Haryana Government . to celebrate Saraswati Mahotsav at national level.
Chandigarh, July 23 – Haryana Government has a plan to celebrate Saraswati Mahotsav at national level in the month of February 2017 and it would coordinate with those States where the course of the sacred Saraswati river has been traced.
This was informed in the second meeting of Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board presided over by Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today.
The Chief Minister said that all modalities like digging, cleaning and discharging of water into Saraswati river should be completed by the end of this month so that the river which was earlier lost could again flow from Adibadri, the place of origin of the vedic era river.
It was also informed in the meeting that the river would be made functional by releasing water at Uncha Chandana village. Out of the total 50 kms long stretch of the river, its cleaning on 40 kms stretch has already been completed and remaining would be completed at the earliest. Apart from this, 20 bridges would also be constructed on this stretch out of which work of 18 bridges has already been allotted. Also, such a system would be evolved so as to completely prevent flow of untreated water into the Saraswati river. There is also a proposal to construct a dam and reservoir at Adibadri so as to ensure that water could flow in Saraswati throughout the year.
Others present in the meeting included Deputy Chairman of the Board, Mr Prashant Bharadwaj, Chief Secretary, Mr D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary Culture, Mr Vijai Vardhan, Principal Secretary, Irrigation Mr Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Public Relations, Mrs Dheera Khandelwal, Director Information Public Relations and Languages, Mr Sameer Pal Srow and Chief Executive Officer Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board, Mr Vijayendra Kumar and other senior officers.