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CM’s #SelfieFromMyVillage campaign gets Dobriyal push

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s Twitter campaign has got a celebrity push with versatile actor Deepak Dobriyal posting pictures from his ancestral village in the Uttarakhand mountains

dehradun Updated: Jun 13, 2017 20:22 IST
Neha Pant
Actor Deepak Dobriyal shared this picture from his native village Kabra in Pauri district of Uttarakhand.
Actor Deepak Dobriyal shared this picture from his native village Kabra in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. (Twitter)

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s Twitter campaign has got a celebrity push with versatile actor Deepak Dobriyal posting pictures from his ancestral village in the Uttarakhand mountains.

Through the social media campaign launched on May 31, Rawat exhorted natives of the state to visit their villages and share pictures using the hashtag - #SelfieFromMyVillage - to help bring out different aspects of Uttarakhand before the world.

It was a part of his efforts to check mass exodus from the hilly terrains and promote reverse migration. “The migration issue keeps cropping up from time to time. It is rightly expected of the government to work towards checking the migration and we are committed to deal with the issue,” Rawat had tweeted.

Dobriyal, who spent over a week at his village Kabra in Pauri Garhwal district recently, said every Uttarakhandi should proudly become a part of the campaign. “All Uttarakhandis should try to visit their village and join this great campaign to show the world how our Devbhoomi is blessed with the best of nature’s gifts.”

The actor was last seen in the Bollywood comedy film Hindi Medium.

During his stay at the village, Dobriyal took part in a family pooja with relatives, spent time amid nature near the mountain rivulets, hill farms and forests, relished regional cuisines and interacted with villagers who came from faraway places to meet him.

“It was an extremely refreshing break and I want to stay there for a longer stretch next time. I think all hill natives settled in different parts of the country and world, should bring their families to show them their roots,” said the actor who is best known for playing the adorable ‘Pappiji’ character in the film Tanu Weds Manu.

“Migration (from the hills) should not stop us from reconnecting with our roots,” the actor said. “They should also make sure to plant at least five saplings every time they visit their villages to help conserve the mountain environment,” concluded the actor, who feels that ‘masoomiyat’ (innocence) portrayed in his film characters stems from being a ‘pahadi’.