Thursday, October 30, 2008

Children future of Nation: Dharam Vir

Chandigarh, October 30
Haryana Chief Secretary Dharam Vir has said that children are the future of the nation and it is the moral duty of the society as a whole to take care of them so that they become responsible citizens when they grow up.
The Chief Secretary said this during his visit to the Child Care Centres for the orphan and destitute children at Panchkula. He said that the results of the changes witnessed today in the society should be positive and the future generation should be benefited from these changes. The number of abandoned children was increasing day per day and the Child Care Centres were serving a very noble cause to take care of such children.
Mr Dharam Vir spent some time with the children at the centres along
with his family on the occasion of Diwali. He also donated Rs 5100 each to two of the Child Care Centres and distributed sweets among children. He gave assurance on behalf of the State Government to the management of these centres for full cooperation.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

HSSC to fill 80 vacancies

Chandigarh, October 29 Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) has invited applications to fill up 80 posts in different departments. The last date of receipt of applications would be November 27, 2008.
Out of the total, 29 posts of Secretary (12 in Municipal Council and 17 in Municipal Committee) would be filled up in Urban Local Bodies Department.
Similarly, 20 posts of Assistant Public Relations Officer and one of Master Nagara Player would be filled up in Information and Public Relations Department. In Fisheries Department, six posts of Fisheries Officer, three of Fisheries Supervisor and one of Farm Assistant would be filled up. Likewise, three posts of Election Naib Tehsildar would be filled up in Chief Electoral Office.
One post of Horticulture Supervisor and 13 of Horticulture Development Officer would be filled up in Horticulture Department whereas two posts of Homoeopathic Medical Officer and one of Staff Nurse would be filled up in Ayurveda Department.
The applications complete in all respect should reach to the commission's office through registered post only. Any other information in this regard could be had from commission's office at Bays No.67-70, Sector-2, Panchkula.

Monday, October 27, 2008

'Viratroop of Lord Krishna through laser show

CHANDIGARH, October 27
The 'Viratroop' of Lord Krishna, based on the celestial message of Bhagwadgita, will now be displayed through a laser show on the waters of holy Brahmasarovar in Kururkshetra.
This was decided in the 76th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) presided over by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Haryana Raj Bhavan here today.
The Chief Minister, who is also the Vice-Chairman of KDB, directed the Haryana Tourism that a composite proposal on this mega tourism project of laser show should be prepared on priority basis for the promotion of tourism in the State. The Chief Minister directed the Haryana Irrigation Department to supply canal water to the sacred tirtha of Pehowa on alternate week basis instead of eight days in a month.
Mr. Hooda said that over-all development of the holy city of Kurukshetra including various tirthas and other religious places around Kurukshetra should also be given an attractive look with a view to attract a number of tourists and pilgrims from within the country and abroad. He directed the officers concerned with the development, renovation and maintenance works of the KDB projects to execute the on-going works of KDB on top-most priority.
It was also decided that a fly-over costing Rs. 35 crore would be constructed near Sunderpur Railway crossing Kurukshetra to facilitate the traffic in this area. As directed by the Chief Minister the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board would construct this fly-over bridge and 50 per cent of the cost would be borne by the Indian Railways.
Finance Minister Birender Singh suggested that the proposal of this mega laser show should be worked out on priority basis as this project would prove to be a major attraction for the tourists.
It was also decided that Group Gratuity Scheme would also be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) for the employees of the KDB. The estimate budget of the Kurukshetra Development Board amounting to Rs 5.50 crore for the year 2008-09 was also approved in the meeting.
The Board also accorded approval for the allotment of land to the World Renewal Spiritual Trust (Prajapita Brahmakumari) on the collector rate.
Mr. Ramesh Gupta, MLA, Thanesar, Haryana Chief Secretary Mr. Dharam Vir, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. M.L. Tayal, Financial Commissioner, Urban Local Bodies Department Mr. S.C. Chaudhary, Financial Commissioner, Finance Department, Mr. Ajit Mohan Sharan, Commissioner Tourism Smt. Keshni Anand Arora, Secretary to Haryana Governor and Member Secretary KDB Mr. Alok Nigam, Additional Principal Secretary and Commissioner-cum-Director, Information and Public Relations Department, Mr. K.K. Khandelwal, Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board Mr. R.R. Jowell, Deputy Commissioners of Kurukshetra, Jind and Kaithal and Senior Officers of other concerned departments and KDB were also present in the meeting.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Police Forces strength to be raised

