Wednesday June 19, 2019

Is Ghaggar river in Haryana the lost mythological river ‪Saraswati‬?

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Map_of_Vedic_IndiaBy NewsGram Staff Writer

Is Ghaggar river that flows in Haryana, the mythical river Saraswati? Several studies conducted along Ghaggar’s palaeochannel may suggest so.

“Several studies including explorations and excavations have been carried out both by the Government and non-governmental organizations along the palaeochannel, represented today by the Ghaggar river in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Some researchers have ascribed this palaeochannel to the Saraswati river mentioned in ancient Indian literature, ” Minister of State for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed  Lok Sabha.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had already conducted about 10 excavations under Saraswati Project since 2003, Sharma said, and added that the excavation work at the ancient mounds of Binjore, District Ganganagar, Rajasthan during the field season 2014-1015 is in progress.

Around four sites in Haryana namely Adibadri, Thanesar, Bhiranam, Hansi have been excavated by ASI to identify the mythological river. Similarly, in Rajasthan four sites namely Baror, Tarkhanwala Dera, Chak 86. Karanpura have been dug out. Two more sites in Gujarat’s Kachchha district have been surveyed by ASI to search the long lost river.

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Haryana CM Approves Construction of Six Nursing Colleges to Overcome Shortage of Trained Personnel

The nursing colleges will be constructed within 15 months, an official spokesman said

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Haryana CM said the land for setting up these colleges has already been leased out to the Department of Medical Education and Research. Wikimedia Commons

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the construction of six nursing colleges at a cost Rs 194.30 crore in the state so as to overcome the shortage of trained and qualified nursing personnel, it was announced on Tuesday.

The nursing colleges will be constructed within 15 months, an official spokesman said. He said two colleges would be constructed in Faridabad district, while one each in Rewari, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Panchkula districts.

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The nursing colleges will be constructed within 15 months, an official spokesman said. Wikimedia Commons

In Faridabad district, they will be constructed at Dayalpur and Aura village, in Rewari district at Sadat Nagar village, in Kaithal district at Dherdu village, in Kurukshetra district at Kheri Ram Nagar village and in Panchkula district the college will be constructed in Kherawali village.

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He said the land for setting up these colleges has already been leased out to the Department of Medical Education and Research. (IANS)