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Governor, CM call for collective effort for Uttarakhand's development

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

and Friday called for a collective endeavour to build the state as per the aspirations of the people who fought for its formation.

Though the state has made significant progress in the 18 years of its existence there are still challenges to overcome, they said at a function of the Police here to mark the state's 18th

was carved out of in 2000.

"We have to honestly evaluate our achievements and set a target for moving forward. In the 18 years, since its foundation, Uttarakhand has performed well on many parameters of development, but there are still many challenges that need to be addressed," the said.

Maurya underscored the need to bridge the gap between the hills and plains in terms of development by empowering women and providing employment to the youth in the state's hilly areas.

She called upon the people to work for 100 per cent success of the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign.

The also took the salute of a ceremonial parade organised at the Police Lines and honoured three Police Medal recipients and 18 Police Medal recipients for their

said there are challenges to overcome with the advent of new technologies and issues such as cyber crime.

He expressed hope that the process of development would continue.

"Uttarakhand is completing 18 years today and is moving forward. We have faith that the state will continue to progress," said.

"We have many challenges. The use of technology is increasing. Technology is available to criminals also but we have complete confidence that the will be successful in keeping criminals at bay," he said.

Rawat said whether it is cyber crime, other crimes or a time of disaster, the has discharged its duties with full dedication and utmost discipline.

After the function, the went to the Court Complex, Dehradun, and paid tributes at the

The also released two police magazines on the occasion.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 18:15 IST