Sogam remembers Sogami on anniversary

Greater Kashmir
Publish Date: Jul 24 2012 12:00PM
Sogam (Kupwara), July 23: Scores of people paid rich tributes to former minister Late Ghulam Nabi Wani (Sogami) on his 31st death anniversary at his ancestral graveyard here this morning.
 An official spokesman said the Minister of State for Home , Nasir Aslam Wani, who is also grandson of late Sogami, Minister of state for R&B, Javiad Ahmad Dar, prominent leaders of the district and hundreds of people were present on the occasion.
 Earlier, Duaya Majlis was conducted in local Jamia Masjid whose construction was started by late leader in 1955.
 “Later, a public meeting was held wherein the contribution of Sogami was highlighted which includes providing water harvesting concept to then government for providing irrigation facilities to the kandi belts of the state particularly district Kupwara,” the spokesman said.  “It was also stated that Sogami also contributed immensely to promotion of tourism in Lolab valley and other parts of the district.”
 Speaking on the occasion, Nasir said to bring Lolab valley on the tourism map of the state was dream of the late leader and it was realized with the establishment of Lolab-Bungs-Dringyari Development Authority (LBDDA).

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