Goa celebrates its statehood day.
31, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Goa celebrated its statehood day on 30th May.
- It was on this day in 1987 Goa became the 25th state of the Indian Union.
- Before this, Goa, along with Daman and Diu, was a union territory. Statehood helped in shaping Goa’s distinct identity.
- It’s a day to reflect on people’s achievements and evolve a strategy to achieve a prosperous and advanced state – Pramod Sawant, Goa chief minister.