First in Goa

First in Goa
Arambol Beach/Image Credit: Ruben Alexander
Polity
  1. First Portuguese Governor General of Goa: Francisco de Almeida
  2. First Lt. Governor of Goa: Major Gen. KP Candeth
  3. First Governor of Goa: Gopal Singh
  4. First Woman Governor of Goa: Margaret Alva
  5. First Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu Territory: Dayanand Bandodkar
  6. First Chief Minister of Goa State: Pratapsingh Rane
  7. First Deputy Chief Minister of Goa: Ramakant Khalap
  8. First President Rule in Goa: 2 December 1966 to 5 April 1967 (124 days)
  9. First Speaker to the Goa Assembly: Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar
  10. First Rajya Sabha MP of Goa: John F. Fernadez

Arts and Literature

  1. First Konkani Feature Film: Mogacho Anvddo
  2. First Marathi Feature Film of Goa: Vadhachakra
  3. First Priting Press Started in Goa/India/Asia: 1556
  4. First Newspaper of Goa: O Chronista Constitutional de Goa (1835)
  5. First Marathi Newspaper of Goa: Anand Lahiri (1870)
  6. First Konkani Newspaper of Goa: Udentichem Salik (1889)

Education

  1. First Medical College in Goa/India/Asia: Goa Medical College (1842)
  2. First College Community Radio: Voice of Xavier's by St. Xavier's College (2006)

Misc
  1. First Indian Bishop of the Catholic Church: Matheus de Castro
  2. First Dam in Goa: Amthane Dam on Amthane Nalla (1987)
  3. First European (Portuguese) to Capture Goa: Afonso de Albuquerque (1510)
  4. First Padma Shri Awardee: Shri Balkrishna Bhagwant Borkar (1967)
  5. First Padma Bhushan Awardee: Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala (1983)
  6. First Padma Vibhushan Awardee: Dr. Vithalrao Nagesh Shirodkar (1971)