New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was in Uttarakhand, on Tuesday (May 3) visited his native village Panchur in the Pauri district and sought his mother’s blessings. This was the first visit of the UP CM to his native village after being elected to power to meet his mother and other relatives.
Adityanath took to Twitter to share a picture with his mother where he can be seen touching her feet. The post has got more than 151 thousand likes. Captioning the picture in Hindi, he wrote, “Mother”.
Yogi Adityanath spent Tuesday night in his village and will attend the ritual of shaving his nephew’s hair on Wednesday. Even though Yogi is visiting Uttarakhand to attend political events and address public meetings, this was the first time that he had visited his native village.
“Adityanath, in fact, had gone to his village to attend a family function for the first time in many years,” the news agency quoted an official as saying. Earlier, he was unable to attend the last rites of his father Anand Bisht in Haridwar on April 21, 2020, amid the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Earlier on Tuesday, Yogi Adityanath unveiled a statue of his spiritual guru Mahant Avaidyanath at Guru Gorakhnath Mahavidyalaya at Bithyani in Pauri district.
Addressing a function organized at the college in Yamkeshwar, Yogi said emotionally that he felt blessed to unveil the statue of Mahant Avaidyanath, who despite being born there was not able to see it after 1940.
The UP CM, who said he was born in Panchur village in Pauri, and studied in a school in Chamakkotkhal near Yamkeshwar, from classes 1 to 9, also said that he would like to honor six of his school teachers. Grateful to have the opportunity.
(with agency input)