Azad arrives in Jammu on 3-day visit

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/27/2021 3:57:52 PM

Azad greatest ambassador of J&K at for four decades: Mir

JAMMU, Feb 26: Former Rajya Sabha member and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad arrived in Jammu on a three-day visit on Friday to a rousing reception at the airport by party leaders and workers.
Former legislative assembly speaker Tara Chand, former J&K Congress president Peerzada Mohammad Sayed, former minister GM Saroori, Jugal Kishore, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Subhash Gupta and Naresh Gupta had lined up on the airport road to welcome Azad. During his three day visit Azad will be attending social and religious functions of Gandhi Global Family, Guru Ravi Das Sabha and Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust before returning to Delhi on Sunday.
Led by JKPCC Chief GA Mir, Senior leaders of PCC including former ministers/legislators, corporators and leaders of frontal wings DCC Presidents and DCC urban and rural accorded rousing reception to Azad.
Azad also visited the Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters Shaheedi Chowk, Jammu on the invitation of PCC. Amidst raising of slogans, he was welcomed in the party HQ by large number of senior leaders of the party.
JKPCC president presented a shawl to the visiting leader on behalf of the party as a token of respect and felicitation of his role and contribution at the national level and as Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha.
Addressing the gathering Azad thanked the PCC leaders for the hearty welcome at the party headquarters.
Azad said that the aim and effort of every Congressman should be to strengthen the party especially in these tough times.
He said that its time to work more with close co-ordination in the wake of challenges before the party.
He referred to his long experience in the party and the legislative experience, said that the present times is more challenging and every Congressman shall have to put concerted efforts.
He said that difference in the Congress ideology and the BJP is that Congress believes in uniting the society by respecting the diversity in our country, while the later creates hatred and division.
He asserted that he shall continue his efforts to strengthen the party throughout the country including Jammu and Kashmir by whatever way it is possible. He ruled out any differences within the party at any levels and said that there could be some differences of perceptions but not the goal. The aim is to suggest ways to strengthen the organization, in view of his experience and to promote talent in the party at various levels. Azad remembered those partymen who lost their lives during Covid especially former Member Parliament Madan Lal Sharma and former minister Mohd. Sharief Niaz.
Earlier, G.A.Mir lauded the role played by GN Azad though out his long public life and termed him as a great ambassador of Jammu and Kashmir at the national level for over four decades.
Mir referred to his contributions in various capacities and hoped that Azad would continue to guide the J&K unit to work more vigorously for the strengthening of the party in Jammu and Kashmir, where Congress is the only hope of the people.
He referred to the historical role of Congress party especially the special bonds of relationship of Nehru-Gandhi family with the people of Jammu and Kashmir all through from pre 1947 till date. He lauded the efforts and the role played by Shri Azad at the time of crisis especially since august 05, 2019 and said that people are highly appreciative of his contributions and look forward him for his guidance and leadership.



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