AT HOME PROGRAMME BY HARYANA GOVERNOR

Chandigarh, January 26: On the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, At Home programme was organized at Haryana Raj Bhavan while following the COVID-19 protocol.

Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya, Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta, Transport Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma, Power Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. J.P. Dalal, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mr. Om Prakash Yadav, Minister of State for Archeology and Museums, Mr. Anoop Dhanak attended the programme.

On this occasion, Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. D.S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Mr. P.K. Das, Additional Chief Secretary Home Department, Mr. Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department, Mr. T.V.S.N Prasad, Secretary to the Governor, Dr. G. Anupama, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. V. Umashankar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, Mr. Mandeep Singh Brar, Director General of Police, Mr. Manoj Yadava along with many other dignitaries including Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries of other departments were also present.

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*Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced to include 223 more villages under the Mhara Gaon – Jagmag Gaon scheme thus taking the total number of such villages to 5223.

*Mr Manohar Lal who was addressing the gathering after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of 72th Republic Day at Panchkula

Chandigarh January 26: While taking a significant step towards fulfilling his promise to make available round-the-clock power supply in villages of the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced to include 223 more villages under the Mhara Gaon – Jagmag Gaon scheme thus taking the total number of such villages to 5223. These villages would start getting 24 hour power supply from today onwards.

Mr Manohar Lal who was addressing the gathering after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of 72th Republic Day at Panchkula today said that at present there are about 1500 villages which are getting 16 hours to 21 hours power supply daily. He said that 24 hour power supply would also be ensured in these villages soon.

Earlier, the Chief Minister paid homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the war memorial. He also inspected the parade by the contingent of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force, Haryana Police and National Cadet Corps (NCC).

While paying rich tributes to all those martyrs and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country, the Chief Minister said that the nation would always remain indebted to the sacrifices made by our brave heroes. The sacrifices made by them for the freedom of the country could never be forgotten, he added.

He said that the present State Government has taken several initiatives for the welfare of freedom fighters and their dependents. He said that a monthly pension of Rs 25,000 is provided to the freedom fighters and their widows in the State. Apart from this, government jobs have been given to 332 dependents of the martyrs who attained martyrdom while safeguarding borders of the country. Also, the ex-gratia grant to their families has also been increased from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh.

While congratulating the people of Panchkula on the occasion of Republic Day, he said that Panchkula became the 17th district of Haryana in 1995. He said that Panchkula has a special significance not only from historical point of view but also as a religious destination as out of 51 Shakti Peeth, one Shakti Peeth - Shri Mata Mansa Devi is also located here. Apart from this, Gurudwara Manji Sahib at Pinjore and Nada Sahib Gurudwara at Panchkula are the important religious sites.

While referring to the Covid-19 pandemic that the whole world is battling for a year, he said that the country and the State had to pass through a tough phase. He said that it was a matter of pride that India has taken a lead in the world in fighting the Pandemic as our scientists have developed two indigenous vaccines for Coronavirus. He further said that a massive vaccination drive has been launched in the country under which 10 lakh people have been covered during the last about 10 days. In Haryana too, we are carrying out a large-scale vaccination campaign during which 1.05 lakh people have so far been administered the vaccine shots, he added.

He said that during its last six year tenure, the present State Government has taken various revolutionary steps to bring about a positive change in the administration and provide graft-free governance to the people. He said that with a view to provide quality health care facilities to the people, four new medical colleges are being set up at Bhiwani, Jind, Gurugram and Koriyawas (Narnaul). Apart from this, the MBBS seats in Medical Colleges of the State have been increased from 750 to 1750. Efforts are being made to further increase the seats to 2000, he added. He said that the 'Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana' has been implemented in the State to provide free treatment to poor and needy families up to Rs 5 lakh annually. He said that despite slow economic activities due to the Covid-19 induced lockdowns, the amount of social security pension has been increased and no cuts have been made in the salaries and pension of government employees.

The Chief Minister said that special emphasis has been given on the education, skill and employment of youth in the State. He said that more than 80,000 government jobs have been provided to the youth in the last six years. Apart from this, 100 hours work has been given to 1.10 lakh educated unemployed youth under the Saksham Yuva Scheme. He said that to avoid the repeated registration by the candidates to apply for different posts advertised by the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC), the new portal named "One-Time Registration portal" has been started. Apart from this, to get rid of repeated examinations for various posts of group 'C' and 'D', a provision of 'Common Eligibility Test' has also been made, he said adding that the present State Government has already abolished the interview process in the recruitment of group 'C' and 'D' category posts and jobs are being given only on basis of written examination.

