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Independence Day 2017: Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki calls for united efforts to defeat anti-national forces

Panchkula: Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday cautioned people against the threats of terrorism and called for united efforts by every citizen to defeat anti-national forces.

The people in the country celebrate various festivals in their own way, but Independence Day is celebrated without any discrimination of religion, caste, creed, and language, he said after unfurling the national flag at a state-level function at Panchkula.

Recalling the supreme sacrifices made by freedom fighters, martyrs, and soldiers, he said it is our duty to give due respect to their families.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The state government is giving many special benefits to the families of martyrs and their dependents so that they can lead a respectable life.

The governor said it has also been decided that like the freedom fighters, the last rites of their wives will also be performed with full state honor.

The government has also raised the financial assistance being given to the family members of the armed forces personnel who sacrifice their lives in the line of duty to Rs 50 lakh, Solanki said.

"Today (Tuesday), we can face the challenges of the era of globalisation only if we are united and engaged in protecting the nation," the governor said.

It is a matter of pride that campaigns like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh Bharat, Ek Bharat-Shresth Bharat, Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, Stand Up India is going on to enable the country face new challenges, he said and called upon the people to contribute to making India a superpower of the 21st century.

Solanki said Haryana has become the leading state in per capita income, industrial production, foreign investment, education, sports, agriculture, and transport.

"Growth rate of GDP in the state is higher than the national average. It is growing at a rate of more than seven percent every year. Here, 33 percent of the country's two-wheelers, 50 percent cars, and 52 percent cranes are manufactured. The government's enterprise promotion policy is an attempt to make the prime minister's 'Make in India' campaign successful," he said.

The governor also highlighted various achievements of the state government in the field of sports, education, skill development and other schemes being implemented for the welfare of all sections of the society.

Earlier, he released the 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' vision 2022 document of Panchkula district administration and also honored freedom fighters, widows of freedom fighters, war widows and some officials of district administration.

Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017 19:02 PM

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