Lakshmi G Sardesai
Abolianchem Fest was part of the Altinho, Panjim-based Nirmala Institute of Education's celebrations to mark 60 years of its existence in June.
Well-known ghumot player, Carlos Gonsalves, came up with a stellar performance in which he was accompanied by students of the institute.
The fest saw school students participating in a face painting competition with marine life as the theme.
Goa's forgotten traditional games (Goenche Paramaparik Khell) brought out the best in kids as well as adults.
O'luv Rodriguez mesmerised those gathered at the fest with his Konkani songs played to the tunes of the ghumot.
Moga Baim (Lovers Well) at the venue highlighted the message of water conservation.
The venue of the fest had different stalls ranging from food to traditional items.
Students danced to the rhythm of Goenchim kantara (Goan songs) decked in traditional attire bringing alive the State's cultural legacy.
The occasion was a feast of traditional dances with students dressed in traditional Goan wear. The Mussol dance performed at Shigmo in Chandor was well presented.
A fashion show with theme 'Wealth out of waste from water bodies' showcased the extent of pollution caused in water bodies.
The main thrust of the fest was 'Save water'. The point was driven home by dance performances, skits and songs by the students of Nirmala Institute.