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News18 Network hosts Rising Uttarakhand today in Dehradun

The event will be telecast live on News18 India, ETV UP/Uttarakhand and CNN-News 18, 10 am onwards

News18 network is organizing ‘Rising Uttarakhand 2017’ in Dehradun on June 5, 2017. The Chief Guest for the event will be the Chief Minister of the State Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat. It aims to provide a platform to top leadership to outline and roadmap the development priorities for the state.

At ‘Rising Uttarakhand’ former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat will also share his views on the state’s current condition and the road ahead especially in the context of the present government’s stated priorities. Prakash Pant, Minister of Finance, Excise and Parliamentary Affairs; Madan Kaushik, Urban Development Minister and Spokesperson of Uttarakhand Government; Yashpal Arya, Transport and Social Welfare Minister and Arvind Pandey, Education, Sports & Panchayati Raj Minister will also engage in a discussion that will outline their vision on how to take the state forward on various fronts.


Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal; Women Empowerment and State Minister for Child Development (Independent Charge) Rekha Arya; State Minister for Higher Education and Cooperative State Minister (Independent Charge) Dhan Singh Rawat along with Ajay Tamta, Union Minister of State for Textiles will also be present and partake in discussions on the ideal development model for the state and key government schemes for the holistic progress of the state.  During this mega event in Dehradun, BJP's Media Chief Anil Baluni and Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurveda Acharya Balkrishna will also share their views on how to optimise Uttarakhand’s potential for the state’s betterment.

According to Rajesh Raina, Group Editor of ETV News Network, “The objective of this initiative is to enable a comprehensive discussion on the development agenda for the state so that the people of the state are well aware of the views of their leaders on key issues and their plans for addressing issues of relevance to the masses.”

Avinash Kaul

Avinash Kaul, President Strategy, Product and Alliance-Network18 and Managing Director A + E Network TV 18, said, “After the recent success of Rising Punjab and Rising Uttar Pradesh, this event is another milestone for the News18 Network. The noteworthy thing about this event will be that it allow for an open dialogue between the political leadership and other key stakeholders of this progressive state. We hope that unwavering faith of the viewers in ETV as a channel that raises issues of concern to them, a channel that empowers them will be further strengthened by this initiative of the Network."

The event will be telecast live on News18 India, ETV UP/Uttarakhand and CNN-News 18, 10 am onwards on June 5.


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