Notwithstanding the intermittent rains and pushing behind the grisly memories of last year’s bomb blast at Margao, large number of people turned up to view the Narkasur competition at different places in Margao in Goa.
Although the turnout – in terms of competing effigies and crowd – was less that the previous years at Margao, the enthusiasm amongst those gathered was quite high making the competition organized by Solid Party at Margao a success that has obliterated the horrible memories of last year when two youngsters died in a bomb explosion.
Police were on high alert and were seen not only around the Municipal square where the competition was held but in the entire town of Margao.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat speaking on the occasion while stating that the crowd was good despite last year’s incidents, opined that Goans being fighters had come out in such large numbers.
MLA representing Fatorda constituency Damu Naik also complimented the people on erasing past memories to make the event a success. “The size of Narkasur does not matter, what is important is that Krishna killed him to signify the victory of good over evil,” he said.
Meanwhile prominent Goans including Governor Dr. S S Sidhu, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao, Former Minister Micky Pacheco wished the people of Goa on the occasion of Diwali.
Goa Chronicle also wishes all its visitors a very happy Diwali and a prosperous new year.