President Draupadi Murmu at the State Foundation Day function in Dehradun
On the occasion of State Foundation Day of Uttarakhand, a special program was organized at Police Line, Dehradun. President Draupadi Murmu attended this function. During this, he congratulated and congratulated all the people of Uttarakhand. He said that after the formation of the state, with the new identity, the hardworking people of Uttarakhand have touched the new peak of development and progress of the state. He said that the tradition of calling Uttarakhand as the land of gods, sacred by the temples as a form of blessings of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, is venerable.
President Draupadi Murmu said that this area resonates with the sacred chants of Jai Maha-Kali and Jai Badri-Vishal. The sounds of Gurbani emanating from Hemkunt Sahib and Nanak-Matta make the atmosphere here pure. The President said that in December last year, I had the opportunity to visit Uttarakhand. Coming to Uttarakhand is like attaining the virtue of pilgrimage. During this, he wished Diwali for the countrymen.
President salutes the women power of Uttarakhand
President Draupadi Murmu said that everyone will remember Sushila Baluni, who gave a separate identity to Uttarakhand and struggled for its establishment. She will also be remembered as an example of the struggle for women power. He said that the indomitable courage of Mrs. Sushila Baluni ji was in accordance with the glorious tradition of the women here. Apart from them, women of Uttarakhand like Bishni Devi Shah, Bachendri Pal, who hoisted the national flag on Mount Everest, Gaura Devi, who struggled to save trees, have presented role models for the entire country.
Before leaving for Delhi, respected President Smt. Draupadi Murmu ji was presented a memento and thanked her on behalf of all the people of the state.
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President Draupadi Murmu said that recently Uttarakhand’s daughter Vandana Kataria has performed brilliantly in the Asian Games. These women have strengthened the culture of Uttarakhand. He said that I felt very happy while giving permission to the Nari Shakti Vandan Act 2023. Because that Act paves the way for the sisters and daughters of the country including Uttarakhand to contribute in nation-building.
President said Uttarakhand is the land of heroes
President Draupadi Murmu said that Uttarakhand has been the land of heroes. The heroes of Uttarakhand have made the supreme sacrifice in all the wars after independence. I salute all those heroes and the brave land of Uttarakhand. The youth here feel proud in joining the Indian Army and protecting Mother India. This feeling of enthusiasm towards the defense of the nation is exemplary for all the countrymen. Two regiments of our Army, Kumaon Regiment and Garhwal Regiment, have been named after the regions of Uttarakhand. This underlines the bravery tradition of Uttarakhand. India’s first Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat was a son of this soil. Our current Chief of Defense Staff General Anil Chauhan ji is a resident of Uttarakhand.
He said that as part of the activities related to G20 under the chairmanship of India, a meeting of G20 Infrastructure was held in Rishikesh. Infrastructure development is happening at a fast pace in Uttarakhand. Also, special attention is being given to disaster management. The multi-dimensional progress taking place in Uttarakhand is increasing enthusiasm among investors. I have been told that Global Investors Summit will be organized in Dehradun in December. I am happy that so far, MoUs worth more than Rs 81,500 crore have been signed in the Road Show organized in preparation for the Global Investors Summit.
Dhami government is doing better work- Governor
During this, State Governor Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh (Retd) extended greetings and best wishes on the State Foundation Day and paid tribute to the immortal martyrs and brave agitators. Expressing his heartfelt gratitude and congratulation to the President, he said that the entire Uttarakhand has rejoiced with his dignified presence.
The Governor said that we are moving forward in the era of digital revolution. Cyber security is our biggest responsibility, in this direction we are moving towards including new technologies in security measures. The government is working to promote transparent and proactive policing. Controlling crimes while ensuring women safety and girl child safety is the top priority of the state government. He said that today Uttarakhand has become one of the leading states of the country on many parameters of development.
Dhami remembered former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
During this, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that on this auspicious occasion, it is also necessary to remember the former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Param Atal Bihari Vajpayee, during whose Prime Ministership, the dream of Uttarakhand state came true. It is our duty to continuously strive with full dedication to make this young Uttarakhand, blossomed and flourished by Atal ji, the best state of the country.
During this, he welcomed President Draupadi Murmu and said that his inspirational political journey inspires every Indian. He said that Madam President is a ray of hope for the exploited and deprived, she is a living symbol of women empowerment in the true sense.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that with the inspiration of Prime Minister Modi, our government is working day and night to make Uttarakhand the best state of the country. Our government is committed to development and is accountable to the people. He said that many works have been done for the first time in 23 years. For the first time in 23 years, a system of 30 percent reservation has been implemented for the women of the state.
Four personalities of Uttarakhand were honored
Pushkar Singh Dhami said that with the aim of overall development and empowerment of mother power of the state, we have made a women’s policy, which will be implemented soon. To secure the future of Devbhoomi, a specific action plan will be made with the coordination of all departments to eradicate child labour.
On the occasion of today’s State Foundation Day, four personalities of the state were honored with Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman by President Draupadi Murmu. Madhuri Barthwal, Basanti Bisht, Sachidanand Bharti and Rajendra Singh Bisht were honored with Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman for their excellent service.
Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri, Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi, Subodh Uniyal, Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Premchand Aggarwal, MLA Khajan Das, Chief Secretary Dr. SS Sandhu, DGP Ashok Kumar and other senior officers and dignitaries were present in the State Foundation Day program.