Herald: Celebrating the authenticity of Amcho Ganv

Celebrating the authenticity of Amcho Ganv

17 Feb 2019 04:05am IST
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17 Feb 2019 04:05am IST
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The 4th Annual ‘Lok-Utsov’, titled ‘Amcho

Ganv’, organised by Barebhatt Social and Cultural Association, will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Raia Panchayat Sports complex. The objective behind organising this annual tribal festival is aimed at promoting and protecting tribal culture, craft, art and games.

The past editions of ‘Lok-Utsov’, have received high praise from all quarters for its efforts to showcase the old Goan way of life, from the display of artefacts from the bygone era to the artistically designed Goan theme decor ; that brought back many nostalgic memories for the thousands who thronged the festival from various parts of the state.

The festival will begin at 2:30 pm, followed by competitions in traditional games, sweet dish making, traditional fancy dress and traditional dance. Besides this, a medical camp will be held at the venue.

On the day of the festival, there will be various traditional craft presentation along with traditional games like chantteamni, tablam, koiba, mittamni, logoriamni, etc. Traditional food will be cooked at the venue. There will be different stalls exhibiting the traditional business and culture of the tribal community.

Seven well-known personalities, who have excelled in the field of agriculture, sports, literature, drama and social service from the Raia will be felicitated on the occasion. Well-known Konkani singer P Agnelo Fernandes and his troupe will present the Konkani kantaram program called ‘Kantaranchi Sanz’.

Lok-Utsov is organised in collaboration with Tourism Department and supported by Directorate of Art and Culture, Department of Tribal Welfare, Directorate of Agriculture, Village Panchayat Raia and other well-wishers.

There will also be a medical camp which is supported by Faizan Khan, Chairman and Managing Director, Universal Alliance group.

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