Amrita Rawat, Minister for Tourism & Culture, Uttrakhand who was the guest of honour on the occasion expressed happiness over her wish of attending Sindhu festival come true for which she credited her luck and hoped to get such chance again and again.
said, "Sindhu, the word from which has come the name Hindustan holds a great significance and is very auspicious in Indian culture and this festival in true sense projects India's unity in diversity.
is a new born state and is in many ways similar to Ladakh like the mountains, landscape and its religious importance with places like Badrinath, Kedarnath and flow of sacred rivers, Gangotri and Yamnotri.
The rivers like Ganga and Sindhu are symbols of unity as they bound people of every caste, religion, place and class together without any biasness and give the message of brotherhood and such festivals play a great role in keeping the sanctity of these rivers preserved and alive."
To further promote tourism in both states Amrita Rawat expressed her wish to carry a cultural exchange programme by sending cultural troops from Ladakh to Uttrakhand and vice versa and strengthen the ties between the two states.