Fest inaugurated on World Tourism Day
“Femme Fest”, a variety exhibition
at Miramar Residency Lawns around the newly laid
out Cottages within the Miramar Residency and
organized by Goa Tourism Development Corporation
was inaugurated on World Tourism Day by Dr M.
Modassir Secretary Tourism Government of Goa,
in presence of Sanjit Rodrigues Managing Director
Goa Tourism and other dignitaries.
The exhibition is in line with the World Tourism
Organization’s theme for this years World
Tourism Day, “Tourism opens doors to women”.
The exhibition which will be on till 2nd October
displays exceptional talent of Goan women in the
field of handicrafts and embroidery, pot culture,
clothes design and hairstyle, making of exclusive
Goan culinary delights, sweets and pickles, exhibition
works of art by women artists and exhibiting novels/books
by women writers.
A large number of people visiting the exhibition
were awed by the artistic talent on display. Some
of the displays are: Noemi's hair and beauty,
fashion from Philu Martins, Books and Books from
Broadway, charming lamps from Carla, embroidery
& culinary delights from All India Women's
Conference, artistic artifacts from Aparant, chocolates
from Judy, vegan cookery by Vegetarian Society
of Goa, art and craft from YMCA women’s
forum, Goan memorabilia from Goa Tourism Development
Corporation, plants ferns and petals from Lynette,
masalas by Terezas, tempting takeaways from Melu
and Shallots and works by women authors Divya
and from Litteratti.
The evening was set in the right mood by excellent
ghazal recitations by Sally and her troupe.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation also organized
a “Big Trip to Tropical Spice Farm”.
“The Big Trip” was undertaken on the
M.V Shantadurga Cruise vessel in association with
Big FM 92.7 Radio Channel. The cruise was flagged
off at the Santa Monica Jetty by eminent Tiatr
personality Prince Jacob and cruised along the
back waters of the Mandovi up to Keri in Ponda.
On embarking, the trip to the Tropical Spice Farm
in absolute greenery was a treat to all the participants
who enjoyed the trek through the farm. The exotic
elephant bath was the highlight towards the end
of the day.