Press Releases

12 May 2020
12 May 2020

  • Chandigarh, May 12 – Haryana, Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has congratulated nurses, who are selflessly serving humanity, on the International Nurses Day.
  • In a message issued today, Mr. Manohar Lal said that Florence Nightingale's birthday is on May 12 which is celebrated as 'International Nurses Day' all over the world. He said that the profession of nursing is associated with service of humanity.
  • The Chief Minister said that Florence Nightingale had served the injured soldiers of the enemy country during the Crimean War in 1854 and is an inspiration to the entire world. Today, the whole world is facing the corona pandemic. He said that the role of doctors and nurses is equally important in the treatment of patients. In this hour of crisis, the nursing sisters and other para-medical staff have essayed the role of Corona warriors and we are proud of their services, he added.
  • Chandigarh, May 12: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal was presented with a cheque of Rs 21 Crore for ‘Haryana Corona Relief Fund’ by Sarpanch, Mrs. Munesh Devi, Gram Panchayat Palra, Gurugram, collected from the people of the village to fight against COVID-19 here today.
  • Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister praised the people of Gram Panchayat for their contribution towards the Haryana Corona Relief Fund. He said that besides the social organizations, the gram panchayats are also contributing significantly in containing COVID-19 and for further improving the system.
  • The Chief Minister said that the State Government is taking effective steps to combat COVID-19 pandemic. He assured the people that the State Government would soon overcome this problem.
  • Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Palra, district Gurugram, Mrs. Munesh Devi said that the people of the village have always been at the forefront in contributing during the hour of crisis.
  • Chandigarh, May 12: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal was presented with a cheque of Rs 17,55,200 for ‘Haryana Corona Relief Fund’ by Education Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal in Chandigarh today.
  • Earlier, the Education Minister has handed over several cheques worth Rs. 87,73,903 for ‘Haryana Corona Relief Fund’. So far the the Education Minister has handed over several cheques worth Rs. 1,05,29,103 to the Chief Minister for the said relief fund.
  • Chandigarh, May 12 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi for announcing a big financial package of Rs 20 lakh crore for giving a major relief to Industrial sector, particularly MSMEs which will lead to making India a fully self reliant country. Terming this package as the world’s most holistic COVID 19 relief package, he said that it will increase efficiency of all sectors.
  • Mr Manohar Lal said that the package which is almost ten per cent of the GDP of India will benefit farmers, labourers and Industrial sector focussing especially on small and cottage industries. He said that in this hour of crisis, the need was to give a boost to the development of the country thereby making the nation self reliant, strong and confident.
  • The Chief Minister said that despite the fact that Corona pandemic has shaken up even strong economies worldwide but India which is being proactive under the strong leadership of Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi is going ahead with reforms for a resilient future.
  • The motto of Prime Minister that self reliant India is the way ahead will be followed by Haryana in letter and spirit, the Chief Minister added.
  • Chandigarh, May 12 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the migrant workers have contributed significantly in the progress of the State and thus it is our moral responsibility to understand their suffering. The work of sending the migrant labourers stranded in Haryana due to the COVID-19 back to their home states and bringing back the people of Haryana stranded in other states is going on smoothly. In this series, today over 11000 migrant labourers were sent to their home states via five trains and buses.
  • Today Special Shramik train, carrying 1628 passengers including 188 children, departed from Narnaul railway station for Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh. Similarly, about 1450 labourers were sent from Rohtak to Katihar in Bihar, 1417 migrant labourers from Faridabad to Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, and1440 migrant labourers each were sent from Rewari to Sagar in Madhya Pradesh and Dadri and Bhiwani to Kishanganj in Bihar. So far, about 75,000 migrant workers from Haryana have been sent to other states through more than 1200 buses and 16 trains. Similarly, about 9700 people from other states have come to Haryana.
  • A Special Shramik Train, carrying 1459 passengers including 1428 labourers and 31 children stranded in Rohtak and other districts, departed from Rohtak railway station to Katihar in Bihar today evening. Earlier as well, two Special Shramik Trains carried migrant labourers from Rohtak railway station to Bihar. Migrant labourers and children were brought to the railway station in buses from various districts of the State. 201 workers from district Jind, 42 from Rohtak, 63 from Gurugram, 49 from Sonipat, 235 from Hansi, 108 from Hisar, 179 from Fatehabad, 59 from Yamunanagar, 180 from Kurukshetra and 345 from Panipat were brought to the railway station from where they left for their destination by special train.
  • The labourers and their families who left from Dadri to Bihar today include 393 residents of Araria, 86 of Katihar, 7 of Kishanganj, 195 of Madhepura, 384 of Purnia, 335 of Saharsa and 144 of Supaul district of Bihar. Apart from this, 30 workers left by Haryana Roadways bus to Jammu from Dadri SCR School at night.
  • While boarding the special train from Rohtak the migrant labourers expressed their gratitude and happiness to the State Government for arranging special trains and said that they are returning to their homes after a long time for which they were eagerly waiting since the lockdown was implemented. As soon as the train left the railway station, the labourers raised slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Haryana’.
  • Food packets and water bottles were provided to all labourers. In addition, sanitizers and three-layer masks were also made available to them. Thermal scanning and medical check-ups were also conducted before bringing them to the railway station. The labourers said that with the efforts of the state government, they will soon be able to reach their respective villages and meet their family members.
  • At 5 am the migrant labourers and their families belonging to different districts Bihar left for Bhiwani railway station from Dadri SACR School in 40 buses. The Transport Department got these buses sanitized before sending to the school premises. The labourers were sent for their onward journey after providing them breakfast.
  • Sunil, a migrant labourer, who was leaving from Charkhi Dadri, said that Dadri administration took care of him like a guest. He said that there was so much love here that he will return as soon as the pandemic ends. Rajendra Kumar, resident of District Purnia in Bihar said that he was given nutritious food in Dadri and after that is being sent to his home state free of cost. He said that he will never forget the generosity of the officers of the Dadri Administration. Munna Sharma and Sanjoni Kumari, residents of Katihar district said that the administration was very good with them. They and their children have been provided with tea, milk, biscuits etc. Rajrishi Dev, a resident of Araria district, says that he will remember this journey for a lifetime.
  • Similarly, the migrant labourers in Narnaul praised the food and shelter arrangements made by the District Administration and local residents. This moment will be very memorable for Maya of Bikora village in Chhatarpur district who was carrying her two-day-old son Vishwajeet in her lap. Maya gave birth to a child 2 days back in a shelter home built at RPS School in Mahendragarh. She said that the Health Department provided all kinds of medicines and food for her child. Maya's husband Bardani said that the government had made arrangements to send the train tickets free of cost due to which they are very happy. Dhan Singh of Hardra Hathi Ghat in Madhya Pradesh, Brijendra of Para village and Chhotu of Gwalior said that in this special train, the state government has made arrangements for free tickets and water and food etc. for them for which they are very grateful.
  • Similarly at the Rewari Junction for the sixth consecutive day today, at 7:30 in the evening, the Shramik Special Train left for Sagar with the agricultural migrant labourers of Madhya Pradesh. Expressing happiness over the arrangement of free travel by the state government, the workers said that they would come again at the time of cutting of bajra and cotton. Agricultural migrant labourers living in Rewari were brought from the shelter home to the railway station via roadways buses. Railway platforms, trains and the hands of each migrant worker were sanitized and food and drinking water were also arranged for them.