Panaji: Goa government on Thursday announced that the guard of honour would be given at Nanus Fort in Sattari taluka every year on January 26 to mark the revolt against Portuguese rule that took place in the year 1852.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters in Sattari on Thursday that the revolt led by freedom fighter Deepaji Rane would be etched in the history forever. He had resisted Portuguese from taking over Sattari fighting back.
The Nanus Fort was captured on January 26, 1852, that is why the state government has decided to give guard of honour at this fort on this day every year.
“The history of 1852 and Deepaji Rane should be remembered forever,” he said adding that Guard of Honour at Nanus Fort will be part of the state government’s functions from this year onwards.
The chief minister said that the state government also want to restore Nanus Fort to its yesteryear’s glory. “I appeal locals to help us in acquiring the land required for the construction of road to this Fort. The Archeological Survey of India or State Archives and Archeology department will be requested to take up the restoration of this fort,” he said.