Flags off adventure MTB rally in Gunji, Pithoragarh
Thursday, 26 May 2022 | PNS | Dehradun
The chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the state government is committed for strengthening the rural and border areas of the state and reducing the menace of migration. He was addressing a gathering at Gunji village, Dharchula in Pithoragarh district on Wednesday after flagging off the ‘Tour De Kailash’, the adventure MTB cycle rally. The event is being organised under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of independence of the country. He also flagged off a rafting contingent for Kutti and Yangti rivers on the occasion.
Welcoming the participants of the cycle rally, the CM said that apart from adventure they would get a chance to view breathtaking natural beauty of Uttarakhand. He opined that such events would help the people of other states to know about the border areas and the state and would generate employment. Dhami said that the adventure sports would increase the footfall in the border areas and augment the income of home stay, taxi, hotel owners and guides.
The CM said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the third decade of 21st century would belong to Uttarakhand. The State government is working dedicatedly for all-round development of the State to achieve the goal set by the PM. Expressing gratitude to PM Modi, the CM said that under his leadership projects worth crores of rupees are going on in the state. “It is our endeavour that more and more home stays are made in the state which would create employment opportunities for locals and help the tourist in understanding our culture,’’ he said.
The CM said that the under Bharatmala project the road connectivity to the border areas has increased and it would usher in all-round development in the area. Dhami added the policies of Union and State governments are being made to provide benefit to the person standing last on the ladder of the society.
He added that the Char Dham Yatra is now at its peak. He again appealed to the pilgrims having health issues that they should not come for the Yatra now. Appreciating the event the CM said that this will help in increasing employment opportunities and reducing migration.
The Pradhan of Gunji, Suresh Gunjyal, district magistrate Ashish Chauhan, officers and personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Army and others were present on the occasion.