Goa Liberation Day: PM Modi pays tributes to martyrs, attends sail parade, flypast


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday  offered floral tributes at Martyrs’ Memorial in Panaji to mark Goa Liberation Day.

Modi is on a one-day visit to poll-bound Goa to participate in the celebrations marking 60 years of the state’s liberation from Portuguese rule.

Goa Liberation Day is celebrated on December 19 every year to mark the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ undertaken by the Indian Armed Forces that liberated Goa from Portuguese rule.

The PM also witnessed a flypast and sail parade at Miramar. He wrote on Twitter, “Delighted to be among my sisters and brothers of Goa, that too on the special occasion of Goa Liberation Day”.

“Began my visit by paying tributes at the Martyrs’ Memorial. We will never forget the monumental contributions of the brave freedom fighters of Goa”, he further wrote.

Notably, Goa Liberation Day is observed on December 19 every year to mark the day Indian armed forces freed Goa in 1961.