The incredible life and works of great explorer, surveyor and cartographer Pandit Nain Singh Rawat should inspire the filmmakers to make a movie on him. The Tourism and Culture minister Satpal Maharaj said that efforts would be made to rope in some reputed film makers to make a movie on Nain Singh. Speaking at a programme organised the memory of Nain Singh Rawat here on Monday the minister said he covered huge distances from Pithoragarh to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu to Lhasa on foot. “Nain Singh used to count steps by tying his feet by a 3.5 inch long rope for perfect measurement and in 2,000 footsteps he used to cover one mile,’’ he said. Maharaj added that the great surveyor’s works resulted in construction of a map of Tibet and he found that the origin of River Brahmaputra is in Tibet. The Indian government had earlier felicitated Nain Singh Rawat by issuing a postage stamp with his picture on June 27, 2004, 139 years after his birth, for putting Tibet on the world map. His achievements were also felicitated by Google’s very own Doodle on his 187th anniversary.
The minister handed over a cheque of Rs 76208 to Kamala Rawat, the widow of Kavindra Singh who was the great grandson of Nain Singh Rawat. He assured that every possible help would be provided to the Kamala Rawat. Amrita Rawat, retired bureaucrat S S Pangti, Brigadier Vinod Pasbola ( Retd), Prakash Thapliyal and Abhimanyu Kumar were present on the occasion.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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