PM Modi attends Goa Liberation Day celebrations

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  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the function marking the 60th anniversary of the Goa Liberation from the Portuguese in 1961.
  • The event was held at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Stadium at Taleigao, Goa.
  • Prime Minister felicitated freedom fighters and veterans of Operation Vijay, (the military action in 1961 by which India liberated the territories of Goa, Daman, and Diu from Portuguese rule. )
  • Prime minister also laid the foundation stone of the  India International University of Legal Education and Research of Bar Council of India Trust  at Goa 
  • The University will be managed by the Bar Council of India. 
  • He inaugurated Aviation Skill Development Centre at  the under construction Mopa Airport in North Goa , Goa
  • He inaugurated the renovated Aguada Fort Jail museum. It was built by the Portuguese and many freedom fighters like Ram Manohar Lohia, T B Cunha were imprisoned here. It has now been converted into a museum depicting the state's liberation struggle.

About Goa

  • Became a state on 30th May 1987
  • Capital - Panaji
  • Chief Minister - Pramod Sawant
  • India's smallest state by area. 
  • Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states. 
  • Goa hosts the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

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