Nahan: The Royal Palace today evening organized an impressive function to mark the birth anniversary (11th January1913) of last ruler Maharaja Rajinder Parkash of princely state â€œSirmaurâ€. After the death of the last ruler on 6th December 1964 the adopted son Maharaja Udai Parkash of the last ruler had started to celebrate the day in 2008.
Speaking the gathering the Udai Parkash said that a small effort was initiated to mark the day on 11th January 2008 as the residents of the town wanted to do so. He said that as per his promise the doors of the ancient temple of Nagar deity â€œKheddaâ€ located inside the palace were opened for general public of the town on every Sunday. It is learnt that the entry inside the Palace was restricted since a long time due to the legal dispute over the property of Royal family. Around two years back the adopted son of the last ruler had started the movement in the Palace, otherwise h was staying at Dehradun. The daughter of the last ruler and Maharani of Jaipur Padmini Devi also wanted to settle down the entire legal dispute pertaining to the property of the Royal Palace.
Former MLA and a member of Royal family Kanwar Ajay Bhadur said that the contribution of the rulers in the development of the town couldnâ€™t be forgotten and Â that it was the movement of the pleasure that activities in the Royal palace was become the regular feature. During the function Nagar deity and Maa Bala sundari was also worshiped. He also informed that snowfall was also reported in the town when the last ruler was born on 11th January 1913 after this day snowfall was never reported in the town. He said that even town had also got the facility of telephone in 1937 when 20 connections were started operating in the town. He said that the contribution of the last ruler in reorganizing the state administration and rural development plan also could not be forgotten. On the occasion Congress MLA Kush Parmar, former minister Shayma Sharma councilor Dalip Singh verma also expressed their views.