NC pays tributes to its founder Sheikh Abdullah on his birth anniversary
Srinagar: The National Conference on Saturday paid tributes to party founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, popularly known as ‘Sher-e-Kashmir’, on this 115th birth anniversary.
Led by NC president Farooq Abdullah, the party leaders and workers held a commemorative function at the mausoleum of Sheikh Abdullah at Naseem Bagh on the banks of the Dal Lake here to mark the occasion.
Besides Farooq Abdullah, his son and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah, general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, Lok Sabha members Hasnain Masoodi and Mohammad Akbar Lone were among several leaders who visited the grave of the party founder.
Farooq Abdullah did not hold the customary interaction with the media due to some unruly scenes created by a group of journalists.
The 114th birth anniversary of Sheikh Abdullah could not be observed last year as most of the top leaders of the party, including Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, were under detention following the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
Earlier today, according to a NC press release, a ‘Majlis’ of ‘Quran Khawani’ (recitation of Quran) was also held in the reading room at Naseem Bagh.
Later the party general secretary initiated membership drive for the year 2020-21. The first membership tickets were taken by Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah. Dr. Farooq also expressed gratitude to the party functionaries, workers and scores of delegates for making it to the venue to take part in the ‘Fateh Khawani’ of the party founder.