Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Haryana Government notifies MNAIS for Kharif 2012-13

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Government has notified the areas, crops, indemnity level, sum insured, premium rates and seasonality discipline for the implementation of Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) in the State during Kharif 2012-13.
As per the notification issued by the Agriculture Department, under the scheme Paddy crop will be covered during Kharif, 2012-13 and the unit area for the purpose of crop insurance will be village or village Panchayat.
During Kharif 2012-13, the scheme will be implemented in all villages or village Panchayats in districts of Karnal, Kaithal, Jind and Rohtak. For crops and areas where Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme is being implemented, the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme or Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme will not be available on the same crop. The implementing agencies will be Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. in Karnal, Kaithal and Jind districts and IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance Company Ltd. in Rohtak district.
All farmers including share-croppers, tenant farmers growing the Paddy crop in the defined areas are eligible for coverage under the scheme. Scheme will be compulsory for all loanee farmers who have availed crop loans from Financial Institutions for notified crop in their notified areas. Scheme will be voluntary for non-loanee farmers growing the above said crop.
If per hectare scale of finance (Compulsory Coverage Sum Insured) for the crop is less than per hectare value of threshold yield, the farmer can opt for the Maximum Coverage upto the value of threshold yield. The farmer has to submit a Proposal Form in this regard in the Bank where compulsory coverage is done. The farmer has to mention the area proposed under maximum coverage.
Under the scheme, indemnity level will be 90 per cent and sum insured at normal coverage will be Rs 45700 per hectare in all the districts covered under the scheme and premium rate will be Rs five and Rs six in district Karnal and Kaithal respectively, whereas these will be Rs seven in district Jind and Rs 13.40 in district Rohtak. In case of loanee farmers, actual lone amount sanctioned as per existing scale of finance or the amount stated above, whichever is higher, will apply for normal coverage.
The scheme will be implemented as per administrative approval as well as operational guidelines issued by the Government of India. All claims will be paid by the Implementing Agency.

Free travel for women in Haryana buses on Raksha Bandhan day

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
 In view of the Raksha Bandhan on August 2, 2012, Haryana government has decided to again allow free travel facility to the women, alongwith their children upto the age of 15 years, in ordinary buses of Haryana Roadways in Haryana and upto Delhi and Chandigarh on this day so as to facilitate the women.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that over 11 lakh women and children had availed this facility during last year. The state government has been extending this facility to the women since 2006, he added.

811 entries for Haryana Patrakar Puruskars for scribes

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
 Haryana Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Dr K.K.Khandelwal today said that Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda would shortly give away Haryana Patrakar Puruskars for the years 2010 and 2011 to the media persons.
          Dr Khandelwal, who was, accompanied by Director General, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Mr Anand M. Sharan, interacting with media persons at the weekly get-together in Haryana Media Centre here today, said that a total of 811 entries have been received for State as well as district level awards. For the year 2010 and 2011, as many as 101 and 143 entries have been received for State level awards respectively. For district level awards, 203 entries have been received for 2010 and 364 for 2011.
          He said that the categories under which the awards are conferred included Lifetime Achievement Award, two State Level Commemorative Awards, 13 State Level Awards and 147 District Level Awards. The topics for the awards included development; communal harmony; investigative journalism; analysis of political, social, economic and industrial activities in the State; issues of public interest and impressive photographs showing development of the State.
          He said that while the Lifetime Achievement Award comprised Rs 1.51 lakh in cash, a citation and a shawl, two Commemorative Awards were of Rs one lakh each with a citation and a shawl. The 13 State Level Awards carried Rs 51,000 each in cash, a citation and a shawl. Also, each of the 147 District Level Awards that is seven for each district carried Rs 21,000 in cash, a citation and a shawl.
          He said that previously cash awards totaling Rs 44.41 lakh were given away to media persons by the Chief Minister.
          Mr Anand M. Sharan said that the media mobile van of the Department, which served as a mobile media centre functional and covering functions of Chief Minister and other significant events. This air conditioned van is equipped with computers, printers, phone, TV set, internet facility and has a small pantry. It also has a toilet.

Haryana seeks special packge to tackle drought conditions

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the State Government has urged the Central Government to give Haryana a special package to deal with the drought like conditions prevailing in the State.
          The Chief Minister was replying to the questions of media persons after presiding over a function at village Sirasgarh in district Ambala.
          Mr Hooda assured that he would not let the crops of the farmers wither away for want of water.
          In reply to another question, Mr Hooda said that a survey was being conducted to regularise the unauthorised colonies and those fulfilling the prescribed norms would soon be regularised.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Admission cards issued by College of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar.

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The admit cards and roll numbers have been issued to the applicants seeking admission to Diploma in Veterinary Laboratory Technology and Diploma in Dairy Technology courses being conducted by in College of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar.
While stating this today, a spokesman of the college said that the candidates who do not receive the admit card should contact in person the office of Dean, College of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar between 7.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on August 1 and 2,2012 to get duplicate admit card on payment of Rs. 50. The candidates should bring with them the similar coloured photograph as already pasted on admission form and admit cards. 
The entrance test for admission to these courses would be conducted on August 5, he added.
 Meanwhile Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak has postponed till further orders the counseling for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS and BPT courses in Private Self Financing Colleges of Haryana against 60 per cent seats quota for the session 2012.
While stating this today, a spokesman of the university said that new dates of counseling would be announced later.

