Uttarakhand Day celebrated with enthusiasm at Raj Bhavan, Karnataka

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BENGALURU: The Uttarakhand Foundation Day was celebrated with fervor and zeal at Raj Bhavan on Thursday. The event showcased a vibrant array of programs highlighting the art, culture and traditions of the state of Uttarakhand.

Addressing the gathering, the Governor of Karnataka, Thaawarchand Gehlot, emphasized the historical, religious, cultural, and literary significance of Uttarakhand. He praised the state for its natural beauty, sacred temples, and rich cultural heritage. Governor Gehlot underlined Uttarakhand’s pivotal role in the country, owing to its strategic geographic location, favorable climate, picturesque landscapes, and abundant resources.

Highlighting the state’s significance in pilgrimage and tourism, Governor Gehlot remarked, “Dhams like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri hold immense spiritual importance along the pilgrimage route. Additionally, the five revered confluence sites, namely Vishnuprayag, Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, and Devprayag, as well as Panchprayag, contribute to the spiritual sanctity of the region. Hemkund Sahib holds a special place of reverence for Sikhs. The state’s religious and cultural diversity showcases a remarkable vision of unity and harmony. The grand Kumbh Mela, held in Haridwar every twelve years, draws millions of devotees from both India and abroad”.

Governor Gehlot also underscored the state’s potential for hydropower generation, citing the numerous hydroelectric plants operating along the Yamuna, Bhagirathi, Alaknanda, Mandakini, Sarayu, Gowri, Kosi, and Kali rivers. He highlighted the rich biodiversity of the state, with 175 rare aromatic and medicinal plants flourishing within its borders.

Uttarakhand Foundation Day is celebrated across the nation’s Raj bhavan on this day, aiming to boost the tourism sector and showcase the region’s cultural heritage. Governor Gehlot expressed confidence that such initiatives would foster a spirit of mutual brotherhood and affection among the people.

Distinguished guests including Bangalore City Police Commissioner Kamal Panth and Uttarakhand State representative Hemchandra Joshi graced the event with their presence.

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