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100-feet excessive flag eventually border village Gunji
For the folks from Uttarakhand serving within the armed forces it is a decades-old custom. ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ marketing campaign now holds a larger significance with Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s announcement of hoisting a tricolour on a 100-feet excessive flag pole at Gunji village which is triangularly located in Pithoragarh district which borders China and Nepal. Gunji village is at an altitude of 14,500 ft above sea degree, can be a well being test level for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims. Apart from CM’s enchantment to hoist tricolour on every of the 20 lakh homes within the state, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will likely be celebrated with a lot zeal.

Modi impact: IAS officer switches to bicycle
Highly impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launching of “lifestyle for the environment movement”, a senior IAS officer has bade goodbye to the official luxurious automotive and switched to a bicycle. A 2004-batch IAS officer, BVRC Purshottam (in pic) was so turned up after listening to the PM on June 5 that he started commuting from his official residence to workplace on a bicycle. “It really helped me in cultivating a mindset for fitness,” mentioned Purshottam, who has served as commissioner, Garhwal and DM, Dehradun. He additionally cited an instance of Netherlands, the place authorities will get again eight Euros on each one Euro spent on the event of biking tracks.

Panchayat buildings to be redone historically
Uttarakhand state authorities has chalked out a plan to constructed and renovate panchayat buildings in accordance with conventional structure of the Sikkim hills. Satpal Maharaj, state’s panchayati raj and tradition minister mentioned that the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj has already authorised `135 crore for the state below the Central scheme Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA). Satpal mentioned, “By this concept, the cultural heritage and traditions of devbhoomi will be restored, which will attract more tourists to the state.” The funds from Centre will likely be used for coaching and fulfilment of sustainable growth of gram panchayats.

narendra sethi
Our correspondent in Uttarakhand
narendrasethi@newindianexpress.com

100-feet excessive flag eventually border village Gunji
For the folks from Uttarakhand serving within the armed forces it is a decades-old custom. ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ marketing campaign now holds a larger significance with Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s announcement of hoisting a tricolour on a 100-feet excessive flag pole at Gunji village which is triangularly located in Pithoragarh district which borders China and Nepal. Gunji village is at an altitude of 14,500 ft above sea degree, can be a well being test level for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims. Apart from CM’s enchantment to hoist tricolour on every of the 20 lakh homes within the state, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will likely be celebrated with a lot zeal.

Modi impact: IAS officer switches to bicycle
Highly impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launching of “lifestyle for the environment movement”, a senior IAS officer has bade goodbye to the official luxurious automotive and switched to a bicycle. A 2004-batch IAS officer, BVRC Purshottam (in pic) was so turned up after listening to the PM on June 5 that he started commuting from his official residence to workplace on a bicycle. “It really helped me in cultivating a mindset for fitness,” mentioned Purshottam, who has served as commissioner, Garhwal and DM, Dehradun. He additionally cited an instance of Netherlands, the place authorities will get again eight Euros on each one Euro spent on the event of biking tracks.

Panchayat buildings to be redone historically
Uttarakhand state authorities has chalked out a plan to constructed and renovate panchayat buildings in accordance with conventional structure of the Sikkim hills. Satpal Maharaj, state’s panchayati raj and tradition minister mentioned that the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj has already authorised `135 crore for the state below the Central scheme Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA). Satpal mentioned, “By this concept, the cultural heritage and traditions of devbhoomi will be restored, which will attract more tourists to the state.” The funds from Centre will likely be used for coaching and fulfilment of sustainable growth of gram panchayats.

narendra sethi
Our correspondent in Uttarakhand
narendrasethi@newindianexpress.com