Press Releases

13 November 2020
13 November 2020

  • Chandigarh, November 13– To encourage tourism in the state, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has directed the officers concerned to take strategic initiatives to bring ancient heritage sites like Kurukshetra, known for the battle of Mahabharata, Lohgarh the first Capital of the Sikh empire to the Civilizations that existed even before the Harappan and Mohenjodaro times, on the world map.
  • These directions were given by the Chief Minister on the occasion of release of Special Cover made by the Department of Archaeology and Museums in association with the Indian Postal Department on Rakhigarhi, the world famous archaeological site of the Indus Valley Civilization. Minister of State for Archaeological and Museums (Independent Charge) Mr. Anoop Dhanak was also present on this occasion.
  • The Chief Minister while wishing the people Dhanteras and Diwali said that mythology, culture, and history have their own importance. Elaborating on it further he said that any country or state can be on the path of progress only if its youth is aware about its history and culture. Laying emphasis on the importance of history he said that Haryana has more than 100 sites with historical and mythological prominence and the state should work towards preserving such sites with a motive of promoting the importance of ancient culture for future generations. Besides this, tourism will also be encouraged at these sites.
  • Sharing historical anecdotes, the Chief Minister said that the battle fought against Mughals by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, who was the first commander of the Sikh Empire, has its roots in Haryana. Moreover, Lohgarh which was the Capital of Yamunanagar, under Banda Bahadur will also be developed so as to promote tourism in that area and a Museum along with a Martial Arts School is also being established there. Sharing more details he said that the place of origin of the Saraswati River, Adi Badri is also being developed majestically.
  • Minister of State for Archaeology & Museums, Mr. Anoop Dhanak, expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for issuing the Special Cover. He said that the release of this Special Cover would further enhance the importance of the archeological site of Rakhigarhi.
  • Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan said that Rakhigarhi has special importance as it is related to a civilization older than the Harappan and Mohenjodaro. Divulging details of the Rakhigarhi Civilization he shared that the ancient and invaluable artefacts found during excavation of the site suggest that the state of Haryana must have been highly developed during that era. He added that a Museum and a Lecture Centre are being set up in Rakhigarhi. He expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister on whose initiative the Saraswati Heritage Board has been set up, which is working towards bringing the ancient civilization on the world map.
  • Principal Secretary, Department of Archeology and Museums, Dr. Ashok Khemka, also expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for releasing a special cover on Rakhigarhi at the archaeological site.
  • On this occasion, Deputy Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Ms. Ashima Brar, Director, Department of Archeology and Museums, Ms. Mandeep Kaur, Chief Post Master General, Mr. V.K. Gupta Chandigarh Circle and other officers were present.
  • Chandigarh, November 13 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has greeted the people of the state on the festival of Diwali. While wishing the people on the festival of lights, he prayed to the almighty to bring new rays of light in everyone’s lives and to ensure that the state glows with happiness, prosperity, and good fortune.
  • The Chief Minister urged the people to take care of themselves by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing during COVID-19. He asked people to use earthen lamps and refrain from fireworks on this festival so that the atmosphere remains pollution-free. In his message, he urged the people of the state to stay together with mutual love, harmony, and brotherhood.
  • Chandigarh, November 13: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the State is all geared up to host ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’. He directed the officers to start preparing immediately so that the ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’can be conducted successfully and wherever there is a need to strengthen the basic infrastructure that should be completed on priority. He said that Haryana has emerged as a leading sports hub in the country as it has always remained a force to reckon with as far as sports and sportspersons are concerned.
  • The Chief Minister said this while presiding over the meeting with the Sports and Youth Affairs Department regarding the ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ held here late evening. Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr. Sandeep Singh was also present in the meeting.
  • To ensure that ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ are organized successfully three committees were approved namely Monitoring, Core and Executive Committee headed by Chief Minister, Sports Minister and Chief Secretary respectively.