Chief Minister announces ex-gratia

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced to give an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh to next of kin of  each of the those who lost their lives in a tragic road accident near Hisar today. He also announced to give Rs 50,000 each to the seriously injured and Rs 20,000 to the injured.
          The State Government is also providing free treatment to the injured.
          On hearing the news of the tragic accident, the Chief Minister cancelled his today’s programmes in Kurukshetra and rushed to Hisar to console the members of the bereaved families and enquire about the well being of the injured.
          According to initial reports, 22 persons had lost their lives on the spot and seven others had died on way to hospital. Many other were injured as the canter in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck near village Sainiwas at Hisar-Rajgarh road.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blood and eye donation camp at Vivekanand Millennium

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Blood and Eye Donation Camp was organized at St. Vivekanand Millennium Scfhool, HMT Township, Pinjore in collaboration with Blood Bank, GMCH, Sector 32,  Chandigarh  under the aegis of Vivekanand Chhattr Utthan Manch (VCUM)  on Sunday, 29th July 2012. It was a most commendable initiative taken to serve the humanity.
The chief motive of VCUM is to imbibe the feelings of love, affection, goodwill and co-operation among the students’ community.  The VCUM is marching ahead with devotion and dedication to realize its goals with the joint endeavours of the students, parents, teachers and the school management.
In addition to Parent-Teacher Meeting, a free Eye Checkup Camp by Himachal Eye Hospital, Kalka and a free Dental Checkup Camp by Bhojia Dental College, Baddi, was too organized for the parents of the students.
As per the data available, India requires 6.5 million units of blood every year.  VCUM is committed to shoulder this responsibility and serve the ailing mankind by organizing such camps from time to time.  And, it will leave no stone unturned to make the people realize the paramount importance of this priceless charity.
Blood and Eye donation is the supreme donation and is the most sacred service that we can render to the society.  As many as 75 Units of blood were collected and 90 people gave their consent to donate eyes.  The students volunteered with pleasure for co-coordinating the event and played a pivotal role in persuading the donors to donate blood and eyes for a noble cause.
Dr.(Col) G.P. Taneja, Secretary, Haryana State Red Cross Society, Chandigarh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, with his benign presence.  The Guest of Honour was Swami Anupamanandji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Chandigarh.
Each donor was provided refreshment after the Blood Donation, Certificates of Appreciation and momentoes were awarded to the facilitators to recognize their valuable contribution. Special awards were given to Group-D and Staff members of School who donated blood. Every donor was gifted a sapling to plant to make Mother Earth a better place to live in.

Israel to help Haryana set up CoE for mango at Ladhwa

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Government has decided to set up Center of Excellence for Mango in collaboration with Israel at Ladwa in district Kurukshetra at a cost of Rs. five crore.
Giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that Government of India had already accorded its approval for this project. He said that root stocks would be tried in this center and roots would be poly embryonic. Some new variety would be tried in this center, he added.
          He said that some high yielding varieties would be imported from Israel such as 13/1, Maya and Sheli. The irrigation system would be maintained by drip with automization system, pumping room and construction
of water tanks at Centre of Excellence at Ladwa.
          This Centre would facilitate establishment of new Mango demonstration fields, establishing new Mango nurseries, introduction of new varieties of mango, exchange of knowledge and technology, new technology of High Density Plantation and Canopy Management and rejuvenation of senile orchards. Pack House with latest technology would be constructed at this centre, he added.
He said that the Agriculture department was also promoting horticulture and organic farming. Taking initiative in the field of fruits production through organic farming, organic mangoes have been produced in village
Kalesar of district Yamunanagar, which are now attracting consumers and mango eaters along with other farmers of the area. The farmers had initiated organic farming of mangoes three years back.
A team of horticulture department assisted them in adoption and certification of the farmers as per Indian as well as International standards. After three years of regular adoption of organic inputs their mangoes were organic certified as per Indian as well as European standards. He said that now organic mango is cultivated over an area of around 500 acres in district Yamunanagar alone. He said that Mango Mela this year would have another category of award in the field of organic farming. The award has been started to encourage the farmers to adopt organic farming, he added.
He said that an outlay of Rs. 107 crore had already been approved by Government of India for the year 2012-13 under National Horticulture Mission. Under this, assistance ranging from 33 to hundred per cent was made available on various components like establishment of community tank, area expansion under fruits, spices, aromatic plants and development of nurseries.

Foundation stone of Meham-Kalanaur Road laid by Deepender

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Residents of Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa can now look forward to a shorter and better road connection to the Millennium City Gurgaon as Congress MP Mr. Deepender Singh Hooda today laid foundation stone of Meham-Kalanaur Road at Meham today. The ten meter broad and 19 kilometer long road link would cost Rs 29 Crore and is likely to be completed in time span of one year.
Mr. Hooda said that this road would not only benefit the people of Meham and Kalanaur but a large part of the state. He said that four-lanning of Hisar-Rohtak road would begin soon. He disclosed that he was trying hard for early start of Hansi-Meham-Rohatk rail line and its foundation stone would soon be got laid by inviting Union Railway Minister. I will not rest till I board the Shatabadi train from Meham for New Delhi, he said amidst thunderous applause from the responding crowd.
Mr. Hooda said that development could not be limited to one region and the people, who talk about regionalism, have narrow approach only. He said that development is a continuous and larger process and the whole state was being developed in a systematic and planned manner. He also criticized the
opposition leaders for their efforts to hamper the state progress and its important projects like Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant in district Fatehabad and the Rajeev Gandhi Education City project in district Sonipat.
In a significant political move, the Haryana Janhit Congress also got a shock as Bhisham Dua, the son of senior HJC leader and former Municipal Committee president of Meham Late Anil Dua today announced to join Congress party in presence of Mr. Deepender Hooda and Meham MLA Mr Anand Singh Dangi. Mr. Anil Dua had large following in the area and had died recently in a road accident. Alongwith Bhisham Dua, a former Vice Chairperson of Meham Municipal Committee Mr. Jai Narayan, six former Municipal Committee
members and hundreds of local leaders and workers also joined the Congress party.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Vinod Bhayana, MLAs Mr. Anand Singh Dangi and Mrs. Shakuntala Khatak, district Congress president Mr. Jaideep Dhankhar, president of Meham Chaubisi Mr Ram Swaroop, Faridabad Mayor Mr. Ashok Arora, Deputy Commissioner Vikas Gupta and number of senior leaders were also present on the occasion.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Computer training programme for SC and ST students

