Chandigarh, January 25: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala today inaugurated the 30-KW Solar System, six new rooms of PG Block and new Vigyan Bhawan set up at Chhajuram Memorial Jat College in Hisar. Mr. Chautala had released Rs 12 lakhs for this solar system during his MP tenure. Minister of State for Archaeological Museum and Labor-Employment Mr. Anoop Dhanak and former MLA Mr. Puran Singh Dabra were also present on the occasion.

After this, the Deputy Chief Minister addressed the people present in the program and said that we should pay more attention to quality education in educational institutions so that the youth can succeed in the future.

He said that the educational institutes need to introduce new courses according to the changing time and assured that the government will provide help for this. He said that together we will groom meritorious students from this college who will be on par with the University.

He announced to bear the expenses of constructing the auditorium in the college from his voluntary fund, and called upon the institution to construct a multi-purpose sports complex to provide opportunities to young players. He said that there are three boxing academies in Bhiwani which train 80 percent of the boxers of the state. On the same lines, Hisar also needs to create a niche for itself.

On this occasion, he wished the people of the city on the occasion of Republic Day in advance.

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Chandigarh, January 25- Haryana Governor Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya felicitated Hisar Deputy Commissioner Dr. Priyanka Soni and Rewari Deputy Commissioner Mr. Yashendra Singh, among others, for excellent work done during the last Lok Sabha Elections, at the state level function organized in Panchkula on the occasion of National Voters' Day, on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Dr. Soni was conferred with the 'State Best Electoral Practice' Award for her commendable electoral management while being posted in Kaithal during Lok Sabha Elections in 201, due to which the voters of Kaithal district could wholeheartedly participate in the voting process.

As a District Election Officer, in the assembly elections, she encouraged educated people to come out of their homes and vote and be a part of the election process. Similarly, she also motivated the women, and the youth who completed the age of 18 years, to vote. Apart from this, she also ensured that people came out fearlessly and voted in a completely transparent election process.

Apart from Dr. Soni, Rewari Deputy Commissioner Mr. Yashendra Singh also ensured that the polling process was successfully completed in the Rewari district which was much appreciated. Due to Mr. Singh's excellent electoral arrangements, he, too, was honored with the 'State Best Electoral Practice' award by the Governor of Haryana in Panchkula.

Mr. Yashendra Singh was responsible for preparing the District Election Management Plan and Booth Level Management Plan to conduct the elections in a transparent manner. Apart from this, SVEEP activities were widely publicized in district Rewari, which resulted in awareness among voters. The Model Booths and All-Women Managed Booths set up to motivate women and young voters to vote were highly appreciated. Letters appealing to the residents to come out and vote were sent by the Deputy Commissioner, personally, to motivate first-time voters to vote and this new experiment was successful and the youth participated in the election process in large numbers.


Chandigarh, 25 January – Mr Ashok Kumar Meena , Food and Drug Commissioner( Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Hisar during Lok Sabha Election 2019), among others, was conferred with the award for IT Initiatives, taken during the General Elections in 2019, by the President of India Mr. Ram Nath Kovind at the 10th National Voters’ Day celebrations on Saturday, January 25, 2020, in Delhi. Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, also graced the event as the Guest of Honour.

Mr. Meena made valuable contributions to the Lok Sabha Elections that were held in 2019 when he was posted as the Returning Officer in Hisar. The then Returning Officer along with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) District Centre Hisar was responsible for developing and implementing DIVYARTH App (Disabled Voters & Youth Application for Rights, Transportation in Hisar), Election Expenditure Monitoring System (EEMS), Daily Reports Monitoring System, and Mobile App and Web Portal of Communication Plan. These applications dispensed with a lot of manual work and converted the whole election process into an automated, easy, and transparent mode.

His efforts have largely been appreciated and now he is conferred with IT initiative awards by the President Mr Ram Nath Kovind.

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Two Haryana cops awarded President’s Police Medal

12 decorated with Police Medal

Chandigarh, Jan 25 – On the occasion of Republic Day, two police officers of Haryana have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service whereas 12 others will get Police Medal for meritorious service.

While stating this here today, a spokesperson of Haryana Police said that Ram Kumar Inspector Yamunanagar and ParmodChand Sub-Inspector Panchkula have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service.

Krishan Murari, SP Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban, Shiv Charan SP Hisar and Omvir Singh, SP Traffic Karnal will get Police Medal for meritorious service.

