उत्तराखंड मेडिकल पर्यटन के सुनहरे वर्ष जब गांधी जी ने उत्तराखंड यात्रा की
Gandhi Visiting Uttrakhand
उत्तराखंड में मेडिकल टूरिज्म विकास विपणन ( रणनीति ) 96
लेखक : भीष्म कुकरेती (विपणन व बिक्री प्रबंधन विशेषज्ञ )
– मेडिकल टूरिज्म इतिहास में गांधी जी की मसूरी व कसौनी यात्रा हमेश याद रखा जायेगा। दोनों बार गांधी जी यात्राएं मेडिकल टूरिज्म संबंधी यात्राएं थीं।
Gandhi Ji was interested in knowing about Uttarakhand from his own experience. Mahatma Gandhi reached Haridwar on 5th April 1915 at the Kumbh Occasion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Gurukul Kangari on 6th April 1915. Mahatma Gandhi visited Rishikesh, Swargashram, and Lakshman Jhula on 7th April 1915. Mahatma Gandhi came to Gurukul again in 1916. In 19129, Gandhi reached Haridwar. Gandhi reached Mussoorie vi Dehradun and he rested there for 15 days. गाँधी जी ने मसूरी की यात्रा दुबारा 1946 में की
Gandhi Ji Visiting Kumaon region
In June 1921, Gandhi ji reached Kumaon. First, he reached Bareli on 13th June from Sabarmati. Gandhi delivered a speech in Bareli at a public meeting. Gandhi reached Haldwani from Bareli in the morning on 14th June 1921. Govind Ballabh Pant and other Kumaon dignities were present for his welcome in Haldwani. Devdas Gandhi, Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi, Gandhi’s Secretary Pyarelal, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Acharya Kriplani, and Sucheta Kriplani were with Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi delivered a speech in a public meeting in Haldwani and collected donations for Harijan Kalyan.
Gandhi reached Nainital around 11 AM from Haldwani by car. The lodging arrangement for Gandhi was at Takula village two miles away from Nainital. Gandhi started his journey from Takula Village at five Pm for Nainital. People decorated the town with flags and welcome gates. A procession was with Gandhi and the band was in front. Gandhi was in an open car and Govind Ballabh Pant was also in the car. Everywhere there was a crowd in Nainital and joy was visible. Wives of British officers and other Lords were watching the procession with curiosity and surprise.
At 7 PM, the meeting started at Malla Tal where Gandhi delivered a speech. People donated Chanda too. Gandhi returned to Takula.
Gandhi spent Night in Takula. In next morning, Gandhi walked to Nainital. He delivered speeches before women. Women donated money and their jewels to Gandhi.
In the daytime, Gandhi reached Almora. There was a huge procession for Gandhi. Unfortunately, a young man Padma Singh came under Gandhi’s car and died in the hospital. Gandhi went to the hospital to see the youth. Govind Ballabh Pant attended the funeral. Mukandi Lal Barrister met Gandhi in Ranikehet.
On 21st June 1929 Gandhi reached Kasauni. Badri Datt Pande was with Gandhi there. He was astounded by watching the Himalayas. The next day, Gandhi reached Bageshwar and laid the foundation stone for Swaraj Bhavan.
Gandhi stayed there for a few days. Gandhi wrote a commentary on the Anashakti Yoga of Geeta there. Gandhi stayed in Kumaon from June to 4th July. Gandhi reached Kashipur via Ramnagar Gandhi delivered a speech and got donations too. Govind Ballabh Pant, Badri Datt Pande, and Mohan Joshi were with him in Kashipur.