To mark 60 years of Goa’s liberation, Diamond Jubilee celebrations were held at Panaji on December 19 like every year. To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the martyr’s memorial, Azad Maidan. A 100 men tri-service Guard of Honour was presented during the ceremony, the bugle band played ‘The Last Post’.
A Parade of Sails by boats of the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and civil agencies along with a fly past by aircraft of the Indian Navy, from the Miramar beach was taken out under the presence of the Prime Minister.
The Diamond Jubilee events were coordinated by the Indian Navy in the presence of Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area.