Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the state-level function to be held on November 1 to mark the Golden Jubilee year of the inception of Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced this in New Delhi on Monday.
“Modi has accepted Haryana’s invitation and given assurance to participate in the Golden Jubilee function. Besides, he also congratulated the people of Haryana for holding the International Gita Jayanti Mahotsav in Kurukshetra from December 6 to 10,” Khattar said after meeting Narendra Modi.
The Haryana government is planning to organise year-long festivities and activities to mark the 50 years of the state.
“Swaran Jayanti” (Golden Jubilee) gates will be installed at 28 entry points of the state during the year. The main gate would be installed on the Delhi-Gurgaon road.
Haryana was created on November 1, 1966, after bifurcating the erstwhile Punjab. Haryana, which surrounds national capital Delhi from three sides, has seen investment in industry and software sectors since early 1980s.