Stating that the present State Government has also abolished the system of Kharchi and Parchi in government jobs that was prevailing in previous regimes, the Chief Minister said that now the youth is satisfied with the present transparent system of recruitment adopted by the present State Government as they are getting jobs on merit basis. He said that in order to give maximum employment to the youth of the state in private sector enterprises, a provision of 75 percent reservation has also been made. He said that apart from this, the Department of Foreign Cooperation has also been set up to help the youth in getting employment in foreign countries. He further said that free passports of all final year students who are looking for employment and education abroad are being made in their education institutes. About 6800 students have been provided passports during the last year, he added.

The Chief Minister said that special emphasis has been given on education of girls in the State. He said that during the tenure of the present State government, 67 new government colleges have been set up out of these 42 are girl’s colleges. He said that four centres have been opened in the State under the 'Super-100 Programme’ to give coaching to the meritorious students on government expenditure. This year, 83 students of the State got admission to prestigious engineering and medical colleges. He said that the State Government has also taken the initiative to open playway schools in place of anganwadis. Apart from this, Sanskriti Model Schools at primary and secondary level are being opened to provide education to the students at par with private schools.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister also honoured four war widows namely Mrs Darshan Kaur, Mrs Swarna Devi, Mrs Ram Pyari and Mrs Santosh by presenting them with shawls.

He also honoured 22 achievers of the district in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the field of education, sports, social service and government service.

Among those present on the occasion included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr D.S Dhesi, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, DGP Crime Muhammad Akil, ADGP, CID, Mr Alok Mittal, Parade Commandant, Mr Gaurav Purohit, DIG, Law and Order, Mr Rakesh Arya, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula Mr Kulbhushan Goyal and other senior officers of civil and police administration.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that the present State Government is committed to realize Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling the income of farmers by 2022.

Chandigarh, January 26: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that the present State Government is committed to realize Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. He said that Haryana is the only State in the Country where nine crops are being procured on Minimum Support Price (MSP).

Mr Manohar Lal was addressing the gathering after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of 72th Republic Day at Panchkula today.

He said that apart from wheat and rice, the State Government is also procuring other crops like bajra, cotton, maize, groundnuts, moong etc on MSP. He said that in order to compensate the loss of horticulture crops due to natural calamities, “Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana (MBBY) has been implemented in the State on the lines of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

The Chief Minister said that the present State Government has evolved a system under which farmers are being paid directly into their bank accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system and added that farmers in the State are satisfied with this new system. He said that Pashudhan Credit Card scheme has been started on the pattern of Kisan Credit Card scheme. Apart from this, Pashudhan Bima Yojana has also been started to provide insurance cover to the cattle rearers.

He said that the State Government has started Meri Fasal Mera Byora Portal (MFMBP) to facilitate the purchase of all crops. On this portal, the farmers can fill the details of their crop sown and agriculture fields from the comforts of their home. By doing this, they would not have to make rounds of government offices and employees to either sell their produce or get compensation for crop damage and for getting financial assistance for seeds, manure, loans and agricultural implements, he added.

He said that the State Government has also prepared an ambitious scheme for irrigation. In order to promote low water guzzling crops in place of paddy, 'Mera Pani-Meri Virasat Yojana' has been implemented. He said that special emphasis has been given on Micro irrigation schemes to ensure maximum irrigation with less water. It is a matter of satisfaction that farmers have sown crops other than paddy on 80,000 acres of land.

The Chief Minister said that on this day 71 years ago, we had the distinction of being the largest Republic in the world. He further said that it is the responsibility of all of us to obey the laws of our country. He said that one has the freedom to speech but one should not use this freedom to abuse others. Also, one has the liberty to express but not to defame others. Similarly, people have the freedom to protest but not to spread anarchy, he said adding that people should be well within their limits while exercising their rights, he asserted.

Among those present on the occasion included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr D.S Dhesi, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, DGP Crime Muhammad Akil, ADGP, CID, Mr Alok Mittal, Parade Commandant, Mr Gaurav Purohit, DIG, Law and Order, Mr Rakesh Arya, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula Mr Kulbhushan Goyal and other senior officers of civil and police administration.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said the present State Government has enhanced the annual family income limit for a household for qualifying as a beneficiary under Below Poverty Line (BPL) category in the State from Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh

Chandigarh, January 26: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said the present State Government has enhanced the annual family income limit for a household for qualifying as a beneficiary under Below Poverty Line (BPL) category in the State from Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh so as to ensure that maximum eligible families get the benefit of various government schemes admissible to them. A fresh survey of such families is being conducted in the State and it will be completed soon.

