President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Goa on Saturday as part of his two-day visit, during which he will attend Goa’s 60th Liberation Day celebrations.
Upon his arrival at the Dabolim airport in South Goa, the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present to welcome Ram Nath Kovind.
In a tweet, the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated that president Kovind will grace the commencement of the celebrations of 60th Goa Liberation Day.
On December 19, 1961, Goa was liberated from Portuguese rule. According to the official sources, Ram Nath Kovind, during the Goa visit, will be staying at Cabo Raj Niwas, the official residence of the Goa governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Dona Paula.
The president will also pay tributes to the martyrs of the Goa Liberation Movement at Azad Maidan in Panaji. Afterward, he would participate in the Goa Liberation Day event.
Also, he is scheduled to address a public gathering during the event which is to be held at D B Bandodkar ground.