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Panaji, August  14, 2018

                                                                                                            Sravana 23, 1940


            Various programmes will be held in the State to mark the 72nd Independence Day celebration on August 15, 2018.


The main State level function will be held in front of Old Secretariat, Panaji where Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Dr. Pramod Sawant will unfurl the National Flag, take the salute, review the parade and address the People of the State. On the occasion, the Speaker will also present awards to those who have contributed in different fields.

On his arrival at the venue of the function, the Speaker will be received by Minister for Housing Shri Jayesh Salgaonkar, Chief Secretary Shri Dharmedra Sharma and Director General of Police Dr.Muktesh Chander.

The function will also attended by the Cabinet Ministers, leader of opposition Shri Chandrakant Kavlekar, Deputy Speaker Shri Michael Lobo, MP’s, MLA’s, Judges of High Court , Ld. Advocate General and freedom fighters.

Various programmes will also be held at the taluka Level. At the district level function to be held at Margao, Minister for Town and Country Planning Shri Vijay Sardesai will perform flag hosting ceremony at 9.15 am, whereas minister for PWD Shri Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavlikar will unfurl the National Flag at Ponda.  Similarly Minister for Information & Technology Shri Khaunte will unfurl the National Flag at Mapusa, MLA for Bicholim constituency Shri Rajesh Patnekar will unfurl the National Flag at Bicholim, MLA for Canacona constituency Shri Isidore Fernandes will unfurl the National Flag at Canacona, Minister for Panchayat Shri Mauvin Godinho will unfurl the National Flag at Vasco, Minister for tourism Shri Manohar Azgaonkar will unfurl the National Flag at Pernem, Mamlatdar of Sattari will unfurl the National Flag at Valpoi, MLA for Curchorem constituency Shri Nilesh Cabral will unfurl the National Flag at Quepem, MLA for Sanvordem constituency, Shri Deepak Pauskar will unfurl the National Flag at Dharbandora and MLA for Sanguem constituency Shri Prasad Gaonkar will unfurl the National Flag at Sanguem.

Besides, Minister for Tourism, Shri Manohar Azgaonkar along with the freedom fighters and other dignitaries will lay wreaths at the Martyr’s Memorial at Patradevi, Pernem at 11.30 am.

The Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs will organize Prabhat pheris on August 15, 2018 involving children & citizens.

The Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula, Old Secretariat Building & Directorate of Accounts Building at Panaji and New secretariat at Porvorim will be illuminated on the nights of August 14 and 15, 2018.

In the Evening, The Governor of Goa will host a State reception at                        Raj Bhavan on August 15, 2018 at 5.15 pm