Saturday, December 20, 2014

Haryana to open vegetable stores in Delhi

Haryana Fresh’ stores are set to make a debut on the markert. The Agriculture Minister, Mr O.P. Dhankar, wants vegetable stores named ‘Haryana Fresh’ opened in every part of Delhi to ensure that the farmers get better value for their produce. The farmers would have ownership rights in these stores and the state government would take care of the brand.
Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the fourth two-day Vegetable Fair organized at the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Gharaunda in Karnal today, he directed the Director, Agriculture, to introduce the brand ‘Haryana Fresh’. Vegetables come to Delhi from various states, including Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab. The farmers of these states have been earning more profit as compared to those of
Haryana which is close to Delhi, and its farmers should not lag behind.
Mr Dhankar said that there was no shortage of urea and the state had sufficient quanitity. The farmers should not purchase urea in December which is required in January as it causes panic. They should not stock up urea which would be supplied in adequate quantity to meet their needs.
Three lakh bags of urea arrive in the state every day. There is enough urea in the state to ensure that every acre gets three bags against the requirement of two-and-a-half bags. He directed the officers to take action against those dealers who give medicine along with manure.
The two-day Vegetable Fair was visited by about 8,000 farmers who gathered important information related to horticulture. Also, 2,261 farmers got themselves registered for the vegetable exhibition.
Vegetables, including tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and cabbage, brinjal, capsicum, colorful capsicum, varities of cucumber, varieties of potatoes and carrots were displayed at the exhibition.
The minister honoured 55 farmers who bagged the first and second position. Cash prize of Rs 5,100 and Rs 2,100 were given to those who bagged first and second position respectively, alongwith certificate and shield.
Speaking on the occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture, Mr. Dhanpat Singh, said that there were about 1,000 poly houses in the state and the aim is to set up at least 1,000 poly houses in every district.

Surajkund Craft Mela to be made visitor-friendly

With a view to making the 29th edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela to be held from February 1 to 15, 2015 at Surajkund, Faridabad more visitor-friendly, the Haryana Tourism has decided to introduce a mobile application.
While giving this information here today, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism, Mrs. Sumita Misra said that the tie-ups with more payment gateways to ensure smooth online transactions and convenient entry to the Mela for online ticket customers is surely going to take the mega event to another level.
She said that it is the need of the hour to offer technologically-sound solutions for visitors. A mobile app is being launched for the public, which can be downloaded on smartphones iOS (Apple) and Android operating systems with which the public can get every kind of information about the Fair, Events Schedule, Artiste/Craftsperson/Performer’s Profile (details including Category, Title, Thumbnail, Description, etc.), Location Map, E-Ticketing, Media coverage of the fair, Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Information Screen, Contact Us. Once the application is launched before the start of the Mela, it can be downloaded free from Apple Store (for Apple iOS handheld devices) and Google Play Store (for Android-based handheld devices).
She said that the Mobile app is being developed by TekMindz, an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company based in Noida. The Mobile application will have many innovative features through which the user will be able to trace his/her location in the Mela and follow their areas of interest in that particular zone, it will also carry the link of a visitor pass application already developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), to make it convenient for users to generate their passes and save on any last minute hassles to get entry into the Mela. The application will have links to popular Social Media Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WhatsApp for collaborating with like-minded people interested in the history and events at the Mela or about the rich heritage and culture of the Mela.
Also the Mobile application will be integrated with Google Analytics for keeping a count of the number of visitors on the application, the place or location of those who have visited the application etc. and subsequently generate actionable reports for increased analysis. The "Contact Us" section of the application will contain the location of the Mela premises with information and location of the nearby places to stay, recreate and other important tourist destinations with nearest airport or railway station and bus station.

