Over 2000 students from the State will participate in the celebration of the State’s 49th Liberation Day to be held at Parade Grounds, Campal on 19th December 2010 from 9:15 am onwards. This year is of special significance as it marks the beginning of the golden jubilee year of Goa’s liberation from the Portuguese rule.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will unfurl the National Tricolour and review the parade and also present awards to people from different walks of life who have rendered outstanding services in their respective fields like agriculture, performing arts, teaching, etc.
Besides, there will also be a presentation of cultural floats and mass P.T. Drill by students.
570 students from 13 high schools in the state will sing patriotic and national integration songs and 450 students will perform a Rajasthani dance.
About 575 students from 22 Bal Kendras of Bal Bhavan in Goa will perform the traditional Ghode Modni. A fusion dance Tumko Ho Salam will be performed by 500 students from educational institutes in and around Old Goa.
An impressive march past is also on the anvil by students of St. Mary High School, Mapusa taluka, Bardez; Raoji Rane Memorial High School, Maulinge, Bicholim taluka; Govt. High School, Gaondongrim, Canacona, taluka; Vidya Mandir High School Chicalim, Mormugao, taluka; Sateri Vidyamandir, Ibrampur, Pernem, taluka; K.R.S.S. High School, Savoi Verem, Ponda, taluka; Govt. High School , Kalem, Sanguem, taluka; St. Tereza High School, Raia, Salcete taluka; New Education Institute, Curchorem, Quepem taluka; Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Sattari taluka; and Dr. K.B. Hedgewar High School, Panjim, Ilhas taluka.