The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Monday 24th April, placed a signboard at the threshold of border village Mana, which read ‘First Indian Village’.
Mana, a village located at the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli, earlier known as the last Indian village, will now be known as the ‘first Indian village’.
The development comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October last year, endorsed Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s remark that Mana was the first village of the country and every border village should be the first village.
“Now even for me, every village on the border is the first village in the country,” PM Modi had said.
Chief Minister Dhami said under the leadership of PM Modi, the border areas of the country were becoming more vibrant. “For this, the Vibrant Village programme has been initiated,” Dhami said.
“In line with Modi-ji’s vision, we are determined to work dedicatedly for the development and welfare of the state. To make Uttarakhand a leading state in every field by 2025, we have adopted the basic mantra of ‘Resolve without option’,” the CM added.