Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be visiting the poll-bound state of Goa on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day on Sunday, December 19, is all set to inaugurate multiple projects in the coastal state.
Apart from attending the main function for the celebration of the state's 60th Liberation day at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao, Modi will virtually inaugurate the renovated Fort Aguada. He will further inaugurate the super-speciality block at Goa Medical College in Bambolim and South Goa District hospital in Margao. Aviation Skill development centra at Mopa Airport and Gas Insulated Sub-station in Navalim are some of the other projects that Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate on December 19.
PM Modi will also felicitate Freedom Fighter and veterans of "Operation Vijay' and will place a wreath at the Martyr's Memorial in the presence of the tri-service guard and later attend the Sail Parade and Fly-Past by the Navy and Air Force at Miramar Beach.
He also set to lay the foundation stone for the India International University of Legal Education and Research of Bar Council of India Trust at Goa virtually.
Later, he will present awards to government departments for the successful implementation of the Atmanirbhar Bharat and Swayampurna Goa Scheme.
Earlier, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Goa on December 19 to participate in the closing ceremony of State's 60th Liberation Day.
Goa Liberation Day is observed on December 19 every year. It commemorates the freeing of Goa from Portuguese rule by the Indian Armed Forces in December 1961 and the complete independence of the Indian subcontinent.
It marks the day Indian armed forces freed Goa in 1961 following 450 years of Portuguese rule. While India gained independence on August 15, 1947, Goa was still mouldering under Portuguese rule.