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department has invited applications from candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Class of the State who are desirous of seeking admission to one year regular course in computer training under its ‘Up-gradation of typing and data entry skill of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes unemployed youth through computer training’ scheme.
While stating this today, a spokesman of the Department said that this one year course would commence from August 2012 to July 2013. He said that each of the centres namely Pre Examination Training Centre, Hari Palace, Ambala City, Pre Examination Training Centre, Nari Niketan, Karnal, Pre Examination Training Centre Bal Bhawan, Rewari, Pre Examination Training Centre, Guru Ravidas Chhatrawas, Hisar, Pre Examination Training Centre, Laxmi Nagar, Sonepat road, Rohtak and Pre Examination Training Centre near old bus stand, Bhiwani have 24 seats for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and six seats for candidates belonging to Backward Classes.
The candidates should be at least XII pass and the annual income of his family should not exceed Rs 1.50 lakh. The applicant should be bonafide resident of Haryana. The selection would be made on merit basis by the Departmental Committee constituted for this purpose. He said that each student would be given a scholarship of Rs 250 per month.
He said that the candidates have to submit the application forms along with attested copies of certificates of their castes, educational qualification certificates, domicile and income to the Principal of concerned Training Centre of their choice latest by August 7. Also, interviews would be held on August 9 at 10 a.m. in the premises of concerned centres.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Applications from private candidates invited for ITI exams

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
 Department of Industrial Training, Haryana has invited applications from those candidates who intend to appear as a private candidate in the supplementary ITI examination to be conducted in January/February 2013 by National Council for Vocational Training under Craftsman Training Scheme .
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the examination of such candidates would be conducted only in those trades which are being conducted by National Council for Vocational Training.
The candidates who have got experience from a factory or an undertaking could submit their applications by August 13, 2012 without late fee and by August 21, 2012 with late fee and the student who are
undergoing training under State Council for Vocational Training, Haryana could submit their application form within 20 days after declaration of their results, he added.
        The spokesman said that the candidates should contact the Principal or Incharge of the nearest Industrial Training Institute for submitting their application form.


Haryana to recruit 542 Urdu teachers in district Mewat

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The  Haryana Government will soon recruit 542 Urdu teachers in district Mewat as the process of recruitment is in its last phase.
          While stating this today, MLA Mr. Aftab Ahmed said that shortage of teachers would be met in the next three-four months and a maximum numbers of schools have been upgraded in Mewat. In various schools of the district, 2000 classrooms had been built and 1500 teachers had been appointed. As soon as the decision was taken to make a separate teacher cadre for the district, seven ITIs and three Polytechnic colleges were approved.
          He said that during past seven years, Rs 2400 crore had been spent on various development works. He said that between 2005 and December 2011, Rs 188 crore had been spent by Public Works (Building and Roads) Department, Rs 459 crore by Rural Development Department, Rs 124 crore by Power Department, Rs 280 crore by Public Health Engineering Department, Rs 161 crore by Education Department, Rs 294 crore by Health Department, Rs 132 crore by District Rural Development Agency, Rs 186 crore by Social Justice and Empowerment Department and Rs 80 crore by Mewat Development Agency.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sanskrit Divas Samaroh in Panchkula on August 1

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Sanskrit Akademi will organize ‘Sanskrit Divas Samaroh’ at Akademi Bhawan, Sector 14, Panchkula on August 1 at 10 a.m.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of the Akademi said that the function would be presided over by Haryana Minister of State for Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Pt. Shiv Charan Lal Sharma. He said that Mr. Ramakant Goswami, Minister of Industries, Labour and Elections, Delhi Government would be the chief guest on this occasion.
          The Executive Vice Chairman, Haryana Sanskrit Academy Dr K.K. Khandelwal, Vice Chairman, Delhi Sanskrit Academy, Mr. Krishna Semwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh Administration, Mr. Mahavir Kaushik and Additional Deputy Commissioner Panchkula, Mr. Jagdeep Singh would be the special guests on this occasion.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network to be launched in Gurgaon, Ambala and Panchkula

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Gurgaon, Ambala and Panchkula will be the first three districts of Haryana in which the ambitious project of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) will be launched on pilot basis. Later, the project will be rolled out all across the state.
            It was disclosed the 6th  meeting of  State Apex Committee which was held under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr P. K. Chaudhery here today.  CCTNS was an important project of the Union Home Ministry. The project is a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all levels, especially at the Police Station level through adoption of e-Governance and creation of nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of state of the art IT tracking system. HP India Sales Private Limited was the System Integrator for the implementation, commissioning and maintaining of the project in Haryana.
The Chief Secretary said that as this project was an extremely important project, the system integrator and the IGP, Telecommunications, who was the nodal officer of CCTNS, Haryana should prepare the list of agreed activities which would be completed in a time bound manner so as to start monitoring immediately. He said that the required resources should be deployed at the earliest as once this project was completed, it would be a milestone project in improving investigations and crime prevention.  
It was informed that as many as 28 computer training labs had been commissioned in the state for providing computer awareness training under the project. As many as 190 selected officials had been imparted training so that they could further train officials of their units on basic computer awareness. In all 23039 officials including 3210 officials had also been trained in basic computer awareness in different police training institutions and CCTNS labs.
It was informed that the Project would also create a platform for sharing intelligence and crime and criminal information across the States, across the country and across other State-level and Government of India level agencies. It would improve investigation and crime prevention and better tracking of criminals, suspect, accused, repeat offenders, etc. The project would improve service delivery to the citizens by increased transparency in the delivery of police services.
The Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mr Samir Mathur and the Director General of Police, Mr Ranjeev Dalal and several senior officers of police force were present in the meeting.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New scheme of immunization in Mewat, Palwal and Faridabad

