It is festive time in Yogi Adityanath’s native village Panchur in district Pauri. As the name Yogi was announced as new UP Chief Minister, media invaded the remote village. The big gathering of journalist and villagers from different corner of the district coming, forced Yogi’s father Anand Singh Bisht to drop his idea to visiting Lucknow for attending the swearing in ceremony of the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

Anand, his wife Shavitri and other members of the family watched the glittering function on television in a small room- packed with media people. The eco of Yogi Adityanath Jindabad echoed in the remote village in Uttarakhand. 

Panchur is a small revenue village in district Pauri with a small population of about 70 persons and consisting of 20 houses. The remote village saw a sudden big movement of obi tv news vans and tv journalists. All of a sudden Panchur was in limelight.

Yogi’s father Anand Singh Bisht, a retired forest ranger, was to go to Lucknow for attending the swearing in ceremony of the his son and new UP Chief Minister. But, guests and media kept the Bisht family occupied all round the clock from Friday evening. This forced Anand to cancel his trip.

The Panchur village is in celebration mode since Friday evening. Guest are dancing on the beat of the traditional drum beaters.

“I am hopeful that Yogi will fulfill the aspirations of the UP people. He will work for development of every section of the people,” said a proud Anand Bisht.

As the news about Yogi becoming Uttar Pradesh CM spread in the region, people began visiting Panchur. They expressed their happiness by cracking crackers, distributing sweets and dancing. 

Panchur is located 110 kms from Dehradun. Yogi was earlier known as Ajay Mohan Bisht and he did his masters in Mathematics from HNB Garhwal University. 

UP Chief Minister’s brother Mahinder Bisht said, “There is big excitement in the region. We are thrilled!”

Adityanath is the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mut.  He left his native village in 1992 and was declared heir of Mahant Avaidyanath in 1994. An interesting event related to student politics is associated with Yogi Adityanath. In the 90s Yogi made an obtain Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) ticket to contest for general secretary post in the Kotdwar College student union polls. Yogi was denied ticket and he contested as independent candidate. Yogi lost the polls, but in over a span of two and half decade the same person is crowned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Amazing journey of highlander from the hill to top of UP politics.