Freed from clutches of begging trade, children get a new lease of life with books and stationery items
Lucknow: Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel participated in a cultural program organized by the Marathi Samaj, Uttar Pradesh at Bhatkhande Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Lucknow on the occasion of Maharashtra State Foundation Day.
While congratulating Maharashtra and Gujarat Day, the Governor said that events like Foundation Day give the coming generations an opportunity to know and understand their cultural heritage.
Along with this, inspiration is also given to preserve and protect our culture. She said that keeping in mind the contribution of their forefathers, the youth should work with determination to cherish the glorious history and touch new heights of progress.
The Governor said that after the separation of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, development took place in each area and the common people got its benefits. She said that every state should celebrate its foundation day and the youth should tell the problems faced by the youth before the separation of the state.
The Governor said that the Marathi community has a very close relationship with Uttar Pradesh. Many legends of Maharashtra made Uttar Pradesh their Karmbhoomi. She said that after coming to Uttar Pradesh, the people of the Maratha community settled in such a way that they made this their home. Along with adopting the culture of Uttar Pradesh, he also kept his culture alive.
Governor Patel said that each state in our country, endowed with geographical and natural diversity, has its own specialty. The land of India binds every state together and our unique culture binds us all together. She said that when people from different places connect with one thread, the country emerges as ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’. New India is proud of its culture and has faith in its potential.
There is heritage as well as development in the new India.
The Governor said that freeing the children from beggary is a very pious act. It is the responsibility of the society to educate children and take them forward. Whatever is needed for education should be done. She said that the beginning starts with small work. A child’s life can be improved if we make a little effort. With the efforts of Umeed Sanstha, the Governor distributed clothes, notebooks and pencil boxes etc. to the children who were away from begging.
On this occasion, Justice Rajeev Singh of Allahabad High Court, Additional Chief Secretary, Housing, Nitin Ramesh Gokarn, Additional Commissioner of Customs and GST, Sachin Sawant, Inspector General of Police, C.B.C.I.D., Rajesh D. Modak, Director General of Police Training, Dr. Sanjay M. Tarde, CEO Lucknow Cantt Vilas Pawar, President of Marathi Samaj Uttar Pradesh Umesh Kumar Patil and others were also present.