NC to Observe Sheikh Abdullah’s Death Anniversary today
Srinagar: Remembering Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 35th death anniversary being observed on Friday, NC President Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah paid rich tributes to the late leader describing him as “the architect and founder of educative, progressive and secular democratic society in Jammu and Kashmir”.
A statement issued by National Conference said that Sheikh Abdullah’s policies were based on justice, equality and amity between all regions and all sections of the society.
“Highlighting the struggle and sacrifices made by Sher-i-Kashmir for the cause of people and the State throughout his life, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah said that welfare and public empowerment was his cherished desire and he made all possible endeavours in this direction,” the statement said.
“Sheikh Sahib propagated and nurtured amity, brotherhood and mutual trust between various sections of the society and lived as a torch-bearer of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Isahi unity. His slogan of ‘Sher-i-Kashmir Ka Kya Irshad, Hindu-Muslim-Sikh Itihad’ still reverberates in the hearts and minds of people and its resonance is equally felt in the mountains, valleys and planes of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said while he vowed his commitment for strengthening this teaching of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.
Farooq said that Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah laid the edifice of ‘Naya Kashmir’ with a clear vision of public empowerment and involvement in the formulation and implementation of development plans in accordance with the aspirations of the people and requirements of the areas. He said that his government would put in all efforts to work for realizing the progressive, peaceful and economically welfare ‘New Jammu and Kashmir’ envisioned by the late leader.
In a message on the eve of the death anniversary of Sheikh Abdullah, Omar said that the best way of paying tributes to the deceased leader was to follow his footprints and work together for achieving peace and prosperity for the Jammu and Kashmir, and strengthening the cherished secular democratic values advocated and propagated by Sheikh Abdullah.
In the statement, Omar said the foundation laid by Sheikh Abdullah to universalize education and health care facilities in J&K and uplift the downtrodden sections of the society by upgrading their socio-economic and education status “clearly describes the love Sheikh Sahib possessed for the common people, especially belonging to poorer sections of the society”.