160+ Haryana GK Questions And Answers In English (HPSC 2023)

Haryana GK Questions And Answers

Last Updated: 5 January 2023

Before we get into Haryana GK Questions And Answers, Do You Know Haryana is a Landlocked State?

Yes, You heard it right!

The interesting thing is that Haryana surrounds Delhi on all three sides i.e. North, South, and west. If You wish to visit Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, You have to go through Haryana.

Haryana and Punjab are the only State in India that share their Capital. Yes, Chandigarh is the capital of both Haryana and Punjab. The Interesting part is that Chandigarh is a Union Territory.

All being said, there are many facts and figures to learn about this Beautiful Rice Producing State. These General Knowledge Questions and Answers on Haryana can be helpful for HSSC and various other competitive exams of State and National Competitive Exams.

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Haryana GK Questions And Answers

1. What is the Capital of Haryana?

Answer: Chandigarh

2. When did Haryana get its Statehood?

Answer: 1 November 1966

3. What is the Area of Haryana?

Answer: 44,212 km2

4. Which Country can be Compared with the Size of Haryana?

Answer: Denmark (42,933 km2)

5. Which Region is Haryana Located in?

Answer: Northern

6. How much Population does Haryana Add to the Population of India?

Answer: 1.34 %

7. What is the Rank of Haryana according to its Size?

Answer: 20 (Twenty)

8. Which State is Closely Larger than Haryana?

Answer: Punjab (50,362 km2)

9. Which State is Closely Smaller than Haryana?

Answer: Kerala (38,863 km2)

10. Which Union Territory is Closely Smaller than Haryana?

Answer: Jammu and Kashmir (42,241 km2)

11. How many Districts are in Haryana?

Answer: Twenty Two (22)

12. What is the Type of Government in Haryana?

Answer: Unicameral

13. How many Seats does Haryana have in Rajya Sabha?

Answer: Five

14. How many Seats does Haryana have in Lok Sabha?

Answer: Ten

15. How many sides does Harayana cover in Delhi?

Answer: Three Sides (North, West, South)

16. Who was the first Chief Minister of Haryana?

Answer: Bhagwat Dayal Sharma

17. Which Political Party did Bhagwat Dayal Sharma belong to?

Answer: Indian National Congress

18. Since 1966, How many people have served as the Chief Minister of Haryana?

Answer: Ten People

19. Who is the longest-serving Chief Minister of Haryana?

Answer: Bhajan Lal Bishnoi (11 Years 10 Months) [4317 Days]

20. How many Times was Bansi Lal elected as the Chief Minister of Haryana?

Answer: Three Times

21. When was the First President’s Rule imposed in Haryana?

Answer: 2 November 1967 – 22 May 1968

22. How many times was President’s Rule imposed in Haryana?

Answer: Three Times

23. Who is the Shortest Serving Chief Minister of Haryana?

Answer: Om Prakash Chautala (6 Days)
Explanation: Om Prakash Chautala served as the Chief Minister of Haryana for his Second time between 12 July 1990 – 17 July 1990. It was a total of only 6 days and he belonged to Janata Dal Party during that period.

24. How many Total Days did Om Prakash Chautala Serve as the Chief Minister of Haryana?

Answer: 2245 days (6 Years 55 Days)

25. Which Chief Minister of Haryana went on to Serve Twice as Deputy Prime Minister of India?

Answer: Devi Lal

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26. How many Divisions are there in Haryana?

Answer: Six

27. How many Districts are there in Haryana?

Answer: 22 (Twenty-Two)

28. Which District is Sonipat located in?

Answer: Rohtak

29. What are the People of Haryana Called?

Answer: Haryanvi (also language)

30. What is the Official Language of Haryana?

Answer: Hindi

31. What is the State Code of Haryana?

Answer: HR

32. What language is the word Haryana?

Answer: Sanskrit

33. What are the State Symbols of Haryana?

1) Bird: Black Francolin
2) Flower: Lotus
3) Mammal: Black Buck
4) Tree: Peepal

34. Which State has Joint Capital Capital with Haryana?

Answer: Punjab

35. Which Religion is Most Populous in Haryana?

Answer: Hinduism

36. Which Language was made Haryana’s Second Language to be taught in Schools but ultimately stopped?

Answer:  Telugu

37. What is the Name of Haryana’s Folk Dance?

Answer: Rasa Lila and Saang

38. What are the Two Main Forms of Haryanvi Music?

Answer: Classical Folk Music and Desi Folk Music

39. How many Percentage of Haryana’s Population is Vegetarian?

Answer: 69.25% (2018)
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40. How many Jātis are in Haryana?