Others who have been decorated with Police Medal for meritorious service include GurmailSingh DSP SCB Panchkula, Raj Pal Sub-Inspector, Suresh Kumar ESI, Ashok Kumar ASI, Ramesh Kumar ASI, Ram Pal ASI, Ram PhalEASI, Manoj Kumar ORP/ASI and ParveenKumar Head Constable.

Congratulating the officers and officials, Director General of Police (DGP), Mr ManojYadava said that it is a great honour for the entire State Police as its 14 officers and personnel decorated with Police Medals in recognition of their outstanding performance and discharge of duty with utmost sincerity, dedication and commitment. The recognition of their tireless and relentless efforts at national level would go a long way to further boost their morale as well as of others in state police force, he added.

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Chandigarh, January 25: Haryana Power, New, and Renewable Energy, Jails Minister Mr. Ranjit Singh said that the officers should redress the problems of people on a priority basis. He said that negligence will not be tolerated in this direction.

The power minister was giving instructions to the officials in Sirsa today after hearing the problems of the people.

He said that officers of all departments should work in mutual coordination and solve people's problems on priority basis. He directed the officials to resolve electricity complaints on priority and to carefully listen to the complaints of the people at the complaint centers. He directed that no person should be deprived of the facilities of the government and the officers should ensure that people get the benefits of government schemes.

He said that the Haryana Government will speed up development works without discrimination. On this occasion, Panchayats of various villages also met the Power Minister and informed him about their problems.

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Chandigarh, January 25: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal said that the state government will open 200 integrated small and big packhouses in the state in the next three years and a budget of Rs 500 crores has also been allotted for this scheme.

The Agriculture Minister was addressing farmers today after inaugurating Haryana's first integrated packhouse and crop group (Pihowa Vegetable Producer Company) under the Crop Group Development Scheme of Horticulture Department at Talhedi village in Kurukshetra district. He said that modern farming has emerged in Haryana with 'Integrated PackHouse' and 'Crop Cluster Center'. This will not only increase the income of farmers but will also incline the farmers towards advanced and commercial agriculture. Through these packhouses, the profits of the products will directly reach the farmers and not to the middlemen. The initiative of collective farming will reduce the cost of farmers and the products will also have longer shelf life.

Earlier, Haryana Agriculture Minister Mr. J.P. Dalal, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal inaugurated the first integrated packhouse of Haryana, which was built at a cost of about Rs 6 crore 25 lakh and also took an overview of the integrated packhouse in Talhedi village. A subsidy of Rs 4 crore 50 lakh has been provided by the Government on this pack.

The Agriculture Minister said that the state government is going to give another gift to the farmers soon, under which the insurance scheme will be implemented on horticultural crops and electricity rates will be reduced from Rs 8.50 to Rs 2.50. These electricity rates will be applicable from April 1, 2020. He called upon the farmers to collectively build pack houses for which the government will help them in every way. The farmers will get the profits of the products directly from the packhouses and the multinational companies will buy these products directly from the farmers.

The Agriculture Minister said that a target has been set to open 200 packhouses in Haryana and a budget of about Rs 500 crore will be spent on this. Grading, packaging, and marketing of farmers' produce will be done easily through pack houses. On the opening of packhouses to the farmers, a 70-90% subsidy is also being given by the government.

Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal said that with integrated packhouse from Talhedi village of Kurukshetra district, farmers in the state will work together and earn more profits. With the support of the government, a packhouse has been set up at village Konkpur and Babain in Ambala. Its inauguration will also be done soon, he said. In this year, the government is going to open 55 integrated pack houses, apart from this, proposals are also being received from Tosham, in Bhiwani as well.

Director General of Horticulture Department Dr. Arjun Singh SainiI were also present on this occasion.

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Chandigarh, January 25: Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal today called upon the management committees of private schools to assist in improving the educational standard of government schools by adopting the schools in their surrounding areas.

Mr. Manohar Lal was addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone of the new building of Lions Public School near village Dhankot in Gurugram district today. This school building will be constructed by the Gurgoan City Lions Service Trust and the school will operate under the aegis of Lions Club International. The Chief Minister inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp.

Describing the role of education , he said that education has a major role to play in character building. He said that the state government is making conscious efforts to raise the educational standards in the state. The private institutions are also contributing to the same, so both the government and private institutions are partners in this task and have the same objective.

He said that the management of private schools should adopt neighboring government schools and help them improve their standard of education. He made it clear that the resources at government schools will be provided by the state government while the pattern would be that of private schools. For this, he has instructed the officers concerned to sign MoUs with the management of the private schools. He said that some private schools in Karnal have also adopted 50 government schools and said that other institutions should also come forward to adopt government schools in other districts.

