Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today shared a photo of him touching his mother's feet, as she places her hand on his head in blessing.
Captioning it "Ma," Mr Adityanath posted the picture with his mother, Savitra Devi, on Twitter.Mr Adityanath, currently in his hometown of Pauri, in Uttarakhand, is meeting his mother for the first time since he became UP's Chief Minister. He is visiting his ancestral village for the hair tonsure ceremony of his nephew, which is scheduled for Wednesday.
It is reportedly the first time in 28 years that Mr Adityanath has returned to Uttarakhand to attend a family function, rather than for an official engagement. In the throes of the pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had not been able to attend even his father's funeral in April 2020 in Haridwar.
"I had the ardent wish to get a glimpse of my father at the final moment. However, following a sense of duty towards the state's 23 crore people during the COVID-19 pandemic, I could not do so," the Chief Minister had said, ruing his inability to attend.
The Chief Minister earlier became emotional while unveiling a statue of his spiritual guru Mahant Avaidyanath at Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Government College in his home district. In his address at the function, he said he felt proud to be unveiling the statue of his spiritual guru at the place where he was born but could not visit after 1940.