CM hoists Tricolour at Parade Ground on I Day
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 16 Aug: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami hoisted the National Flag at the main Independence Day event of the state at the Parade Ground, here, yesterday. On this occasion, he presented the Chief Minister’ Meritorious Service Medal for Distinguished Work to police officers and employees.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Senthil Abudai Krishnaraj S, Sub-Inspectors Rekha Danu, Kripal Singh and Chief Constable Ved Prakash Bhatt were awarded the Chief Minister’s Meritorious Service Medal. The Special Task Force of Police (STF), headed by Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Singh, which is currently probing the UKSSSC examination scam, was also honoured on this occasion. Dhami presented the Chief Minister’s Meritorious Service Medal to the team. Senior Superintendent of Police, STF, Ajay Singh, Sub-Inspector Dilwar Singh, Narottam Bisht, Umesh Kumar and Vipin Bahuguna were awarded Chief Minister’s Meritorious Service Medal.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister also honoured the families of freedom fighters and also saw the photo exhibition put up for this occasion.
Dhami congratulated and extended best wishes to all the people of the state on the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence. He said that the Amrit Mahotsav that the country is celebrating is a reward for the sacrifices and sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and martyrs. The Chief Minister also paid homage to all the immortal martyrs and agitationists of the Uttarakhand statehood movement.
The Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister’s special attachment to Uttarakhand is well known. In the last eight years, projects worth more than Rs 1.5 lakh crores have been approved by the Central Government for the state. The reconstruction of Kedarpuri was the best example of the Prime Minister’s vision, leadership and determination. Work is also being done on the master plan of Badrinath Dham. The work on the Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail project is going on in full swing. The survey of the Tanakpur-Bageshwar rail line and Doiwala to Gangotri-Yamunotri rail line had been approved by the Government of India. A lot of work had been done on the Chardham All-weather Road Project to improve the road connectivity to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri as well as Tanakpur-Pithoragarh. One would be able to commute between Delhi and Dehradun in just around 2 hours following completion of the elevated road project. Paonta Sahib-Dehradun, Banbasa-Kanchanpur, Bhaniyawala-Rishikesh, Kathgodam-Lalkua-Haldwani bypass and Rudrapur bypass projects have also been approved by the Centre and work is already underway in many of these projects. Jolly Grant Airport is being upgraded to the international level.
On this occasion, Speaker of the Assembly Ritu Khanduri Bhushan, Cabinet Ministers Premchand Aggarwal, Chandan Ram Das, BJP State President Mahendra Bhatt, MP Mala Rajyalakshmi Shah, Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Bansal, Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama, MLA Khajan Das, District Panchayat President Madhu Chauhan, Chief Secretary Dr SS Sandhu, DGP Ashok Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, senior officers of government and police and senior officers of the district administration were present.