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today said that in view of the growing threat of terrorism in the country efforts were being made by the Government to raise the strength of the Central Police forces from eight lakh to 12 lakh and state police forces from 14 lakh to 21 lakh.
Addressing the gathering after giving away medals to the winners of the 57th All India Police Sports `Wrestling Cluster' Meet at the Vachher Stadium in the Haryana Police Academy here, he said that he had assured the chief ministers of all states who met recently that all their proposals for increasing the strength of their state police forces will be approved by the Central Government without any delay.
Describing Haryana as a role model for other states in terms of maintaining peace and tranquility and brotherhood among the various communities, Mr. Patil praised the Director General of Haryana Police Ranjiv Singh Dalal for providing excellent facilities to the personnel of the central and state security forces to compete.
Making a strong pitch for providing greater facilities to the police forces to compete in the field of sports, he said that sports should become an integral part of our youth to keep them healthy and channelise their energies in a positive direction. Quoting figures from an international study he said it had shown that apart from England young children from all other countries show signs of being
mischievous. This is because the facilities and encouragement being providing to youngsters to participate in sports was the best in that country, he added.
While expressing satisfaction with the fact that in Haryan Police the strength of the women personnel had increased to five per cent, he said he would be happy if this was gradually increased to 10 per cent.
Commenting on the demand made by the state DGP to raise an exclusive women's Indian Reserve Batallion, Mr Patil said let alone one, if a demand is made for two such battalion the government was ready to accept the demand.
He also accepted the state police chief's demand for an internationallevel athletics wing to be set up in the Haryana Police Academy and laying a tartan synthetic athletics track at the stadium.
Mr Patil was all praise for the yoga, horse riding, motorcycle aerobatic display, drill and cultural programme presented by the Haryana Police personnel.
Welcoming Mr Patil, Haryana Parliamentary Secretary (Home), Mr Param Veer, who was the guest of honour, listed out the various steps being taken by the state government to encourage sports. He said the state government was not only laying emphasis on strengthening the sports facilities but also providing government jobs to outstanding sportspersons from the state.
State Police Chief Ranjiv Singh Dalal, while thanking Mr Patil assured him that besides providing security to the people of the state, the personnel of the state police while leave no stone unturned to achieve the highest standards in sports.
Among the dignitaries present were Members of Parliament from the state Arvind Sharma and Naveen Jindal.

MAUU regional centre for Nuh

CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 A regional centre of Maulana Azad Urdu University would be set up at Nuh in Haryana and a massive programme of road development involving an investment of Rs 300 crore would be launched in Mewat shortly.
This was revealed at the inaugural function of a two-day national seminar on Haryana's contribution in struggle for freedom of 1857 organised at Nuh in district Mewat today.
Speaking on the occasion, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that 18 acres of land would be provided to set up the regional centre near village Palla for which the Gram Panchayat has passed a resolution. This regional centre would have an ITI, polytechnic, senior secondary school, girls college and a B.Ed.
Mr. Hooda said that he would accompany the Union Urban Development
Minister, S.Jaipal Reddy to Nuh on November 3 when a Rs 300 crore road development programme would be launched and it would include the four laning of Nuh-Alwar state highway.
He said that 250 villages of the area would get supply of drinking water at a cost of Rs 158 crore by December next under Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme. As many as 145 schools have been upgraded in Mewat. Those teachers who would be appointed in Mewat would not be transferred to other areas of the State and a separate cadre would be made for teachers on the pattern of doctors. He said that 50 per cent of the seats in polytechnics and ITIs of Mewat have been reserved for
the people of Mewat. A Rs 300 crore Mewat canal scheme has been forwarded to the Central Government for its approval.
While paying rich tributes to freedom fighters, he said that first of
all the struggle for freedom of 1857 had started at Ambala Cantt. and after nine hours on May 10, 1857 it spread to Meerut Cantt. Thereafter, it spread to other areas in the country and parts of Haryana including Ambala, Rohtak, Hisar, Rewari, Sonepat, Panipat, Gurgaon, Hansi and Sirsa.
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Mr. M.A.
Fatmi said that a committee had been constituted under his chairmanship by the Central Government which has formulated an action plan suggesting measures for the welfare of Muslim committee. Its report had been submitted to the Central Government suggesting that more schools and colleges should be opened to promote education
amongst Muslims. The Central Government has provided Rs 500 crore to the Maulana Azad Urdu University for the purpose. A regional centre of this University would be set up at Nuh.
Others who also spoke on the occasion included MP, Mr. Avtar Badana,Chief of the Jamat-e-Ulma-e-Hind, Mr. Arshad Madni and MLA Mr. Habib-ur-Rehman and Mr. Zakir Hussain. A number of scholars are participating in the seminar.

