True to style, the former Chief Minister Harish Rawat organised a ‘Khichadi Mushroom party’ in Dehradun on Saturday. The party was attended by a large number of people associated with the Congress aside from the people from all walks of the life.
Addressing the gathering, the former CM said that the event was an apolitical one organised to greet the people ahead of Makar Sankranti. Rawat referred to his campaign to promote local produce and cuisine of mountainous area of the State in 2014 when he was helming the State Government. “I am now happy to learn that millets and other food grains produced in the hills of Uttarakhand have been put into the category of highly nutritious food by World Health Organisation (WHO),” he added. He added that the solution to the problem of migration from the hills must be evolved locally.
Known as ‘Mushroom Girl’ for her efforts in the promotion of mushroom culture in Uttarakhand, Divya Rawat said that her company is engaged in providing training to a large number of local people for cultivation of mushroom.
Those present on the occasion enjoyed the treat of ‘Khichadi’, cuisines prepared from mushroom, cordyceps tea and local dishes prepared from millets and pulses.
Among those present on the occasion were the former Minister Dinesh Agarwal, Kedarnath MLA Manoj Rawat, Dhanaulti MLA Pritam Singh Panwar, senior Congress leader Lt Gen T P S Rawat (Rtd), former MLA Rajkumar, Jot Singh Bisht and Congress spokespersons-R P Raturi and Garima Dasauni. However, the Congress leaders loyal to the State Congress chief Pritam Singh and the leader of the opposition Indira Hridayesh were conspicuous by their absence.
Sunday, 13 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun—
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