On the eve of the State foundation day celebration, the Governor Baby Rani Maurya and the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat have conveyed their best wishes for the prosperity of Uttarakhand on Thursday.
While paying tribute to the statehood agitators, the Governor in her message said that the dream dreamt by them would turn into reality when the fruits of the development schemes being rolled out now reach the people of the inaccessible villages of the State. She stressed on reaching out education and health to the people living in the far-flung areas of the State.
She further said that agriculture in the hills must be revamped to developmentally transform the mountainous villages.
In his message, the CM said, “On completion of 18 years of the formation of Uttarakhand, I salute all the statehood agitators, known and unknown, whose sacrifices and courage have made the dream of Uttarakhand a reality. I also pay tributes to the great leader and the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on this occasion who respected the sentiments of the people and gave us our beloved Uttarakhand.”
He said that over the 18 years since Uttarakhand was carved out, the State has achieved many milestones. “But we have to achieve much more,” he said. He further said that Uttarakhand is not just a ‘Devbhoomi’ but a ‘Veerbhoomi’.“Our brave jawans working in the army and the para-military forces are sacrificing their lives to defend the sovereignty and unity of the country,” he said.
Invoking Swami Vivekananda in his message, he said it is a day to be inspired by his great call ‘awake and do not stop till your goal is achieved’ and urged all of the State to work tirelessly and dedicatedly to make the State a model one for others. “This would amount to the best tribute to the statehood agitators who have laid down their lives for the state and the well-being of the people here,” the CM said.