Chandigarh, September 18, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Haryana Government has appointed Femina Miss Grand India-2021 Ms. Manika Sheokand as the Goodwill ‘Ambassador’ of Water Conservation Campaign.
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal handed over the appointment letter and agreement to Ms. Manika Sheokand in a programme organized at Haryana Niwas today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that today spreading awareness about water conservation is the need of the hour. Water is one of the key necessities of everyone’s life. Life is not possible without water, just as time is considered precious, water is also very precious, he added.
The Chief Minister congratulated Manika for coming forward for this campaign and wished Manika good luck for the upcoming competitions. Manika Sheokand, who has been appointed as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of Water Conservation Campaign, is a native of Uchana in Jind district and has done her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering.
I am the daughter of a farmer, I know the importance of water conservation: Sheokand
“I am the daughter of a farmer and understand the importance of water conservation,” said Ms. Manika Sheokand.
She said that she was very impressed with the water conservation schemes of the Haryana Government. She said that the Chief Minister‘s vision of considering water as heritage has immensely impressed her.
Impressed by this thinking of the Haryana government, she offered to work as an ambassador to support this noble cause. She said that it is a matter of pride for her to be appointed as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of water conservation campaign by the Haryana Government.
“I have always been a supporter of environmental protection. I express my gratitude to the Chief Minister, for appointing me ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for the water conservation campaign,” said Ms. Manika Sheokand.
Manika’s parents were also present on this occasion.
Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D.S Dhesi, Chairperson, Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority, Smt. Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Sh. Devender Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Deputy Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Smt. Ashima Brar and other senior officers including Dr. Satbir Singh Kadian, Project Director, Atal Bhujal Yojana-Cum-Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Water Resources Department also remained present on this occasion.