IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 15, 2022
While wishing the country and the people of the state on the 76th Independence Day, Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that today is a proud and happy day for every Indian.
“The tricolour flying high on the top of every house has certainly painted the entire country in the colours of patriotism. The people of Haryana have also raised the pride of ‘Maa Bharti’ by proudly hoisting the Tricolour atop 60 lakh houses,” said Sh. Manohar Lal while addressing the people of the State after hoisting the flag at ‘Virbhoomi Samalkha’ (Panipat) on the occasion of the 76th I-Day celebrations.
“On this national festival, along with celebrating the achievements, the I-Day also calls for doing self-analysis as this day gives us an opportunity to think as to what we have achieved in the last 75 years. No doubt the Nation has made remarkable progress after independence and today India’s mettle recognized on the global stage,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi while addressing the Nation from the ramparts of Red Fort today has given ‘Panch Pran’ including moving forward with bigger resolves of developed India, erase all traces of servitude, take pride in our legacy, the strength of unity and the duties of citizens and from today only, Haryana also pledges to assimilate these ‘Panch Pran’.
Sh. Manohar Lal also called upon Every Haryanvi to take a pledge to accomplish the ‘Panch Pran’ given by Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi and ensure their pivotal contribution towards transforming India into a potential superpower of the world.
While following our great cultural traditions and high moral values, we have to work unitedly to make the country and the state ‘Swachh, Swastha and Khushal’, said the Chief Minister.
Every tenth soldier in the country’s army is from Haryana
“We are proud that on May 10, 1857, the uprising of the country’s first freedom struggle movement is sparked from Ambala. Our brave soldiers have played a significant role in protecting the borders of the country even after independence. Today every tenth soldier in the Indian Army is from Haryana,” said Sh. Manohar Lal, while highlighting the pivotal contributions of the state in the country’s armed forces.
The Chief Minister said that the soldiers of Haryana have set a new example of valour during the foreign invasions of 1962, 1965 and 1971 and during Kargil War.
“A Shaheedi Smarak equipped with modern techniques is being built in Ambala Cantonment to remember the martyrs of India’s first freedom struggle. Besides this, another Shaheed Smarak in the memory of great freedom fighter Rao Tula Ram will soon be constructed in Nasibpur village, district Mahendragarh. Also, the State Government will be constructing one more Shaheed Smarak in Rohnat, a martyr village of district Bhiwani. ‘Rohnat Freedom Trust’ has been established in this village,” shared Sh. Manohar Lal.
Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department constituted
“We cannot repay the debt of the sacrifices of our martyrs, but we can certainly express our gratitude towards them by taking care of their families and while ensuring the welfare of ex-servicemen and para-military forces, a separate Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department have been constituted. The ex-gratia amount for the family members of the soldiers of the armed forces and para-military forces who died during the war has been increased to Rs. 50 lakh. Similarly, in the case of the soldiers who have been killed in an IED blast, the ex-gratia amount has also been increased to Rs. 50 lakh. As many as 347 dependents of martyred armed forced and para-military forces have been given jobs on compassionate grounds,” said the Chief Minister.
Haryana has made a significant contribution to the country’s economy
The Chief Minister said that Haryana came into existence after 19 years of independence. Still, Haryana is one of the leading states in the country. Haryana is not a very big state in terms of area and population, but the State has certainly made a significant contribution to the country’s economy.
“While realizing Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas-Sabka Vishwas-Sabka Prayas’, we have given the slogan ‘Haryana Ek-Haryanvi Ek’ and with this spirit, we have worked continuously for ensuring equitable development of the state and have also ensured the welfare of every section of the society. We have now focused our campaign to bring in maximum good governance reforms by reaching out to those at the bottom of the pyramid and also ensuring the upliftment of the poorest of the poor”, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister said that loans and other assistance have been given to about 30,000 families for various employment opportunities under the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana.
“I am happy to share that the State Government’s e-governance campaign of reaching out to those at the bottom of the pyramid to ensure the benefits of government services and schemes are firstly availed by them has now linked with Parivar Pehchan Patra. Under this, ambitious PPP scheme, unique ID cards of all families is being made. With this single document, the benefits of all the schemes and services are now available to the eligible person while sitting at home only,” said the Chief Minister.
State Government’s Good governance resolve has been continuously strengthened
The Chief Minister said that under the ‘Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana’, annual assistance of Rs. 6000 is being given to poor families residing in the State.
