16.11.2021: Maharashtra Governor pays tribute to founder CM of Uttarakhand Nityanand Swami

    Publish Date: November 16, 2021

    Maharashtra Governor pays tribute to founder CM of Uttarakhand Nityanand Swami

    Stating that as Minister of Energy and Irrigation in Uttarakhand, he could complete the Tehri Garhwal project because of the complete freedom granted by then Chief Minister Nityanand Swami, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari paid rich tributes to the departed leader.

    The Governor was speaking at the cultural programme ‘Apnu Uttarakhand’ organised to celebrate the completion of 21 years to the establishment of the State of Uttarakhand held at Raj Bhavan Mumbai.

    The programme was organised by the Shri Nityanand Swami Janaseva Samiti.

    The Governor said he had the honour of working with Nityanand Swami closely. He described Swamy as a fighter leader and a dedicated social worker. He said despite the rough and tumble of politics, Swami gave him the affection of an elder brother. The Governor said the former Chief Minister was a successful lawyer who climbed the rungs of politics by dint of his affable nature and humility.

    A cultural programme comprising of folk songs was presented by a musical group from Uttarakhand. Vikas Bharadwaj, Shristi Kala and Aman Raturi sung on the occasion. Basanti Devi Bisht who was awarded Padmashree presented folk songs on the occasion. The Governor felicitated all the performing artists on the occasion.

    Chairman of the Committee R K Bakshi, Vice Chairperson Jyotsna Sharma and Vinayak Sharma Swami were present. The programme was attended by Shina NC, Himani Shivpuri, Chitrakshi Tiwari, Shruti Panwar and Deepak Dobriyal from the film industry.