On the 105th birth anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyay on Saturday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched a web portal wherein people can register themselves to offer voluntary service in the fields of education, skill development, sports and agriculture.
The ''Samarpan Portal'' will provide a platform to people wishing to do something good for society, the chief minister said.
Voluntary services provided through the portal are linked with various programmes and initiatives of the government in the fields of education, women and child development, farmer welfare and skill development, he said. "For instance, if someone wants to help children then by registering on this portal they can educate them or can give sports or skill training to them. Similarly, if someone wants to work for the welfare of women, then they can make them aware about nutrition, empowerment or security," he said.
Through their voluntary service people can help the government and the local community in fulfilling the goal of good governance, Khattar said.
The birth anniversary of Upadhyaya is being celebrated as ''Samarpan Divas'' across the country.
Addressing a press conference, Khattar hoped that the borders which are presently closed will be reopened soon. He said that after the order of the Supreme Court regarding the closed border roads, Haryana had formed a committee for holding talks. The farmers were even called for talks, but they did not turn up. "Now all the information will be given during the next hearing in the Supreme Court and the court will decide about the further situation," he said.
He said that everyone has the right to express their views peacefully, hoping that the 'Bandh' call in the coming days remains peaceful. Society also suffers due to the closure of roads.
Due to this people have to travel long distances to reach their destinations, business is getting affected. It is in the interest of the society that the roads should be reopened soon, he added.
Responding to a question regarding the prosecution of the accused involved in the paper leak case, the Chief Minister said that the State Government's effort is to completely eliminate the gang involved in such wrongdoings. In this regard, orders have been given to the police department to form a special team and work seriously.
Responding to a question regarding the promotion of e-vehicles, the Chief Minister said that work is being done to formulate an e-vehicle policy in the state and the Department of Transport is working on this. He said that soon the e-vehicle policy would be implemented.
On the three farm laws, the Chief Minister said that though the Laws are yet to be implemented, some politically motivated people are spreading rumours about these. Even Congress had backed this earlier but now they do not want to get them implemented as they always have trouble when the Modi government takes any public welfare decision. The kind of negative environment they are creating is nothing but anarchy, said Khattar.
Commenting on the financial condition of Punjab, the Chief Minister said that because of such an environment created in Punjab, to date their economic condition is in a dire state. On the other hand, Haryana's financial status is among the leading states in the country.
The Chief Minister informed that this year procurement will start from October 1 because of heavy rains. Earlier the procurement used to start from September 25 and adequate arrangements have been made for hassle-free and smooth procurement.
Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, D. S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, V. Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Electronics, Information Technology and Communications Department, Vineet Garg, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning and Urban Estates Department, A.K. Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Principal Secretary, Foreign Cooperation Department, Yogender Chaudhary, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Ashima Brar and other senior officers also remained present on this occasion.