revora Bardez, the fearless eagle
celebration of Carnival with spirit of fun, frolic and love was depicted by St
Sebastian Boys Mapusa, ‘Goan Spices – Juvemcho Purumentacho Sambhar’ was
presented by St Estevam’s on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Carnival float,
save the turtles and the frogs besides various other floats which highlighted
the tradition and culture of Goa participated in the Carnival float parade.

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