National Conference on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on the eve of his 113th birth anniversary.
“National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah, vice president Omar Abdullah, senior party leaders, functionaries highlighted Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s legacy of sacrifices and statesmanship while pledging to fulfill his mission of restoring the political rights and honour of the State and its people,” NC spokesperson said in a statement.
The statement said commemorative functions will be held across the state. It said major functions will be organised at ‘Qaid Mazaar’ at Naseem Bagh here and at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan in Jammu on Wednesday. Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah will offer Fateha at Qaid Mazaar at Naseem Bagh in Srinagar on Wednesday morning in presence of party leaders, workers and activists.
Farooq Abdullah, while paying glowing tributes to 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,” Farooq said.
In his message, NC vice 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,” Omar said
Senior NC leaders including NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, NC additional general secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, party leaders Abdul Rahim Rather, Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Mian Altaf, Muhammad Shafi Uri, chief spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Sakina Itoo, Mubarak Gul, Mir Saifullah, Sharif-ud-din Shariq, G. N. Ratanpuri, Shameema Firdous, Dr. Bashir Veeri, Peer Muhammad Afaq, Irfan Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Sayeed Akhoon, Qamar Ali Akhoon, Advisor to President Mushtaq Guroo, Advisor to Vice President Tanvir Sadiq, provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, provincial secretary advocate Showkat Ahmed Mir, provincial president YNC Salman Ali Sagar, provincial president women’s wing Sabiya Qadri paid tributes to Sheikh Abdullah.