Goa gets Rs 300cr for 60th Liberation Day anniversary celebration
Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) The Goa government appeared to have got an unlikely windfall in the 2021-22 budget in form of the Rs 300 crore announced by Union Finance Nirmala Sitharaman for celebration of the state’s 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule.
The announcement of Rs 300 crore by Sitharaman follows repeated requests made by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for a package of Rs 100 crore for celebration of the event across the country and restoration of places of historic interest in the coastal state.
Sawant has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the allocation.
“I thank the Hon PM Shri @narendramodiji, FM Smt @nsitharamanji for the allocation of Rs 300 Cr in the budget to mark 60 Years of Goa’s Liberation. I also thank the Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShahji for his continued guidance and support. #AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget,” Sawant tweeted.
Goa was a Portuguese colony for a period of 451 years, before the region was liberated by the Indian armed forces in 1961.