Friday, December 5, 2014

One IPS and 87 HPS officers transferred in Haryana

The Haryana Government has issued transfers and posting orders of an IPS officer and 87 HPS officers with immediate effect.
        Among the IPS officer, Deepak Gahlawat, ASP/Kurukshetra has been posted as ASP Mewat.
        Similarly among the HPS officers, Hitesh Yadav, ACP Headquarter has been posted as DSP CID, Mukesh Kumar, ACP Naraingarh goes as DSP Indri, Baljinder Singh, DSP Indri goes as DSP Asandh, Rahul Dev, ACP Ambala Cantt goes as ACP Udyog Vihar Gurgaon, Adarshdeep, ACP Headquarter Panchkula goes as DSP Narwana, Satish Kumar, DSP Headquarter Karnal goes as DSP Gannaur, Karan Goyal, DSP City Rohtak goes as DSP Headquarter Karnal, Rajbir Singh, DSP Assandh goes as DSP 4th Battalion Haryana Armed Police, Madhuban, Raj Kumar, DSP Karnal goes as DSP CID.
        Yash Pal, DSP Law and Order Rohtak has been posted as DSP Headquarter Hisar, Rajinder Singh, DSP Samalkha goes as DSP 1st Battalion Haryana Armed Police, Ambala City, Vinod Kumar, DSP Headquarter Hisar goes as DSP Gohana, Sidharth Dhanda, DSP Hansi goes as DSP Hathin, Amit Dahiya, DSP Hisar goes as DSP Police Training Center, Sunaria, Rajbir Singh, DSP Hisar goes as DSP State Crime Record Bureau, Madhuban, Virender Singh, DSP Hisar goes as DSP State Vigilance Bureau, Amit Bhatiya, DSP Bhiwani goes as DSP Rohtak, Bhagwan Dass, DSP Siwani goes as DSP Hansi, Rajiv Deswal, DSP Gohana goes as DSP Siwani.
        Sanjay Ahlawat, ACP Gurgaon has been posted as DSP 1st Battalion Haryana Armed Police, Ambala City, Birem Singh, ACP Gurgaon goes as DSP 2ndIndian Reserved Battalion, Bhondsi, Kaptan Singh, DSP Headquarter Jhajjar goes as DSP Bahadurgarh, Shamsher Singh Dahiya, DSP Bahadurgarh goes as ACP Naraingarh, Jagdish Kumar, DSP Tohana goes as DSP Headquarter Sirsa, Brijinder Singh, DSP Headquarter Sirsa goes as DSP Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited, Jitender Gehlawat, DSP Panipat goes as DSP CID, Joginder Singh, DSP Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited goes as DSP AEC Kaithal, Jitender Singh, DSP 3rd Battalion Haryana Armed Police, Hisar goes as DSP Guhla, Gurmail Singh, DSP Guhla goes as DSP Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited.
        Puran Chand, DSP Narwana has been posted as DSP Nuh, Pankhuri Kumar, DSP Headquarter GRP, Ambala Cantt goes as ACP Headquarter Ambala, Om Parkash, DSP Nuh goes as DSP State Crime Record Bureau, Krishan Kumar, DSP Hathin goes as DSP Headquarter GRP, Ambala Cantt, Ravinder Singh Tomar, DSP AEC Kaithal goes as ACP Tigaon, Dinesh Kumar Yadav, ACP Tigaon goes as DSP Hodal, Sharif Singh, DSP Hodal goes as ACP Pataudi, Jai Pal, DSP Headquarter Narnaul goes as DSP Hisar, Tanya Singh, DSP Panipat goes as DSP Hisar, Anil Kumar, DSP Rohtak goes as DSP Shahabad.
