30 November 2016
Golden Jubilee of the Goa Liberation 19.12.2011
The Indian Army, assisted by Air Force and Navy, launched an armed action code named “Operation Vijay” on 18th December 1961. The liberation of Goa from Portuguese occupation was completed on 19th December 1961. On 20th June 1962, the status of Union Territory was conferred upon Goa, Daman and Diu. In the opinion poll that took place during 1967, people of Goa firmly voted to retain their separate identity, rejecting merger with the State of Maharashtra. Finally, on 30th May 1987, Goa was accorded statehood and Daman and Diu were bifurcated and accorded the status of Union Territory.
Goa is situated along the Konkan coast of India. It has a coastline of 105 km, Six rivers, namely Mandovi, Zuari, Sal, Terekhol, Chaporaand, Talpona flow through the State. The climate of Goa is generally pleasant and equitable throughout the year. The beaches of Goa attract tourists from all over the world.