Chief Secretary, B R Sharma and all Administrative Secretaries have deeply mourned the demise of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who passed away today at New Delhi.
As a mark of respect, the Chief Secretary said that the state government has declared seven day mourning from today and there shall be no official entertainment, besides the National and the State Flags shall fly at half mast on all government buildings and places during this period.
All government offices and educational institutions in the state shall remain closed today, he added.
Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir, Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta on his and on behalf of the Assembly Secretariat has expressed deep shock and sorrow on the sad and untimely demise of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
The Speaker said that the late leader was a great visionary and an experienced politician. He termed Mufti Sayeed as a true statesman and added that his death has created a vacuum in the political horizon of the State as well as the country which is impossible to be filled.
Expressing his heartfelt condolences and sympathy with the bereaved family, he prayed to Almighty to bestow peace on the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
Deputy Speaker, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi has also expressed deep shock and sorrow over the sad demise of the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
While expressing his heartfelt condolences, he prayed to the Almighty to bestow peace on the departed soul and give fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this huge loss.
A condolence meeting was held at Pragati Bhawan, Jammu chaired by Dr (Prof.) Nirmal Gupta, Chairperson J&K State Social Welfare Board to condole the sad demise of Chief Minister of J&K, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.
The joint condolence meeting was attended by Secretaries, officers and staff of Social Welfare Board, State Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of Pahari Speaking People, State Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of Other Backward Classes, State Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Gupta expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and paid tributes to the departed soul. She termed Mr. Mufti as a visionary and a sincere person, who was always concerned for well being and welfare of the weaker sections of the society. She termed his demise as an irreparable loss for the entire State, in general and the Social Welfare Board, in particular.
The KAS Association has deeply mourned the sad demise of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
"In passing away of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the State has lost a visionary and a dynamic leader" the association in a condolence message said.
The association shares grief with the bereaved family and prays for peace to the departed soul, it said.
Ghulam Rasool Mir, Chairman Employees Coordination Committee on his and on behalf of employees of the Civil Secretariat, today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
In a condolence meeting held here at the Civil Secretariat, Chairman, Employees Coordination Committee said that the state has lost a visionary leader who remained committed and devoted towards welfare of the state throughout his long political career. It was also felt that the services of such a tall leader were eminently required at this stage when the state was moving ahead on the path of development and peace under his leadership.
It was observed that Mufti Sayeed breathed his last while performing his duty as the Chief Minister and working tirelessly to redress grievances of people of the state.
P.S Jamwal, President J&K Planning and Statistical Employees Association, Maqbool Hussein, President Lower Grade Employees Union and Farooq Ahmad President Employees Assembly Secretariat also paid rich tributes to the departed soul.A special prayer was also offered to pay homage to the departed soul. All participants shared their deep sorrow and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.