On the eve of Bharat Jago Padayatra in 1983 Satpal Maharaj Ji in a friendly gesture invited viewpoints from some of the Padayatris on the idea of having an independent hill state comprising of Garhwal and Kumaon and its viability. The thought was too far-fetched for most of the participants to reflect upon.Satpal Maharaj Ji concluded the discussion by quoting the example of Himachal Pradesh which not only got statehood recognition but had grown economically.

Achievements of Satpal Maharaj