June 18, 2023

Jyaistha 28, 1945

Freedom is not only confined to political but also social and economic freedom said Governor Shri P.S Sreedharan Pillai. He was speaking at the State level function of Goa Revolution Day after paying floral tributes at Martyr’s Memorial at Azad Maidan Panjim today.

We can proudly say our system is developing day by day and our Indian Constitution is accepted as one of the finest in the world. Expressing his happiness over cordial relationship between ruling party and opposition party existing in the State, he said minds of the both ruling as well as opposition are always widened in every issue. Governor also recalled the contribution of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia and Dr Juliao Menezes fought against the Portuguese regime and said their contribution should be passed on to the new generation. Goa having the highest per capita income will be able to make the best, affluent State in the country he concluded.

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant extending his greeting on the occasion of Goa Revolution day said it was on June 18, 1946 Dr Ram Manohar Lohia and Dr Julião Menezes led the initiative to resist persecution by Portuguese rulers and people of the Goa started mass revolution to take back their homeland from Portuguese.

Addressing the demand of Gurudas Kunde, President of Goa Daman and Diu Freedom Fighter Association Chief Minister announced that history of Goa Revolution Day will be introduced in the text book of Std XI History subject from the next academic year. Currently history of Goa revolution day is already included in the syllabus of IV standard Gomantak Bhal Bhartiya textbook, he informed. Assuring that no injustice will be done to freedom fighters, Chief Minister informed them that within one and half month the pending pension of Freedom fighters will be processed immediately. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also said that all 100 applications of the children of freedom fighters pending with the State government will be disposed of within a year and applicants will be employed before 18 June 2024.

Shri Gurudas Kunde, President of Goa Daman and Diu Freedom Fighter Association recalled the acts of courage and sacrifice of freedom fighters for liberation of Goa and also highlighted the history of Goa revolution day on the occasion.

Also present on the occasion were Minister for Tourism Shri Rohan Khaunte, Minister for Power Shri Ramkrishna alias Sudhin Dhavlikar, Opposition Leader Shri Yuri Alemao, Shri Rohit Monserrate – CCP Mayor, Shri Rudolfo Fernnades, MLA ST Cruz, Shri. Jaspal Singh DGP Goa IPS along with other government officials.

Khorlim Tiswadi Bhal Bhavan group sung patriotic song.

Smt Akshata Puranik Bhat compered the program.


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