Joaquim Teles to head Panaji Carnival committee
Panaji Traditional Festivals Committee, a leading entertainment association, has decided to organise Carnival 2013 from February 9 to 12 on a grand scale this year.
For this purpose, the following Carnival committee has been set up: president – Joaquim Teles; vice president – Timoteo Fernandes; secretary – Napoleon D’Souza; joint secretary – John Dias; treasurer – Anagha Warlikar; members – Lourenco Fernandes, John Aguiar, Aaron S Teles, Pravin Fernandes, Weena Braganza, and Nicola Lopes.
The highlight of this year’s Carnival is the 3-day Khel Tiatr Festival, which is one of the oldest traditions of Carnival, and will be held at the open air theatre at Kala Academy from February 10 to 12 from 6:30 p.m. onwards. On February 10, ‘Hoi Ani Nam’ by comedian Agostinho, on February 11, ‘Tumchinch Bhurgim’ and on February 12, ‘Waiter’ by Rosefern will be staged. On all 3 days, fancy dress competitions will be organised. The 3 best dressed Carnival outfits will be given prizes on all 3 days. [NT]