National Conference today paid glowing tributes to its founder, Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 110th Birth Anniversary. Commemorative functions will be held across the State with major functions at Qaid Mazaar at Naseem Bagh in Srinagar and at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan in Jammu. National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah will offer Fateha at Qaid Mazaar at Naseem Bagh in Srinagar on Saturday morning. NC President Dr. Farooq Abdullah, while paying glowing tributes to Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah said Sher-e-Kashmir’s struggles and sacrifices for the dignity of this State and its people need to be emulated to take the State out of the throes of divisive politics and sinister plans of political disempowerment. “Sher-e-Kashmir’s life was a valiant story of selfless leadership. He fought for the political rights and dignity of his people till his last breath. His call for inclusiveness and secularism needs to be heard in every town and village in the State today – at a time when political forces are trying their best to divide the people of the State on the basis of region and religion”, he added. In his message, NC Working President Omar Abdullah said “Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah’s legacy denotes the State’s high traits of pluralistic ethos and inclusiveness. He nurtured and strengthened this characteristic and cemented the bonds of love between various sections of the society and different regions of the State. “His ultimate goal was the political and economic empowerment of the common man and the equitable development of the State. His vision of Naya Kashmir encompassed holistic and comprehensive development of all sections and all regions of the State without any favour or discrimination”, Omar added. Senior NC Leaders including NC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, seniors leaders Abdul Rahim Rather, Chaudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Mian Altaf, Mohammad Shafi Uri, Sakina Itoo, Mubarak Gul, Shameema Firdous, Peer Mohammad Afaq, party spokesperson Junaid Mattu, Mohammad Sayeed Akhoon, Tanvir Sadiq have also paid tributes to Sher-e-Kashmir.
2015 Kashmir Despatch