Herald: Bruno Azaredo is King Momo 2018
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Bruno Azaredo is King Momo 2018

31 Jan 2018 06:28am IST

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31 Jan 2018 06:28am IST

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Event management agency yet to be finalised; No polluting vehicles, no vulgarity, no liquor, no weapons allowed on floats

PANJIM: While an event management agency for the Carnival extravaganza is likely to be announced only on Wednesday, Tourism Department on Tuesday selected Bruno Azaredo as King Momo who will declare his rule from February 10-13.

Similarly, the Goa Food and Cultural Festival, will coincide with the Carnival celebrations as it is slated to be held from February 9 to 13. Azaredo, a 57-year-old Utorda resident, will lead the float parades in all the major town along with a colourful and elaborate entourage. 

The float parades in Panjim, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa will be held on February 10, 11, 12 and 13 respectively. Float parades will be held in Ponda on February 11, Curchorem on February 12 and Morjim on February 13. The total prize money for the four-day event has been increased to Rs 7.35 lakh per centre.

A statement issued by the department states, “All floats desirous of participating in the parades will be screened by a committee to ensure it follows the theme and does not violate any of the rules and regulations. Carnival committees have been asked to encourage participants to include more cultural aspects and minimize commercialization of floats. Polluting vehicles in the junk car category will not be allowed in the parade and no offensive exposure will be permitted. Consumption of liquor and carrying of lethal weapons will not be permitted on the floats during the parade.”

All Carnival Committees are in the process of submitting their center wise programs. Committees have been directed to take assistance from the police and district administration for ensuring security arrangements at the events and parade routes.

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