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J&K panel to decide on Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday commemoration

ZT Web Desk

Jammu, Jan 11: In a significant development, Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday constituted a committee of senior officers regarding the issue of commemoration of Dogra Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday and its observance as a public holiday.

An order issued by the J&K administrative department said a 4-member committee headed by the Principal Secretary, General administration department will go into the issue of commemoration of late Dogra Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday and its observance as a general/public holiday under the negotiable instruments act 1881.

Maharaja Hari Singh was born on September 23, 1895, in Jammu city and he died on April 26, 1961, in Mumbai.

There has been a growing demand by the residents of Jammu, especially the Dogra Rajput community, to observe the late Dogra Maharaja’s birthday on an official scale and declare it as a public holiday.

 

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