PANAJI: President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other top leaders extended greetings on Goa Statehood Day.
The President of India tweeted, “On Goa’s statehood day, my greetings to the people of the beautiful state! Goa is known for its natural beauty, exquisite beaches, warm people and vibrant Goan culture. The state has made rapid strides in various fields. May Goa continue to prosper and become a model for sustainable development in the years to come.”
The Prime Minister tweeted, “Best wishes on Goa Statehood Day! Goa, an exquisite blend of serenity and vibrancy, continues to inspire with its unique culture and enduring spirit. I pray for the well-being and prosperity of Goans and hope they continue to strengthen India’s development trajectory.”
Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, “My heartfelt greetings to the people of Goa on their statehood day. Goa has maintained steady progress while remaining rooted in its vibrant and diverse culture. May the state continue to prosper in the years to come.”
A former Portuguese colony, Goa became a part of India in 1961 and was made a Union Territory, including Daman and Diu.
Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for I&B and Youth Affairs & Sports, tweeted, “Statehood Day greetings to the people of Goa, the land of natural beauty and abundance, blessed with a vibrant culture. I pray for the state’s continuous growth and prosperity in the coming years and good health for its citizens.”
Goa became a full-fledged state on this day in 1987. It is India’s smallest state by area and is a favourite tourist destination.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also extended his wishes by tweeting, “Warm greetings to the people of Goa on their statehood day. May the beautiful state continue to scale new heights of progress and prosperity in the years to come.”
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi also wished the people of Goa on Twitter, “Blessed with natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture, Goa is a precious jewel of India’s treasured land of diversity. My heartfelt greetings to the people of Goa on their statehood day.”