Panaji::: December 07, 2018 … Directorate of  Art and Culture, in association with West Zone Cultural  Centre, Udaipur, Kala Academy – Goa and other Government agencies will be organizing annual National Folk Festival Lokotsav from January 11 to January 20, 2019, at Darya Sangam, Kala Academy Complex, Campal, Panaji. About 500 to 600 craft persons and traditional food vendors from various states of India and also from the State of Goa will put up their stalls to showcase and sell their Handicrafts, Handlooms, Traditional Jewellery Items, Cuisines etc. during the festival period.

In this regards, applications are invited from interested Goan craftspersons and Self Help Groups having the handicraft artist card/license and producing the Handicraft, Handlooms, Traditional Jewellery etc.for putting up their stalls for the Lokotsav festival.

Applications are also invited from the Goan Self Help Group, Agencies, and Individuals for putting up the Food Stall of Packed and Non-packed Food items such as Traditional Goan/Indian Recipes, Goan Traditional Snacks etc. during the festival.

The Registration charges for handicraft and food stalls will be Rs. 2000/- each. The stalls will be on sharing basis and the charges will be shared accordingly. Garbage charges of Rs. 500/- per day (i.e. Rs. 5,000/- for ten days) will be charged for Goan Served Food Stalls. Served Food Stalls from outside Goa will be charged Rs. 1000/- per day (i.e. Rs. 10,000/- for ten days) as garbage charges. The same has to be paid at the time of allotment of stalls.

Limited numbers of applications forms will be available at the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto from December 10 to December 14, 2018, on first come first serve basis. The duly filled forms will have to be submitted to the department strictly on or before December 20, 2018. Late applications will not be entertained.  These application forms are only for Goan handicraft and food stall vendors. Application from other states will not be entertained.


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