Answer: 36 (Thirty-Six)
Explanation: Some of them are Ahir, Gujjar, Harijan, Jat, Mev, Pasi, Rajpoot, Ror, Saini, Vishnoi

41. What is the name of the Highest point in Haryana?

Answer: Karoh Peak (1,467 m)

42. Which Rivers flow through Haryana?

1) Ghaggar
2) Sahibi
3) Saraswati
4) Tangri
5) Yamuna

43. From which District does the Yamuna River enters Haryana?

Answer: Yamuna Nagar District

44. From which District does the Yamuna River leaves Haryana?

Answer: Faridabad District

45. Which Months are the Hottest in Haryana?

Answer: May and June

46. Which Months are the Coldest Months in Haryana?

Answer: December and January

47. How many National Parks are in Haryana?

Answer: Two

48. Which are the Two National Parks of Haryana?

1) Sultanpur National Park
2) Kalesar National Park

49. How many Wildlife Sanctuaries are in Haryana?

Answer: Eight

50. How many Wildlife Conservation Areas are in Haryana?

Answer: Two

List Of Chief Ministers Of Haryana

No.Chief MinisterTerm InTerm OutParty
1Bhagwat Dayal Sharma
01 Nov 196623 Mar 1967INC
2Rao Birender Singh
24 Mar 196720 Nov 1967VHP
~President’s Rule20 Nov 196721 May 1968
3Bansi Lal[1]
21 May 196830 Nov 1975INC
4Banarsi Das Gupta[1]
01 Dec 197530 Apr 1977INC
~President’s Rule30 April 197721 June 1977
5Chaudhary Devi Lal[1]
(Bhattu Kalan)
21 June 197728 June 1979JP
6Bhajan Lal[1]
28 Jun 197904 Jun 1986JP
Bansi Lal[2]
05 Jun 198620 Jun 1987INC
Chaudhary Devi Lal[2]
20 Jun 198702 Dec 1989JD
7Om Prakash Chautala[1]
(Uchana Kalan)
02 Dec 198922 May 1990JD
Banarsi Das Gupta[2]
22 May 199012 Jul 1990JD
Om Prakash Chautala[2]
(Uchana Kalan)
12 Jul 199017 Jul 1990JD
8Hukam Singh
17 Jul 199022 Mar 1991JD
Om Prakash Chautala[3]
(Uchana Kalan)
22 Mar 19915 Apr 1991SJP
~President’s Rule06 Apr 199123 Jul 1991
Bhajan Lal[2]
23 Jun 199110 May 1996INC
Bansi Lal[3]
11 May 199624 Jul 1999HVP
Om Prakash Chautala[4]
(Uchana Kalan)
24 Jul 199905 Mar 2005INLD
9Bhupinder Singh Hooda
(Garhi Sampla Kiloi)
05 Mar 200526 Oct 2014INC
10Manohar Lal Khattar
26 Oct 2014IncumbentBJP
1) INC: Indian National Congress
2) VHP: Vishal Haryana Party
3) JP: Janata Party
4) SJP: Samajwadi Janta Party (Rashtriya)
5) HVP: Haryana Vikas Party
6) INLD: Indian National Lok Dal
7) BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party

51. What is the Name of Deer Park in Haryana?
Answer: Deer Park, Hisar

52. Where do the Wildlife and Forest areas of Haryana lie?
Answer: Shivalik Hills Range in the North and Aravalli Hill Range in the South

