Jammu, Sept 23: Saying that the contributions of Maharaja Hari Singh made for the welfare and development of J&K state will be remembered long, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said that Maharaja did good work for social transformation in State.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh here today.
Dr Singh highlighted the contributions of Maharaja Hari Singh and remembered the works performed and schemes implemented by him for the betterment of State. He said that he was a social reformer who worked for women education and uplift of weaker sections of the society.
Referring to establishment of Jammu & Kashmir Bank to streamline the economic conditions of State, the Deputy Chief Minister said that he also set-up Court in order to put justice on track. He said in order to abolish untouchability, Maharaja Hari Singh allowed the entry of Scheduled Castes in the temples. He stopped the rampant practice of Child marriage and promoted widow remarriage, he maintained.
Recalling the contributions of Maharaja Hari Singh for the welfare and development of Jammu and Kashmir Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta called him a great visionary who worked for women education and uplift of weaker sections of the society.
The Speaker was speaking at a function held at Delhi Public School here today to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh .
MLA, Rajesh Gupta, MLCs, Ashok Khajuria, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa and Ramesh Arora, Inspector General of Police, Danish Rana besides Commissioner JMC, Manmohan Singh were also present on the occasion .
Mr Kavinder Gupta highlighted the contributions of Maharaja Hari Singh and said that he is remembered for his pro people policies and schemes implemented for the betterment of State. Referring to his major initiative such as establishment of Jammu & Kashmir Bank to streamline the economic conditions of State, setting -up Court in order to put justice on track and ensuring equality for all Speaker said that these steps helped in transformation of the state in a major way.
Speaker exhorted upon the youth to follow the principles of such great leaders to weed out prevailing social evils from the society.
Other dignitaries also spoke on the occasion and called Maharaja an epitome of good governance which allowed the people to live their life respectfully and peacefully.
Students of the School also presented various cultural programmes on the occasion which depicted rich Dogra culture of the state.
Director DPS Jammu highlighted the achievements of the school and lauded the role of the management and staff of the School.
Director DPS, Principals DPS Jammu, Katra and Nagbani, Headmistress DPS Jammu, , Secretary Rajput Charitable Trust, staff and students of DPSwere present on the occasion.