Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday held commemorative functions to mark the 112th birth anniversary of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah across the State. The main function and congregational Fateha Khwani was held at THE graveyard of the leader at Naseem Bagh in Srinagar.
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah participated in the Fateha Khwani and paid glowing tributes to the party founder.
Speaking to reporters, Farooq Abdullah cited Sheikh’s legacy of “unimaginable struggles for the dignity of his people”.
“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”, Farooq said.
Working President Omar Abdullah while paying glowing tributes 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 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” Omar said.