Rana pitches for preserving secular ethos, democratic spirit
Describing secular character and democratic foundations as biggest strength of India, Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana today underscored the crucial need for amity, brotherhood and harmony between various segments of the society.
Hoisting tricolour on 74th Independence Day at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this morning, Mr Rana said the best way to celebrate this auspicious occasion is to work for accomplishment cherished agenda of freedom fighters, who had envisioned India to emerge as a world leader at the strength of its civilizational ethos, immense capacity and capabilities of its human resource and above all its tryst with inclusiveness. For this the nation will have to pool all its resources and work unitedly to build a strong and prosperous India as per dreams of the stalwarts who struggled for us to see this day.
Referring to the global challenge of pandemic, the Provincial President lauded the huge role being played by the frontline warriors at the peril of their own lives and those of their families. He urged the people to ease out their work by adhering to COVID-19 guidelines for their own protection and safety of others.
He greeted the people on the auspicious occasion and hoped that they will strive for further forging the bonds of love and amity as per the glorious traditions of Jammu and Kashmir. He also cautioned the people against those creating wedge between various segments of society in the name of region, religion or caste, saying such elements were harming the larger national interest for their myopic political gains. He reiterated the commitment of National Conference to strengthen bonds of brotherhood and restoration of lasting peace this part of the country and exhorted the people to rededicate themselves in nation building.
Those present on the occasion included Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, Surjeet Singh Slathia, Javed Rana, Rattan Lal Gupta, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed, Bimla Luthra, Brij Mohan Sharma, Haji Mohammed Hussain, Mrs Vijay Laxmi Dutta, Mrs Swaran Lata, Dr Gagan Bhagat, Mr Vijay Lochan, Mr Abdul Gani Teli, Dharamveer Singh Jamwal, Mr Pyare Lal Sharma, Mrs Rashida Begum, S Sucha Singh, Mr Reyaz Ahmed Hakla, Mrs Raj Kour, S Gurnam Singh, Mr Karan Singh, Col Rahid Ahmed, Shakti Uppal, Hasina Begum, Iftikhar Choudhry, Mr Imtiyaz Ahmed and others.(KNS)