Jat Intellectual Meet on Nov 16

Former Director General of Police, Haryana, Dr. M.S. Malik, IPS (Rtd.), who is also President, Federation of Jat Institutions and Jat Sabha Chandigarh, today announced that Jat Intellectual Meet-2008 would be held at Jat Dharmshala Urban Estate, Jind on November 16 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. The theme of the Seminar will be “Unity among the Community”.
In addition, the following topics shall be discussed during the day long seminar: Construction of multipurpose Jat Bhawan in the National Capital, New Delhi; to promote education and awareness amongst the community; to deliberate on the issue of reservation for the community in different fields; focus on rural development and opportunities for employment and deliberation on history of Jats and cultural heritage.
Ch. Sultan Singh, a renowned freedom fighter and former Governor of Tripura will be the chief cuest and Dr. G.P. Pilania, MP, Rajya Sabha will preside over the seminar.
Apart from the above, various dignitaries namely Dr. R.K. Malik, Director, Extension Ch. Charan Singh Agriculture University, Hisar, Dr. Devi Singh, Director, IIM, Lucknow, Dr. Bhagwan Sahai, IAS, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi, Prof. Veer Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Nalson University of Law, Hyderabad, Dr. S. S. Sangwan, Vice-Chancellor, PGI & Medical College, Rohtak, S. Jasbir Singh Khangura, MLA Punjab, S. Sukhpal Singh, MLA, Punjab, Sh. Kewal Singh Dhillon, MLA Punjab, Dr. K.S. Dhindsa, Director General, Jannayak Ch. Devi Lal Vidyapeet, Sirsa, Capt. Abhimanyu, Sarankshak, Hari Bhoomi Rohtak, Mr. Herb Dhaliwal, former Natural Resources & Shipping Minister, Canada, Ch. Virendar Singh, IAS (Rtd.) New Delhi, Sh. M.P. Punia of Thane (M.R), Prof. D.S Hooda, of J.P. Institute of Engg. & Tech.. Raghogarh (M.P.) from within and outside India have also been invited to present their papers on above mentioned topics in the seminar.
In addition, many educationists and distinguished personalities in public life have also been invited from different parts of the country as well from foreign countries.
Further, Prof. Jagdish K. Gehlawat, Secretary General of Federation of Jat Institutions and Convener of the Meet has further disclosed that Dr. M.S. Malik shall himself be the chairman of the Organizing Committee whereas Mrs. Jaiwanti Shelkand, IAS (Rtd.) will be the co-convener and Ch. Raj Pal Singh, HCS (Rtd.), President, Jat Sabha Jind shall be the chief host as well as the chairman of reception committee.
The last date of submission of papers is November 10 with Convener Prof, Jagdish K. Gehlawat, 248, Ram Krishna Vihar, 29, I.P. Extension, Delhi-110092 (Ph: 011-32972819, M: 09313002943) or Co-convener Mrs. Jaiwanti Sheokand, IAS (Rtd.) , 1202, Urban Estate, Jind (Ph: 01681-248202, M: 09416048202) or Prem Singh, Office Secretary, Jat Bhawan, 2-B, Sector 27-A, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh-160019

