Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar birth centenary on July 18: Pramoda Devi Wadiyar

Royal family hints at adopting villages and developing them; successive govts have been anti-Royal family, says Pramoda Devi Wadiyar

Mysuru, June 28:- “Birth centenary of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar will be held at Mysuru palace on July 18,” said Rajamatha Pramoda Devi Wadiyar at a press meet held at Mysuru Palace office here on Friday.

“The event will also be held at Bengaluru Palace on July 20. Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and others will attend the event. Members of royal families from Delhi, Mumbai and other places will also attend. Discussions about the Wadiyar, cultural events will also be held. Meaningful programmes will be held every three months throughout the year,” she informed.

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“The property of Mysuru Palace has been a source of vengeance for politicians. The earlier government gave some problem and the present one is giving some other. I know politics, but I don’t know to do this kind of politics. That is why I won’t enter politics. Government is not responding to our requests to make khata of the land near Doddakere Ground. Court has ordered in favour of the royal family but the government is violating it,” she said.

She sought advice from the media on adopting villages in the name of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar.

“I had been to several villages when Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar contested elections four times. We are thinking of developing villages by adopting them in future. We need media support for such initiatives. I will do such socially outward activities from the Palace till my last breath. We can serve people in apolitical ways too,” she opined.

Responding to Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar entering politics, she said that it is up to him to decide and said she is not interested in entering politics. She said she would suggest Yaduveer if he discusses politics with her and would share the same with media as well.

Responding to public seeking entry to ‘Madhuvana,’ she said cleaning works are being done at Madhuvana for that purpose. She said the royal family would allow the public if they wish to visit Madhuvana.

Mysore Palace Board administrative officer Lakshmi Narayan and advisors were present. (MR/KS)

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