Haryana

MAHARASHTRA CM FADNAVIS ANNOUNCED GRANT OF 3 CRORES FOR WAR MEMORIAL OF MARATHA WARRIORS

February 01, 2019 08:10 PM

Faridabad  (Face2News)

Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis Friday  announced a grant of Rs three crore  for the War Memorial being set up by the Haryana Government in Kala Amb, district Panipat, in the memory of Maratha warriors of the third battle of Panipat, during the inaugural ceremony of the 33rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2019 in Faridabad.

 
  
  
  
  
At the same time, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal announced to develop a special memorial to show the history of bravery of Marathas through the medium of light and sound on four acres area on GT Road, Panipat, so as to bring both the ‘Theme State’ Maharashtra and host State Haryana more closer in historical and cultural terms. The Chief Minister, Mr  Manohar Lal also announced to expand the Maratha war memorial site of eight acres located on Kala Amb to 20 acres.

Mr. Fadnavis said that Haryana and Maharashtra have a soil and blood relationship. More than one lakh brave Marathas of Maharashtra have sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the country in the third Battle of Panipat. At present, lakhs of Marathas are living in Haryana. He said that the Maharashtra Government would give its all possible contribution for stronger cultural ties between both the states.

Mr. Devendra Fadnavis and Mr Manohar Lal made these announcements in their address during the inaugural ceremony of the 33rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2019 in Faridabad today.

In his address, Mr. Fadnavis said that Haryana and Maharashtra have a soil and blood relationship. More than one lakh brave Marathas of Maharashtra have sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the country in the third Battle of Panipat. At present, lakhs of Marathas are living in Haryana. He said that the Maharashtra Government would give its all possible contribution for stronger cultural ties between both the states.

Mr. Fadnavis expressed his gratitude to Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal and Tourism Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma for choosing Maharashtra as the ‘Theme State’ in the 33rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2019. As a memorial, the replica of the fort of Raigarh, the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has been set up by the Theme State.

Mr. Fadnavis also invited the tourists of the country and  also of abroad there, for tourism in Maharashtra as it has lot to offer to tourists. “We are also going to start Ramayana Festival in Maharashtra”, he added.

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal welcomed the visitors of all the countries  in the 33rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2019 and said that since the present government took over the reins, this is the fifth Surajkund Mela and we are moving forward in realizing the dream of Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat, of Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi. He said that such fests strengthen the unity and integrity of the country. In this Mela, over 31 countries are participating and other countries are also being invited.

He said that the Haryana Government has signed an agreement with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi, under which, the artists of Haryana would also take forward the cultural heritage of the state  in other countries. He said that in the Krishna Circuit, we have joined 48 Kos areas near Kurukshetra. Apart from this, Mahendergarh Fort and Madhogarh Fort have also been linked to the Krishna Circuit. He said that even today, the youth of Haryana have great feeling of patriotism and whenever recruitment is conducted for Army, the youth come forward in a large numbers. Despite the two per cent representation in the country's population and 1.6 per cent in geographical representation, there is 10 per cent representation of Haryana in the Indian Army. In Commonwealth Games, the players of Haryana bagged 22 medals out of the total 66 medals of the country and 17 medals were bagged by Haryana Players in Asian Games. The Sports policy of the state is commendable that has provided financial support to the players as well as government jobs.

Haryana Tourism Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that the Surajkund Mela is being made the centre of attraction across the world. Last year, 25 countries had participated, 600 stalls were installed and 16 lakh visitors had visited. This year, 31 countries are participating and the number of stalls has also been increased to over 1,400. He have made available 10 acres land adjoin Surajkund for parking, by freeing it from encroachment.

Maharashtra Tourism Minister, Mr Jaykumar Rawal said that Surajkund Mela is actually the biggest Art and Craft Fair in the world and the Haryana Government is all worthy of congratulations for its better management.

Others spoke on the occasion included Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana Tourism, Mr Vijay Vardhan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Chairman, Surajkund Mela Authority, Mr Yogendra Tripathi, Ambassador of Partner Country, Thailand, Mr Kaimele.

Those present included Haryana Finance Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, Transport Minister, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, Public Works Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Industries and Commerce Minister, Mr Vipul Goel, Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Mr Karan Dev Kamboj, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishna Bedi and others.

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