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Maharaja Hari Singh will be remembered for JK’s social transformation: Dr Singh

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.