Press Releases

05 March 2020

  • Chandigarh, March 5 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal will attend a state-level function which will be held in Gurugram on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8, 2020. Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda will preside over the function.
  • A spokesperson informed that this year the focus is on equality. With that in mind, the theme for International Women’s Day shall be ‘Each for Equal’, he added. He further said that the event will celebrate women’s achievement, women’s participation, and women’s empowerment and will also highlight challenges faced by women such as security, self-defense, health, and nutrition. With that in mind, this celebration will involve the coordination and convergence of various departments such as Home, Development & Panchayats, Health, Public Relations, Education, Transport and Urban Local Bodies, he added.
  • The spokesperson further informed that to celebrate International Women’s Day each district will organize various functions on it and there will be a district-level function with a Chief Guest and Deputy Commissioner gracing the occasion. Women from all walks of life are invited and women achievers will also be felicitated at local level, he added.
  • He said that there will be Sub Divisional level functions where local leaders and women achievers will be invited and also most importantly there will be a Panchayat level function in each Gram Panchayat on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The Panchayat level functions shall be organized by Anganwadi workers at village Panchayats and it will involve the participation of all the members of the village panchayats, all residents of the village and special focus will be on equality for women, he added.
  • The spokesperson also informed that it is the desire of the Chief Minister that Panchayats should be the centers of growth of women’s empowerment and with that in mind, each Gram Sabha gathering at these celebrations at Panchayat level will invite more participation of women.
  • He said that the State-level celebrations will start at 10 am at the Government Girls College, Sector-14, Gurugram, and this celebration will involve a mass pledge on gender equality and women’s safety. There will be a variety of cultural activities on gender equality, women’s safety and nutrition and the Chief Minister will launch the Poshan Pakhwara on this occasion, he added. He also said that the Chief Minister will felicitate and honor women achievers from several fields in this celebration.
  • He further said that at village-level Gram Sabha meetings, Gram Sabha celebrations will focus on women centric issues such as nutrition, especially reducing anemia reducing malnutrition, gender equality, women’s rights, and safety and Gram Sabhas will also resolve to improve the women’s conditions and make them more participative in the overall running of the Gram Sabha. In the Gram Sabhas focus will not just be on sensitizing women but also making men aware regarding these issues, he added
  • Chandigarh March 5: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded administrative approval amounting to over Rs 5.23 crore for construction of road from Ghastipur Railway crossing to Tangri River Bandh at Ambala Cantt. in district Ambala.
  • While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that apart from this, he has also accorded administrative approval amounting to over Rs 4.07 crore for widening and strengthening of road from Bharukhera to Chautala upto Rajasthan Border in district Sirsa.
  • Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has also accorded approval to the proposal of Transport Department for amendment in the notification dated September 29, 2017 for the grant of exemption to the buses of CTU plying on local routes in Tri-City area of Haryana that is Panchkula from the payment of State Road Tax/Passenger Tax.