Video conference chaired jointly by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal and Mr Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India here today organized by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) in which 35 top Japanese investors and CEOs of Japanese companies participated.

Chandigarh June 1- “One thing that has surely not changed in the newfangled post corona world, it is the strength of Japan-Haryana heart to heart connect”. This was the consensus conclusion in the video conference chaired jointly by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal and Mr Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India here today organized by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) in which 35 top Japanese investors and CEOs of Japanese companies participated.

While describing Haryana as a favourite destination for foreign investors, a large number of leading Japanese companies including Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Canon, Daiken, NEC Technologies, Mitsui, Unicharm, Munjal Kiriu who already have their bases in Haryana evinced keen interest in making further investments in Haryana through expanding their industrial units. Mr Manohar Lal recalled that though most of them had met recently on February 15 over Japan Haryana Golf meet yet it seems it was in a different era. He also shared various new initiatives taken by the State Government to woo foreign investors including allotment of land to manufacturing units on lease basis and upcoming Enterprises Promotion Policy -2020 which would be the best policy in the country.

The Chief Minister said that the adverse human, social, fiscal and economic impacts of the Lock Down measures unfolded every day. Like all governments across the world we tried our best to mitigate these. While sharing something that has been uniquely local in Haryana, he said that while we remained focused on ensuring no one slept hungry and on reducing the spread of the virus, we never saw this crisis as only a crisis but as a great opportunity to reform.

He said that from March to May, the State Government has set up 3 brand new Departments namely Department of MSMEs; Department of Housing for All and Department of Citizen Resources Information. Also, addressing the concern of high land prices, we have added a new investor friendly element of land allotment for manufacturing units on lease basis. He said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has announced an economic stimulus equal to 10 per cent of our GDP. He said that we are not looking at incremental reforms but a quantum leap. He said that Haryana will not be found wanting on any of four aspects of this package; Land, Labour, Liquidity and Laws.

The Chief Minister said that some investors were talking about VIP Countries (Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippine). My team at State is now focusing not just on the investor satisfaction, but on customer delight. He said that we in Haryana are not just limited to B to B (Business to Business) or G to B (Government to Business) or G to G (Government to Government) relationship. Haryana is the land of Gita and we believe in H to H relationship that is Heart to Heart connect, the Chief Minister asserted.

He said that Haryana is witnessing large expression of investment interests coming from Japanese companies, therefore, it becomes all the more important for us to maintain a continuous and effective dialogue. He said that the State Government has recently established separate departments for Foreign Cooperation, MSME sector for their help and continued support. He advised the Japanese community to think about establishing the supply chain and MSME with research and innovation in Haryana. He also sought their continued preference and investments for the State while assuring all support of his team.

The CEO of the leading Japanese Companies thanked the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal for taking this proactive step of interacting with them through video conference and said that this step would go a long way in further strengthening the industrial and economic relationship between Japan and India and particularly with Haryana.

Among those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Chairman HSIIDC Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department Mr T.C Gupta, Principal Secretary, Industries Mr A.K Singh, Managing Director, HSIIDC Mr Anurag Agarwal and Principal Secretary, Labour Mr Vineet Garg.

Those who attended the video conference included Mr Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India, Embassy of Japan, Mr Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Chairman and Managing Director, CO for South West Asia, Chief Regional Officer-JCCII Chennai and President, ITOCHU India Private Limited, Mr Gaku Nakanishi, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Limited, Mr Yasuyuki Murahashi, Executive and Vice Chairman of Business Promotion Committee, JCCII; Chief Director General, Japan External Trade Organization, New Delhi, Mr Masaki Morohoshi, Chairman and Managing Director, Sumitomo Corporation India Private Limited, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Mr Toshiharu Tsurumaru, Deputy Managing Director, Daikin Air Conditioning India Private Limited, Mr. Takayuki Inaba, Executive Chairman, NEC Technologies India Private Limited, Mr Kenji Sugino, Secretary General, JCCII, Mr Masakazu Shimada, Managing Director, Mitsui Kinzoku Components India, Mr Tamotsu Nomura, Director Ichibanya India Private Limited, Mr Vijay Chaudhary, Managing Director, Unicharm India Private Limited, Mr Akira Yamane, Director, Finance/Account, Unicharm India Private Limited and Mr Shohei Yoshida, Director Munjal Kiriu Private Limited.

