31-08-2013 … Hundreds of Goan enthusiasts on Saturday thronged to the Island of Divar to witness the Annual Malar Bonderam festival with great enthusiasm and traditional fervor.
Bonderam festivities have been a traditional festival for the people of Divar and to the Goan Tourism for the last so many years and have been a festive event in to the Goan Festival Calendar
The Malar Festival of Bonderam started of with the march past parade compromising of national flags including the Indian Tri colour Portugal flag and the Malar Youth Association flag which was seen carried by the flag bearers, accompanied by the Brass Band and followed by the All Goa Fancy Dress Competition and Coconut Breaking competition known as Katoddeo.
An all- Goa fancy dress competition in subjunior, junior and senior categories was also held on the occasion which was an added attraction and was witnessed by huge goan crowd who had gathered to witness the bonderam festival where in also four wards of malar village also displayed their floats and dance performances based on various themes on the culture and traditions of Goa.
Goa’s top band Lynx, ace percussionist Carlos Gonsalves of ‘ Talking Drums,’ DJ Ryan Nogar and DJ Kim to perform and enthrall the crowd for the evening.
Chief guest of the function was Minister for Tourism Dilip Parulekar along with guest of honour and mla from Cumbarjua constituency MLA Pandurang Madkaikar.