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Congress commemorated death anniversary of G.L. Dogra

G.A. Mir condoles Chuni Lal Bhat’s demise


Jammu, Nov 27 (KNS): Congress observed the 30th death anniversary of Former MP and Veteran Congress leader G.L. Dogra.
JKPCC Chief G A Mir presided over a function organized by District Congress Committee Jammu Urban under the Presidentship of Anil Chopra. Several Senior functionaries and leaders of PCC, DCC and Block Congress. Prominent among were Former Minister and Vice-President Shri Raman Bhalla, Former Minister and senior congress leader S. Gurmukh Singh, Ravinder Sharma, S.S. Channi, Farooq Andrabi, G.L. Chalotra, Y.V. Sharma and K.L. Gupta.
Addressing the gathering, Mir as per the statement issued to KNS described him as a great leader of the party who remained committed to the principles of secularism, socialism and democracy & fought against the communal and divisive forces throughout his life. His contributions to the State would always be remembered. He asked the present generation to learn from the life and contributions of Dorga and follow his principles in true spirit for maintaining peace and harmony and strengthen brotherhood in the society and to defeat the designs of communial and divisive forces in the state.
Former Minister Raman Bhalla, S Gurmukh Singh and Ravinder Sharma paid rich tributes to Dogra. They said that G.L. Dogra dedicated his whole life for strengthening the Congress party & its principles and worked for the upliftment of weaker sections. They also described him a true Gandhian having staunch belief in secularism, socialism and democracy. He (Dogra) worked for the welfare of poor and weaker sections of the society and served the state in various capacities. He played an important role to bring railway line to Jammu and its further extension project to Udhampur.
In his address Anil Chopra described him as a messiah of poor and downtrodden and symbol of honesty and simplicity throughout his life. He (Dogra) always worked for strengthening the bonds of unity and brotherhood and commanded respect amongst people of different faiths and sections in the society.
Two minute silence was observed in the memory of Dogra.
In the function two minutes silence was also observed as a mark of respect to veteran Journalist Om Saraf who passed away three day back.
Prominent others who paid tributes on the occasion included Suresh Bargotra, Ricky Dalotra, M.L. Mlager, P.S. Chouhan, Nazir Ahmed, Dr. Ramakant Khajuria , Th. Rashpal Singh, Kirti Guptra, Jyoti Vaid, Ashwani Handa, S.Kirtan Singh, Gourav Chopra, Parshotam Mehra, Pawandev Singh, Rishu Kumar, Ch. Dwarka, H.S. Baggi, Pawan Sharma, Raj Kumar Sodi, Parvinder kour, Ch. Maqbool, Anand Gandotra, Kartar Singh, Michal Wazir, Bodh Raj Sharma, Narinder Sharma, Ch. Showkat, G.S. Puri, Bhawan Singh, Chanchal Dorga, Pardeep Bhagat, Nageshwar Narayan, Som Dutt Sharma, Diwan Chand, Rakesh Bhagat, Gharu Ram, Gopal Sharma, Gagan, Arun, Ashok and others.
Meanwhile, in an another statement issued to KNS, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee has deeply condoled the sad demise of Chuni Lal Bhat, Ex-General Secretary JKPCC who died Yesterday after a brief illness. His cremation took place here today at Ban Talab cremation ground.
President J&KPCC, Ghulam Ahmed Mir expressed deep shock and grief over the sad demise of senior Congress leader Chuni Lal Bhat and described him a dedicated and sincere solider of the party. His death has created a void in the society which is hardly to be filled.
PCC Chief, on behalf of the entire rank and file of the party has conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. (KNS)