Saturday, July 22, 2017

UP Assembly passes resolutions on renaming two airports

Lucknow:  The Uttar Pradesh Assembly today adopted two resolutions on naming the civil terminals of the Kanpur and Bareilly airports after freedom fighter Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi and as Nath Nagri respectively.
The resolutions, moved by Minister for Civil Aviation Nand Gopal Gupta alias Nandi, were passed by a voice vote in the absence of the opposition members, who have been boycotting the Assembly proceedings since yesterday.
Moving the resolution on renaming the Kanpur airport, the minister said as a recognition of the contributions of social worker and freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, who stayed in Kanpur to fight the British through his writings, the civil terminal of the Chakeri airport be named after him.
21/07/17 PTI/India Today