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'1961: Key Events

  • India invades and annexes Goa, Daman, Diu and Nagar-Haveli, the remaining Portuguese colonies, which are now declared Union Territories, along with Nagaland.
  • The All-India Census reveals India’s population growth to be 2. 3% annually, considerably higher than the Central Statistical Organisation’s projections.
  • The Third Five-Year Plan introduces family planning programmes, which were later to prove controversial. School television project is launched in Delhi.
  • Ganga Jumna promotes the use of regional dialects in the mainstream Hindi film.
  • First Rajasthani film: B. K. Adarsh’s Babasa Ri Laadi. Drastic cuts in the import of raw film stock.
  • Second Film Festival of India in Delhi.