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Rich tributes paid to Sheikh Abdullah on 101 birth anniversary

Written by: Staff
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Srinagar, Dec 5 (UNI) A large number of people paid floral tributes to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 101st birth anniversary here today.

The main function was held at his graveyard in Naseem Bagh, Hazaratbal here. The Holy Quran was recited and 'fateh' (prayers) offered on the occasion.

NC patron Farooq Abdullah, his son and party president Omar Abdullah, NC General Secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmad and Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Rahim Rather were among hundreds of people who offered prayers and paid floral tributes to the late leader.

The speakers paid rich tributes to the late leader and lauded his role in the people's fight against the autocratic rule of Dogras.

They said Sheikh Abdullah relentlessly fought for strengthening the secular and social fabric of the state.

He took revolutionary steps for steering the people of the state out of poverty and backwardness towards political and social emancipation, the speakers added.

On the occasion, the Department of Information and Public Relations also organised a photo exhibition and screened documentary on the life and achievements of the late leader.

Later in the day, the NC president inaugurated an amusement Park for children at Hazuri Bagh here.

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