Curchorem: The Liberation Day was celebrated in Quepem at Government Sports Complex.
After unfurling the tricolour, chief guest- Curchorem MLA and Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, in his address, appealed to the youngsters to know about the freedom fighters who sacrificed for liberation of Goa from Portuguese regime and pay them homage as a mark of respect.
He said that the Portuguese rule was so oppressive that there was no freedom of speech and expression and even permission was to be sought to distribute wedding cards.
As declared by the government, during the yearlong celebrations of liberation, families of Goan as well as non-Goan freedom fighters will be felicitated.
Cabral appealed to the youth to keep in mind the slogan “not made in India but made by India” given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Deputy collector Nilesh Dhaimodkar presided over the function.