By Our Staff Reporter
Mussoorie, 11 May: The contribution of women power in the formation of Uttarakhand cannot be forgotten. This fact has been recalled on the occasion of the death of Sushila Baluni, senior statehood activist and former Chairperson of the Women’s Commission, who played an important role in the statehood movement.
A meeting was organised at the Jhula Ghar Martyrs’ Memorial here to pay to tribute to the late Baluni. The speakers remembered her services to the statehood movement and paid rich tributes to her.
On this occasion, senior statehood agitationist SP Chamoli said that Sushila Baluni was concerned about the development of the state from the beginning. Her leadership ensured the active participation of women in the movement and formation of Uttarakhand. The contribution made by such women in the statehood movement could never be forgotten.
Senior activist Pradeep Bhandari recalled that Sushila Baluni remained focused on the development of Uttarakhand till her last breath. He regretted that the objectives of the state’s formation have not yet been fulfilled.
Other agitationists Jai Prakash Uttarakhandi, Devi Godial, Kamal Bhandari, Puran Juyal, Pradeep Bhandari, Manmohan Singh Mall, OP Uniyal, RP Badoni, Rajat Aggarwal, Manoj Saili, Ejaz Ansari, Megh Singh Kandari, Billu Valmiki, SP Chamoli, Bharat Earning, Paramjit Kohli, Anil Goyal, Rajeshwari Negi, Pramila Panwar, Rita Khullar, Pushpa Pundir, Kamlesh Bhandari, Veena Gunsola and a large number of people participated in the meeting.