Manipur Governor La Ganesan extends greetings on Liberation Day of Goa
It was on this day in the year 1961, that the territory of Goa was liberated from the more than 450-year-old Portuguese colonial rule, the Manipur governor stated in his message.
Updated 18 Dec 2021, 6:19 pm
On the joyous occasion of Liberation Day of Goa which falls on Sunday, Manipur Governor La Ganesan extended his greetings and wishes to the people of the state in general and Goa in particular.
In his message, he stated that December 19 will forever be remembered by the people of Goa and the country as a landmark occasion in the glorious history of Goa. “It was on this day in the year 1961, that the territory of Goa was liberated from the more than 450-year-old Portuguese colonial rule, thereby making it an integral part of our motherland,” he stated.
Freedom fighters from Goa and other parts of the country took part in this historic Goa Liberation Movement, he added.
Innumerable freedom fighters known or unknown suffered and sacrificed their precious lives for the noble cause of Goa’s liberation. The Indian Army, with the commendable courage and heroism, physically took over the control of the territory, he mentioned. “It is only appropriate that, on this memorable day, we recall the tremendous efforts made by our freedom fighters, their struggle, sufferings and sacrifice, and also the victorious action of the Army, and express our gratitude to them. Let us pay homage to those who laid down their valuable lives for the territory’s freedom,” he stated.
Goa will continue to shine as a progressive state of India with added vigor, he added.
First published:18 Dec 2021, 6:19 pm