Haryana Governor turns giddy at ID parade
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Monday felt giddy at the Independence Day parade, officials said.
Doctors said he felt dizzy owing to hot and humid conditions. “His condition is stable. If required he will be taken to hospital,” a doctor told IANS.
After unfurling the national flag here, Solanki, who is also the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, was delivering his address when his condition deteriorated.
“For some seconds he stood motionless at the podium. His staff offered him a chair and a glass of water,” said an official.
Haryana CM remembers freedom fighters
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday hoisted the national flag in Sirsa town to mark India’s 70th Independence Day and remembered the freedom fighters.
Sporting a saffron headgear (pagri) and a saffron half jacket, he said the state was developing an international-level war memorial in Ambala to preserve for the posterity the heroic sagas of the sacrifices made by martyrs from the state.
As a symbol of patriotism, the memorial would continue to inspire the youth to devote their lives to the service of the country, he said in a message.
Urging the people to work together, he said this year was of great pride and joy for the people of Haryana as the state was entering the golden jubilee year of its inception.
“We should not only celebrate this year as a festival but also resolve to work together to ensure the progress and development of the state,” he added.
A colourful cultural programme was also performed by school students.
Similar Independence Day functions were also organised in all district headquarters.