SRINAGAR, JULY 10: National Conference on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Madar-e-Meharbaan, Begum Akbar Jahan on her 18th death anniversary which will observed on the 11th of July across the State.
In a message on the occasion of the 18th Death Anniversary of Madar-e-Meharbaan Begum Akbar Jahan, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah, while paying glowing tributes, has said she was an epitome of selfless social service, conviction, piety and courage.
“Madar-e-Meharbaan was not only a pillar of moral support to Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah but also a compassionate mother of the people who always demonstrated a commitment to lead them in his absence against all odds. She worked tirelessly for the amelioration of the poor and weak sections of society and took upon herself the role to be the voice of the downtrodden”, Dr. Farooq said.
In his message on this occasion, NC Vice President, Omar Abdullah highlighted the tremendous work done by Madar-e-Meharbaan for the cause of women empowerment in the State and said she was a staunch advocate of educating women and providing them with equal rights of dignity, empowerment and honour.
“Madar-e-Meharbaan is a timeless icon that will continue to be a beacon of inspiration for those who are tirelessly working for the cause of women empowerment and the rights of the voiceless sections of society. Her contribution in establishing Development Boards and Hostels for tribal and economically backward sections of the society is historic and continues to bear fruit to this day. National Conference will continue to treasure the legacy of Madar-e-Meharbaan and work with honesty and sincerity to uphold our values and ideals”, NC Vice President said.
Senior NC Leaders including NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior Leaders Abdul Rahim Rather, Muhammad Shafi Uri, Mian Altaf, Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Sharif-ud-din Shariq, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Mubarak Gul, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Shameema Firdous, Sakina Ittoo, Dr. Bashir Veeri, Ali Muhammad Dar, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy, Sajjad Kitchloo, Irfan Ahmed Shah and all party legislators and former legislators have paid glowing tributes to Madar-e-Meharbaan on her 17th Death Anniversary.
Congregational Fateha-Khwaani will be held and floral tributes paid at Qaid Mazaar, Naseem Bagh at 10:30 am on Wednesday morning and will be attended by party leaders and activists. Commemorative functions will be held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan Jammu and Ladakh and Kargil on this occasion.