VILLAGES THAT RESISTED PORTUGUESE RULE WILL BE VISITED BY FREEDOM FIGHTERS OF GOA

PANJIM: Freedom fighters who fought for Goa's liberation from the Portuguese rule will this year visit the same villages which actively resisted the four-century old Luso regime.  Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, a group of freedom fighters and other citizens said that more than 200 villages would be covered under the programme which was being held to commemorate the 50 years of Goa's independence from the Portuguese rule.
"In every village, we are going to publicly recognise and award the brave freedom fighters who sacrificed much to free Goa from Portuguese yoke", said Subhash Velingkar, a senior Rashtriya Sevak Sangh functionary and convenor of the Prerana charitable trust, which is organising the programme.
"We have noticed that patriotism amongst the youths is on wane and through this programme we plan to create this awareness", he said.
Veteran freedom fighter Flaviano Dias has been made the chairman of the committee set up to draw the schedule of the nationalistic event. Dias said that 60 percent of the freedom fighters who participated in the struggle for Goa's independence in 1961 were no longer alive.
"Whoever is alive is more than 70 years of age. All the freedom fighters alive would be ceremoniously brought to those respective villages which defied the colonial rule and honoured", Dias said.  "We want to visit those villages and places where rebellion took place and hold functions there. We aim to make locals aware about the importance of these places", he said. – IANS

4 comments:

Salvador Seraulim said...

What freedom have they achieve? The persons that need to be awarded the disgrace Gong are the corrupt ministers and the false freedom fighters who put us from good to evil hands. The true liberation is yet to come.

Trevor said...

Soon they will cut your tongue if you speak Portuguese’s.. they have become the Gustafson to see this gets accomplished. We live in a Police state. Very shameful what is going on? Now the brainwashing will go on........

UskoGoenkar said...

we need to counter attach these people and so called Freedom Farts, these are mostly self proclaimed Freedom Fighters, wonder which Villages will they be visiting, Gosh they even have Village Name Changing on their Agenda… wonder how the Village people would that it, next they will say, we now need to Demolish the Church in your Village and all Houses that were built during the Portuguese Era… Freedom Fighters my A$$, go get a Life….

dlp said...

Freedom Farters!!! What are you going to do by visiting these villages??? Are you guys who are a mockery and emissaries of these chors sent by them to win votes??? It will never happen. Some villagers, like mine, are just waiting with cowdung and black tar (obtained thru' my friend in PWD) to show you Farters what we really mean. I am sure you farters are sponsored by the other 40 farters who can only fart thru' their mouth and not thru' the god given gift.

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