Dehradun: Describing Gorkhas as a symbol of valor and the pride of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat assured them that the entire state will always stand by them.
Addressing members of the community at a function here yesterday to mark the bicentenary year of Gorkhas in India, Rawat said, “The history of Uttarakhand also means the history of the Gorkhas’ exemplary courage and valour who never hesitated to make the supreme sacrifice for the nation.
“I want to assure them that the whole state will stand in support whenever they need it.”
Rawat said he was hopeful that the present generation of Gorkhas will learn from the inspirational history of their forefathers and do even better.
A programme will be organized at the CM residence later this month to express “our sense of gratitude” to the Gorkha community, he said.
The year 2015 marks 200 years of the 10 million Gorkhas living across India, a spokesperson of the Gorkha Bicentenary Mahotsav Committee said.