Diu 1961:War from Gujarat, with Portugal(Part 1.Gujarati mp3)
It’s 19th of December and this day is celebrated in Diu as ‘Diu liberation day’. We at DeshGujarat.com, congratulate Diu on the occasion of it’s liberation anniversary and presenting this special series of two episodes.
India got it’s independence in 1947 from foreign rule but even after many years of Indian independence, three areas of India; Diu, Daman and Goa were continued to be under foreign rule of Portugal. Diu is an island lying under Saurashtra coast of Gujarat in Arabian sea. In 1961 Indian army, air force and navy jointly liberated Diu from the rule of Portuguese. Indian forces marched towards Diu and acomplished their operation from the area of Gujarat.
Shri Majbutsinhji Jadeja was District superintendent of Police on duty in Junagadh district which was a bordering area at the time of Diu war. He has narrated his range of experiences about Diu war in old police gazette. We at DeshGujarat are very happy that we are re-documenting this history here in audio format and popularizing it using mp3 and internet.
It should be noted that in this episode, Mr. Majbutsinhji Jadeja’s experience has been told in his words (not in his voice). Shri Jadeja was one of the most honest, dignify and brave police officer of his time. Nowadays he is living healthily in Satellite area of Ahmedabad.
In this episode part.1 of total two, Shri Jadeja has narrated his experiences that he encountered before the Diu war. In part two you will listen to his experience at the day of the war. Reference and more related reading:wikipedia about Diu, One day war of Diu(Air force role), Portuguese Ancestors in India, Diu photos on flickr,Old battle of Diu, An article about Diu in The Hindu Daily,Diu tourism website, Map of Diu- 1572
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