53. Which are the Six Revenue Divisions of Haryana?
1) Ambala
2) Faridabad
3) Gurgaon
4) Hisar
5) Karnal
6) Rohtak

54. How many Municipal Corporations are in Haryana?
Answer: Ten

55. Which are the 10 Municipal Corporations of Haryana?
1) Ambala
2) Faridabad
3) Gurugram
4) Hisar
5) Karnal
6) Panchkula
7) Panipat
8) Rohtak
9) Sonepat
10) Yamunanagar

56. How many Municipal Councils are in Haryana?
Answer: Eighteen (18)

57. Yamuna Nagar District falls under which Division?
Answer: Ambala

58. How many Cities are in Haryana?
Answer: 154

59. Fatehabad falls under which Division?
Answer: Hisar

60. Which Force is the Law Enforcement Agency of Haryana?
Answer: Haryana Police

61. What are the Five Police Ranges of Haryana?
1) Ambala
2) Hissar
3) Karnal
4) Rewari
5) Rohtak

62. Which are the Three Police Commissionerates of Haryana?
1) Faridabad
2) Gurgaon
3) Panchkula

63. When was the Green Revolution started in Haryana?
Answer: 1965

64. Where is Shivalik Hills Range?
Answer: North Haryana

65. Where is Aravalli Hill Range?
Answer: South Haryana

Portfolio Of Cabinet Ministers Of Haryana

1Manohar Lal Khattar
Chief Minister
1) Finance
2) Town, Country Planning & Urban Estates
3) Public Health Engineering
4) Irrigation& Water Resources
5) Information Technology
6) Electronics & Communication
7) Information
8) Public Relations & Languages
9) Planning
10) Administration of Justice
11) Environment & Climate Change
12) Architecture
13) General Administration
14) Criminal Investigation (CID)
15) Personnel & Training
16) Raj Bhawan Affairs
17) Other Departments not Allocated to any Minister
2Dushyant Chautala
Deputy Chief Minister
1) Revenue & Disaster Management
2) Excise & Taxation
3) Industries & Commerce
4) Public Works (B&R)
5) Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs
6) Labour & Employment
7) Civil Aviation
8) Rehabilitation
9) Consolidation
3Anil Vij1) Home
2) Urban Local Bodies
3) Health
4) Medical Education & Research
6) Technical Education
7) Science & Technology
4Kanwar Pal Gujjar1) Education
2) Forests
3) Tourism
4) Parliamentary Affairs
5) Hospitality
6) Art & Cultural Affairs
5Mool Chand Sharma1) Transport
2) Mines and Geology
3) Skill Development & Industrial Training
6Ranjit Singh Chautala1) Power
2) New & Renewable Energy
3) Jails
7Jai Parkash Dalal1) Agriculture & Farmer Welfare
2) Animal Husbandry & Dairying
3) Fisheries
4) Law & Legislative
8Banwari Lal1) Co-operation
2) Welfare of SCs & BCs
9Kamal Gupta1) Urban Local Bodies
2) Housing
10Devender Singh Babli1) Development & Panchayats
2) Archaeology
1) BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party
2) JJP: Jannayak Janta Party
3) IND: Independent

Minister Of State

1Om Prakash Yadav1) Social Justice and Empowerment
2) Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare
2Kamlesh Dhanda1) Women & Child Development
2) Archives (IC)
3Anoop Dhanak1) Archaeology & Museums (IC)
2) Labour & Employment
4Sandeep Singh1) Sports & Youth Affairs
2) Printing & Stationery (IC)
IC: Independent Charge

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66. Which River is the Kaushalya Dam located in Haryana?
Answer: Kaushalya River

67. Which District is Anangpur Dam Located in?
Answer:  Faridabad District

68. What is the Total Road length of Haryana?
Answer: 26,062 Km

69. What is the name of the Metro of Haryana?
Answer: Gurugram Rapid Metro

70. What is the state flower of Haryana?
Answer: Lotus

71. Which is the largest district of Haryana?
Sirsa (4,277 km2)

72. Which is the smallest district of Haryana?
Answer: Faridabad (792 km2)

73. Faridabad is located in which direction of the state capital Chandigarh?
Answer: South

74. How many Districts were there when Haryana got its Statehood?
Answer: Seven

75. Which is the Largest city in Haryana?
Answer: Faridabad

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76. Which District of Haryana is known as Sripad Janapad?
Answer: Kurukshetra

