Goa Govt scraps popular EDM event 'SUNBURN' this year

Panaji: Percept Live's popular EDM Sunburn festival, which is one of the highlights of the Goa state's year-end tourism schedule, will not take place this year.

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced that his office had rejected a file moved by the Tourism Ministry to allow the event to be conducted in the coastal state towards the end of December. "This year, we haven't given clearance for Sunburn. The file has already been processed by my office "After a cabinet meeting, Sawant told reporters.

Manohar Ajgaonkar, Goa Tourism Minister, stated that he believes the event should be held, but that the Chief Minister's word on the matter was final. "The Chief Minister makes all decisions regarding event hosting. They (the CMO) are aware of the pandemic situation as well as the SOPs. We received the material and forwarded it to (CMO) for review. The CM is the one who makes the final choice "According to Ajgaonkar, Sawant may have made the decision in light of the Covid situation in the state.

"It was my opinion that it should be held. It was something I really wanted to happen. What the people want should be realised. After considering the situation, the Chief Minister has made a decision. I can't make any decisions without the CM's ultimate permission. The CM has not yet notified me that the file has been rejected "According to Ajgaonkar.

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