Provision of quality education and learning among children aged between 3 to 6 years, Haryana Government is all set to open 1,000 playway schools as per the Budget announcement made by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal as Finance Minister on February 28, 2020.

Chandigarh July 15: Reiterating its commitment to provide quality education and learning among children aged between 3 to 6 years, Haryana Government is all set to open 1,000 playway schools as per the Budget announcement made by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal as Finance Minister on February 28, 2020.

A decision to this regard was taken in a meeting presided over by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal regarding the opening of pre-schools held here today. Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal was also present on this occasion.

Directing the officers to upgrade Anganwadi Centers which are currently running inside the premises of primary schools into smart learning playways, the Chief Minister said that the curriculum of these schools should be designed in the form of animations and audio-visuals to help children enhance their cognitive learning.

He said that the findings of Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER) 2019 titled 'Early Years' has highlighted the fact that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are key dimensions of schooling and learning that potentially shape their future pathways. The ASER data shows that children's performance on tasks requiring cognitive skills is strongly related to their ability to do early language tasks and early numeracy tasks. This suggests that focusing on play-based activities that build memory, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities is more productive than an early focus on content knowledge, he said.

The Chief Minister said that therefore understanding the need to strongly encourage play-based activities that develop cognitive abilities in pre-school years, 1000 smart playways schools would be opened. He said that the quality of education should be improved and for this highly qualified worker, working in the Anganwadi Centres should be engaged in these play way schools.

He said that a nominal fee of Rs 100 should be charged from the students who enroll in these play way schools. He said that some concessions should be kept for the students belonging to ST/SC category students. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Science and Technology Department, Mr. Amit Jha, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, and Planning Departments, Mr. T.V.S.N. Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Mr. Mahavir Singh, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mrs. Ashima Brar, and Director, Secondary Education, Mr. J. Ganesan were also present on this occasion.

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'Haryana Enterprises Promotion Policy-2020’

Chandigarh, July 15 – To create a more conducive environment for the industries in the state, the Haryana Government is going to formulate the ‘Haryana Enterprises Promotion Policy-2020’ after considering suggestions from the industrialists of the state for the first time.

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala shared this after presiding over a meeting held regarding the preparation of outlay of the ‘Haryana Enterprises Promotion Policy-2020’ with the officers of various departments while interacting with media persons.

He said that in the year 2015, the Haryana Government had formulated the Haryana Enterprise Promotion Policy -2015, which was valid for a duration of 5 years till August 14, 2020. He said that the new Haryana Enterprises Promotion Policy-2020' will be presented in the cabinet after it is drafted and will be implemented from August 15, 2020.

The State Government has now written to 128 Associations of industrialists seeking their suggestions for the drafting of the new policy out of which 68 associations have given their suggestions.

He said that suggestions of these associations have been discussed extensively with officers today and they have been asked to prepare guidelines based on these suggestions within the next one week.

He said that the new Enterprises Promotion Policy will focus on giving maximum employment to the youth of the state, to facilitate the industries and to attract domestic and foreign investment for setting up of new industries to increase the pace of industrial development in the state.

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In a meeting,attended by Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), Mr. Anurag Agarwal, a presentation on setting up proposed Bulk Drug Park at HSIIDC Industrial Estate at Panipat

Chandigarh, July 15 – In order to ensure that the pharmaceutical industries do not have to depend on other countries for raw materials, after the lockdown, the Central Government has decided to setup of three Bulk Drug Parks in the country to uphold the vision of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'. HSIIDC has been given the mandate by State Government for securing and subsequent implementation of this Bulk Drug Park and to be amongst three parks to be selected by GOI in the whole of the country.

In a review meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), Mr. Anurag Agarwal gave a presentation on setting up proposed Bulk Drug Park at HSIIDC Industrial Estate at Panipat and apprised the Chief Secretary about the steps being taken to bag this project as several states of the country are bidding for the project.

He informed that Government of India (GoI) will give Grants-in-Aid to state with a maximum limit of Rs. 1000 crore per Bulk Drug Park. He said that the total investment will be in the ratio of 70:30 i.e. 70 percent borne by GoI and 30 percent by the State.

Further the scheme also provides production linked incentives from GOI for the units to be set up in these parks, he added. He said that deliberations were held to consider the incentives state of Haryana can offer in the proposed Bulk drug Park at Panipat. The proposed park will be a big boost to pharma industry in the state and also the neighbouring states and will help in reduction in imports and easy availability of raw material for pharma industry, he added.

He further said that the parks will have common facilities such as solvent recovery plant, distillation plant, power and steam units, common effluent treatment plant etc.

He said that the HSIIDC has more than 500 acres saleable land at already developed Industrial Estate at Panipat and the projected capital investment for this project is Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3000 crores. He said that the proximity of Panipat to New Delhi is an added advantage and Panipat being centrally located will be able to supply the raw material for bulk drugs to neighbouring states viz. Punjab, HP, Uttrakhand, New Delhi, and parts of UP.

Additional Chief Secretary, Environment and Climate Change Department, Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary Haryana, Public Health Engineering Department, Mr. Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department, Mr. TC Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Planning Departments, Mr. TVSN Prasad, Principal Secretary, Haryana, Industries and Commerce Department, Mr. AK Singh, among other senior officers were also present during the meeting.

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in today's era, youth will have to move towards employable education to become self-reliant, only then will a skilled India emerge and the dream of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi be fulfilled:Mool Chand.

Chandigarh, July 15 – Haryana Minister for Skill Development and Industrial Training, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma said that in today's era, youth will have to move towards employable education to become self-reliant, only then will a skilled India emerge and the dream of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi be fulfilled.

Mr. Sharma was addressing professors and students of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University during a live seminar on World Youth Skills Day here today.

Mr. Sharma said in his live address that skill training can build a better India and the youth of the state can become self-reliant after getting education from Shri Vishwakarma Skill University.

Mr. Moolchand Sharma said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, the State Government is moving ensuring that Haryana emerges as a progressive state.

He said that after acquiring skills, the youth will be able to meet the demands of skilled human resources not only in the country but abroad as well. He said that today we are moving towards a skilled and progressive state and to achieve this, the cooperation and support of the youth, industries and various institutes along with Shri Vishwakarma Skill University and Haryana Skill Development Mission is required. He said that skill training centres would create employment and livelihood opportunities after COVID-19.

Mr. Mool Chand Sharma congratulated all the staff of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University and said that they have imparted education through digital medium to the students during lockdown due to global pandemic COVID-19. He said that Shri Vishwakarma Skill University has also done social work of distributing around four lakh food packets and Ayurvedic medicines to the needy people during lockdown, which is commendable.

During the seminar, Vice-Chancellor of Shri Vishwakarma Skill College, Mr. Raj Nehru, Chief Skill Officer Dr. Deepak Sharma, Dean of the University Dr. R. S. Rathore, Deputy Director of Haryana Skill Development Mission, Mr. Adhiraj Sharma was also present.