Rana pitches for preserving secular ethos, democratic spirit

Describing secular character and democratic foundations as the biggest strength of India, provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana Saturday underscored the need for amity, brotherhood and harmony between various segments of the society.

Hoisting tricolor on I-Day here, Rana said the best way to celebrate this auspicious occasion was to work for accomplishment cherished agenda of freedom fighters, who had envisioned India to emerge as a world leader at the strength of its civilizational ethos, immense capacity and capabilities of its human resource.

“For this the nation will have to pool all its resources and work unitedly to build a strong and prosperous India as per dreams of the stalwarts who struggled for us to see this day,” he said.

Referring to the global challenge of pandemic, Rana lauded the role being played by the frontline warriors at the peril of their own lives and those of their families. He urged the people to ease out their work by adhering to COVID19 guidelines for their own protection and safety of others.

He greeted people on the occasion and hoped that they will strive for further forging the bonds of love and amity as per the glorious traditions of Jammu and Kashmir.

He also cautioned the people against those creating wedge between various segments of society in the name of region, religion or caste, saying such elements were harming the larger national interest for their myopic political gains.