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Haryana Day 2016|Haryana Swarna Utsav - Facts at a Glance

Nov 1, 2016 15:41 IST

    Haryana is situated in North India which is one of the 29 states in India. On 1st November 1966 it was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on linguistic basis. Chandigarh is its capital city and Faridabad is the most populous city of the State. Haryana is celebrating 50 years of statehood on 1st November 2016. The State Government is organising a daylong event in Gurugram, declared Public Holiday which will also be attended by Prime Minister Narender Modi. We all know it is the most economically developed regions in South Asia and according to our PM it is the land of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, the land of valour and of the people who till the land.

    Highlighting facts about the celebration of Haryana Day 2016



    - A Haryana Swarna Jayanti celebration is the cultural programme which will showcase not only the State’s rich art and culture, glorious history and heritage but also its remarkable contribution to our nation.

    - During this Festival, cycle rallies as well as a rally cum race is there from Chandigarh to Panchkula town. Various cycle riders and interested people can participate with full of enthusiasm and in all over the street there is cheer and rejoicing.

    - Haryana Day also marks the Pakwan Pratiyogita, the food festival at the tourist complexes. Blood Donation camps and other Run for Fun events were also organised.

    - Almost all the state complexes and buildings are brightly lit up and decorated which gives beautiful and cheerful view and also in all complexes of Haryana musical performances in the evening will be held which adds more enjoyment in the celebration.



    - There are also various contests which will add more flavour to the celebration of Haryana Day or Haryana Swarna Utsav.

    - Even CM of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar on 31st Oct 2016 launched a special employment scheme to mark the Day named Saksham Haryana for state’s unemployed post graduates which aims to provide a minimum of 100 hours of work in a month for which a fixed remuneration of Rs 9000 will be paid. But to avail this benefit the unemployed post graduates have to register to the scheme through a website. Also, the State Government is planning to extend this scheme up to 30,000 youths.

    - Due to the congestion of traffic in an expressway on NH-8 the Haryana Government will expand the 18-Km Dwarka expressway up to 16 lanes.



    - Rs 10,000 Crore has sanctioned for three projects namely expansion of Delhi Metro from Huda City Centre to Subhash Chowk situated on Gurugram-Alwar Road and Metrino pod taxi project proposed between Dhaula Kuan to Manesar besides widening of the Dwarka Expressway.

    Have you ever wondered how 29 States in India got their Names

    According to the Governor of Haryana Kaptain Singh Solanki “Haryana’s Swarna Jayanti Celebration is the journey of success, industrialists, farmers, labourers, employees and people of Haryana who have contributed significantly. The progress marked by the State in various spheres of development is a source of inspiration to all. Daughters of Haryana too have made exemplary achievements and this land has also conserved its cultural heritage. I am Proud that Haryana is one of the front runner States of the country”.   

    About Haryana

    - On 1st November 1966 it was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on linguistic basis and stands 21st in terms of area. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma became the first CM of Haryana. According to 2011 census of India, it is the 18th state in terms of population. Chandigarh is its capital city and Faridabad being the most populous city of the State.



    - To the north it is bordered by Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, to the west and south by Rajasthan. And its eastern border is defined by the river Yamuna, Uttar Pradesh. Also, Haryana surround capital Delhi from three sides by forming its northern, western and southern borders and large part of South Haryana lies in NCR region of Delhi.

    - For administrative purposes Haryana State is divided into four divisions: Ambala, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Hisar. There are 21 districts, 62 sub-divisions, 83 tehsils, 47 sub-tehsils and 126 blocks. It has in total 154 cities and towns with 6,841 villages.

    - The Panchkula district of Haryana was awarded for being the top-performing district in the state under the Digital India campaign on 28 December 2015.

    - Literacy Rate in Haryana is 76.64% as per 2011 population census. Male literacy is 85.38% and Female is 66.57%. Sex Ratio 903 (as Dec 2015) and Life expectancy is 66.2.

    - On 27 February 2016 Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) would be set up in Kurukshetra to provide computer training to youth and a Software Technology Park of India (STPI) would be set up in Panchkula’s existing HSIIDC IT Park in Sector 23.

    - The Total Fertility Rate of Haryana is 2.3. The infant Mortality Rate is 41(SRS 2011), 42 (SRS 2012), 41 (SRS 2013) and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 146 (SRS 2010-2012) and 127 (SRS 2011-2013).

    - Traditionally Haryanvi is the dominant mother tongue in Haryana and Hindi being the second spoken language. But Haryanvi has no official status; it has been the dialect of Hindi so it is the official language. And Punjabi is the second official language.

    Do you know that after Punjab, Haryana has second largest Punjabi speaking population in India?

    - In terms of sports Haryana has given some of the best Indian Players like Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sakshi Malik, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari are some wrestlers. Some best India’s boxers like Vijender Singh, Jitender Kumar, Akhil Kumar and Vikas Krishan Yadav. Cricket is also very popular in Haryana as Kapil Dev is also from here the 1983 World-Cup winning captain.

    -  Even to promote sport in the state CM of Haryana announced “Haryana Sports and Physical Fitness Policy” on 12 January 2015 to support 26 Olympic Sports.

    - The major and most popular fair in Haryana is the Surajkund Crafts Mela (February). Some other important fairs and festivals are Lohri (13th January), Baisakhi (13th April), Teej, Sanjhi (October), Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana (May-June), Kurukshetra Festival in Kurukshetra (Nov-Dec) and Mango Festival (May-June).

    Symbols of Haryana




    Black Buck


    Black Francolin





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