JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who have headed to Jammu today are scheduled to participate in the centenary celebrations of Jammu and Kashmir leader Girdhari Lal Dogra. He paid tribute to late leader of Jammu and Kashmir Dogra and said that he lived an extraordinary life.
Here are the highlights of what PM Modi said:
•This is the centenary of Girdhari Lal ji.
•The circumstances in politics are such that after their death, the memory of only few political leaders remains alive.
•Girdhari La Dogra ji is one of those leaders whose memory lives on.
•Not even a single person from his family is seen in any of his pictures. That’s a big thing. His family is seen in only one picture that is on his funeral.
•It is a message for the current political scenario.
•His public life was an example.
•Dogra was a visionary leader in Jammu and Kashmir
•He was dedicated to serving his people and land.
•He appointed Ghulam Nabi as youth Congress leader.