Panaji, November 4, 2017 …. Large number of people from Goa including domestic and foreign tourists visited Vithalapur, Sankhali to witness the State Level Tripurari Poornima festival held at Vithalapur, Sankhali yesterday.
The highlights of the annual celebrations was the Boat Festival. The boats are miniature replicas of actual ships while others are traditional crafts mostly made of thermacol and cardboard. All together 34 boats took part in the state level competition which was held in Valvanti River.
Tripurari Poornima is jointly organized by Department of Art and Culture, Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Department of Tourism and Department of Information and Publicity in association with local Deepavali Utsav Committee, Vithalapur, Sankhali.
Minister for Art and Culture Shri Govind Gaude, Smt, Ramesh Sawant, Sarpanch, V. P. Karapur Sarvan, Shri Ashok Parab, Chairman of Shree Vithal Devasthan, Shri Deepaji Rane, along with others graced the occasion.
Apart from this the cultural programme was organized at the venue.