        Veer Singh, DSP CID has been posted as ACP Sarai Faridabad, Aatma Ram, DSP State Crime Bureau goes as DSP Panipat, Shakir Hussain, ACP Faridabad goes as DSP Narnaul, Ramesh Pal, ACP City Gurgaon goes as ACP DLF Gurgaon, Dalbir Singh, ACP DLF Gurgaon goes as ACP Manesar, Narender Singh Kadiyan, ACP Manesar goes as DSP Law and Order, Police Headquarter Panchkula, Rajesh Kumar, DSP Narnaul goes as DSP Headquarter Narnaul, Ajay Kumar Rana, DSP Bilaspur goes as DSP Yamunanagar, Dalip Kumar, DSP Shahabad goes as ACP Headquarter Panchkula, Bharti Dabas, DSP Karnal goes as DSP Sonepat.
        Chander Pal, DSP State Crime Bureau has been posted as DSP Pehowa, Devender Kumar, DSP 1stIndian Reserved Battalion Bhondsi goes as ACP Gurgaon, Harinder Kumar, DSP Kosli goes as DSP Safidon, Shyam Lal, DSP  Safidon goes as DSP Kosli, Krishan Kumar, ACP Mujesar goes as DSP State Vigilance Bureau, Inderjeet Singh, DSP Headquarter Mewat goes as ACP Traffic Gurgaon, Rajeev Kumar Yadav, DSP Haryana Vidyut PrasaranNigam Limited goes as DSP Rohtak, Darshan Lal, DSP Headquarter Sonipat goes as DSP Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited, Jitesh Kumar Malhotra, DSP Gannaur goes as ACP Headquarter Gurgaon, Naveen Sehgal, ACP Headquarter Gurgaon goes as DSP Bhiwani.   
        Sukhbir Singh, ACP Traffic Gurgaon has been posted as DSP 1st Indian Reserved Battalion Bhondsi, Balwan Singh, ACP Udyog Vihar Gurgaon goes as DSP State Vigilance Bureau, Dharma Yadav, DSP  Jhajjar goes as ACP Sadar Gurgaon, Mamta Kharab, ACP Sadar Gurgaon goes as ACP Central Faridabad, Usha Devi, ACP Crime Gurgaon goes as DSP Headquarter Jhajjar, Kishori Lal, DSP Law and Order, Police Headquarter Panchkula goes as ACP City Gurgaon, Het Ram, DSP Police Training Center, Sunaria goes as ACP Headquater Faridabad, Rameshwar Kumar Lamba, ACP Headquarter Faridabad goes as ACP NIT Faridabad, Anoop Singh, DSP City Jhajjar goes as DSP 3rd Battalion Haryana Armed Police, Hisar, Jaibir Singh Rathee, ACP Central Faridabad goes as DSP Police Training Center, Sunaria.
        Ajit Singh, DSP Kharkhoda (Sonepat) has been posted as ACP Mujesar Faridabad, Gorakh Pal, DSP Pehowa goes as DSP Samalkha, Radhey Shyam, DSP Headquarter Rewari goes as DSP State Vigilance Bureau, Krishan Kumar, DSP CID goes as ACP Law and Order Panchkula, Suresh Kumar, DSP CID goes as State Vigilance Bureau, Jagdeep Singh, DSP Headquarter Panipat goes as ACP Ambala Cantt, Kaushal Pal Singh, DSP CID goes as DSP Tohana, Naresh Kumar, DSP Bhiwani goes as DSP Bilaspur, Ravinder Kumar, DSP Bhiwani goes as DSP Sirsa, Narain Chand, ACP Pataudi goes as ACP Gurgaon.
        Surinder Singh, DSP Yamunanagar has been posted as DSP Panipat, Vijender Singh, DSP Yamunanagar with additional charge of CID goes as DSP Jind, Virender Singh, DSP City Sonepat goes as DSP State Vigilance Bureau, Virender Singh, DSP Sirsa goes as DSP CID, Virender Singh Dalal, DSP Headquarter Jind goes as DSP 3rd Indian Reserved Battalion Sunaria, Suresh Kumar, ACP Sarai Faridabad goes as DSP RTC Bhondsi, Dharambir Singh, DSP Jind goes as DSP Headquarter Jind, Devender Kumar, DSP CID goes as DSP Hisar.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pinjore Heritage Festival on Dec 6 and 7

