Chandigarh, August 9- Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today announced that a monument of Prithviraj Chauhan would be built at Taraori. He also announced that a Research Centre would also be set up at Taraori to conduct research on Prithviraj Chauhan who had made supreme sacrifice for the freedom of the country.
Mr Manohar Lal, who was addressing a well attended Nilokheri Vikas Rally at Taraori in Nilokheri Assembly Constituency today said that the land for the same would be provided by the local residents. He said that the historical land of Taraori is also known as the land of great martyr Prithviraj Chauhan.
The Chief Minister said that during the nine months tenure of the present State government, this is his second visit to this constituency. He said that his resolve was to serve 2.5 crore people of the State whereas the previous government had benefitted only near and dear ones. But the present State Government would ensure welfare of all sections of the society and belonging to all religions and region of the State. He said that the present government has taken the task to change the decayed system which the present Government has inherited from the previous government. Now work would not be done to grab votes. He said that if the government has to prioritize the works, preference would be given to the backward, the poor and the downtrodden. He said that two lakh houses would be constructed in the State under the scheme ‘Housing for All’ of the Central government. Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has announced that all families in the country would have housing facility by the year 2022.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister also announced a slew of incentives for Nilokheri Assembly Constituency which included Rs 28 crore for the repair of 28 roads of the constituency, Rs 14 crore for the construction of 3.5 kilometer long road from Taraori GT road to Gas Agency. Apart from this, he also announced that road from Nigdu to Karsa would be widened from 5.5 meters to 7.5 meters at a cost of Rs 18 crore . He announced that engineering courses would be started in Guru Brahmanand College and High School at Anjanthali and Dhachar would be upgraded. Apart from this, he also announced Rs one crore for laying pipeline for supply of clean drinking water in Taraori town. He announced that construction work of bus stand in Nilokheri would be started as soon as the land is made available for the same. He said that a written communication has been sent to Ministry of Railways for the construction of underpass at Railway Bridge Taraori and after getting the approval the work on the same would be started. He also announced to shift old police station of Taraori to Sector-1.
While lauding the contribution of youth in the Armed Forces, the Chief Minister said that though Haryana constitutes only two per cent population of the country, 10 per cent soldiers in the Armed Forces are from Haryana. He said that youth of Haryana are strong and he is quite sure that with their hard work and dedication they would take this number to 12 per cent or even 14 per cent. He said that a Sainik School would be set up at Matanhail in district Jhajjar. Two sainik schools were already being running at Rewari and Kunjpura, he added.
While taking a dig at the previous government, Mr Manohar Lal said the previous government provided large number of government jobs through backdoor entry. He made it clear that now the jobs would be given purely on the basis of merit and only to the eligible candidates. He said that concrete efforts were being made to improve the quality of education so as to make the youth employable. He lamented that the previous government did not take into consideration the requirement of area, while opening new schools and colleges. Quoting example, he said 11 new colleges were opened in a single assembly constituency whereas, there are many other constituencies where not even a single college was opened in last 15 years. He said that now mapping was being done in the State after which new colleges would be opened as per the requirement of the area.
He said that the government is soon going to bring a new scheme to provide employment to the youth in the State. He said that we are going to roll out the new Industrial Policy which would not only boost industrialization in the State but would also generate ample opportunities of employment to the youth. With the implementation of this policy, about two lakh youth are expected to get employment, he added. He said that so far, industrial units were set up only at few places where facilities were available. But under the new policy, it has been decided to provide facilities in industrial deficient areas too so as to boost industrialization throughout the State.
He said that it has been decided to open one medical college in all districts of the State to meet the requirement of doctors. Every year 2000 new doctors would pass out from these colleges and this would ensure better treatment facilities to the people of the State. He said that Kalpana Chawla Medical University would be set up in village Kutail, district Karnal. Similarly, cancer institute would also be set up in district Jhajjar at a cost of Rs 5500 crore. Reiterating his commitment to ensure women empowerment in the State, he said that women police stations would be operational in all districts of the State from August 29, 2015 and added that complaints in these police stations would be registered by women police officers. He said with a view to keep all the police stations across the State in order, he had directed the Director General of Police Mr Y.P Singhal to make proper lighting arrangement in all police stations during night so that these are easily visible and approachable to the common man.
MLA Nilokheri, Bhagwan Das Kabirpanthi who was also the convener of the rally said that this area had always been neglected by the previous government as none of the Chief Ministers visited the area in the last 20 years. He said that they just used to visit the area only to garner votes during elections. Expressing his gratitude to the Chief Minister, he said that this is his second visit to this area. He said the Mr Manohar Lal believes in doing work rather than making hollow promises.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sardar Bakshish Singh Virk, MLA Mr Harwinder Kalyan also spoke on this occasion.
Member of Parliament Mr Ashwani Chopra, former Union Minister Mr I.D Swami, former Haryana Minister Mr Shashipal Mehta, MLA Mr Subhash Sudha, OSDs to Chief Minister Mr Jawahar Yadav and Mr Amrinder Singh and other senior officers of district administration were also present on this occasion.