Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar chaired the Himachal Pradesh-hosted Arogya Bhartiya program on the occasion of Tulsi Puja in Kusumpti, Shimla today. On this occasion, he distributed blankets to the needy provided by the State Red Cross. The governor said that the Tulsi plant should be distributed to every household, because Tulsi is of great importance in our life. Worshiping Tulsi is part of our rich tradition and is also considered a life-giving plant. He said the Himachal is known as Devbhoomi and the people of the state have immense faith in God. He said that the people of the state gave him immense affection in a short period of time, which gives him the strength to work with the greatest dedication.
He said that with the cooperation of the people, he would increase social service activities. He said the Red Cross is always ready to serve the poor and suffering humanity of society. Earlier, the governor also prayed at Lakshmi Narayan temple in Kusumpti. Arogya Bharti National President Dr Rakesh Pandit paid tribute to the Governor and briefed him on the importance of the program. Arogya Bharti State Vice President Dr Anil Mehta welcomed the Governor. Councilor and former deputy mayor of Shimla Municipal Corporation, Rakesh Sharma, presented the vote of thanks. The chairman of the temple committee, Kusumpti Kamal Sharma and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.