Shri Bandaru Dattatraya H.E. Governor for Himachal Pradesh presented presented ‘Coffee Table Book’ a book of achievements and performance of his one year in office of Governor at Himachal Pradesh to Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu, today on 24th February, 2021 at Hyderabad. This coffee table book compiles a picture with matter of the last one year program, activities and tours of Shri Dattatraya as a Governor.
After receiving the book from Shri Bandaru Dattatraya, Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri Naidu said that as a Governor one has to remain within the purview of the Protocol, but Shri Dattatraya has an old connection with the society and social activities. In Himachal Pradesh too, the work which he has done during the last one year, apart from the old practices, was praiseworthy. He said that the book was a document that shows his dedication and service to the society.
In an informal talk, Governor Shri Dattatraya thanked Hon’ble Vice President of India and said that since he belongs to South India, one of his priorities as a Governor in Himachal has been to build linkage between the North and South from tourism point of view and cultural exchange. He also stated that he focused on skill development, strategy to curb drug abuse among children, swachhta Abhiyaan and social harmony”, he said. Shri Bandaru Dattatraya also said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had particularly mentioned to him about natural farming in Himachal Pradesh and accordingly, the promotion of natural farming in Himachal Pradesh was taken up and stated that he personally interacted with farmers for the promotion of natural farming.
Shri Dattatraya said he had been contributing his ideas in education and health as well by visiting various institutions and interacting with people and as Governor, he has been visiting different areas of the state, talking to people, getting feedback from ground and he added that it was a great experience and memorable during his visit in the tribal areas particularly the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh and stated that he also met the first voter of Independent India Shri Shyam Saran Negi of 103 year old.