SRINAGAR: National Conference on Tuesday held commemorative functions to mark the 112th birth anniversary of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah across J&K. The main commemorative function and congregational Fateha Khwani was held at Qaid Mazaar at Naseem Bagh in Srinagar. NC President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah, Party Leaders and Legislators along with hundreds of activists participated in the Fateha Khwani and paid glowing tributes to the Party Founder, a press release issued by the party said.
Speaking to reporters on the occasion, NC President Dr Farooq Abdullah said Sher-e-Kashmir’s legacy of unimaginable struggles for the dignity of his people provides a guiding light for not just the party but the people of Jammu and Kashmir as a whole. “In Sher-e-Kashmir’s legacy we find answers to many challenges that we are faced with today – including a challenge to our special status and unique political identity. The best tribute to Sher-e-Kashmir would be to leave no stone unturned to fight for the honour and dignity of our people who have suffered immensely due to various political machinations, instability and turmoil”, Dr Abdullah said.
On this occasion, NC Working President Omar Abdullah while paying glowing tributes to Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah said the party was committed to nurture the cherished goal of Sher-e-Kashmir to fight for the restoration of the political dignity and rights of our people. “Sher-e-Kashmir continues to inspire us to be united in our common mission to protect our State’s honour and dignity against those divisive forces who are hell-bent to fragment and divide us on the basis of religion, region and language. Sher-e-Kashmir’s statesmanship was defined by his secular thinking, his inclusive approach and his sense of justice for one and all without fear and favour. It is this statesmanship that should encourage us to face every adversity with courage and conviction”, the National Conference Working President said.
Senior party leaders, office bearers and legislators also spoke on the occasion and participated in the congregational Fateha Khwani and paid glowing tributes to Sher-e-Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Youth National Conference, Kashmir Province organized a blood donation camp at Qaid Mazaar at Naseem Bagh. Led by YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, the press release said, “hundred youth body members” and office bearers donated blood to be distributed among government hospitals in Srinagar. NC President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah visited the camp and interacted with the volunteers and YNC members and said their spirit of service was inspiring and selfless.