Warm wishes on the occasion of Lohri and Makar Sakranti: CM 13-01-2015
Chandigarh, January 13– Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasions of Lohri and Makar Sakranti and prayed for their well-being and happiness. In a message issued on the occasion of auspicious festival, the Chief Minister said that Lohri festivities present a spirit of brotherhood, unity and gratitude. It generates a lot of happiness and goodwill among people. He called upon the people to participate enthusiastically, especially the families blessed with girl child in the 'Beti Ki Lohri' celebrations organized to commemorate the auspicious occasions of Lohri and Makar Sakranti on January 14 all across the state. He said that this year we are celebrating the joyous occasion of Lohri as 'Beti Ki Lohri' on January 14 with a pledge to protect and educate our daughters. The celebrations would be organised at all district, block and circle level to celebrate the birth of daughters. The families who are blessed with girl child are invited to participate in the Lohri celebrations. The participants during the celebrations would also be sensitized about ’Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao', the momentous programme which will be launched by Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi on January 22, 2015. The programme is aimed at completely eradicating the practice of female foeticide and also to improve the efficiency of delivery of welfare services to women. On January 17 and 18, the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ Yatras would be flagged off by various Ministers of Central Government and State Government from various places in the State. He appealed the people to participate in all these celebrations to start a new beginning in the direction of ensuring the protection and education of girl child.