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.
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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