Mr Manohar Lal was addressing the gathering after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of 72th Republic Day at Panchkula today.

He said that a scheme would be implemented from the month of April for those families in the State whose annual income is less than Rs one lakh. Under this scheme, efforts would be made to ensure that such families earn atleast Rs one lakh per annum.

Mr Manohar Lal said that the present State Government has set up a separate MSME Department for the promotion of small scale industries in the State. Stating that industries also play an important role in employment generation, he said that during the tenure of present State Government, 48,000 new industries have been set up in the State in which 5 lakh youth have got employment. He said that it has also been decided to set up industrial clusters in 21 districts of the State.

The Chief Minister said that our aim is to create such a system in which people do not have to visit offices to take benefit of government schemes and programmes , rather the government itself delivers benefits at their doorstep. He said that to ensure this, Parivar Pehchan Patras (family identity cards) are being prepared in the State. For this, a separate Citizen Resource Information Department (CRID) has been set up in the State, he added.

He said that the present State Government has put a complete check on corruption in the registry of lands by making the entire process online. He said that various works of rural development have also been implemented. After the educated panchayats, this time the villages in the State would get trained Panchayats also who would be capable of resolving problems at their own level. He said that 'Gram Darshan Portal' has been started to make rural areas digital and Gram Sachivalyas have been constructed in the villages to make available all necessary services to the villagers under one roof.

The Chief Minister said that the present State Government has started the scheme to make the villages free from Lal Dora to give the villagers rights to own their property, purchase and sell land and take loans on it. This scheme is being appreciated throughout the country, he said adding that at present, it is being run in eight States under the name of “Pradhan Mantri Swamitva Yojana”.

He said that the 'Har Ghar Nal Se Jal' scheme has been started under the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide water to every rural household in the State. He said that a target has been set to provide 28 lakh water connections under this scheme in the State. At present, water connection has so far been given in all the households in three districts of the State namely Panchkula, Ambala and Kurukshetra, he added.

While referring to the various steps taken for the security of women in the State, he said that 16 fast track courts have been set up for speedy trial of crimes against women. Apart from this, special buses have been started for women in the State. He said that recognizing their abilities; women have been given 50 percent representation in Panchayati Raj institutions like men. While referring to the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme launched by Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi from Panipat in Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal said that as a result of wholehearted support and cooperation of people of the State, the sex ratio of the State has reached from 871 in 2014 to 922 at present.

Among those present on the occasion included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr D.S Dhesi, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, DGP Crime Muhammad Akil, ADGP, CID, Mr Alok Mittal, Parade Commandant, Mr Gaurav Purohit, DIG, Law and Order, Mr Rakesh Arya, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula Mr Kulbhushan Goyal and other senior officers of civil and police administration.

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Chief Minister Chairs high level meeting, directs Police and District Administration to remain extremely vigilant

Chandigarh January 26: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal while chairing a high level meeting today, has directed the all Deputy Commissioners, Commissioners of Police, and Superintendents of Police to remain on ‘high alert’ so as to ensure the law and order situation in the State is not disturbed at any cost.

The Chief Minister While, chairing a high level meeting here today in view of the incidents in National Capital Delhi on Republic Day, directed the officers concerned to remain extremely vigilant.

During the meeting, Chief Secretary Mr. Vijai Vardhan. Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Mr. Rajeev Arora, Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. Manoj Yadava and other senior officers were present.

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Ambala

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala unfurled the national flag in Ambala on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day and received Guard of Honour at the ground at Police Lines. On this occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister also addressed the residents of the district.

In his address, he said that our Constitution came into force on this day in 1950. The members of the Constituent Assembly formulated this constitution after nearly three years of hard work, he added. He said that it is due to the constitution, that everyone; big and small, rich and poor, have the right to justice, freedom and equality.

Kurukshetra

Addressing the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Republic Day, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta said that Republic Day is associated with the proud story of the sacrifice of patriots. He said that it was due to the sacrifices of these heroes, freedom fighters and revolutionaries that the people of India are living in a free country and their sacrifice can never be forgotten.

Yamunanagar

Haryana Power and Jail Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day in Yamunanagar, during the District level Republic Day celebrations. The Minister inspected the march past and received Guard of Honour.

Addressing the people the Minister congratulated and greeted everyone on the occasion of Republic Day and saluted all the known and unknown martyrs who laid down their lives for the independence of the country. He wished everyone happiness and prosperity.

