Khattar hailed mass marriage function

Dec 18, 2017 17:40 | Haryana
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Chandigarh, Dec 18–The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today announced the decision to enhance the financial assistance given under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojana’ from Rs 41,000 to Rs 51,000.
          He made the announcement while speaking at a mass marriage function organised on the occasion of the 51st birthday of the Finance Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, in Khanda Kheri village in Narnaund today. The newly wedded couples were also given the benefit of enhanced amount under the Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojana.
          Congratulating the newly wedded couples, Mr Manohar Lal appreciated the Finance Minister for his kind act of organizing mass marriages and urged the people to draw inspiration from him. Also, he announced to give Rs 1 crore for development of village Khanda Kheri so that other villages can take inspiration for undertaking such acts.
           He said the state government had been working on every aspect of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, had launched the campaign from Haryana on January 22, 2015.  With continuous support from gram panchayats, various organisations, NGOs and the society, this campaign has yielded good results. 
  Three years ago, there were only 835 girls for every thousand boys but now the number has increased to 930 girls per thousand boys. Efforts would be made to take it 950, he added.
          The Chief Minister presented marriage certificate, cheque for Rs 51,000, gas connection and saplings to every newly wedded couple. He also administered female foeticide pledge to all present.
          Speaking on the occasion, the Finance Minister said on the completion of 50 years of life, he got the privilege of performing Kanyadan of 53 girls. “When I entered politics, I had resolved to undertake mass marriages of poor girls with his salary, and today, I got this opportunity. As Finance Minister, I had received Rs 16.65 lakh as salary which I donated for this mass marriage function”, he added.
          Capt Abhimanyu said following the principal of ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’, the state government had been working for the welfare of the poor, farmers, labour, businessmen, employees and all other sections of the society for the last the years.