77. Who is the Second Chief Minister of Haryana?
Answer: Rao Birender Singh

78. Who is the Third Chief Minister of Haryana?
Answer: Bansi Lal

79. Which Chief Minister of Haryana is known as the Architect of modern Haryana?
Answer: Bansi Lal Legha (26 August 1927 – 28 March 2006)

80. What is the State Tree of Haryana?
Answer: Peepal

81. Which District of Haryana is also known as Srikantha?
Answer: Kurukshetra

82. Who is known as Haryana’s Iron man?
Answer: Bansi Lal Legha

83. Where is the Tomb of Chalis Hafiz located?
Answer: Hisar

84. When were all the Villages of Haryana Electrified?
Answer: 29 November 1970

85. Where is the Atlas Industry in Haryana located?
Answer: Sonipat

86. Where is Rajdoot Motor Cycle manufactured in Haryana?
Answer: Faridabad

87. Which Region is named after King Kuru?
Answer: Kurukshetra

88. Where was the Famous Battle of Panipat fought?
Answer: Panipat

89. When was the Famous Battle of Panipat fought?
Answer: 1565

90. Which States share their border with Haryana?
1) Himachal Pradesh
2) Punjab
3) Rajasthan
4) Uttarakhand
5) Uttar Pradesh

List Of Districts Of Haryana

No.DistrictsArea (km2)EstablishedDivision
1Ambala1,57401 Nov 1966Ambala
2Kurukshetra1,53023 Jan 1973Ambala
3Panchkula89815 Aug 1995Ambala
4Yamuna Nagar1,76801 Nov 1989Ambala
5Faridabad79215 Aug 1979Faridabad
6Nuh1,87404 Apr 2005Faridabad
7Palwal1,35915 Aug 2008Faridabad
8Gurugram1,25301 Nov 1966Gurugram
9Mahendragarh1,85901 Nov 1966Gurugram
10Rewari1,58201 Nov 1989Gurugram
11Fatehabad2,53815 July 1997Hisar
12Hisar3,98301 Nov 1966Hisar
13Jind2,70201 Nov 1966Hisar
14Sirsa4,27726 Aug 1975Hisar
15Kaithal2,31701 Nov 1989Karnal
16Karnal2,52001 No 1966Karnal
17Panipat1,26801 Nov 1989Karnal
18Bhiwani3,43222 Dec 1972Rohtak
19Charkhi Dadri1,37001 Dec 2016Rohtak
20Jhajjar1,83415 July 1997Rohtak
21Rohtak1,74501 Nov 1966Rohtak
22Sonipat2,12222 Dec 1972Rohtak

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91. What is the State Bird of Haryana?
Answer: Black Francolin

92. From which District of Haryana was Gandhi Arrested on 30th July 1919?
Answer: Hisar

93. Which Union Territories touch the Boundary of Haryana?
Answer: Delhi

94. Where is the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) located in Haryana?
Answer: Karnal

95. Where was Kapil Dev born?
Answer: Chandigarh

96. In which District of Haryana is Badkhal Lake Located?
Answer: Faridabad

97. Which Field is Pandit Jasraj famous for?
Answer: Indian Classical Music

98. Which District of Haryana is also known as the Bowl of Rice?
Answer: Karnal

99. Which town in Haryana does not have a Railway Station?
Answer: Nuh

100. Where is the Headquarters of Mahendragarh District?
Answer: Narnaul City

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101. Which District of Haryana has the lowest Population Growth Rate?
Answer: Jhajjar

102. Which Districts of Haryana are Abundant in Mineral Resources?
Answer: Faridabad, Gurgaon, Rewari, Ambala, etc

103. In which District of Haryana was Ashoka’s Topra Stambha founded?
Answer: Ambala

104. Which District of Haryana is abundant in China Clay?
Answer: Faridabad, Gurgaon, and Rewari

105. Which mineral is Largely found in Ambala, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, and Panchkula Districts?
Answer: Limestone

