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PTI Panaji
Updated: 19-12-2018 14:10 IST

President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday

wished the people of Goa on the State Liberation Day.

Goa, which was freed from the Portuguese dominion of

450 years through an extended freedom movement and Army

operation on this day in 1961, is celebrating the 57th

Liberation Day.

"Greetings to the people of Goa on Liberation Day. We

remember all those who dedicated their lives in the struggle

to free Goa from colonial rule. My best wishes to everybody in

this beautiful state for a bright and prosperous future", the

President tweeted.

Various functions were held across the coastal state

to mark the occasion.

Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Pramod Sawant

unfurled the national flag during a state function held in

Panaji this morning in absence of ailing Chief Minister

Manohar Parrikar.

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