Civic body shelves plan to change February 2 Cuncolim fair venue
Following opposition from Cuncolim villagers, the Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) on Wednesday shelved the plan to change the venue of the church’s February 2 feast fair. A meeting to resolve the issue was called by CMC’s chief officer Shankar Gaonkar and chairperson Polita Carneiro and was attended by villages, Cuncolim MLA Clafacio Dias, PI Sudesh Naik and church representatives.
During the meeting, Gaonkar informed that a letter had been made to the council asking for shifting furniture stalls to an open field near the Cuncolim bus stand instead of near the church premises. Based on the letter, he said the council comprising of seven ruling party councillors had intended to shift the fair to the field near the bus stand. After exchange of words, the council decided not to change the venue and resolved to keep the fair at its original location near the Our Lady of Health Church.