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Four-day-long Goa Carnival commences in Panaji

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Thousands of revellers today witnessed the colourful parade of floats, led by Momo, as the coastal state marked the beginning of celebrations slated to go on for four days.

The parade, which was hosted by State Tourism Department, was held along the seashore on the road connecting to near here, and was flagged of by in the presence of

The parade, with more than 30 floats, was led by who decreed that one was to eat, drink and be merry over the four days of festivities. More than 20,000 people lined the route, said organisers.

Organisers informed that Bruno Azaredo had been selected to enact this year.

In a first, police participated in the parade with a message against smoking and the consumption of alcohol in public places.

The across other cities would be held from tomorrow onwards. organisers informed.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:00 IST