Published On: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015

Uttarayani fair to be given state fair status

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Bageshwar: Chief Minister Harish Rawat reached Bageshwar and concluded the famous Uttarayani fair which was inaugurated on 14th January on the banks of Saryu and Gomti River.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone and inaugurated development schemes worth Rs one hundred seventy eight crore ten lakhs and eighty two thousand rupees.

CM gives green signal to big budget projects

These include laying the foundation stone of schemes worth Rs 175 crore 99 lakh and 4 thousand rupees and inauguration of schemes worth Rs 211.78 lakh. He while interacting with the public said that Uttarayani fair is special as it is not only religious but also has importance of business and political nature.
The CM on the occasion announced development of Neeleshwar Mahadev as a tourism destination, Car Parking at Bageshwar, to keep the names of several government and other schools after the names of freedom fighters, Pauri Band- Palnicheena- Kafligair Motor route to be named after Baalam Singh Janaiti, Bageshwar guest house to be developed as circuit house, beautification work around Bageshwar temple and construction of a museum near the temple.
He further declared to construct a flood control area, Saryu and Gomti river development, borewell for Bageshwar, inclusion of Uttarayani fairs in the state list of identified fairs to be funded by the state government, Base hospital at Bageshwar, construction of Allopathic hospital in Dhapolasera, Kapkot school to be names after Chandra Singh Shahi, development of playground at Shama, Bageshwar- Gireycheena motor route to be named after the journalist Jagmohan Pandey, allopathic hospital in Doba, veterinary hospital at Bhandari Sera of Kanda, development of playgrounds, up gradation of schools, construction of drinking water schemes and security walls.
The schemes which were inaugurated by the CM include Kapkot Gas Godown worth Rs 75 lakh, two houses of police department worth Rs 30.67, building of GIC majkhet worth Rs 86.25 lakh, repair and beautification of guest house at Kausani worth Rs 10 lakh, repair and beautification of District Panchayat Officer worth Rs 11.86 lakh.
Besides this, the CM laid the foundation stone for 40 schemes of KMVN, PWD, Police Department, Power Corporation, irrigation department, education and health worth Rs 175 crore 99 lakhs and 4 thousand rupees.
The CM also inaugurated exhibition by several departments and NGOs after offering prayers at Bagnath temple.
He on the occasion remembered the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and also their efforts in abolishing a lot of wrong practices. The CM said that in order to achieve success and development we all will have to get together in unison just as freedom fighters did. He added that we will have to leave our small personal concerns and think about the welfare of the state.
He said that we privileged to have received such a rich culture and environment as a heritage. Thus looking after it is also our responsibility. He apprised the public about several schemes launched by the state government as well as highlighted their achievements.
The CM asserted that only a state with good provision of farming, education, water and handicraft can excel. He appealed to everyone to get together to develop the state.
The gathering was also addressed by MLA Kapkot Lalit Farswan, MLA Bageshwar Chandan Ram Das.

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