‘It happened after lot of effort’: Karan Singh on J&K Govt declaring Maharaja’s birthday as public holiday

JAMMU, Sept 16: Senior Congress leader Karan Singh has responded to the Jammu and Kashmir government declaring Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday as a public holiday.
Karan Singh said, “I’m delighted. It happened after a lot of effort. I congratulate the young generation of Jammu that carried forward the efforts. They did it together,nobody opposed.”
“When my sons Ajatshatru and Vikramaditya were members of the Legislative Council, they had made the House pass a resolution about the holiday. Nobody carried it forward. I’d like to thank PM Modi, I too had written to him for it,” he added.
Earlier, Karan Singh, son of Maharaja Hari Singh, had endorsed the demand of the locals to declare 23 September a public holiday.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to declare Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversary on 23 September as a public holiday, an official spokesman said on Thursday night.
A notification in this regard will be issued soon, he added.
The announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha following his meeting with a delegation comprising prominent political leaders, members of Yuva Rajput Sabha, civil society members, including head of J-K transport union, at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday, the spokesman said.

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