Gurugram

The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Gurugram. Haryana Education and Forests Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal was the chief guest at the district level function held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 38, Gurugram. During the programme the Minister also launched a new scheme of the Forest Department under which children who present raagni, songs, poetry or drama on the subject of plantation, water conservation and environment will be rewarded by the State Government. Mr. Kanwar Pal, launched the scheme by announcing a prize of Rs. 51,000 for the students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Jackampura for their presentation of the ragni on the subject of plantation and water conservation during the programme.

Karnal

The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated at the local NDRI ground today in Karnal during which Haryana Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade and received Guard of Honour. The Minister expressed his gratitude to all the members who gave us the Constitution, including Babasaheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

Bhiwani

The 72nd Republic Day was observed with great pomp and fervour at the Bheem Sports Complex, Bhiwani. Haryana Transport Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma and unfurled the national flag to the tune of the National Anthem. Earlier, he paid floral tribute at the Martyr’s memorial built in the Bheem Sports Complex.

Rewari

Haryana Agriculture Minister, Mr. JP Dalal unfurled the national flag and received Guard of Honour during a programme organized on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day at Rao Tularam Stadium, Rewari. While addressing the gathering the Minister extended his heartiest congratulations to all the people and wished them happiness and prosperity.

Narnaul (Mahendergarh)

The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated with great pomp in Narnaul. At the district level function held at the Police Line Ground, Haryana Assembly Deputy Speaker, Mr. Ranbir Gangwa unfurled the tricolor as the Chief Minister and inspected the parade and received Guard of Honour.

While addressing the gathering, Mr. Gangwa said that he salutes all the known and unknown martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the independence of the country, as well as the brave soldiers who gave their lives to unite the country after Independence.

Faridabad

Haryana Minister of State for Archeology and Museums, Mr. Anoop Dhanak thanked the Corona Warriors while addressing the people during 72nd Republic Day district-level celebrations in Faridabad today. During programme he inspected the parade and also received guard of honour. Earlier, he also paid tribute to the martyrs by visiting the district level war memorial at Town Park.

Jhajjar

The 72nd Republic Day celebrations were held in Jhajjar today at Jahanara Bagh Stadium, Jhajjar. At the function, Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mr. OP Yadav unfurled the national flag and inspected the parade and received Guard of Honour.

While addressing the people, the Minister said that today he was feeling proud to hoist the tricolour in the historic city of Jhajjar.

Nuh

The 72nd Republic Day was observed with great enthusiasm today at Yasin Meo Degree College, Nuh. On this occasion, the Haryana Minister of State for Woman and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda, unfurled the national flag and received Guard of Honour and inspected the march past. While addressing the gathering Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda said that the State Government has initiated several schemes for socio-economic and educational upliftment of people from backward and weaker sections of the society.

Panipat

Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan unfurled the national flag as the Chief Guest during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations held at the local Shivaji Stadium, Panipat on Tuesday and honoured the contingents participating in the march past and awarded the tableaux of various departments that performed well. On this occasion, he honoured various social service organizations, citizens doing good work, sportspersons who performed well in sports and citizens doing well in other fields and to those who had won Gallantry Awards.

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Haryana Police on ‘high alert’, DGP instruct district SPs

Miscreants will not be spared

Chandigarh, Jan 26 - In view of the violent incidents in several areas during the ‘Farmers Tractor March’ in the national capital Delhi on Republic Day, Director General of Police (DGP) Haryana, Mr. Manoj Yadava issued a ‘high alert’ directing all district police chiefs to be extremely vigilant.

The DGP said that all Commissioners of Police, Range ADGP/IGs and Superintendents of Police have been asked to be on high alert mode to deal strictly with rioters and miscreants. Additional force has also been deployed in sensitive areas. Not only this, the intelligence wing of the police is also monitoring the entire situation.

The DGP warned that the police will not take any kind of risk now. All those who try to disturb law and order in the state would be dealt strictly. The rioters and those who instigated the riot through any kind of rumor will be taken into custody and dealt as per the law.

He said that after the unfortunate incident in Delhi today, the farmers are returning to their destinations. For this, the police have been asked to remain extra vigilant. The police will also ensure their safe return while keeping a close watch on all the people. During this time, if anyone tries to damage the property of the state government including government offices, vehicles, and disturb the law and order then the police will not hesitate to use force. The State Police Force will also patrol high risk points with round the clock vigilance, he added.

Keeping eye on social media

Mr. Yadava said that under the guise of the present situation, some anti-social elements with an intention to grind their own axe, can also try to disturb peace through rumours. Police are also keeping a close eye on social media. Strict action will be taken if any kind of misleading, provocative, provoking and anarchic post is shared or forwarded on social media. People should not pay attention to the rumours and follow the Haryana Police website and Twitter handle for the latest updates, added the DGP.