Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Friday, paid tributes to former chief minister Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna on his death anniversary.
He also offered flowers on the statue of the freedom fighter installed at Yojana Bhawan.
Addressing people on the occasion, the chief minister said that Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna had to resign from his position as the chief minister due to disagreements when the Congress attempted to strangle democracy in this country but Bahugunaji never gave up his values and ideals.
Bahuguna was born in the present-day Pauri district of Uttarakhand. After receiving his childhood education in the village, he came to Prayagraj for further studies. During his higher education, he became a part of the freedom movement. He actively took part in various movements, including the Quit India Movement.
“As chief minister he gave a brilliant leadership while associating with many social and political activities in independent India,” Yogi said.
Deputy Chief Ministers Brajesh Pathak and Keshav Prasad Maurya, Finance Minister Suresh Khanna and Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra were present.