Raj Bhawan hosts people of Gujarati, Maharashtrian origins living in J&K
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Jammu Kashmir Raj Bhawan hosted the celebrations of the statehood days of Gujarat and Maharashtra on Monday.
The people of Maharashtra and Gujarat living in J&K UT, personnel from Maratha Regiment, students from the respective states studying in the UT were the special invitees.
The Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha extended his heartfelt greetings to the people of Gujarat and Maharashtra. He paid tributes to the freedom fighters, martyrs and great personalities from Maharashtra and Gujarat, who have made immense contributions to India’s growth.
“Gujarat and Maharashtra have set an example before the entire nation during freedom movement, in entrepreneurship, social reforms, spirituality and enriching cultural traditions. Glorious Gujarat and Magnificent Maharashtra is like the two strong arms of the country powering the progress,” said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor said the world is following India’s great civilization values. With the resolve of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the move.
On this special occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Madhavrao Peshwa, Ahilyabai Holkar, Sant Gyaneshwar, Sant Tukaram and all the great sons of Gujarat and Maharashtra and work shoulder to shoulder in the service of the nation, the Lt Governor added.
The mesmerizing performances by the artists and Army personnel in traditional attires showcased the blend of Maharashtrian, Gujarati and local culture and celebrated the spirit of Unity in Diversity.
Senior officials of Civil administration, Police & Security forces, besides personnel from Maratha Regiment, eminent personalities and students were present.
The event was attended by the students, faculty, and staff members of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu. To commemorate the foundation day of Gujarat and Maharashtra, the students of IPM, IIM Jammu presented a group song and speech by Research Scholar, IIM Jammu on the occasion.
Deepak Datta Nirmal, Research Scholar at IIM Jammu delivered an electrifying speech on this occasion.
Post completion of the event, LG of J&K, Manoj Sinha personally met and congratulated Deepak Datta Nirmal for his mesmerizing speech. He also encouraged future participation along the same lines from the IIM Jammu fraternity.