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Independence Day celebrated at Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon

The CM honoured 43 persons from different streams for excellent achievements and performances to encourage people for good work.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 15, 2017 21:49 IST
Dhananjay  Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar hosting flag on Independence Day celebrations at Tau Devi Lal stadium.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

The city on Tuesday celebrated the country’s 71st Independence Day with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the Tau Devi Lal stadium. The occasion witnessed various cultural events by artists from across the state, students of different schools and police, NCC, NSS and others social activists.

While underlining the achievements of his government, Khattar said in his tenure of 1025 days, the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana has resolved to change the system, which was hindrance in the progress of the state.

“We have given a chance to common people for getting selected. Now they can work hard and get a job,” he said.

He said separate Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare department has been created to ensure honour and welfare of serving and retired servicemen and their dependents.

“Besides, the amount of various types of pensions being provided to ex-servicemen and their widows has also been increased and these are enhanced on an annual basis,” said CM.

CM said a medical college would also be opened at a cost of Rs 300 crore in Gurugram. This college would have facility of 750 beds and 150 MBBS seats. It would be named after Mata Sheetla Devi and would be developed by three agencies namely Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) and Mata Sheetla Devi Shrine Board. While GMDA and MCG would share 40 per cent each, Shrine Board would contribute 20 per cent in the Medical College.”

CM granted special remission to prisoners who are undergoing sentence as a result of their conviction by the courts of criminal jurisdiction in the state.

The CM honoured 43 persons from different streams for excellent achievements and performances to encourage people for good work, followed by his speech with announcements of various projects and schemes.

Among the awardees was DLF Foundation for its contribution in Corporate Social Responsibility, Noor Lamba and Vedica Kundu from Gurgaon for getting silver medal in Paris World School Games 2017 in Basketball, Dr Punita Gehlawat deputy director animal husbandry Gurgaon and RS Bhath district town planner (DTP) Gurgaon for their excellent performances and many others.

Rajiv Lamba, father of Noor Lamba who was present on occasion, said, “I am proud of my daughter, she has played senior national level Basketball when she was only 13 year old, now she is 16 and played at Paris. She brings big pride for state and nation.”

Vinay Sahani, CEO of DLF Foundation said, “We hope the social initiatives undertaken by us make the area the most liveable city by year 2020. We are launching various social and development initiatives under the Gurugram Rejuvenation Mission.”

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 21:49 IST