Tributes paid to Maharaja Hari Singh on 117th birth anniversary

Excelsior Correspondent

Prominent personalities of the State paying tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh on his 117th birth anniversary at Jammu on Saturday.

JAMMU, Sept 22: On 117th birth anniversary Late Maharaja Hari Singh Ji, Duggar Vikas Manch (DGM) organised a simple function to pay rich tributes to Late Maharaja Hari Singh at his statue located near Tawi Bridge. The function was presided over by Lt Gen LP Sadhotra, the first Director General, Medical Services of the State Army.
The function started with havan followed by paying tributes to Maharaja by various personalities.
While paying tributes to Maharaja, Lt Gen Sadhotra highlighted the social reforms as well as laws introduced and enacted by Maharaja Hari Singh within the first five years of his rule, which included Infant Marriages Prevention Regulation, Hindu Widows Re-Marriage Act and Suppression of Immoral traffic in Women Regulations, Compulsory Primary Education regulation, etc.
Major Gen Rajinder Singh Jamwal, who also paid tributes to Maharaja, said that the State of Jammu and Kashmir had been besieged by the blood of Dogra warriors. He added that Maharaja Hari Singh had been instrumental in bringing many administrative reforms in various fields, especially in the legal system of the State.
Maj Gen Govardhan Singh Jamwal said that if Maharaja Hari Singh did not accede to Pakistan, it was planned to annex the State through Military operation, which was infact put into operation on October 1947.
President, DVM, Dineshwar Singh Jamwal, president, Abdul Gani Kohli, president, Jammu Muslim Co-ordination Committee, IGP (Retd) Chaman Lal Banal, president, State VHP, Dr Ramakant Dubey and Prof Devinder Sharma were among the others who paid tributes to the Maharaja.


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