Govind Ram Ghildiyal : First Garhwali Graduate
Govind Prasad ghildiyal has many distinctions in Garhwal and among Garhwalis. Govind Prasad was first Garhwali who passed Intermediate and Govind Prasad Ghildiyal is also first Garhwali who became Graduate .
Rai Bahadur Govind Prasad Ghildiyal is the first Garhwali who became Deputy Collector .
Govind Ghildiyal was born in Dang , near Shrnagr , Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand on 24th May, 1870.
Govind Ghildiyal was also first Garhwali personality who published book in Garhwali and George Griyerson referred the work of Ghildiyal in famous his work in ‘Linguistic survey of India’ .
Govind Ghildiyal is the first Garhwali who published translation of Hitopadesh in Garhwali, which means he is the first person who initiated Garhwali language prose.
Govind Ram Ghildiyal published the translation of thwe works of Shakespeare (Othello) and Goldsmith (Hermit) in Hindi. He also published a fine commentary book ‘ Garhwali Rajputon aur Brahmanon ki Sainik Seva’
Govind Ram Ghildiyal expired on 19th July, 1922 in Lansdowne.