Panaji, Feb 10 (PTI) Thousands of revellers today witnessed the colourful parade of floats, led by King Momo, as the coastal state marked the beginning of Carnival celebrations slated to go on for four days. Also Read - Nia Sharma Looks Superbly Sexy in Pink Monokini in New Pictures From Jamai 2.0 Shoot in Goa

The parade, which was hosted by State Tourism Department, was held along the seashore on the road connecting Miramar beach to Dona Paula near here, and was flagged of by Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar in the presence of Panaji Mayor Surendra Furtado. Also Read - Goa Travel in COVID Times: Tourists to be Photographed if Not Wearing a Mask

The parade, with more than 30 floats, was led by King Momo who decreed that one was to eat, drink and be merry over the four days of festivities. More than 20,000 people lined the route, said organisers. Also Read - Nia Sharma Breaks Internet With Her Bikini Pictures From Goa; Six Tips to Achieve That Stunning Bikini Body

Organisers informed that dance choreographer Bruno Azaredo had been selected to enact King Momo this year.

In a first, Goa police participated in the parade with a message against smoking and the consumption of alcohol in public places.

The parades across other cities would be held from tomorrow onwards. organisers informed.

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