The Chief Minister said that the Congress Government's 'No Detention Policy', according to which no student should be declared as failed until Class 9 had led to a decline in the standard of education in the government schools. He informed that the present government took cognizance of this and started conducting monthly tests, which has led to an improvement in students. He informed that the government started Saksham Yojana , which helped in making strong base of children studying in government schools. The Chief Minister said that in the year 2014, the result of the Class 10 Board examinations was 30 percent pass percentage. Due to the continuous efforts of the government, the result of Class 10 has reached above 50 percent and the result of Class 12 is more than 60 percent. Thus, the result has improved by 10 to 12 percent. He said that the government has engaged experts to improve the educational standards and experiments are being carried out to enhance the learning levels.

The Chief Minister said that loan will be provided to help children pursue higher education. He said that the education loan facility will be available soon to students for pursuing higher education without giving collateral guarantee.

He informed that two centers are being run in Jhajjar and Panchkula to prepare talented children of government schools for competitive examinations. He said that around 200 children of these centers appeared in the IIT pre-mains, of which 72 have been selected. This is a good start. Giving 3 D’s formula to the students, the Chief Minister said that they should work hard with Dedication, Discipline and Determination. Mr. Manohar Lal said that tomorrow's India depends on today's students. At the same time, he called upon the teachers to work on improving the learning level of students, of whatsoever caliber he or she is.

The Chief Minister appreciated the initiative of Lions Club to open a school in village Dhankot and said that this village is adjacent to the cyber city of Gurugram, so they cannot call it completely rural. He appealed to the members of the Lions Club to spread education to far-flung villages.

Earlier, Lions Club member and former MLA Mr. Zakir Hussain welcomed the Chief Minister and other guests. Mr. Hussain said that the Chief Minister is running the state with an idea of development.

Lions Public School Chairman Mr. Vijay Budhiraja said that the Lions Club started a school in 1991 with 50 children. Now, one of the branches of the school has a strength of 1,800 children who are receiving education at minimum fees. On this occasion, Chief Minister's media advisor Mr. Amit Arya, Gurugram MLA Mr. Sudhir Singla, Badshahpur MLA Rakesh Daulatabad were present.

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Chandigarh, 25 January – The International Saraswati Mahotsav at Pehowa, Haryana, which is being held from January 27 to 29 this year, is getting a makeover. Efforts have been made to make the experience of visiting the festival exciting and unique wherein Haryanvi cuisine will be served to the tourists for the first time. Tourists can savor Khichidi and Roti made of Millets, Churma, and Ghee-Shakkar. Apart from this, a special hut has been prepared to give the tourists a glimpse of rural life in Haryana. These additions to the festival will help tourists acquaint themselves with various cultural aspects of a Haryana village at the Saraswati Mahotsav itself.

Giving information about the same, an official spokesman said that in order to give a new look to the International Saraswati Festival and Exhibition Dr. Haneef, the designer, has been delegated the responsibility for the same by the Saraswati Heritage Development Board and the Administration. The Saraswati Mahotsav is decorated like mini Surajkund, where the designer has tried to depict the Salila Saraswati River in the cave. This 150-foot-long cave will be a major tourist attraction through which tourists will enter from one side and exit from the other after visiting the Saraswati River and other historical sites. He also informed that a well has been prepared on the lines of the recently unearthed ancient well at Banawali, which will also depict the cultural heritage of Haryana.

He informed that cultural programs will be organized on 27, 28 and 29 January during the evening in the festival.

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Chandigarh, 25 January - Haryana Governor Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya, while addressing a gathering on the occasion of 10th State Level National Voters' Day held in Panchkula on Saturday January 25, 2020, said that public participation in the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabha elections show that the voters of Haryana are aware of their democratic duties and that more efforts should be made to further strengthen the democratic system of the country.

Apart from that he administered a pledge to those present to exercise their right to vote on National Voters' Day and also launched the election logo. Congratulating the gathering on the occasion of National Voters' Day and Republic Day, he said that the Election Commission of India has been set up to enable citizens of the state to exercise their right to vote without any fear, hindrance, and with complete freedom.

The Governor said that the biggest feature of the Indian democracy is that the Constitution of the country has given every citizen the right to vote regardless of caste, religion, community, sex, or class, and therefore, in order to make every citizen aware of the value of their vote, the Election Commission is continuously organizing several awareness programs. He said that the more transparent and fair the process of election, the more the faith of the people will increase in democratic values.