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SPECIAL TRAINS

Chandigarh, June 1 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, State Government is running ‘Special ‘Shramik trains’ on a daily basis from various railway stations of the state to send workers willing to return to their home states. In this series, today one ‘Special Shramik train’ was sent from Haryana. Similarly, workers of the neighbouring states of Haryana are also being sent to their home states through buses. He said that workers have made a significant contribution to the progress and development of Haryana.

He said that realizing the difficulties of these workers, the Haryana Government has made arrangements to send them free of cost to their home states. Today, more than 1600 workers left from Gurugram for their home state in Odisha by a ‘Special ‘Shramik Train’.

Train from Gurugram to Balasore (Odisha)

Today, 1600 workers were sent to Balasore (Odisha) through Special ‘Shramik Train’ from Gurugram railway station. In this train, workers from four states namely Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa were sent on their way home. Water bottles, food packets, face masks, and sanitizers were also made available to the workers by the State Government. While on their way home on the train, happiness was seen on the workers' faces. Toys were also given to small children on the train.

Along with free of cost train tickets workers were provided other facilities, so that they did not face any difficulty on the way. All workers returning to their home states were brought to Gurugram railway station via Haryana Roadways buses after which health checkups were conducted and other social distancing norms were followed.

Toys, biscuits, packets of chips and chocolates etc. were also provided to the children traveling with the workers. Police and railway employees helped the workers find their seats in the coaches. Along with necessary items, the passengers were also given important information related to maintaining social distancing. Soaps and sanitizers were placed in all coaches of the train.

- Government took necessary steps keeping humanity in mind

On behalf of Haryana Government, Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has given everyone the opportunity to meet their family members keeping humanity in mind. It was his wish that these workers reach their homes safe and sound. Haryana is a development-oriented state which is a preferred destination for investors, therefore, employment avenues are galore here and workers are welcome to the state for seeking employment again.

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Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mr. O P Yadav was presented with a cheque of Rs one lakh for Haryana Corona Relief Fund by MD, V Sarva Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, Gurugram Mr. Sandeep Pase in Chandigarh today.

Chandigarh, June 1– Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mr. O P Yadav was presented with a cheque of Rs one lakh for Haryana Corona Relief Fund by MD, V Sarva Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, Gurugram Mr. Sandeep Pase in Chandigarh today.

Mr. Yadav said that prior to this, people associated with social, religious institutions as well as industrial sector have donated money to the Haryana Corona Relief Fund.

He said that it is very important for people to take precautions to protect themselves from corona virus. He said that people should step out of the house for urgent work only. Even if one has to step out of the house for some urgent work, they should wear a mask, maintain social distancing norms and ensure hygiene, only then we can fight the battle against corona.

He said that to protect from Corona, we should focus on eating good food to improve immunity and practice yoga for a strong and healthy body.

He said that today Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi shared his thoughts with people through ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, the country and the state is moving towards progress and development.

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life philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev ji paves the way for humans to live a happy and prosperous life. If the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji are followed, then peace and brotherhood would certainly prevail in the society.

Chandigarh, June 1– Haryana Education Minister Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the life philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev ji paves the way for humans to live a happy and prosperous life. If the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji are followed, then peace and brotherhood would certainly prevail in the society.

The Education Ministers shared his views while participating in the one-day international webinar organized on the theme 'Life-philosophy of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji' today at Yamunanagar.

The Minister was the Chief Guest of the webinar which was jointly organized by Guru Nanak Girls College Yamunanagar, De Anza College, California, USA, Mahatma Gandhi Institute Moka (Mauritius), University of Warsaw Poland, World Hindi Institute Canada, Hindi Cultural Center Tokyo (Japan) and the International Hindi Institute Belgium.

=Speaking on the occasion, the Education Minister said that the teachings taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji to his followers would always remain relevant. The basic essence of Guru Nanak's education is that God is one, eternal, omnipotent, and true. While he also taught that every person should donate something to the needy from their earnings.

Mr. Ghanshyam Das Arora, MLA Yamunanagar Assembly Constituency, Director-General Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Moka (Mauritius), Mrs. Sooryakanti Gayan, and Director, Dr. Veedotma Koonjal, Additional Secretary UGC New Delhi, Dr. Urmila Devi, Registrar Kurukshetra University, Dr. Neeta Khanna and Dr. Neelu Gupta from De Anza College, California spoke as special guests in the webinar and shared their views on the life philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.