June 4, 2017 … The Governor, Dr. (Smt) Mridula Sinha along with the Chief Minister of Goa, Shri. Manohar Parrikar will lead the State in paying tributes to the freedom fighters at the Martyr’s Memorial at Azad Maidan in Panaji on June 18. The function will begin at 8.45 am.
Shri. Chandrakant Pednekar, President of Goa, Daman and Diu Freedom Fighters Association Panaji-Goa and Shri. Pandurang Kuncolienkar, President of Freedom Fighters Association Goa, Ponda-Goa will deliver an address on the occasion. The choir group of Bal Bhavan will sing patriotic songs.
On the same day, the programme for Goa Revolution Day at Margao, where the Minister for Town and Country Planning, Shri. Vijai Sardesai will be the Chief Guest, will be held at the Lohia Maidan from 8.30 am onwards while the programme for Goa Revolution Day at Ponda, where the Minister for Public Works Department (PWD), Shri. Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavalikar will be the Chief Guest, will be held at the Kranti Maidan.
Goa Revolution Day is significant in Goa’s history because it was June 18, in the year 1946, that freedom fighter Dr Ram Manohar Lohia gave a call to the people asking them to fight the colonial power that was ruling Goa. This call in turn boosted the freedom struggle in Goa.