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Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray pitches for name expansion of Shivaji institutes

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has sent a formal request to Governor B.S. Koshyari, urging him to initiate the process to rename Shivaji University, Kolhapur, as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University, Kolhapur. #Maharashtra Chief Minister #UddhavThackeray has sent a formal request to Governor #BSKoshyari to initiate the process to rename #ShivajiUniversityKolhapur as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University Kolhapur , on Saturday. IANS Tweets (@ians_india) December 7, 2019
He said that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is revered not only in Maharashtra, but all over India, and hence he must always be referred to with honour and dignity. The same request has also gone to the Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

The CM pointed out that already the Central Railway has named its headquarters as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and the Mumbai Airport is known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

Accordingly, it is imperative that his name should be referred to as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in all government schemes, programmes or institutions named after him, Thackeray said.

The development came three days after Rajya Sabha MP Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati -- the 13th descendent of the great Maratha warrior -- had written to Uddhav Thackeray demanding that the state government correct the names of all public institutions bearing the name of his illustrious ancestor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

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