Agra airport to be named after RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

Yogi Adityanath's government on Tuesday took the decision to name upcoming civil terminal at Gorakhpur Air Force station after Mahayogi Gorakhnath who is known as the founder of the Nath monastic movement.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Agra airport to be named after RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
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Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath's government on Tuesday took the decision to name Agra airport after RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

On the other hand, the upcoming civil terminal at Gorakhpur Air Force station would be named after Mahayogi Gorakhnath who is known as the founder of the Nath monastic movement.

These decisions were taken in a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh state Cabinet headed by the CM.

"A decision was taken to name the civil terminal being constructed in Gorakhpur Air Force Station after Maha Yogi Gorakhnathji. Likewise, Agra airport will now be named after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay," the state power minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters.

Significantly, Yogi Adityanth himself is the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a leading centre of the Nath monastic order.

The state Cabinet also approved another change in nomenclature today.

The 'Viklang Kalyan Vibhag' (Handicap Welfare Department) would be renamed as the 'Divyang Jan Shasaktikaran Vibhag' ('Divyang' Empowerment Department), Sharma said, as per PTI

'Divyang' is a term used for the differently-abled.

Earlier, on April 11, Yogi had ordered 18-hour power supply in villages, 20-hour at tehsil level and in Bundelkhand region besides deciding to ink a pact with the Centre to ensure electricity in all UP villages by 2019 in a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by the CM, the second since he assumed office.

At that time, the meeting had also decided that district headquarters would get 24-hour power supply, Sharma had told reporters then after the three-hour-long meeting.

The CM had directed the power department to ensure that defective or burnt transformers were replaced expeditiously in rural areas so that agricultural operations do not suffer.

(With PTI inputs)