Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that the decision to declare the birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh as a public holiday was taken to acknowledge the contribution of late Maharaja and respecting the sentiments of the local people.
“The decision of Holiday (September 23, Birth Anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh) is a tributes and acknowledgment of contribution of Late Maharaja,” the Lt Gov said, who recently announced public holiday on late Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversary. Maharaja Hari Singh was born on September 23, 1895 and died on 26 April, 1961.
“Respecting the sentiments of the local people, this decision has been taken in view of the contributions of late Maharaja Hari Singh. I expect the official orders to be issued in a 2 or 3 days,” LG Sinha said.
The announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha following his meeting with a delegation comprising prominent political leaders, members of the Yuva Rajput Sabha, and civil society members, including the head of the Jammu and Kashmir transport union. (KNO)