Haryana and Ontario sign MoU to strengthen economic relations

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Haryana and the Province of Ontario, Canada, have entered into a partnership with a view to pursuing common goals as sister states. He said that MoU has been signed to further enhance and strengthen economic relations, facilitate knowledge transfer and encourage ongoing dialogue and cooperation and collaborations in various fields.

Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Sudhir Rajpal, and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, Ontario, Canada, Helen Angus signed the MoU in presence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal.

Manohar Lal, while addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday said that  Haryana Government has signed three Memorandums a of Understanding (MoUs) that included the MoU signed with Province of Ontario, Canada, Ashoka University in Rai, district Sonipat, and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).

He said that Province of Ontario has assured full cooperation in the successful organization of Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit to be organized at Gurgaon on March 7 and 8, 2016.

Manohar Lal informed that Chief Minister Fellowship Scheme (Mukhyamantri Ke Sathi) has been approved for making youth partner in development and good governance. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with Ashoka University for implementation of the scheme.  He said that under this scheme, there would be a team of 25 youth between the age group of 22 to 28 years. These youth would be selected from across the country and would have passed out from reputed educational institutions. He said that the aim to constitute this team was to bring transparency and efficiency in the administration and ensure the delivery of various services at the doorstep of citizens. Initially this scheme would be implemented for three years, he added.

The Chief Minister said that another MOU has been signed with Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) for exchange of cultural activities and to promote Haryana’s rich cultural heritage in a big way. He said that under this agreement, the Haryana Cultural Affairs Department would organise programs based on Haryanvi culture to promote folk arts and rich cultural heritage of the State. He said that the ICCR and the Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department would together organise cultural programs, exhibitions and literary and art functions in other countries. They would also invite outstanding artistes from other countries to perform in Haryana.

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