Team Jammu declares Sept 23 as State Holiday
Team Jammu today released the “Calendar of Holidays-2019” and declared September 23, the birth anniversary of last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh as State Holiday.
While releasing the Calendar, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, Chairman of Team Jammu, regretted that the state government released the calendar of gazetted holidays for the year 2019 having no mention of holiday on September 23.
“It is highly unfortunate that the state government has failed to recognise the contribution of visionary and revolutionary Maharaja Hari Singh in uniting the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Maharaja Hari Singh will remain a role model for the generations to come. He was a visionary far ahead of his times and the contribution rendered by him would be remembered for ever,” Zorawar Singh said.
He made a fervent appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to observe holiday on the birth anniversary of late Maharaja whose contributions were phenomenal as he immensely contributed in every sphere of life which is remembered today as well.
Reiterating the resolve to carry forward messages and teaching of Maharaja Hari Singh, Zorawar Singh regretted that the last Dogra ruler was a victim of the “malicious and vicious” campaign launched by Kashmir Valley based ruling elites to undermine revolutionary steps taken by the late Maharaja.
“A well-knit nefarious strategy was devised by the Kashmiri ruling elites, with the connivance of some black sheep of Jammu, not to give due regard to the last Dogra ruler,” he said.
Recalling the revolutionary steps taken by late Maharaja Hari Singh, Zorawar Singh reminded that it was during his regime that legislations were against many social evils unlike his counterparts in rest of the subcontinent. “The visionary Maharaja abolished unsociability and sacked the priest of Shri Raghunath Temple when he found that the priest had refused entry to the lower castes despite his explicit orders,” the Team Jammu Chairman said.
Jamwal also announced to vigorously continue the Team Jammu’s fight against drug abuse and drug mafia in the New Year.
While extending full cooperation to security agencies, Zorawar hoped that the Police and other agencies would work in close tandem to put an end on drug trade in the city of temples.
He also stressed that the arrest of couriers or conduits would not solve the problem unless the police reaches to the collars of the mafia.
The Team Jammu chairman suggested for enhancement of manpower to fight against the menace and said that the officers of particular area or locality must be made accountable on check over drug cases in his jurisdiction and he must also be dealt with stern hands by the concerned officers if fails to curb such incidents.
Among others who present on the occasion Rajeshwar Sharma, Rakesh Mishra, Chandan Datta, Angrez Singh Babbi, Mangal Singh, Sunil Singh Babloo, Dr.Ashish Gupta, Sanjay Sharma, Surinder Sharma, Sunil Gupta, Ishaan Choudhary, Yogesh Kumar, Bhanu Partap Singh, Sunil Raipuria, Kadam Kapoor & Ashok Kumar.