“All types of social security pension in the state have been increased to Rs. 2500 per month. Under the ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’, 27 lakh poor families have been given the facility to get annual free treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh,” informed the Chief Minister.
He said that exemplary IT initiatives like one-time registration and Common Eligibility Test, Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam, 75 percent reservation for employment in the private sector, New Education Policy-2020, ‘ Samarpan and Sanrakshak Yojana’, Vivadon se Samadhan’, Dial-112′ and ‘Auto Appeal Software’ have continuously strengthened the State Government’s Good governance resolve.
While adopting a zero-tolerance policy against corruption, about 87000 jobs were given on a merit basis ending the age-old Parchi Kharchi system. We have linked education from school to university with skilling. An adequate number of schools and a college within a 20 km radius have been opened in all the areas under the cluster approach. Free tablets have been given to 5 lakh government school students studying in classes X and XII for online education, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
The share of Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has increased in the agriculture sector
Sh. Manohar Lal said that Haryana is an agrarian state as it contributes about 15 percent to the ‘Central Pool of Food Grains’. With the promotion of crop diversification in the state, the share of horticulture, animal husbandry and fisheries is increasing in the agriculture sector.
We are taking several initiatives towards ensuring maximum income of the farmers by diversifying as per the demand of the market,” said the Chief Minister.
Continues work done to strengthen the economic stability of every region
The Chief Minister said that state-of-the-art and modern infrastructure facilities have been developed in Haryana. 17 new National Highways have been declared in the state, of which work of seven has been completed. After the completion of all these highways, every district of the state will be connected to the National Highway, he added.
He further informed that work has also started on Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor from Palwal to Sonipat via Sohna-Manesar-Kharkhoda-Kundli to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6000 crores. Besides this, under the Panchgram vision work is underway to develop 5 new cities along the alignment of the KMP corridor and state-of-the-art industrial and commercial township near Kharkhoda and IMT at Sohna is also being developed, shared Sh. Manohar Lal.
“Ensuring equitable development, the State Government aims to open one medical college in every district, a 200-bed hospital in every district and at least one university. Tertiary Cancer Care Centre has been set up at Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantonment at a cost of Rs. 72 crore,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister said that the clusters of small and medium-scale industries are being established at the block level to strengthen the economic stability of every region. In each block, a product will be produced which can be exported. Haryana is also included in the leading states of the country in the Startup India flagship initiative, added Sh. Manohar Lal.
Highest cash prize money for medal-winning players
The Chief Minister said that it gives him immense pleasure every time he highlights the sports achievements of the State as the State players have continuously brought laurels to the country and the state by winning medals in Olympic and other international competitions.
“The players of Haryana have contributed a lot in the country’s total 61 medals tally in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Earlier in ‘Khelo India Youth Games-2021’ our players won 137 medals and got the first position in the country,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
He said that Haryana is the first state in the country, which gives maximum cash prize money to medal-winning sportspersons. Commonwealth Games players will also be honoured with cash prizes in a grand felicitation ceremony scheduled to be held on August 16, 2022.
The Chief Minister said that the shortcomings of the stadium where this programme is being organized would be removed so that the players could get superior sports facilities.
Empowering women economically and socially
Sh. Manohar Lal said that along with providing a safe environment for women, the present State Government is committed to financially and socially empowering every daughter of Haryana.
“We have given 50 percent representation to women in Panchayati Raj Institutions. To empower women, more than 51,000 self-help groups have been formed. The functioning of 151 Vita sales centres in the state has been allotted to women. Under the ‘One Block One Canteen’ scheme, 100 canteens are being run by Self Help Groups. After getting computer training, about 2000 women are working as bank facilitators,” informed Sh. Manohar Lal.
In addition, women are running about 892 community service centres. In all the ration depots that will be allotted in the future, 33 percent quota will be given to women. The state’s gender ratio has also improved, said the Chief Minister.
Holistic development of Haryana ensured while rising above casteism, regionalism and nepotism
The Chief Minister said that as the road to development passes through villages and realizing the same ensuring the development of villages is the utmost priority of the present State Government.
He shared that Haryana is the first major state in the country to provide clean tap water under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) scheme. About 80 percent of villages of the state are being provided 24 hours electricity under Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon (MGJG) scheme. Even today new villages have been added to this scheme. Now more than 5600 villages are getting 24 hours electricity.
“After 75 years of independence, for the first time, the villagers have got the ownership rights of their property by making the villages free from Lal Dora. In the last seven and a half years, the holistic development of Haryana ensured while rising above casteism, regionalism and nepotism,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.