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
A new scheme of immunization, known as “Tikakaran Express” will be implemented in three districts of Haryana namely  Mewat, Palwal and Faridabad  to provide services of  immunization at the door-step of the people in these districts. This new scheme of the Haryana Government  has been approved by the Central Government to further strengthen routine immunization in these districts.
            This was disclosed by Haryana Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Health, Mrs Navraj Sandhu while addressing a two day review meeting of Civil Surgeons which concluded today.
She said that the scheme  would also ensure 100 per cent coverage for immunization  in slums, construction sites and areas of bricklins in these districts. Under this scheme, vans especially equipped with facilities for immunization and necessary staff would be taken to the villages for immunization in the day and would return by the same evening after having covered all available children between the age of zero to five years in the  area.
She reiterated the commitment of the State Government to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR)  and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). She said that the new scheme would prove a step forward in the efforts being made to reduce MMR and IMR.
The Health Department is committed to reduce MMR from 153 per lakh pregnant women to 94 by the year 2015 and the IMR from 48 per thousand live births to 32 during the same period.
 She exhorted them to take care of micro issues to have good management. The health institutions paying sincere attention to micro issues were performing better in terms of health indicators. She asked the Civil Surgeons to send the demand for infrastructure needs to the Headquarters so that budget for this purpose could be allocated by the Government.
Mrs Sandhu said that 180 new doctors would soon join their jobs. These doctors are to be posted at Civil Hospitals for orientation before sending them to Primary Health Centres (PHCs). New norms for the recruitment of paramedical staff are being developed. The analysed data of the Supportive  Supervision System exercise conducted at about 170 PHCs in the State  will be used as a tool to further improve infrastructure and service delivery at grass root level, she added.
          Dr Narveer Singh, Director General Health Services said that there is a need to upgrade laboratory facilities in the medical facilities. A committee to revise the existing laboratory facilities and suggest  improvements was constituted, he added.
            Others present in the meeting included Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Director General Health Services, Director NRHM, Principal Medical Officer (PMO) and Deputy Civil Surgeons.

MDU revises admission schedule

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) ,Rohtak has revised the admission schedule for the session 2012-13 for M.A. ,M.Sc. , MCA and  MBA two years, M. Pharmacy ,Bachelor  of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) ,Masters in Tourism Management ( MTM) ,Masters in Hotel Management (MHM) ,Post Graduate  Diploma in Translation courses in University Teaching Departments, Indira Gandhi Post Graduation Regional Centre, Meerpur  in district Rewari and University Institute of Law  and  Management Studies, Gurgaon.
Giving this information, a spokesman of the University said that the schedule has been changed due to certain unavoidable administrative reasons.
He said that  as per the revised schedule, candidates would have to submit  their detailed marks sheet up to July 28. The merit list for admission would be released by July 30.  He said that the first counseling would be held on August 1.  If seats remain vacant, second and third counseling would be held on August 3 and August 6 respectively.  Also, this new admission schedule would be available on the university’s  website. The applicants would have to deposit their qualifying examination result  in the concerned department.

Haasya Kavi Sammelan in Panchkula on July 27

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) will organize ‘Haasya Kavi Sammelan’ at Indradhanush Auditorium, Panchkula on   July 27, 2012 at 6.30 p.m.
Giving this  information,  Mrs. Sumita Misra ,President,  CLS said that  the  programme would feature famous  poet , Mr Surender Sharma  along with other renowned poets like  Mahendar Ajnabi, Ved Parkash Ved, Yusuf Bhardwaj  and two ladies namely ,  Dr. Sita Sagar and Ritu Goyal.
She said that the invites would be available at British Library, The Browser , sector 8 and  English Book Shop in sector 17. The entry to the programme would be free and no card would be required, she added.
She said that CLS is a not – for-profit registered body and serves as a network of creative minds to encourage literacy and creative writings in this region by bringing together the writers, publishers, academia, intellectuals, students and scholars. She hoped that the  evening would be of laughter-the perfect de-stressing.

Haryana to give ITI students took kits

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Education Minister, Mrs Geeta Bhukkal, today said that the students of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) would be given tool kits at the time of their admission so that they could sharpen their skills during training period. Similarly, sewing machines would be given to the girls enrolled in cutting and tailoring trade during training period itself.
            Mrs Bhukkal said that earlier the tool kits and sewing machines were given to the students after the completion of their training. Now, the same would be given at the time of admission and during training. She said that all these efforts of the State Government were directed towards improving the quality of education.  The students after getting the required tools could practice their skills even at home and this would increase their job opportunities, she added.
            She said that Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda wants to make Haryana an education hub which resulted in setting up of Rajiv Gandhi Education City, AIIMS II, IIT and IIM in Haryana.

