Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given him an opportunity to serve the country through the spread of education and contribute to the building of a New India of his the vision.
Pokhriyal who visited Haridwar for the first time after assuming office hoped that he would be able to serve the country as HRD minister as per the prime minister's vision.
Thousands of supporters led by state Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik and MLA Yatishwaranand accorded a warm welcome to Nishank who worshipped the holy Ganga at Har ki Pauri ghat.
"I have taken blessings of mother Ganga and Lord Shiva. I hope to rise to the expectations of the prime minister," he said.
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