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Govt developing U’khand in accordance with dreams of statehood activists: Dhami

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CM pays tribute to Uttarakhand Movement martyrs from Mussoorie
By Our Staff Reporter
Mussoorie, 2 Sep: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, paid a tribute to the martyred state agitationists by laying a wreath at the Martyrs Memorial in Mussoorie today. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also honoured the families of martyred state agitationists from Mussoorie. Speaking on the occasion, the CM claimed that the state government is constantly working to take the state forward in accordance with the dreams of the statehood agitationists. He also announced on the occasion that a shed would be constructed at the site of the Mussoorie Martyrs’ memorial.
Dhami said that additional time of 6 months has been given to prepare the certificates of the identified statehood agitationists. Work on this has been done in many districts. For this, such an arrangement has been made that it should be re-evaluated and taken forward. Identity cards have been issued to all the 4164 statehood agitationists identified in Dehradun district. Arrangements have been made to provide free transport facility to them in the buses of Uttarakhand Transport Corporation. Up to two children each of statehood agitationists have been provided free education facility in government schools and colleges. Pension facility has been provided to the dependents of Uttarakhand state agitationists. The facility of monthly pension has been provided to the father of the martyred agitator and if the father is not alive, to the mother or other dependents. During the state movement, 172 injured statehood agitationists are being given pension of Rs 6 thousand per month and 2414 active state agitators are being given pension of Rs 4,500 per month. Monthly pension is also being provided to the dependents of 6 injured and 26 active statehood agitationists.
The Chief Minister said that the incident of Mussoorie firing on September 2, 1994 will always remain in the memory. Everyone saw the dictatorship and obstinacy of the police, which the government of that time had conspired in a planned manner. In this firing, 6 of the agitationists were martyred and dozens were injured. The women of Uttarakhand played a crucial role in the formation of Uttarakhand state. To fulfil the dreams of statehood activists, everyone concerned has to contribute together in the development of the state. He said that the government is constantly working in the direction of renaming schools and roads after the martyrs of the state movement of the respective areas.
Union Minister of State for Defence and Tourism Ajay Bhatt, former MLA Jot Singh Gunsola, Chairman of Mussoorie Municipal Council Anuj Gupta, former Chairman of Mussoorie Municipal Council Manmohan Singh Mall, BJP leader Siddharth Agarwal, Mohan Petwal, etc., were present on the occasion.