New Delhi: The President of India Droupadi Murmu, attended the civic reception hosted in her honour by the Government of Haryana at Haryana Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh..
Addressing the gathering, the President acknowledged the contribution of Haryana in various fields such as politics, space science, sports, food security of the country, industrial production, service sector, defence etc. She said that with the area of less than 1.4 percent and population of less than 2 percent of India, Haryana has been contributing immensely in the overall development of the country. Farmers of this state have made invaluable contributions to the food security of India. She noted that ‘Centres of Excellence’ have been set up in Haryana in collaboration with countries like Israel, Brazil and Netherlands to adopt successful modern practices in the agriculture sector.
The President said that along with agriculture, Haryana is also a leading state in industrial production and service sector. It is a major automobile producing state. She noted that more than 250 Fortune-500 companies have their offices in Gurugram and this city is called ‘Global City’. She also noted that Haryana is also among the top-five states and union territories in terms of per capita income.
The President said that improvement in gender-ratio from 871 in the year 2014 to 913 at present, deserves great appreciation for the Government and people of the state. She wished that this journey of improving the gender-ratio continues and the brothers and sisters of Haryana continue to present examples of women empowerment for the entire country.