Haryana to prepare a model for rehabilitation of slums

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Government has decided to get a model developed for rehabilitation of slums, prevent further growth of slums and provide basic facilities to the people in slums in the State for which a research would be conducted to develop a model.
          This was disclosed by Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana, Dr K. K. Khandelwal and Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies, Mr Ram Niwas while interacting with mediapersons here today. They  said that three towns of Faridabad, Panipat and Rohtak have been chosen for the research projects and the report of the research would be ready by September next.
          It was informed that having provided the facility of free drinking water, a water tank and a tap free of cost to households of members belonging to Scheduled Castes, the State Government was now considering how to extend similar benefit to  families  living below poverty line in the State.
          Dr Khandelwal, who was accompanied by Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies, Mr Ram Niwas had been to Urban Service Conference held in Colombo in Sri Lanka recently, said that Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda is very keen to provide basic amenities like safe drinking water, toilets, sewerage and solid waste management to the people in the State. He said that the scheme of Haryana Government to provide free connection of safe drinking water, a water tank and a tap free of cost to the families belonging to Scheduled Castes was highly appreciated in the Urban Service Conference.
          The Conference was organized by Jameel Poverty Action Lab, USA in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to identify and evaluate innovative solutions to the problems of inadequate access to urban water, sanitation and hygiene services in cities in Asia and Africa, especially in neighbourhoods with concentration of poor people.                
          Dr Khandelwal said that in this conference researchers, economists, political scientists from Harvard University, Brown University, Yale University, Oxford University, MIT, Cornell University experts and public administration practitioners from Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Morocco and many others from Africa, Asia and Latin American countries participated. He said that the participating researchers included Sharon Barnhardt, Pascalne Dupas, Daniel Bennet and Leo Feler.Dr Khandelwal and Mr Ram Niwas had participated as practitioners from India.
          Mr Ram Niwas, urged researchers across the globe to take up pragmatic research in the areas of urban sanitation, water supply, sewerage system and solid waste management so that research is taken to the urban masses for their welfare.
          Mr Ram Niwas said that Faridabad, Panipat and Rohtak had been chosen to be developed as a model for poverty alleviation and slum improvement. Faridabad city has largest slum population of 2.3 lakh. He said that the J-PAL, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, has accepted the proposal of Haryana Government to conduct research to check the problem of slum dwellers who sell their houses after their rehabilitation and again develop slums. The State Government has implemented Rajiv Gandhi Urban Renewal Mission for improvement of slums. He said that the State has 30,000 dry latrines and these are to be converted into sanitary latrines. The J-PAL has also accepted this challenge to guide the State Government.
          Dr Khandelwal said that keeping in view the high concentration of slums in towns of Faridabad, Panipat and Rohtak, the State Government wanted to develop such a complex which would not only have the facility of a toilet, but also of a shop to facilitate the people in purchasing items like soap and hair oil. This model would be replicated in the State. Such projects would be developed keeping in view the problems of the three specific cities.
          He said that Haryana has a total population of 2.53 crore, out of which 33 per cent people live in urban areas. Out of them 24 to 25 per cent people are living below the poverty line and they all deserved a quality life. He said that a Randomized Control Technique would be followed for research for which areas of solid waste management, slum improvement and how to check growth of slums would be covered.
          He said that Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which is a part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been conducting research on alleviation of poverty in coordination with NGOs and Governments. It is using methods similar to those used in medicine that is systematic, randomized evaluations to test the effectiveness of anti-poverty programmes.
          Mr Ram Niwas said that the Conference held in Sri Lanka focused on how to address the problems of implementation of the ongoing schemes of poverty alleviation and also to provide minimum basic facilities to the people living in slums. The Haryana Chief Minister is of the view that every citizen has a right to lead a quality life. Therefore, Mr Hooda had announced to regularize unauthorized colonies. He said that this issue of 548 unauthorised colonies was under consideration of the Government as it was examining their financial and legal implications.

Haryana to sign MoU with Defence Ministry to provide training to Sainik School Kunjpura

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today announced that the State Government will soon sign a Memorandum of Agreement with Union Defence Ministry on priority basis under which funds, facilities and training will be provided to Sainik School Kunjpura.
          Mr. Hooda was speaking as chief guest in the 52nd Founder’s Day celebrations of Sainik School Kunjpura in Karnal.
            Mr. Hooda also announced to grant approval for setting up a New Hostel and Mess Block in the school complex at a revised estimated cost of Rs. 19.50 crore, releasing pending grant-in-aid for the year 2011-12 amounting to Rs. 3.95 crore and fixed annual recurring grant-in-aid of Rs. 1.5 crore for infrastructure development and its regular maintenance and reconstruction of lab complex at a cost of about Rs. 1.50 crore .
           Mr. Hooda said that today that is July 24 was a memorable day for the Sainik School Kunjpura as it was the same day when the school was incepted by the then Defence Minister Mr. V.K. Krishan Menon. He said that in a short span of 52 years, the school has carved a niche for itself and is better than the best amongst some of the century-old public school in the country.
          While exhorting the Kunjeans  to achieve big heights and get ready to serve their motherland, Mr. Hooda said,  Haryana is the third State in the country to have two sainik schools and the first State where a Defence University was being set up. Though the State has a geographical area of 1.37 per cent of the total area and two per cent of the total population of the country, every tenth soldier in the Defence Forces hails from Haryana, he added.
         Mr. Hooda said that the Sainik school has the distinction of sending maximum number of boys to the National Defence Academy (NDA) amongst all the Sainik Schools in the country and for this achievement the school had been awarded “Raksha Mantri Tropy” for seven times in a row, thus setting a record of its own kind. The achievement reflects the quality education and training being provided in the school, added Mr. Hooda.
          Congratulating the school for glorious achievements, Mr. Hooda said it had been rendering yeoman service to the nation since its inception on July 24, 1961, by grooming future defence officers. He said that more than 2500 cadets passed out from this school were rendering services in different sectors alongwith the defence sector. Mr. Hooda urged the Kunjeans to carry forward the rich legacy of the school and live upto the school’s motto ‘Ready to Accomplish’. Therefore, emulate the ex-kunjeans and become law abiding, dutiful and responsible citizens of the country.
          Recalling his old days, Mr. Hooda said that he himself had been the student of the school and “ I feel  delighted to see that the school has got a new facelift in the recent past as many new embellishment have come up in the school in the form of skating rink, memory lab, science park, tennis court, saikunj war memorial and new golden jubilee school gate”.
          Speaking on the occasion, Former Chief of Army Staff,  Gen. Deepak Kapoor  expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for making the school the ‘Pride of Haryana’  and said that it was a matter of pride that the school has the distinction of having alumni like Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Referring the Sainik School, Kunjpura as the premier institution of the State, Mr. Kapoor said that “it is the hard work and dedication of the Kunjeans that makes difference between mediocrity and excellence’.
          Principal of the Sainik School, Kunjpura Gp. Capt. L.N Sharma highlighted various achievement of the school and read out the annual report of the school for the year 2011-12. He said that the Kunjeans would get inspiration with the presence of the old boys association. He said that sports and welfare of defence personnel has been very close to the heart of Mr. Hooda.  Recently the Chief Minister has honoured the mountaineering contingent of Sainik School Kunjpura at Delhi and also announced to give a sum of Rs. 11 lakh for the promotion of adventure activities.
          On this occasion Mr. Hooda gave away certificates of excellence to 17 new cadet appointment and Gen. Deepak Kapoor gave away the Best House and Cock House Trophies. Member of Parliament Dr. Arvind Sharma gave away certificates and mementoes to the Academic Toppers.
Earlier. Mr. Hooda paid homage to the martyrs of the school by laying wreath at the Saikunj War Heroes Memorial. Mr. Hooda also paid floral tributes to Late Col E.J. Simeon, the founder Principal of the School. Mr. Hooda also inaugurated Smart Class Complex at Deepak Kapoor NDA Block, gifted by the old boys association.
Major General Sanjeev Verma, Chairman, LBA and Chief of Staff, Headquarter 2 Corps presented the vote of thanks.
Those who were present on the occasion included MLA Mrs. Sumita Singh, Zile Ram Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Lt. Gen. Rtd. DDS Sandhu, Air Marshal Rtd. P.S Bhangu, Deputy  Commissioner, Karnal Mrs. Renu. S. Phulia, IG Karnal Range Balbir Singh, Superintendent of Police Mr. Shashank Anand, Chairman Zila Parishad Mr. Angrej Singh Dhumasi and number of ex-Kunjeans, parents of cadets and faculty members of the school.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Rain harvesting made mandatory in Gurgaon

