Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Sunday led party functionaries in offering floral tributes and Fateha at the grave of Begum Akbar Jehan Abdullah at NaseemBaghHazratbal.
According to a statement issued here, among others Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir AslamWani, Senior leaders Abdul Rahim Rather, Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Mohammad Akbar Lone and others offered floral tributes and FatehaKhawani. The event was also marked by Quran Khwani.
“The functionaries recalled the contribution of Madre Meharban on the occasion stating that she donned various roles during her life span not just holding the party flag high but also giving trajectory to the strength of party workers at a time when Sher-e-Kashmir was serving confinement,” the statement reads.
“The leaders said that Madre Meharban not only played a key role in overthrowing the feudalism out of JK but also worked ceaselessly for poor and deprived sections of the society until her last breath. Calling her a paragon of sacrifice, the leaders said any reference to JK’s struggle for restoration of its rights pre and post 47 cannot be complete without her mention.”
According to the statement, “on the occasion, Dr Farooq Abdullah expressed gratitude to workers, delegates, party’s parent body, YNC, Women’s Wing and Minority cell functionaries for making it a point to be present on the occasion to pay homage to Madre Meharban. Similar commemorative functions were held at all district head quarters across Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh where party functionaries paid homage to Madre Meharban on her 21st death anniversary.”