Panaji June 17, 2019… The State of Goa is set to celebrate Goa Revolution Day on June 18, 2019 to commemorate the date when freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia gave clarion call to the people of Goa to fight against the colonial rule of Portuguese in 1946.
To mark the day, State Government has organised a solemn function at Azad Maidan, Panaji at 8.45 am. Governor Dr. (Smt) Mridula Sinha will pay tributes to the memory of freedom fighters by placing the floral tributes at the Martyr`s Memorial followed by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, Speaker Goa Legislative Assembly, Shri. Rajesh Patnekar, Council of Ministers, Leader of Opposition and Freedom Fighters.
The event will be followed by formal programme at Azad Maidan wherein Governor Dr (Smt) Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, President of Goa Daman Diu Freedom Fighters Association Shri. Chandrakant Pednekar and President of Freedom Fighters Association of Goa Shri. Pandurang Kuncolienkar will address the public on the occasion.
Patriotic songs will be sung by Choir group of Bal Bhavan.
Similarly State Government has Organised a programme at Lohia Maidan, Margao at 9 am and at Kranti Maidan, Ponda on the same day to pay tribute to Martrys of Goa`s freedom struggle.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri. Vijay Sardesai will pay floral tributes at Lohia Maidan, Margao, while Minister for Art and Culture Shri. Govind Gaude will pay tributes to Martyr`s at Kranti Maidan, Ponda.