IEP Panchkula October 23
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal today celebrated Diwali with villagers of Marog in Bhoj Naita of Morni. On this occasion, he extended warm wishes to the people of state and wished them a happy Diwali, the festival of lights.
Sh. Manohar Lal expressed his happiness to celebrate Diwali in a remote village of Morni with the villagers. When the Chief Minister arrived in Marog, the residents gave him a warm reception and offered him sweets. Sh. Manohar Lal is probably the first Chief Minister who has came to this remote village of the hilly region.
While addressing the villagers present at Government Primary School, Marog, the Chief Minister said that Morni is a hilly area of Haryana and as an ‘Sangathan Mantri’, he has visited this area numerous times. He said that he shares a special bond with the people here. He said that in the year 2015, he had the privilege of attending a similar programme organized in the school at Mandhana in Morni in the month of May as well. On this occasion, the Chief Minister honoured Baldev Singh, a senior citizen of the village with a shawl and an idol of Lord Krishna.
Due to the area’s difficult accessibility, the Chief Minister stated that all necessary facilities like electricity, water, education and road connectivity are being provided by the state government to the people in Morni including village Marog so that the people here do not face any kind of inconvenience. He said that Morni is being developed from the point of view of tourism. Adventure activities have been started in Tikkartal of Morni. Apart from this, a home stay policy has been implemented in Morni, due to which new employment opportunities have been created for the local residents. He said that Morni is a hilly area bordering Himachal Pradesh and has immense potential for tourism. All necessary facilities are being provided by the state government to the tourists coming here so that the footfall of tourists in this area increases.
He said that the ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ has been started by the State Government, through which health, education, old age pension and other facilities have been directly linked so that all facilities can be made easily available. He said that due to the creation of ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’, now the person eligible for old age allowance will not have to run from pillar to post to avail the benefits of the scheme. He said that a person after attaining the age of 60 with an annual income of less than Rs. 2 lakh automatically gets eligible for the Old Age Samman Allowance without any hassle.
On this occasion Additional Director General of Police CID, Sh. Alok Mittal, Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Mahavir Kaushik, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Sh. Surinder Pal Singh, former MLA of Kalka, Smt. Latika Sharma, besides other officers including villagers were present.