Plan for smooth movement of traffic in Gurgaon

CHANDIGARH, October 25 The Haryana Government is mooting a plan for smooth movement of traffic throughout the city of Guragaon and a consultant named Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd. has been engaged for this purpose. The company, after conducting a survey, today presented the draft of 'Integrated mobility plan for Gurgaon-Manesar urban complex.'
The Director Town and Country Planning SS Dhillon was also present on the occasion when the powerpoint presentation was made by the company. Suggestions for improvement in the mobility plan have been invited from the local officers.
Mr Dhillon asked the officers to submit their suggestions on draft plan by 10th November so that the plan could be finalized. He said that similar plan was being prepared by the same company for Faridabad also.
The consultant company has prepared short term, medium and long term
draft mobility plan for Gurgaon which is divided into three phases. As per the proposed draft, the first phase is from 2008 to 2011, the second from 2011 to 2017 and the third phase is from 2017 to 2021.
Mr Dhillon told that while preparing this mobility plan, the population of Gurgaon is expected to increase upto 43 lakh by 2021 has been taken into consideration and by 2031, 59 lakh people are estimated to be employed in Gurgaon. Apart from this, the traffic is also expected to pass through Gurgaon in high volume because of Reliance SEZ and other Economic Zones being developed surrounding the city.
On the basis of the survey the company has laid down the requirements needed for
making the movement of citizens and cargo smooth. They have assessed the volume of current traffic passing through the city, the parking facilities, road infrastructure, public transport system and the fatality rate. Based on this analysis and the prospects of growth, the company has made proposals in their draft plan which was presented before the district officers.
In this plan, the ongoing projects like laying of metro corridor up to
Sushant lok, construction of three peripheral roads besides KMP expressway for better connectivity with Delhi were also highlighted.
During the presentation it was informed that the state government has introduced city bus service in Gurgaon and presently 18 buses were plying on various routes. By the end of this financial year, the number of these city buses was proposed to increase upto 40.
The Government has a proposal to ply 100 buses into the city and the bus
queue shelters would be got erected by HUDA. 150 bus queue shelters
would be constructed in the city on the places identified by the GM
Three bus stands were proposed to be constructed in the city at the site near Rajiv Chowk, Sector 29 and the third one near village Panchgaon on NH-8. the company has proposed 8 foot over bridge on expressway. th five foot over bridges have been approved and the work for two such bridges had already been allotted.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Diwali bonanza for Haryana powermen

CHANDIGARH, October 25
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a Diwali bonanza for the employees of Haryana Power Utilities i.e. Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd., Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd., Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam here today.
Mr. Hooda said that the Utilities will give Rs. 3.88 crore on account of payment of bonus 8.33 percent to all the employees whose salary or wages did not exceed Rs. 10,000. He also stated that a sum of Rs. 525 to all the employees will be paid in cash as token Diwali Gift for which an expenditure of Rs. 1.94 crore will be made by the Utilities.
Accepting a long pending demand of the employees the Chief Minister announced
that now onwards the retirees of the Utilities will be given a Gift of Rs. 2000 on their retirement on superannuation, doubling the amount being given to the retirees earlier.
In order to enable a speedier implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, he announced that the Utilities will constitute a committee of senior officers which will also look into the issues of various allowances given to the employees. These arrangements will help boost morale of the employees, he added. It may he recalled that the HPGCL has already announced a generation incentive scheme for its employees with a financial outgo of Rs. 4.18 crore.
Mr. Hooda directed the Utilities to pay special attention to the cases of accidents involving employees on duty. In order to provide timely financial assistance to the unfortunate victims of such accidents the Executive Engineers in the operational division concerned are being authorized to sanction Rs. one lakh on
account of medical advance for treatment and the Superintending Engineers will be authorized to sanction upto Rs. 3 lakh in these cases.

