JAMMU: Bharatiya Janata Party remembered Sher-e-Duggar, Prem Nath Dogra, garlanded his statue and performed Havan on his 135th Birthday at Prem Nath Dogra Chowk, Jammu.
Jugal, while remembering the services of Pandit ji for the society and the nation, said that born on 24th of October’ 1884, Pandit ji dedicated his whole life for the masses. He said that Pandit ji always worked for uplifting the socio-economic status of downtrodden. He said that popularly known as Sher-e-Duggar was instrumental in forming Praja Parishad along with other stalwarts like Balraj Madhok.
He said that Pandit ji laid the strong foundation of today’s BJP as the President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
Sat Sharma, in his address, said that Pandit ji beside being a noble soul played a major role for the unification of State of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. He said that Pandit ji was instrumental in leading the agitation for the pride of common masses, the Praja Parishad Agitation which ultimately proved to be a success with popular slogan of Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan and the BJP today is following the same principle under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ashok Khajuria, in his address, appealed to the party workers to work dedicatedly for ensuring the reach of party principles to every household of the region. He said that we must follow the principle of Pt. ji, who was equally respected by his politically opponents as well.
Rajesh Gupta said that the role and sacrifices of this soil must be recognised by the people from all walks of life. He prompted every senior person to tell the tales of the local heroes to the future generation, to pass on the great legacy.
District Jammu General Secretary Vinay Gupta conducted the proceedings of the stage.