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
In Gurgaon, it has been made mandatory for all houses with more than 100 square meter covered area each to have a rain water harvesting system in place and 20 teams of officers have been constituted for granting permission to install the system as well as to ensure that it was functioning satisfactorily.
          These orders were issued by the Gurgaon District Magistrate Mr P C Meena today in which it has been stated that the supervisory officers will be held  responsible for any laps or discrepancy or violation of the orders. Concerned Superintending Engineer of HUDA and Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG) have been appointed overall incharges for compliance of these orders in their respective jurisdiction. The DGM Gurgaon and Manesar are overall incharge for the industrial areas of HSIIDC in Gurgaon and Manesar respectively.
Similarly, Xen Development & Panchayati Raj has been appointed overall incharge for all villages in Gurgaon ( excluding MCG & HUDA areas), Sohna, Farukhnagar and Pataudi blocks besides the MC areas located in these areas and for colonizer area in HUDA sectors from 58 to 115. The Joint Director of District Industries Center (DIC) is overall incharge for industrial area in Gurgaon other than those developed by HSIIDC. For colonizers area developed by various colonizers in HUDA sectors from 1 to 57, the Senior Town Planner (STP) Town & Country Planning Gurgaon is the overall incharge. Each team consists of two members headed by the concerned overall incharge.
     The teams will grant permission within 10 days after receiving the application in the concerned office for rain water harvesting system and will ensure that the system was exclusively used for only recharge of ground water aquifers and not for abstracting ground water or any other purpose. The applicant will have to give an undertaking alongwith his application showing the complete address of registered owner of boring machine or agency before starting the boring of injection tubewell for said system. He will also clearly specify in the undertaking that he will comply with the directions of CGWA New Delhi and Supreme Court.
          The team will also advise the applicant that he is required to intimate the concerned officer after completion of said work immediately for spot verification of the said structure. The boring of injection tube well for rain water harvesting structure should be carried out by hand boring manual operated machine only.
          The orders read that the teams would check the installation of rain water harvesting system in the premises of the applicant after completion of work and send progress report in prescribed Performa alongwith certificate that said rain water harvesting system is installed properly and the function of system is satisfactory. This has to be submitted with the Member Secretary District Advisory Committee cum Hydrologist, Gurgaon in the first week of each month. The Hydrologist will compile their progress report and will submit consolidated report to the Deputy Commissioner’s office for discussion in the meeting of District Advisory Committee. He will also apprise about the directions of High Court and guidelines of CGWA, New Delhi to all the members of the teams from time to time.

Five-year integrated MA Economics Hons course introduced

by Haryananewswirre (Balbir)
Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat has started 5-year Integrated M.A. Economics Hons. course through which the students could now pursue graduate and post-graduate degrees in Economics.
            While stating this today, a spokesman of the University said that students could take admission in this degree course after class XII. After three years, the students could get graduate degree in B.A. Hons. Economics and those aspiring for higher education would get M.A. Hons. Economics degree after completion of five years. He said that this degree course would provide better employment opportunities to the students.

