Organiser : The Loomba Foundation

The Loomba Foundation hosted a charity gala dinner in The Leela Ambience, Gurugram to celebrate the Loomba Foundation’s 20th Anniversary. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in a bid to provide better facilities and security to widows announced that the Haryana State Commission for Women (HSCW) will have a separate department for widows to facilitate in resolving their issues on priority and ensuring that the problems do not recur.

Mr Khattar said at the event: “Around 6 lakh widows in Haryana get Rs 1,600 per month as pension. Among all states in the country, this is the highest amount widows get as pension. Widows in Haryana are also given as assistance of Rs 700 per month for educating up to two children below 21 years of age.”

He announced that the monthly pension for widows will be increased from Rs 1600 to Rs 1800 from January 1, 2018 and to Rs 2,000 by 2019.