Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Goa Liberation Day Anniversary

It was on 19 Dec 1961 that the Indian Armed Forces under a daring, audacious and swift operation liberated goa from the portuguese and the deposed governor general of portugal in India manuel antonio vassalo e-silva surrendered to the then Chief of Army Staff general Pran Nath Thapar. The War Memorial at Indian Naval Ship Gomantak was constructed in memory of seven young gallant sailors and other personnel who laid down their lives on 19 Dec 1961 in the “Operation Vijay” undertaken by the Indian Navy for liberation of Anjadiv Island and Territories of Goa, Daman and Diu from the portuguese rule.

Every Year on 19th Dec the Officers and Men of Indian Navy pay their homage to the  was on 19 Dec 1961 that the Indian Armed Forces under a daring, audacious and swift operation liberated goa from the portuguese and the deposed governor general of portugal in India manuel antonio vassalo e-silva surrendered to the then Chief of Army Staff General Pran Nath Thapar.

The War Memorial at Indian Naval Ship Gomantak was constructed in memory of seven young gallant sailors and other personnel who laid down their lives on 19 Dec 1961 in the “Operation Vijay” undertaken by the Indian Navy for liberation of Anjadiv Island and Territories of Goa, Daman and Diu from the portuguese rule.

Every Year on 19th Dec the Officers and Men of Indian Navy pay their homage to the martyrs on behalf of a grateful nation. A Guard is paraded and wreaths laid on the occassion at the war memorial.

This year the wreaths were laid by rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, vishist Seva Medal, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area, Commodore Pankaj Singh, Naval Officer in Charge (Goa) and Commanding Officers of the Ships and Establishments at Goa.

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