Mapusa reverberates to rhythm of Carnival

Mapusa reverberated to the rhythm of Carnival 2013 which witnessed around 70 floats that wound their way through the streets of the town. This year, considering previous bad experiences, the float parade was flagged off from Tar bridge junction and it went straight along the road to the usual culmination point. Around 70 floats  took part in the parade in Mapusa that brought the curtains down on Carnival 2013. The Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Francis D’Souza  along with Aldona MLA Mr Glen Ticlo flagged off the parade at 4.30 p.m. from Tar junction. As usual the first float  was of King Momo. Various floats that followed came with various messages and various themes. There were floats depicting Goan tradition, floats depicting traditional occupation such as fishing. The manos or sluice gate, a tinto, Goencho posorkar, a humming bird, an eagle, a peacock,  a bulbul, a nustekar all featured at the Mapusa carnival.  Floats  gave messages against rape, destruction of nature, harmful effects of cigarette smoking, and    clean and green Goa. A  large number of floats featured in the sponsored category, traditional category, individual category  and joker  category. People thronged the  streets of Mapusa right from the starting point with many seen standing on roofs and wherever they could. [NT]