Saturday, 23 July 2022 | PNS | Haridwar
Following the directions of chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the district administration showered flower petals from a helicopter on Kanwadiyas here on Friday. The authorities used a helicopter to shower petals on the Kanwadiyas from the Narsan border to Har Ki Paidi. The Haridwar district magistrate Vinay Shankar Pandey and senior superintendent of police Yogendra Singh Rawat showered the petals from the helicopter. Earlier, the two officials took off in the helicopter from Bhalla college then moved toward Gurukul Narsan and then to Har Ki Paidi.
The action by the authorities elicited an enthusiastic response from the Kanwadiyas on whom the petals were showered. The district magistrate Vinay Shankar Pandey said that chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has instructed that respect should be accorded to the Kanwadiyas in Uttarakhand. The SSP Yogendra Singh Rawat said that flowers were showered on Kanwadiyas from a helicopter in keeping with the spirit of ‘Atithi Devo Bhawa’, adding that all necessary measures are being taken to ensure that the Kanwad Mela is concluded safely.