Sheikh Abdullah’s death anniversary today
GOVERNOR PAYS TRIBUTES
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Srinagar, Sep 7: National Conference is observing the 31st death anniversary of its founder and former chief minister late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on September 8, Sunday, throughout the state.
“The largest function in this connection will be held at his graveyard at Naseem Bagh, Hazratbal, here from 10 am. onwards. All senior NC leaders will pay homage to their great leader.”
Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah have paid rich tributes to the late leader.
In a message, the Governor described Sheikh Sahib as a tall leader who nurtured a dream of peace, progress and prosperity in all parts of J&K. He recalled the period during which Sheikh Sahib had worked with eminent national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and how he had strived for strengthening the cherished values of secularism and democracy.
The Governor referred to the crucial Land Reforms pioneered by Sheikh Abdullah, which laid the foundations of equitable development of the State, and the high priority he had devoted to the development of health and education facilities.
The Governor observed that best tribute which could be paid to Sheikh Sahib would be for the people to work with a missionary zeal for strengthening JK’s deep rooted secular traditions and the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood and amity, for ensuring peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
OMAR REMEMBERS SHEIKH SAHIB
Remembering late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his death anniversary Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah described him as architect and founder of educative, progressive and secular democratic society in Jammu and Kashmir based on justice, equality and amity between all regions and all sections of the society.
Highlighting the struggle and sacrifices made by him for the cause of people and the State throughout his life, Omar Abdullah said that welfare and public empowerment was his cherished desire and he made all possible endeavours in this direction.
“Sheikh Sahib propagated and nurtured amity, brotherhood and mutual trust between various sections of the society and lived as a torch-bearer of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Isahi unity,” he said.
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