IEP Dehradun September 17
The birthday of chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was celebrated as ‘Sankalp Diwas’ in Uttarakhand on Friday. The CM participated in many programmes organised on the day and accepted the greetings of the people. He flagged off a ‘Sankalp Run’ organised in the morning from the Clock Tower. Speaking on the occasion, he said that his government is committed to the wholesome development of Uttarakhand as per the aspirations of the people of the State. He said that the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving full support to the State government in its endeavour for development. Expressing gratitude to the people of the State for the birthday wishes, Dhami said that his government is committed to make Uttarakhand one of the leading states of the country by the year 2025. The Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’, MLA Khajan Das and others were present on the occasion. Earlier in the day the CM offered prayers at the Tapkeshwar temple. Dhami also participated in a programme organised by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Seema Dwar on Friday. Here he celebrated his birthday with the Jawans and children by cutting a cake. Speaking at the occasion, he said that the programmes of Jawans and children always fill him with new energy. He said that the lives of the soldiers and their families are full of hardships and the history of our armed forces is full of valour and sacrifices. Dhami said that recently the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was celebrated in the country and we now have entered into the Amrit Kal where the pride of the country has been exalted. MLA Suresh Gadia, ITBP inspector general Neelabh Kishore and others were present on the occasion. Dhami also took time out of his hectic schedule to celebrate his birthday with the differently abled children at National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (NIEPVD). He donated a sum of Rs 25 lakh to the institute. Addressing a gathering there he said that will power and resolve are two such forces by which we can achieve everything. Dhami said that both the union and the State governments are providing every possible help to the Divyangjans. Cabinet minister Ganesh Joshi, NIEPVD director Higmanshu Das and others were present on the occasion. The CM also took part in a programme organised at Shiv temple Barighat Canal Road on Friday. Here he said that the State government has fulfilled its promise of providing three cooking gas cylinders free of cost per year to the poor families. Cabinet ministers Prem Chand Agarwal, Ganesh Joshi and others were present on the occasion.