By Lalit Mohan,New Delhi: 5th December : Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Major General (retd.) B.C. Khanduri today dedicated newly-built and exquisitely-designed new Uttarakhand Sadan to people here.
On this occasion, while addressing assembled audience comprising prominent officials and people of Uttarakhand origin residing in Delhi and NCR, General Khanduri said that we have ensured the rich culture heritage of “Devbhoomi” be reflected in the new Uttarakhand Sadan. In the new Uttarakhand Sadan, we are also making efforts to ensure the arrangement for distribution of exotic clothes and foodgrains of Uttarakhand to the visitors here.
Expressing his deep concern over the plight of poor people from Uttarakhand who come to Delhi for treatment and have to stay in makeshift dwelling, General Khanduri said that for those people, Uttarakhand cell has come to the rescue and provided eight-roomed Balaji Guest House in Delhi for their stay. But that is not enough. He called upon the people from gathering to come up with their wise suggestions on this vitally-important issue.
General Khanduri, while pointing out the natural resources of the State, said that Uttarakhand is endowed with rich resources of herbal, water and most importantly; culture and character.
But despite all this, we could not utilize the resources for people’s welfare, he rued. He called upon people from Uttarakhand currently residing in Delhi and NCR to send their children to villages of Uttarakhand with a view to inculcate among them the old cultural values and glory of the State.
While concluding his speech, General Khanduri said that a new dimension would be added to development, if culture and character are entwined with the process of development.
On this occasion, BJP MLA from Uttarakhand, Shri Ganesh Joshi, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal MLA, Shri Pushpesh Tripathi, Chief Secretary, Shri Subhash Kumar, Chief Resident Commissioner, Shri S.K.Muttoo and other officials of Uttarakhand government were present and welcomed the Chief Minister.