The stamp shows freedom fighters marching with the Indian National flag in the backdrop of the lighthouse of Aguada Fort. The Chief Minister thanked India Post and said the stamp captured the spirit of the Goa liberation struggle. Aguada and Reis Magos Fort located across the banks of the river Mandovi from Panaji was built in 1551 by the Portuguese, it was formerly an outpost of the erstwhile empire of the Adil Shah of Bijapur. Freedom dawns on Goa, exactly 50 years ago as Goans hoist the Indian National flag at Adil Shah Palace, to welcome Goa’s Liberation from the Portuguese colonial rule of 450 years.
The Indian tricolour on the iconic World War-2 photograph of the US victory in the Battle of Iwo Jima
One such Fake picture
The Goan newspapers of 19 December 2011 carried several advertisements on the great occasion of celebrating the golden jubilee which turned out to be a sheer nonsense , it was found the image selected by the Goan Government agencies is a FAKE one.
The sight of the American flag 'The Old Glory' waving in the breeze evoked cheers from Marines. Offshore, U.S. warships blew their whistles in tribute. Few hours later, as a larger flag was being raised on the Mt. Suribachi, the Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took the memorable picture of the event and became the most famous of the Pacific war.
The photograph was extremely popular, being reprinted in thousands of publications and came to be regarded in the United States as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war, and possibly the most reproduced photograph of all time.