Governor nominates 11 as members of Court of University

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Governor  Jagannath Pahadia, who is also the Chancellor of YMCA University of Science and Technology Faridabad, has nominated eleven persons as members of the Court of University for a term of two years with immediate effect.
While stating this here today,   spokesman of the University said that Lt. General. (Retd) A.K. Nanda, Dr. Mantha, Chairman-All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, Engineer. H.S. Chahal, Vice Chancellor,  Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology (DCRUST), Murthal, Dr. M.L. Ranga, Vice Chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology(GJUST), Hissar and Dr. Shiv Gangukar, Director, IIT, Delhi  have been  nominated as members of the Court of YMCA University of Science and Technology.
He said that Professor. S.K. Ray, Former Additional Secretary –cum-Financial Advisor, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, New Delhi and Professor. (Dr.) Shivali  S. Chauhan, Additional  CDA, Office of Principal CDA have been nominated as members of Finance Committee.
Also, Professor. Raj Kumar, Principal, RAS College of Education, Saharnwas, Rewari, Professor.(Mrs) Anu Singh Lather, Dean University School Of  Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Professor. K.D. Gupta, Professor, (DCRUST), Murthal and Professor. N.C. Nautyal, Professor in Mathematics, (DCRUST), Murthal have been nominated as members of Academic Council, he added

Saturday, July 21, 2012

NID in Kuruksheta will prove a milestone: Hooda

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has said that the country’s second National Institute of Design (NID), being set up in Kurukshetra, will prove to be a milestone in the development of Haryana in general, and the holy city in particular.
He was addressing a large number of people who had come here from
Kurukshetra to express their gratitude to him for announcing the decision to set up NID in Kurukshetra.
The first instalment of Rs 135 crore has already been released for development of the institute which would provide education in design,
research, training and services for social and human values. It will
help  promote design awareness and is application for raising the
standard of  India-made products and systems to improve employment and
earning opportunities.
          The Chief Minister said that it would be the second such national institute after Ahmadabad in the country where education and research work would be done in the field of designing. Designs of various goods, at NID, would be adopted by different countries.
Kurukshetra which is now known as holy land at the international
level will now also be recognized for its NID.
          While thanking the UPA Chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, the
Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and the Union Commerce and
Industry Minister, Mr Anand Sharma, for giving this prestigious
institute to Haryana, the Chief Minister said that during the regime
of the present government, various steps had been taken for overall
development of Kurukshetra. Besides others, a Hotel Management
Institute and a planetarium have also been set up in Kurukshetra and
the library of Kurukshetra University, one of its kind in the country,
has been upgraded.
          Referring to Kurukshetra as the ‘karma bhoomi’, Mr. Hooda
said that Kurukshetra is a place of religious significance where Lord
Krishna gave the message of Gita. Efforts are being made to develop
Kurukshetra as a global standard tourist destination. A replica of
Tirupati Temple is also being set up and land for the purpose has
already been provided by the state government. The Tirupati Trust has
sanctioned over Rs 100 crore for this temple.
          Amidst thunderous applause, Mr. Hooda said that being a son
of a farmer, he was well aware of the problems faced by the farming
community. The state government has taken a number of pro-farmer
decisions. Now, the government has come up with a unique pro-farmer
Land Pooling Scheme, to ensure participation of all stakeholders in
planned development of residential and industrial infrastructure. Mr
Hooda said that the scheme provided an option to landowner-farmers to
get ‘developed land’ in return for their acquired land.
          The ‘Land Pooling Scheme’ will pave the way for a landowner
to get a 1,000-sq-yard residential plot, and one commercial plot of
100 sq. yards for every one acre of land acquired by the Government
for the development of residential sectors by HUDA.
Under the scheme, where land would be acquired by the Haryana State
Industrial and Infrastructure Development (HSIIDC), the landowner
farmer would have the option to get developed land measuring 1200 sq.
yards, for every one acre of land acquired. The landowner would be
free to use the developed land the way he wants or sell it in the open
market. This scheme would be implemented in the entire country, hoped Mr.  Hooda.
The Finance Minister, Mr. Harmohinder Singh Chattha, MLA Mr. Anil
Dhantori, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Prof. Virender Singh,
Principal OSD to Chief Minister Mr. M.S. Chopra, OSD to Chief Minister
former Member of Parliament Mrs. Kailasho Saini, former MLA Mr. Ramesh
Gupta, Mr. Banta Ram, District Congress President Mr. Jai Bhagwan
Sharma and other prominent persons were also present on this occasion.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Monsoon Activity in Hallmark School, Panchkula

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
India, being a land of all the weathers makes us proud natives. Floating dark clouds fantasized the Hallmarkites and their dream came out to be an experience when Deepak of class VIII quoted,"ma'am I hear these clouds calling out my name  in their thunders." On the same verge Snehil, Kartikeya, Pankhuri and Meghna didn't hesitate knocking at the Principal's office and requested, "Ma'am, we wish to enjoy the monsoon showers."  
The Principal Ms. Kavita Wadhwa  didn't disappoint the students and not only permitted them, but enjoyed wholeheartedly with the Hallmark Team.  Under the showers of monsoon, came the perfect time to bring young & exploring minds close to  the nature. 
At the Hallmark Public School, Sec-15, Panchkula, the day was marked by an enthusiastic participation by the students and the staff, carrying colourful umbrellas, enjoying the nature walk. They learnt how important and useful are the monsoons and those tiny earthworms to the farmers, by turning the soil upside down and making it fertile. The season brings new life to the flora and fauna.  
 Everyone enjoyed the ‘Day out’ in the rain. The Principal Mrs. Kavita Wadhwa and the Director Mr. Jivtesh Garg said that educating children through pragmatic approach is the best method of making teaching- learning effective.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Anand announces development of industry in Haryana

