GOVERNOR OF GOA EXTENDS WISHES ON GOA REVOLUTION DAY
The Governor of Goa, Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari has conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa on the historic occasion of Goa Revolution Day on June 18.
In his message, the Governor said, it is red-letter day in 1946 that Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia a great stalwart of freedom struggle against the British India, launched an unprecedented movement from Lohia Maidan in protest the denial of most elementary civil rights to the people of Goa. On this day a sea of humanity had gathered at the Lohia Maidan. Dr. Lohia openly defied the Portuguese authorities and arrived at Lohia Maidan to render his speech. He dared the Portuguese police to shoot him. His fearless act electrified the crowds. His clarion call to unite and fight against the oppressive colonial regime galvanized the patriotic masses. Dr. Lohia, on that momentous evening kindled a flame that could never be extinguished until freedom was attained. His dynamic presence at Lohia Maidan on that day gave the freedom movement an altogether new and drastic dimension and opened a glorious final chapter in the history of Goa’s freedom struggle. It is therefore, aptly termed as “Revolution Day”.
The Governor further says, on this memorable occasion let us all bow our heads in reverence to the memory of all the martyrs, freedom fighters and statesmen who through their valour enabled Goa to become a part of India and define her own destiny. It is because of the sacrifices of these great souls that Goa today stands tall as a developed and prosperous welfare State.
Let us on this unforgettable day rededicate ourselves to achieve higher levels of excellence in all fields, the Governor concluded