Friday, October 17, 2008

A colourful start to National Yoga

The 27th National Yoga Championship got off to a colorful start with the opening ceremony performed by the Adviser to Administrator UT, Chandigarh, Pradip Mehra, at the Sector 42 Badminton Hall here today. The event was marked by an impressive light and sound yoga demonstration by the participants.
Declaring the 27th National Yoga Championship open, Pradip Mehra stressed on the importance of yoga and complimented the India Yoga Federation for organizing the National Championship in the city. He also said that the Indian Yoga Federation was set up to guide and nurture the talent of players in this popular discipline.
Recently Indian Yoga Federation, headed by Haryana Chief Secretary Dharam Vir, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with World Indian Yoga Federation, USA to provide an opportunity to the players for getting advanced training under the guidance of international instructors.
The Adviser told audience that even the World Health Organization has recognized yoga therapeutic utility in psychosomatic illness like diabetes, asthma, hypertension. He paid his gratitude to saints like Swami Vivekananda, Shri Aurobindo, Swami Daya Nand and Swami Shiva Nand for helping in reviving and popularizes Indian philosophy including yoga and in end appreciates Swami Ram Dev role in creating awareness in the masses about the utility of Yoga. "
Pradip Mehra watched, with keen interest, the demonstration by the players. More than 500 participants representing 26 states and Union Territories are particiapting in the Nationals. Mehra was presented a memento of gratitude by the federation. This championship will continue till October 19. Sarban Singh,Commissioner and Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Haryana. Dr. D. P. Reddy, Principal Secretary, Punjab Govt., Sh. Langayan, Dhanpat Singh, R.S. Verma, Director Public Relations, UT, Chandigarh, S. D. Sharma, President of the Indian Federation and other distinguished guests were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Sarban Singh said that Haryana was the first in the country which introduced Yoga Scheme in 1975 in Department of Sports and Youth Affairs in order to promote this ancient art among youths as well as common masses. He said that at present, there were 23 yoga coaches, one deputy director and one assistant director in the department who were especially working in implementing yoga programs in the State.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kiran calls on President

CHANDIGARH, October 16
Haryana Minister of State for Tourism, Forests and Environment, Mrs Kiran Choudhry today called upon the President of India, Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil at New Delhi to invite her to be the chief guest at 23rd Surajkund Crafts Mela to be held at Faridabad next year in February.
The Minister also discussed various issues relating to environment and forests of the State with the President.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

TM Trophy for Haryana Roadways

Union Secretary, Surface Transport Brahm Dutt presenting Transport
Ministers' Trophy to Haryana Roadways for safe transportation (Lowest Accident Record) 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 to Haryana State Transport Controller, Mrs Saroj Siwach on behalf of the Haryana Roadways in New Delhi on Wednesday.

CHANDIGARH, October 15
The Haryana Roadways has annexed the prestigious Transport Minister's Trophy and a cash award of Rs 3 lakh for having the lowest accident record in mofussil services operations for 2005-2006 and 2006-07.
Giving details of the award an official spokesman said that the trophy and cash award was presented by Union Secretary, Surface Transport, Mr Brahm Dutt to Haryana State Transport Controller, Mrs Saroj Siwach in New Delhi today during the 53rd Annual Conference of State Road Transport Undertakings.
He said that Haryana Roadways had been adhering to strict road safety measures and the rate of accidents involving the Haryana Roadways buses had decreased from 0.21 per one lakh km in 1994-95 to 0.08 in 2005-06 and 2006-07, respectively.

700 to take part in National Yoga Meet

Participants practising on the eve of the 27th National Yoga Championship in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

CHANDIGARH, October 15
More than 700 participants from 25 States and Union Territories will compete in the 27th National Yoga Championship being organized by the Indian Yoga Federation from October 17 to 19 at Sector 42 Badminton Hall here.
Haryana Chief Secretary, who is also the President of Indian Yoga Federation, Dharam Vir said that the this event aimed at promoting yoga physical exercises among youths. He said that the federation would give a proposal to the Chandigarh Administration to implement yoga in all the schools under the Education Department.
The IYF president said that the State Bank of India and Indian Oil Corporation were the co-sponsors of the Nationals.
Pradeep Mehra, Advisor to the Administrator Chandigarh, will inaugurate the championship on October 17 while Haryana Governor Dr. A R Kidwai will distribute the prizes on October 19.
Dharam Vir said that on the first day, the inaugural ceremony would by followed by the first round of competition in sub-junior and junior boys and girls category. In the evening, a general body meeting of the federation would be convened in which International programmes of yoga seminars, conferences and competitions would be discussed. Every night, cultural events would be conducted by the participants, representing their State and promoting national integration, he added.
He further said that the penultimate day would start with final rounds of competitions for elderly men and women. Before noon, the first round of competitions in senior boys category would be conducted. In the evening the finals of sub-junior boys and girls and junior boys and girls category and also finals of veteran age groups competitions were scheduled. He also said that the young boys and girls would exhibit complex yoga postures on the final day.
Dharam Vir said that free board and lodging would be provided for all participants and officials by the federation. The female participants would be lodged in Shivalik Public School, Phase-I, Mohali while the male participants at Pursuram Dharamshala, S.D. Dharamshala, Mahajan Dharamshala in Sector 37 and Aggarwal Dharamshala in Sector 30.