He said that the Election Commission of India was formed on 25 January 1950 and in 2011 the Government of India decided to celebrate this day every year. Since then, this day is being celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm to make voters aware of their democratic right.

The Governor said that 97 percent of the voter lists in Haryana have undergone verification as per the directives of the Election Commission of India. Apart from that, he said that many programs are being organized to motivate citizens, especially youth and women, towards democratic right of voting.

During the function, he also honored officers with commendation letters for their work during the elections, and he also honored students who won competitions organized at the state and district level.

The Governor felicitated Rewari Deputy Commissioner Yashendra Singh, Hisar Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Soni, Ayushman Bharat Haryana Health Protection Authority Chief Executive Officer Ashok Kumar Meena, Kaithal SDM Kamalpreet Kaur, and Rewari SDM Ravindra Yadav.

Apart from this he also honored Kuldeep, Sweety, and Nisha from Hisar, Yatin of Panipat, Gitesh of Gurugram, Kajal of Rohtak, Sneh and Tanu Yadav of Bhiwani for winning the various competitions organized to create awareness for voting.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Anurag Agarwal said that to strengthen the election process, not only must we understand it but we must participate enthusiastically. He said that the main theme of this year is ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy ', under which work will be done to make every citizen aware.

He said that the revision of voter lists in the state will start from February 10, which will last for the next two months. During this time, work will be done to create new votes and rectify errors. He said that the work of adding the names of all the youth turning 18 years of age in the voter lists will also be done. He said that programs have been organized to make people aware at the village, block, and district levels on National Voters' Day. Apart from this, booth level programs have also been organized.

Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja thanked everyone for reaching the function. Several officials including Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana D.K. Behera Joint Election Officer Inderjeet and Apoorva Kumar among others were present on the occasion.

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Chandigarh, January 25 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has extended his greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Republic Day.

In his message, on the eve of Republic Day, the Chief Minister said that Republic Day is an opportunity for all of us to renew our faith in the ideals of freedom, equality, and brotherhood. Apart from this, he said that Republic Day is also an opportunity for all of us to feel proud of being Indian.

He said that the people of the state should take a pledge on the occasion of Republic Day to be committed to keeping the country’s democratic values intact and contribute in the development of the nation.

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Chandigarh, Jan 25 – Extending ‘Manohar gift’ on the occasion of Republic Day, Haryana's power distribution companies Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) have started supplying 24-hours uninterrupted electricity to another 201 villages in the State. With this, total number of villages on 24-hour supply reaches 4463, which is nearly two-third of the total number of villages in the state.

Giving this information here today, a spokesman of DISCOMs said that UHBVN is supplying round-the-clock electricity in 2637 villages through its 528 feeders. These include 615 villages in Ambala Circle, 412 in Kurukshetra Circle, 408 in Karnal Circle, 920 in Yamunanagar Circle, 20 in Panipat Circle, 66 in Sonipat Circle, 165 in Kaithal Circle, 10 in Rohtak Circle and 21 villages in Jhajjar Circle. Similarly, 1826 villages are being supplied 24x7 electricity through DHBVN's 520 feeders. These include 250 villages in Gurugram Circle, 135 in Faridabad Circle, 354 in Sirsa Circle, 418 in Rewari Circle, 300 in Fatehabad Circle, 187 in Narnaul Circle, 134 in Bhiwani Circle, 43 in Hisar Circle, 3 in Palwal Circle and one village each in Jind and Mewat Circles.

Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal had launched ‘Mhara Gaon-Jagmag Gaon’ scheme from Dayalpur village in Kurukshetra district on July 1, 2015. Under this scheme, old power cables in the village are replaced with new armoured cables, old and non functioning meters are replaced and villagers are urged to pay the outstanding electricity bills. As soon as the line loss decreases, supply to the village is increased in a graded manner leading finally to uninterrupted supply on urban pattern. This also helps in minimizing loss of transformers in rural area apart from enhancing consumer satisfaction.

The Chief Minister has exhorted the rural electricity consumers to avail benefit of this scheme by coming forward and joining it in large number. He has also assured that the distribution companies will provide 24 hours uninterrupted power supply to all such villages.

Currently hundred percent villages in nine districts - Pachankula, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Gurugram, Faridabad, Sirsa, Rewari and Fatehabad - are getting 24-hour electricity supply as part of ‘Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon scheme. The scheme has now started showing encouraging results.