106. Where are Quartz and Silica Sand found in Haryana?
Answer: Bhiwani, Faridabad, Gurgaon, and Mahendragarh Districts

107. Which District of Haryana is abundant in Quartzite?
Answer: Faridabad District and Gurgaon District

108. How much Area will be covered under the New Industrial Township at Gurgaon?
Answer: 1,500 Acres

109. Which Riverbank is the Narkatari Pilgrimage mentioned in Mahabharata located?
Answer: Saraswati

110. How many percent of the total Tin in India is found in Haryana?
Answer: 64%

111. Name the First Novel that was written in Haryanvi?
Answer: Jhadufiri

112. Which Barrage was completed in 1999 to replace the aged Tajewala Barrage?
Answer: Hathnikund Barrage

113. Which District was carved out from the former Karnal District on 1st November 1989?
Answer: Panipat District

114. Which city of Haryana was discussed in the book written by Chinese Traveler Hiuen-Tsang?
Answer: Thaneshwar

115. Where is Asia’s largest livestock breeding located?
Answer: Hisar

116. Which city of Haryana is also known as the City of Weavers?
Answer: Panipat

117. Who is the founder of the Haryana Vikas Party?
Answer: Bansi Lal

118. Which Chief Minister of Haryana launched a scheme for Girl Child “Aapki Beti Humari Beti”?
Answer: Manohar Lal Khattar

119. Anil Vij belongs to which Constituency?
Answer: Ambala Cantonment

120. When was Gurgaon Officially renamed as Gurugram?
Answer: 27 September 2016

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121. Who is the Planning Agency of Gurugram?
Answer: Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority

122. What is the Nickname of Panipat?
Answer: City of Weavers

123. Which district of Haryana is mainly irrigated by Jui Canal?
Answer: Bhiwani

124. Which River is the Lakhwar-Vyasi Dam constructed?
Answer: Yamuna River

125. Which is the Smallest District of Haryana by Area?
Answer: Faridabad (792 km2)

126. Which Districts of Haryana surround Delhi?
Answer: Fatehabad, Gurugram, Jhajjar, and Sonipat

127. How many Districts are in Ambala Division?
Answer: Four

128. Who is the Founder of Hisar District?
Answer: Firozshah Tughlaq

129. Where is the Haryana High Court?
Answer: Chandigarh 

130. Where is the Motilal Nehru School of Sports?
Answer: Sonipat

131. Who is the First Woman in the world to climb Mount Everest twice?
Answer: Santosh Yadav (From Haryana)

132. Tehsils namely Jagadhri, Radaur, Bilaspur, and Chhachhrauli fall under which District?
Answer: Yamuna Nagar

133. How many Tehsils was Jind Tehsil bifurcated in 1967?
Answer: Two Tehsils (Jind and Safidon)

134. Which District of Haryana is a Major Hub for Information Technology?
Answer: Gurgaon District

135. What name was Haryana known as during the Mahabharata age?
Answer: Bahudhannyaka

136. Where is Rajiv Gandhi’s Thermal Power Station?
Answer: Khedar

137. Which District is Meham Fort Located in?
Answer: Rohtak District

138. What was the first work started by Swami Dayanand Saraswati when he reached Haryana?
Answer: Gaushala

139. Which city is also known as the City of Mahabharata?
Answer: Kurukshetra

140. What is the Nickname of Gurugram?
Answer: Millennium City of India

List of Minerals Found in Haryana

1Ambala1) Dolomite
2) Limestone
2Bhiwani1) Copper
2) Granite
3) Limestone
4) Quartz
5) Tin
6) Tungsten
3Faridabad1) China Clay
2) Quartz
3) Quartzite
4Gurgaon1) China Clay
2) Quartz
3) Quartzite
4) Slate
5Mahendragarh1) Barytes
2) Calcite
3) Copper
4) Dolomite
5) Felspar
6) Limestone
7) Marble
8) Quartz
9) Slate
7RewariChina Clay

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141. Where is Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes?
Answer: Hisar

