CM greets people on State Formation Day
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 8 Nov: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has greeted the people of the state on State Formation Day. While paying homage to all the martyrs, agitators and brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the country, the Chief Minister has also expressed condolences to the people who lost their lives in the recent calamity in the state. On this occasion, the Chief Minister has also paid obeisance on behalf of the people of the state to former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna awardee Atal Vihari Vajpayee, who had laid a strong foundation of industrialisation of Uttarakhand along with the formation of the state.
In his message to the people, Chief Minister Dhami claimed that Uttarakhand is moving towards rapid development with the blessings of the great people of the state, the strong will of the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special attachment to Uttarakhand and the cooperation of the Union Government.
The Chief Minister added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a spiritual attachment to Uttarakhand and the people of Uttarakhand. The development works in the state are being carried on in Kedarnath Dham and Badrinath Dham. He reminded that the Chardham were not only the centre of faith and reverence but also the foundation of the economy of the state. This year, more than 45 lakh devotees came to visit the Chardham and Hemkund Sahib. This number was 35 percent more than before the Corona period.
The CM added that under the guidance of the Prime Minister Modi, unprecedented work has been done on multi-modal connectivity in the state. Its impact would be visible in the form of social and economic development of the state in the coming time. Work is being done at a fast pace in the construction of roads in the state. For this, the full cooperation of the Union Road Transport Ministry is being provided. With the construction of the Rudrapur and Rampur Moradabad bypass, new dimensions of development would be established in the Kumaon region of the state. And the survey of the Gangotri-Yamunotri rail line from Tanakpur-Bageshwar and Doiwala has been agreed to by the Central Government. Today, the state has come a long way in the field of air connectivity.
The Chief Minister added that, on 21 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while appreciating the local products of the state, had appealed to the people to spend at least 5 percent of the amount they spent on visiting their places of travel to buy local products. Crores of people visit the state every year on tourism and pilgrimage. The local products purchased by them would strengthen the economy of the people as well as establish their identity in the country and the world. He said that Uttarakhand getting 45.33 acres of land belonging to HMT at Ranibagh (Nainital) was another big gift of the double engine government for the state. This would lend more impetus to industrial development and the youth would be able to connect with employment and self-employment.
The CM claimed that the youth of Uttarakhand were its future and, keeping this in mind, the state government has taken strict action against those who cheated the youth. Strict legal action is being taken against the scamsters in the recruitment case. In order to conduct the examinations with transparency, the government had transferred the recruitment from the Uttarakhand Subordinate Commission to the State Public Service Commission. According to the recruitment calendar released at present, the recruitment process is going on for 7 thousand posts.
A new policy has also been brought by the government to encourage sports and sportspersons in the state. Along with this, a sports scholarship of Rs 1500 per month is also being given to the emerging sportspersons of 8 to 14 years under “Mukhyamantri Udayeeman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana”. Uttarakhand is one of the leading states in the country in introducing the new National Education Policy in school education and higher education. Under the Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana, all the families of the state are being provided free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh annually.
The Chief Minister said that the government is running on the mantra of service, good governance, sensitivity and poor welfare. Public problems are being heard from the block level to the Chief Minister level. The emphasis is on speedy resolution of problems. The government is working on the basis of the mantra of simplification, solution, resolution and satisfaction, so that people get the right benefits of the schemes and their problems are solved. The App-1064 had been launched to register complaints of corruption.
He said that Uttarakhand is not only Devbhoomi but also Veerbhoomi and it is the duty of the state to respect the soldiers and their families. Keeping this in mind, fast work is being done on the establishment of a grand Sainya Dham in Dehradun.
The Chief Minister said, “The statement of Prime Minister Modi that the third decade of the 21st century will be the decade of Uttarakhand is a reminder of the trust he has in us and the onus is on us to realise this. While, on the one hand, we are proud of our state, on the other hand, we also feel great responsibility. Our government has resolved to make Uttarakhand a leading state in every field by 2025.”