JAMMU, SEP 13: Announcing grand celebrations on birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, which falls on September 23, Team Jammu today also warned a massive agitation if the Government does not declare the day as State holiday.
Addressing a press conference here today, Team Jammu, Chairman Zorawar Singh Jamwal said that the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh would be celebrated in a big way, across Jammu region, by organizing functions.
The Team Jammu chairman also appealed to all Jammuities, irrespective of caste and religion, to celebrate the Maharaja’s birthday by distributing sweets in markets and by particularly preparing ‘Halwa’ at their homes.
While making a fervent appeal to all community heads as well as business community including different heads of Bazar associations as well as the working class to make the day a mega event by celebrating Maharaja’s birthday to give a strong message to the political class that entire Jammu division is one on the issue and is ready for mass movement if September 23 is not declared as State holiday.
Reiterating that September 23 should be declared as state holiday, Zorawar Singh Jamwal warned series of agitational programmes if the government does not concede this demand. “If government failed to fulfill its commitment over the issue, Team Jammu will gherao Ministers of the coalition government and all the Jammu based MLAs including that of opposition who are adopting a criminal silence towards peoples’ aspirations for state holiday on the Maharaja’s birthday”, he said.
He lamented that despite passage of this historic resolution by Legislative Council on January 24, the state government and Legislative Assembly did not take up the matter to fulfill aspirations of the people of Jammu.
Rajesh Kapoor, Anupam Sambyal, Rahul Sambyal (Samba), Adishvar Mahajan (Rajouri), Rajesh Rinku (Chenani), Narinder Sharma (R S Pura), Avinash Chowdhary (Vijaypur), Vijay Proch (Katra), Er Chandan Dutta and Sunil Singh Raipuria were also present.