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma today made announcements for development of industry in Haryana  which included declaration of Manesar-Bawal Investment Region as National Manufacturing Investment Zone, setting up of a National Institute of Design at Kurukshetra and  NIT in Panchkula and an International Horticulture Hub, Gannaur.
            The Minister, who was addressing a press conference in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today, said that Manesar-Bawal Investment Region has been declared as one of the first eight National Manufacturing Investment Zones to be developed as green field integrated industrial townships.  The development of this region will be spread over an area of 383sq.kms.
            The Union Minister agreed in principal to set up a National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Panchkula.
            He announced that the development of Manesar-Bawal Investment region will see total infrastructure investments of over Rs71,000 crores and total estimated investments in the region will be in the range of 2.5 lakh crores and over the next 30 years provide employment to over 28 lakh people.
            A state of the art multi-modal logistic hub will be established near Panchgaon Chowk at an estimated cost of nearly Rs 2000 crores of which Government of India will contribute Rs.300 crores. This logistic hub will transform Haryana into a regional logistics centre for the entire northern region.
            A Mass Rapid Transit System will be established in the Manesar-Bawal investment region at a projected cost of Rs.13580 crores.  This will be developed in PPP mode. The Minister had a high level review meeting on the project implementation, land acquisition and a joint centre-state task force for monitoring the timelines of the project that has been agreed upon to ensure that the road map drawn for project implementation is followed through.
            He said that the Government of India would support the establishment of a Global City spread over a large area of land which will be developed as a hi-tech city with a central business district, finance centre and an integrated exhibition-cum convention facility at Garhi-Harsaru.
            The Government of India will establish a National Institute of Design at Kurukshetra for which the State Government would provide land.  This Institute will be modeled on the NID, Ahmedabad and will be amongst one of the four national institute being established across the country.  The Government of India will provide Rs.135 crores for the entire project.
            He said that the Government will support  an International Horticulture Hub, Gannaur for which a detailed project report has been prepared.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Remuneration of Mid Day Meal Workers increased

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today announced to increase the monthly remuneration being paid to Mid Day Meal Workers from Rs.1000 to Rs.1150.
          Mr. Hooda was presiding over a meeting with Mid-Day Meal Workers and Accredited Social Health Activists(ASHA) here today.
          Earlier, a remuneration of Rs.1000 per month was being paid to Mid-Day Meal workers which was shared by Central Government and State Government in the ratio of 75:25. Now State government would share Rs.400 instead of Rs.250 earlier.
          The Chief Minister also directed the concerned officers to issue guidelines to help Mid-Day Meal Workers during pregnancy. He asked the officers not to terminate the services of such women workers during pregnancy. He also directed that those workers who would perform satisfactory services would not be removed.
          The Chief Minister also ordered to examine the issue regarding enhancing the incentives admissible to  ASHA workers so that these could be better as compared to other states. The Government has already  ordered to provide mobile phones to ASHA workers. He suggested that ASHA workers should meet Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission so as to redress their grievances.
          Finance Minister Mr. Harmohinder Singh Chattha, Education Minister Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Chhatar Singh, Principal OSD to Chief Minister Mr. M.S. Chopra, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Shiv Raman Gaur, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. R.S. Doon, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary Finance, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, School Education Mrs. Surina Rajan, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary Health, Mrs. Navraj Sandhu and other officers also present in the meeting.

Haryana may implement Right to Play Act

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the State Government was considering to implement  Right to Play Act so as to ensure all round development of  children.
          Mr. Hooda was speaking at ‘Bol India Bol’ programme organized here today by Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department  where he  flagged off two vehicles for the ‘Best of Luck India Roadshow’ campaign.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Hooda said that the campaign would provide a platform to the people to wish Best of Luck (BOL) to the Indian contingent at the London Olympics, 2012. He said that during the  roadshows the vehicles would have photographs of all Olympics qualifiers from India. The roadshows would disseminate information on the Olympic qualifiers from the country.  He said that the BOL India campaign would further promote sports in the state. The campaign would not only encourage the budding sports talent in the State, but would also acquaint the people about the policies and programmes implemented by the government for the promotion of sports in the State, he added.
Mr. Hooda said that Bol India Bol campaign would also give message to the players who have already reached London to participate in Olympics that a campaign was being run in Haryana in their support. He said that no initiative could be successful without encouragement. He hoped that the players from Haryana would give an excellent performance and bring laurels to the State and the county by winning many medals.
The Chief Minister said that a contingent of more than  80 players from India is participating in the London Olympics scheduled be held from July 27 out of which 18 players are from Haryana. He said that any developed country could be gauged by its players. It was evident that the all the developed countries have produced talented sports persons and India is one of them. Haryana with about  two per cent of the country’s population  had made a distinct place in the country. He said the Haryana is a leading State not only in sports, but also in all spheres like per capita income, per capita investment and wheat productivity. Apart from this the State has also made its mark in the field of education as its students have topped various prestigious examinations like IAS, IIM and IIT. In Olympics also the State would remain on the top, hoped Mr. Hooda.
          Referring to the steps taken by Haryana Government for the promotion of sports in the State, Mr. Hooda said that the State Government has implemented a sports policy to ensure all round development of the sports persons. He said that infrastructure, talent hunt and ensured future were the three main ingredients of the Sports Policy. To provide infrastructural facilities to the players in rural areas,175 Rajiv Gandh Rural Stadia have been constructed. He said that there was a strong sports potential in the rural areas but it needed to be identified. Apart from this, Sports and Physical Aptitude Tests (SPAT) has been introduced in  the State to identify potential athletes to help them excel in sports through scholarships and training. He said that the State Government has also implemented a Policy ‘Padak Lao Pad Pao’ to ensure secure future to the players. The State Government has also announced cash awards for the players winning medals in the Olympics. He said that the players winning gold, silver and bronze medals in the Olympics would get Rs 2.50 crore, Rs 1.50 crore and Rs one crore respectively.
          Speaking on the occasion Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department Mr. Hardeep Kumar said that the Bol India Campaign was being launched in two loops, each would cover ten districts.  He said that the super athletes of the country are being signed into the Facebook and Twitter accounts created for the BOL INDIA campaign so that the good wishes of the people of India reach them. 
          Director, Sports and Youth Affairs Mr. O.P. Singh also gave a detailed information about the campaign.
 On this occasion Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Sultan Singh Jadaula, MLA Prof. Sampat Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Shiv Raman Gaur, Principal OSD Mr. M.S Chopra, OSD Mr B.R Beri, President Haryana Olympic Association, Mr. P.V. Rathi were also present.