The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 20
In a momentous development, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today announced the construction of three ghats dedicated to Chhath Pooja in Panipat district, with an estimated expenditure of Rs 5 crore.
Addressing a large gathering during the Chhath Puja Mahotsav in Panipat today, the Chief Minister responded to demands by announcing the construction of a 700 feet ghat at Avlana distributory costing Rs 2 crore, a 300 feet ghat near the thermal channel on Assandh Road with an allocation of Rs 1 crore, and another 300 feet ghat near Babarpur bridge on drain number 2 with a budget of Rs 2 crore.
In addition, Manohar Lal also announced for the construction of Suryamandir between two canals on Mahrana village land. Discussions are currently underway for the transfer of the village land for this purpose. The Chief Minister also announced a discretionary grant of Rs 21 lakh for the upcoming Suryamandir following the successful transfer of land for this purpose.
While conveying warm wishes to the people including mothers, sisters and daughters on this auspicious occasion, the Chief Minister extended heartfelt congratulations to all on the sacred festival of Chhath Puja. He said that today Chhath Puja is being celebrated in approximately 300 locations across the state, with about 5 lakh people participating in the holy festivities.
He further conveyed appreciation to all the brothers and sisters from Purvanchal in attendance at this event for their unwavering contributions to the development of Haryana.
Their diligence and expertise have been instrumental in sustaining industries and fostering agricultural growth in the state. Regardless of adverse weather conditions, they work tirelessly day and night to contribute to significant infrastructure projects in the state, he emphasized.
The Chief Minister highlighted that the present state government has successfully regularized approximately 1000 colonies in the last year alone. An investment of Rs 2000 crore is earmarked for the infrastructure development in these colonies.
Extending his wishes for continuous happiness, the Chief Minister expressed gratitude, noting the evident dedication of the people, particularly highlighting the significant presence of women at construction sites.
This commitment is exemplified during Chhath Puja, where individuals stand in water for hours, devoutly worshipping Lord Surya Narayan. The Chief Minister acknowledged the many women participating in the puja and commended their faith, patience, and courage. Recognizing the formidable capabilities of this force of women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured a reservation of 33 percent seats for women in the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Assembly, he added.
He said that our Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign from Panipat on January 22, 2015. Following this noble initiative, Haryana, once considered a bad name as a state with a high prevalence of female feticide, has now emerged as a leader in promoting the welfare of daughters. Our sex ratio, which stood at 871 at that time, has now risen to above 931, he added.