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Tribune: Agitators to observe foundation day at Garsain

The Tribune, October 15, 2009

Dehradun, October 14: While Uttarakhand state authorities prepare for another foundation day, those behind the statehood agitation has decided to observe state inception anniversary at Gairsen, the nondescript township in Chamoli district that is being sought as permanent capital by a section of people of the state.

Reiterating its commitment towards permanent capital status for Gairsen, Kamala Pant, convenor of Gairsen Rajdhani Sanyukt Sangarsh Morcha today asserted that the majority of the people favoured Garisen as capital and it was only the political will that was a hindrance in fulfillment of this demand. [more]