Lucknow | Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday paid rich tributes to the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, former Union Home Minister and Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant on his 135th birth anniversary at Lok Bhawan in the state capital, and said that Pant presented the model for the development of the state.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Pant’s contribution to society and the nation is unparalleled.
“Pandit Govind Ballabh was a great freedom fighter, who actively participated in the freedom movement under the leadership of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi,” said Yogi.
He further said that Pant’s dedication, devotion and organisational abilities made him the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh of independent India, after which he also served the country as the Union Home Minister. “I bow down before him for presenting the model for the development of the state”, CM Yogi remarked.
Later CM Yogi tweeted that “Pt Govind Ballabh Pant’s diligence, patriotism and organisational acumen are a source of inspiration for all of us.”