Haryana CM Manohar Lal takes strong exception to criticism of the presentation of Srimad Bhagavad Gita to the President of India

Manohar Lal
Manohar Lal
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal addressing the trainees of Basic Training Course in Police Training Centre at Madhuban in Karnal on January14, 2018.

North India Kaleidoscope Bureau


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has taken strong exception to those who have criticized the presentation of holy  Srimad Bhagavad Gita valued at Rs 38,500  to the President of India on Gita Jayanti and termed this gesture of the State Government as wastage of money.

 Talking with the media in Karnal, he said that The Gita was bought from a reputed company at a cost of Rs 37,900 as against its price of  Rs 38,500. “Those who do not know the meaning or value of Gita could term it as wastage of money,” he added. One could easily make out the worth of the book by its look. He further asserted, “Those who criticize the high price of the book of Gita should be condemned.”

On a question regarding the ban on screening of movie Padmavati, Mr. Manohar Lal said, “The Censor Board has made many cuts in this film but any decision about the screening of the film in the State would only be taken after watching the film”.

While dispelling superstitions, the Chief Minister said that there was a misconception among some people that in case any Chief Minister visits Police Training Centre in Madhuban, it would be inauspicious for him. “Today I am elated to break this 17-year-old misconception. The training centre where our police personnel are imparted training, cannot be inauspicious,” he added.

Referring to the Panipat rape case, Mr. Manohar Lal said the police had arrested the accused and also identified the accused in the Jind rape case who too would soon be arrested.

While addressing the 4,358 recruited constables of 84th batch, the Chief Minister said that their recruitment was purely on the basis of merit and 46 percent constables of this batch were graduate and postgraduate.  He said that these constables would aptly use their education in the service of society and the state.

He alleged that three years ago, the youth had to make many visits to the leaders for employment but “in his regime, the recruitment is done on the basis of merit.”

He further asserted that under e-Governance, corruption has been curbed in the state. Online transfers of teachers had been made to the places of their choice. Many schemes initiated by the Central government have benefitted the people of all sections of the society.  Due to the transparent policy adopted by the state government, the budget had been enhanced. He said that so far, interviews had been conducted for 35,000 jobs and to fill up class III and IV posts next time, there would be no interview.

He announced that all constables of Haryana Police would be given warm jackets and one off day in a week.

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I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).