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Report and pics from Rajtilak Naik
for Daijiworld Media Network - Goa (MB)

Panaji, Apr 20: The Corporation of the City of Panaji in collaboration with the family of late Dr Jack Sequeira unveiled the statue of the Father of the Opinion Poll at the Dona Paula circle on Friday, April 20, to mark his 90th birth anniversary.
The chief of the naval staff Admiral Sureesh Mehta did the honours of unveiling the 9-feet-tall statue of Dr Jack Sequeira in the presence of former CM and Panaji MLA Manohar Parrikar, mayor Tony Rodrigues, freedom-fighters and other dignitaries.

Incidentally, Admiral Sureesh Mehta is the son-in-law of Dr Jack Sequeira.

Admiral Sureesh Mehta garlanding the statue; The nine-feet bronze statue in close-up

Admiral Sureesh Mehta salutes the statue; the statue being garlanded

Family members and friends of Dr Jack Sequeira seen at the unveiling ceremony

Dr Jack Sequeira

Dr Sequeira was born in Rangoon (Burma) on April 20, 1915. He was a gold medallist from the Goa Medical College at a young age of 21.

One of the finest legislators of our times despite his political and ideological rivalry with the late Dayanand Bandodkar, he was a close friend and associate of the first chief minister. It is thus befitting that the named after the first chief minister enjoins the one now named after Dr Jack de Sequeira at the Miramar junction. He formed the United Goans Democratic Party in Goa.

It was Dr Jack Sequeira who proposed the Opinion Poll idea and fought for it and gave Goa its present Identity of becoming a independent state. 


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