142. Which is the 22nd District of Haryana?
Answer: Charkhi Dadri

143. Where is the National Dairy Research Institute located?
Answer: Karnal

144. When did Haryana State Labour Policy come into existence?
Answer: 2006

145. When was Ambala Cantonment established?
Answer: 1843

146. Who was the first Governor of Haryana?
Answer: Dharma Vira

147. Which Nuclear Power Station is in Haryana?
Answer: Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant

148. What is the name of the Expressway between Delhi and Gurugram?
Answer: Delhi Gurgaon Expressway

149. From which District does the Ghaggar River enter Haryana?
Answer: Panchkula District

150. Who is known as Haryana Kesari?
Answer: Nekiram Sharma

List Of Governors Of Haryana

No.GovernorTerm InTerm Out
1Dharma Vira01 Nov 196614 Sep 1967
2Birendra Narayan Chakraborty15 Sep 196726 Mar 1976
3Ranjit Singh Narula27 Mar 197613 Aug 1976
4Jaisukh Lal Hathi14 Aug 197623 Sep 1977
5Sardar Harcharan Singh Brar24 Sep 197709 Dec 1979
6Surjit Singh Sandhawalia10 Dec 197927 Feb 1980
7Ganpatrao Devji Tapase28 Feb 198013 Jun 1984
8Saiyid Muzaffar Husain Burney14 Jun 198421 Feb 1988
9Hari Anand Barari22 Feb 198806 Feb 1990
10Dhanik Lal Mandal07 Feb 199013 Jun 1995
11Mahabir Prasad14 Jun 199518 Jun 2000
12Babu Parmanand19 Jun 200001 Jul 2004
13Om Prakash Verma02 Jul 200407 Jul 2004
14Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai07 Jul 200427 Jul 2009
15Jagannath Prasad27 Jul 200926 Jul 2014
16Kaptan Singh Solanki27 Jul 201425 Aug 2018
17Satyadev Narayan Arya25 Aug 201806 Jul 2021
18Bandaru Dattatreya07 Jul 2021Incumbent

151. Which breed of Buffaloes are famous in Haryana?
Murrah Buffalo

152. How many seats does the Haryana Legislative Assembly have?
Answer: 90 seats

153. Who has served the most number of discontinuous stints as Chief Minister being a member of three different parties?
Answer: Om Prakash Chautala
Parties: Janata Dal, Samajwadi Janata Party, and Indian National Lok Dal

154. Which Chief Minister has served the longest continuous term from 2005 to 2014?
Bhupinder Singh Hooda

155. Which Rice is largely Exported by Haryana?
Answer: Basmati Rice

156. Who is the present Governor of Haryana (2023)?
Bandaru Dattatreya ( Since 7 July 2021)

157. Who is the present Lokayukta of Haryana?
Justice Hari Pal Verma

List Of Lokayukta Of Haryana

No.LokayuktaTerm InTerm Out
1Pritam Pal18 Jan 201118 Jan 2016
2Justice Nawal Kishore Agarwal19 July 201618 July 2021
3Justice Hari Pal Verma11 Sep 2021Incumbent

158. How many recipients from Haryana received the Padma Shri Award 2022?
5 (Five)

159. Who are the 5 recipients from Haryana who received the Padma Shri Award 2022?

1) Sumit Antil (Sports)
2) Neeraj Chopra (Sports)
3) Om Prakash Gandhi (Social Work)
4) Moti Lal Madan (Science and Engineering)
5) Raghuvendra Tanwar (Literature and Education)

160. Who is the first recipient of the Padma Vibhushan Award from Haryana?
Narinder Nath Vohra (Civil Service) in 2007

161. Who is the first recipient of the Padma Bhushan Award from Haryana?
Lala Hansraj Gupta (Public Affairs) in 1970

162. Who is the first recipient of the Padma Shri Award from Haryana?
K. C. Johorey (Civil Service) in 1963

163. How many women received National Florence Nightingale Award 2020 from Haryana?
One Woman

164. Who received the National Florence Nightingale Award 2020 from Haryana?
Savita Rani (Nurse)

165. How many women received National Florence Nightingale Award 2021 from Haryana?
One Woman

166. Who received the National Florence Nightingale Award 2021 from Haryana?
Indira Jadhav Daniel (Nurse Educator/Researcher)

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