  • The Chief Minister said that Haryana will leave no stone unturned to ensure proper arrangements for organizing various sports events. “Adequate lodging and other facilities will also be provided to the players coming to participate from across the country," said the Chief Minister.
  • He said that the objective of organizing the ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ is to give the players a better platform to prove their talent. He directed the officers concerned to make the ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ memorable’ so that it can be remembered for a long time in history.
  • The Chief Minister further said that players of the state have made their mark on the national and international level due to which the state has got the opportunity to host the ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’.
  • During the meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised about the lists of facilities required for upgrading the sports infrastructure for the upcoming event. Setting up of high-level gyms for the players at major venues and facility of score boards has already been done by the department. Besides this, proper staying arrangements of the participants, geo-mapping of sports infrastructure have also been done, he was told.
  • The Chief Minister was apprised that Inaugural and closing ceremony will be held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector-3, Panchkula. It was informed that in the ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ various sports events like Athletics, Table Tennis, Archery, Wrestling, Badminton, Weight lifting Boxing, Shooting, Hockey, Cycling, Basketball, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Kho-Kho, Football, Judo, Swimming, Gymnastics, Lawn Tennis, Lawn Bowl and Handball will be held at various districts across the State.
  • In the meeting, the Chief Minister also approved the budget for the development and upgradation of infrastructure required for the sports event. The budget will now be sent to the Government of India.
  • Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. D. S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Principal Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Mr. Yogendra Chaudhary, Director, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Mr. S. S. Phulia and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.
  • Chandigarh, November 13- The Haryana Housing Board has decided to e-auction 579 flats in Panchkula, Hisar, Gurugram, and Faridabad on November 18, 2020, in a bid to implement Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal's vision of providing houses to all the people of the state. After this, 7312 flats will be e-auctioned for EWS / BPL category people and 84 commercial sites will be auctioned as well.
  • Giving information about this, the Chief Administrator, Housing Board Haryana, Mr. Anshaj Singh said that the State Government is striving to help realize the dream of needy people living in the State of owning a house. He said that taking steps in this direction, the Board will be e-auctioning flats constructed by the Housing Board Ambala, Hisar, Faridabad, Panchkula, Sirsa, Sonipat, Gurugram, Bahadurgarh, Nagal Sothian (Himshikha), Matlauda, Bhiwani, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Kaithal, Rewari, and Dharuhera. He said that detailed information about this is available on the board's website.
  • He further said that the registration for the flats which will be e-auctioned on November 18, 2020 has been started since October 1, 2020 and will continue till 4 pm on November 17, 2020. Registration fee of Rs 1000 will be charged from applicants of the general category while registration will be free for EWS / BPL category.
  • Giving information about the reserve price of flats to be e-auctioned on November 18, the Chief Administrator said that in Sector 14, Panchkula the reserve price for Type-1 flat is Rs. 18 lakh (Covered Area 42.25 sq m) for Type-2 flats is Rs. 25 lakh (covered area 52.56 sq m), for Type-3 flat is Rs. 35 lakh (covered area 70.45 sq m), for Type-4 is Rs. 40 lakh (covered area 90.45 sq m), for Type-5 flats is Rs. 50 lakh (covered area 142.71 sq m), and for Duplex in Sector-6 is Rs. 160 lakh (covered area 167.22 sq m) while Rs. 90 lakh for Type-1 flat in Sector-20 (covered area 191.31 sq m). In sector 1 & 4 of Hisar Rs.14.89 lakh (covered area 68.68 sq m) for HIG-1 flats, Rs. 14.02 lakh (covered area 69.74 sq mts) for MIG-1 flats, and Rs. 12.17 lakh (covered area 38.04 sq m) for LIG-1 flats.
  • He said that for a MIG-1 flat in Sector-28 of Faridabad the reserve price is Rs 150 lakh (covered area 195.65 square meters) and Rs. 150 lakhs (covered area 125.50 square meters) for Gurugram Type-2 flat.