Panaji: The state is set to celebrate Goa Revolution Day
on June 18 to commemorate the date when freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia gave
clarion call to the people of Goa to fight against the colonial rule of
Portuguese in 1946.
To mark the day, the state government has organised a
function at Azad Maidan, Panaji at 8.45 am.
Governor Mridula Sinha will pay floral tributes in memory
of freedom fighters at the Martyr’s Memorial followed by Chief Minister Pramod
Sawant, Speaker Rajesh Patnekar, council of ministers, Leader of Opposition and
The event will be followed by a formal programme at Azad
Maidan where Governor Sinha, Chief Minister Sawant, president of Goa Daman Diu
Freedom Fighters Association Chandrakant Pednekar and president of Freedom
Fighters Association of Goa Pandurang Kuncolienkar will address the public on
Patriotic songs will be sung by choir group of Bal
Similarly, the state government has organised a programme
at Lohia Maidan, Margao at 9 am and at Kranti Maidan, Ponda on the same day to
pay tributes to martyrs of Goa’s freedom struggle.
Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai will pay floral
tributes at Lohia Maidan, Margao, while Minister for Art and Culture Govind
Gaude will pay tributes to martyrs at Kranti Maidan, Ponda.
The home department has made transport arrangements for
freedom fighters for Revolution Day functions at Azad Maidan, Panaji and Aguada
Kadamba bus, bearing number GA-03-X-0283 with driver
Domnic D’Souza, will be parked near ‘Hutatma Chowk’, Mapusa to pick-up the
freedom fighters at 7.45 am on June 18, and will proceed to Panaji to
attend the state-level function at Azad Maidan at 8.45 am.
After the function at Azad Maidan, Panaji, the buses,
bearing number GA-03-X-0283 and GA-03-X-0551 parked near ferry wharf, Panaji,
will proceed to Aguada
Soon after the function at Aguada Fort, both the buses
will then return to Azad Bhavan at Porvorim for a get-together of the freedom
Meanwhile, the Navjivan society of freedom fighters has
organised its general body meeting on June 18, at 3 pm at Azad Bhavan, Porvorim
to discuss important matters.
All members should attend the meeting and participate in
Source:: The Navhind Times