The Haryana Tourism Department has decided to celebrate the 9th Pinjore Heritage Festival on December 6 and 7 at Pinjore Gardens. The Festival is organised and hosted by Haryana Tourism with the support of Union Ministry of Tourism.
While giving this information today, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Haryana, Mr. S.S. Dhillon said that the Festival will be inaugurated by Tourism Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma on December 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. whereas the Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki will preside over the closing ceremony of the Festival on December 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. The Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. Karan Dev Kamboj will also grace the occasion.
Giving detailed information about the festival, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Corporation, Mrs. Sumita Misra said that a number of interesting competitions will be organised on both days of the Festival for school students of Class VIII to XII and one team from each school for each competition will be enrolled on first-come-first-serve basis from 10 a.m. onwards.
Mrs Misra said that on first day of the festival, Rangoli competition will be held in which a group of 4-5 students will make rangoli on Indian heritage theme. Also Group dance competition will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in which teams of 8-10 students will take part. In the individual category, collage making on Indian heritage theme will be conducted from 11 a.m. onwards. Similarly at 11.30 a.m., slogan writing will be held on cleanliness theme and thali decoration will be organized from 12 noon onwards.
She said that similarly on the second day of the Festival, the competitions in the individual category for students are tohran making, drawing and greeting card making that will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Competitions like flower arrangement, vase decoration and clay modeling that are being conducted for the first time at the Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. In the group category, nukkad dance for students will be organised in which groups comprising 6-7 students will take part.
She said that this year, famous Punjabi singer Roshan Prince and renowned Sufi singer Kamal Khan will be the star performers of the evening programmes to be held from 5.45 p.m. onwards on December 6 and 7 respectively. A tourism quiz and a rock band performance will be the added attractions on the opening day of the Festival.
Also, Best Dressed Senior Citizen Competition and Heritage Walk for senior citizens from registered societies of Panchkula and Chandigarh will be organised. A Kids Fashion Show will also be an attraction of the event.
In the Crafts Bazaar, crafts persons from different parts of the country are invited to showcase their unique handlooms and handicrafts. Embroidered crochet items, art metal ware, terracotta, dry flowers, soft toys, imitation jewellery, lac bangles etc will be on display.
Mrs. Misra said that cultural performances representing different parts of India making would also be presented. The enthralling day performances by folk dance groups of North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, like rouf dance of Jammu and Kashmir, Chappeli dance of Uttrakhand, Bhangra of Punjab and puppet show will entertain the visitors.
The Food Court would be another major attraction of the Festival. A wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes will be made available to the visitors. The State Institutes of Hotel Management of Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak and Faridabad will put up food stalls for sale of the food and beverage items, she added.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