Monday, October 6, 2008

MDU,MGU win cross country titles

Chandigarh, October 6
Hosts Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU)of Rohtak and M.G. University from Kottayam emerged champions in the the men's and women's sections, respectively, in the All- India Inter-University Cross-Country Championship int Rohtak today. Deep Chandra Pal (CSJM University, Kanpur)and Savita Dhankar (MDU, Rohtak)claimed the best athlete's award in the men’s andwomen’s category, respectively.
The men's team championship went to MDU, Rohtak and Karnataka University (Dharwar) were runners-up. University of Rajasthan (Jaipur)were third. In the women's section, M.G.U. (Kottayam)were winners and MDU (Rohtak) runners-up. Calicut University (Calicut) got the third position position.
In the individual men’s category, Deep Chandrapal (CSJMU, Kanpur) with a timing of 38:01 won the gold medal. Ashwani Kumar (MDU, Rohtak) captured silver in 38:08 minutes. Vishram Meena(Rajasthan Univ., Jaipur) clocked 38:24 for the third position.
In the women's category, Savita Dhankar (MDU, Rohtak) timed 17:56 minutes to claim gold. Nav Joban Kaur (P.U., Chandigarh) was runner-up in 18:03. Remeswari M.V. (Calicut Univ., Calicut) -clocked 18:26 for the third position.
Earlier, Commissioner, Rohtak Division S.P.Gupta lagged off the races Vice-Chancellor, MDU Dr.R.P.Hooda gave away prizes to the winners. MDU Director (Sports) Dr. K.S.Sangwan was the organizing secretary of the championship.

Haryana School Games in Yamunanagar

The Haryana Sports Department is organising the Haryana State Inter School Tournament (under 16 boys) at Yamunanagar from October 13 to 15. The Haryana State Inter School Tournament (under 16 girls) will be conducted at Kurukshetra from October 21 to 23.
A spokesman of the Haryana Sports Department said that competitions would be conducted in archery, athletics, weightlifting, wrestling, badminton, basketball, hockey, volleyball, table tennis and football. The teams/players getting first, second and third positions will get a cash prize of Rs. 500, Rs. 300 and Rs. 200, respectively. The teams/players securing first position in this tournament would take part in the National InterSchool Tournament, he added.
The spokesman said that the teams taking part in Haryana State Inter
School Tournament (under 16 boys) should reach Tejli Sports Complex,
Yamunanagar till 3 p.m on October 12 and the teams taking part in
Haryana State Inter School Tournament (under 16 girls) should reach
Dronacharya Stadium, Kurukshetra till 3 p.m on October 20.

Govt will help Ramdev to establish Yoga University in Haryana

Chandigarh, 6 October
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today offered all assistance of the State Government to Swami Ramdev in setting up of a Yoga University in the State.
The Chief Minister was addressing the participants of a yoga camp being conducted by Swami Ramdev in Narnaul today.
Mr Hooda appreciated the efforts made by Swami Ram Dev in popularising the culture of yoga in the world saying that his efforts would result in ushering in a Yoga revolution which would prove beneficial for the future generations. Swami Ramdev has brought laurels to the State and made every Haryanvi feel proud.
He assured all-round development of the southern area of the State and
added that the decision to set up a Central University in this area of
the State would lead to development of the area.
He pointed out that this area had been facing shortage of water because of some natural factors and vested political interests. The State Government has constructed Hansi-Butana link canal to contain this problem. He assured that the efforts of the government would succeed in ensuring supply of water up to the
tailend. He also criticised those who were creating hindrances in the
construction of Hansi-Butana link canal.
The Chief Minister released some books of yoga brought out by Yoga
Vigyan Samiti, Narnaul.
Impressed by the yogic exercises performed by Parveen Brahamchari
Sandeep, the Chief Minister announced to give him a reward of Rs 51,000.
Guru Ramdev also said that trainers of yoga have been prepared to impart training to the people all villages and dhanis of Haryana. He stressed that yoga
should be made a way of life.
Those present on the occasion included Parliamentary Secretary Rao
Dan Singh, local MLA Radheyshyam Sharma, MLA Naresh Yadav,
Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Virender Singh, Acharya
Pardhuman, and Deputy Commissioner Amneet P. Kumar.