Goa Liberation Day: 19 December

Goa Liberation Day: 19 December


Goa Liberation Day: 19 December- Today Current Affairs

  • Goa Liberation Day is celebrated every year on 19 December. Recently Indian Navy organized a seminar to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee (60 Years) of Liberation Day of Goa.

Key points:

  • The day marks the occasion when the Indian Armed Forces liberated Goa from 450 years of Portuguese rule in the year 1961.
  • The Portuguese colonized many parts of India in the year 1510, but by the end of the 19th century, Portuguese colonies in India were confined to Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra, Nagar Haveli and Anjediva Island (Goa).
  • As soon as India gained independence on August 15, 1947, India requested the Portuguese to cede their territories but they refused.
  • The Goa Liberation Movement began as a small-scale rebellion but reached its peak between 1940 and 1960.
  • In 1961, after the failure of diplomatic efforts with the Portuguese, Daman and Diu and Goa were annexed to the Indian mainland on 19 December by the Government of India by Operation Vijay.
  • On 30 May 1987, this region was divided and Goa was formed and Daman and Diu was made a union territory.
  • May 30 is celebrated as the Statehood Day of Goa.


  • Location: Goa is located on the south-west coast of India in the region known as the Konkan and is geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats.
  • Capital: Panaji
  • Official language: Konkani
  • Konkani is one of the 22 languages ​​included in the Eighth Schedule.
  • It was added to the Eighth Schedule along with Manipuri and Nepali language by the 71st Amendment Act of 1992.
  • Boundary: It is surrounded by Maharashtra in the north, Karnataka in the east and south and the Arabian Sea on its west coast.


  • The highest point of Goa is Sonsogor.
  • To the north of Goa flows the Terekhol River which separates Goa from Maharashtra, other major rivers of the state include Mandvi, Zuari, Chapora, Rakhol, Galgibagh, Kumbarjua Canal, Talpona and Sal etc.
  • Most of the soil cover of Goa is made up of laterite.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks: The Hindu Analysis

  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lord Mahavir Sanctuary
  • Molem National Park

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