India and Pakistan can strengthen relations through cultural exchange programme

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today said that though India and Pakistan has different geographically boundaries but both have the same culture and added that the relationship between the two countries could be further strengthened through exchange of cultural programmes.
          The Chief Minister was speaking as a Chief Guest after inaugurating a 3-day Indo-Pak International Theater Festival organized by On Theater Group, Jind in collaboration with Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Department of Youth and Cultural Affairs, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra at Kurushetra today.
          Mr. Manohar Lal said that Indo-Pak International Theater Festival would play a vital role in keeping a strong bond between the countries and suggested that such kind of Theater Festivals should be organized in both India and Pakistan.  He said that though he was not an artist but he was a true admirer of art as   during various ups and down of life, all forms of arts play a vital role in keeping us stress free and helps in maintaining a sense of excitement in our lives.
          The Chief Minister said that India and Pakistan became two independent countries in the year 1947. He said that today there were  lakhs of families in Haryana whose ancestors belonged to western Pakistan. Similarly, there are lakhs of families in Pakistan who originally belonged to Haryana. Citing his example, the Chief Minister said his family hailed from Jhang district of Pakistan.
          Mr Manohar Lal said that once former Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that friends could change but not the neighbourers.
          On this occasion Mr Manohar Lal honoured three artists for their outstanding contribution in the field of culture. On Theater Group International Theater Award for Peace was given to Dr Madiha Gauhar of Pakistan. Similarly, On Theater Group Award and Haryanvi Lok Rang Samman was given to renowned Bollywood actor Robin Das and Sangi Mr Suraj Bedi respectively.
          Speaking on this occasion Vice Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Retd. Left Gen D.D.S Sandhu said that it was a matter of pride that Indo -Pak International Theater Festival was being organized in Kurukshetra University. He said that it was the first visit of Mr Manohar Lal to the University after assuming the office of Chief Minister. He said that Kurukshetra University ranks 15th  among all universities of the country and ranks number one in terms of organizing cultural activities. The university has been organizing cultural programme, Ratanawali for the last 29 years depicting the culture and tradition of the State.
          Director, On Theater Group Mr Pawan Arya said that the main aim of this Indo -Pak International Theater Festival was to further strengthen the bond between both the countries through cultural programmes. He said that group has been organizing cultural events since the year 2005 in collaboration with various government and non-government organizations.  
          Director, Ajaka Theater Group, Pakistan Mrs Madiha Gauhar said that the group has been organizing cultural events in Pakistan and other countries for the last 30 years. She said that efforts were being made through such prograames to maintain peace, harmony and brotherhood among both the countries. She reminded that the famous sufi Bulle Shah also wanted that we should live with love and brotherhood and we have came here to spread the same message, she added.
          Earlier, the artists of Pakistan presented a  play Bullha directed by Madeeha Gauhar which was applauded by the audiences.
          Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr Krishan Bedi, MLA Mr Subhas Sudha, OSD Mr Jawahar Yadav, OSD Media Mr Raj Kumar Bhardwaj,  and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion. 

Haryana Govt notifies public holidays

The Haryana Government has notified public holidays in its offices for the calendar year 2015.
          The birth and death anniversaries of the noted personalities and festivals which have been declared as public holidays include Republic Day (January 26), Guru Ravidas Birthday (February 3), Mahashivaratri (February 17), Holi (March 6), Shaheedi Diwas of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev (March 23), Mahavir Jayanti (April 2), Vaisakhi (April 14), Dr B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14), Lord Parshu Ram Jayanti (April 20), Maharana Partap Jayanti (May 20), Sant Kabir Jayanti (June 2), Teej (August 17), Haryana's Heroes and Martyrdom Day (September 23), Id-ul-Juha (Bakrid) (September 25), Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday (October 2), Maharaja Aggarsain Jayanti (October 13), Dussehra (October 22), Maharshi Balmiki's Birthday (October 27), Diwali (November 11), Vishwakarma Day (November 12), Guru Nanak's Birthday (November 25), Christmas Day (December 25) and Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday (December 26).
          The festivals and occasions which fall on closed days have been excluded from the above list. These are Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti (January 24), Basant Panchmi (January 24), Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (February 14), Ram Navmi (March 28), Id-ul-Fitr (July 18), Independence Day (August 15), Janamashtmi (September 5) and Haryana Day (November 1).
          The employees would also be allowed any two holidays to be chosen out of the Restricted Holidays, which are Id-e-Milad or Milad ul-Nabi (Birth of Prophet Mohammad) (January 4), Good Friday (April 3), Budh Purnima (May 4), Guru Arjan Dev's Martyrdom Day (May 22), Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day (July 31), Raksha Bandhan (August 29), Muharram (October 24), Karva Chauth (October 30), Govardhan Puja (November 12) and Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day (November 24).
          As per a notification to this effect issued by the Chief Secretary Haryana, Mr P. K. Gupta, all Saturdays and Sundays will also be observed as public holidays in the Government offices.