Haryana to fund freedom fighters' visit to Myanmar

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 11:50 hrs

Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Freedom fighters from Haryana who wish to visit Myanmar and Andaman and Nicobar Islands will travel at the expense of the state government, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here Tuesday.

The Haryana government will bear the expenses for the visit of freedom fighters and widows of freedom fighters of the state to Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar and Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

He said the move was a gesture towards the role played by freedom fighters and their families in the freedom struggle of the country.

Hooda said the freedom fighters and their widows would also be able to take along an assistant at the expense of the government.

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