JAMMU, June 23: Glowing tributes were paid to founder president of Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and a great visionary leader of India, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on his 66th Martyrdom Day today across the State by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Remembering great ideologue and first president of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, BJP State unit paid floral tributes to its leader, held a seminar and released books related to historical struggle of Jana Sangh on his Martyrdom Day.
In order to commemorate the Balidan Diwas of Dr Mookerjee a grand function was organized at BJP Headquarter, Trikuta Nagar here. Function began with the laying of wreaths and paying floral tributes on the statue of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, followed by “seminar” and “book release” function.
Floral wreaths were laid by State president, Ravinder Raina along with State general secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, MP (Rajya Sabha), Shamsher Singh Manhas, former Dy. CM Kavinder Gupta, former Minister, Sat Sharma and , State general secretaries, Dr. Narinder Singh, Yudhvir Sethi and other senior leaders of the party. Seminar started with singing of “Vande Mataram”.
In his presidential address, Ravinder Raina, while paying his respects to this great leader of India, said that anti-national forces had hatched a conspiracy to separate Jammu-Kashmir from India, which was foiled by Dr. Mookerjee’s supreme sacrifice. It was the courage of Dr. Mookerjee that he rejected the permit system of entry into Jammu and Kashmir by risking his life and sacrificed himself for it.
He said that Dr. Mookerjee was a saint of modern world. He said that, he served as barrister, got appointed as youngest VC of Calcutta University, participated in all the movements against the Britishers, served as Minister for Industry and Supply in Nehru’s Council, but later, quit Congress owing to its anti-people policies and laid the foundation of nationalist Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951, which today has its base in every Indian State and even abroad. He said the life and achievements of Dr. Mookerjee are a constant source of inspiration for the party and the young generation.
Ashok Kaul, in welcome address, gave a detailed account of life and sacrifice of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee. He highlighted the extraordinary intellect and academic excellence achieved by Dr. Mookerjee. He explained how he sacrificed his life for the true unification of State with Union of India, while fighting for “Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan”. He also remembered Dr. Mookerjee’s association with the Pt. Prem Nath Dogra for the cause of J&K and said the Dr. Mookhejee lost his life for J&K which is a pure “political custodial killing”.
Shamsher Singh Manhas, dwelled at length on the political life of Dr. Mookerjee and his dedication to nationalism. He urged upon everybody to follow the principles of the ideology and said that till today he remains as the source of inspiration to everybody.
Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, gave detailed account of struggles faced by Dr. Mookerjee and explained how he travelled from Delhi to Pathankot entering Jammu & Kashmir without permit leading the uncalled events followed.
Seminar was followed by release of 2 books in Hindi, “Jammu-Kashmir Ki Sangharsh Gatha-Praja Parishad Ka Itihaas” and “100 documents-a Reference Book”, compiled by Kulbhushan Mohtra, Incharge of Library & Documentation Department of party, which were released by party president, Ravinder Raina and other dignitaries. The individuals who assisted in translation of books were also honoured on the occasion.
Stage proceedings were carried by Brig.(retd) Anil Gupta, while note of thanks was presented by Parneesh Mahajan.
Programme was organized by Policy Research and Good Governance Departments of the party.
Rich tributes were paid to Dr. Mookerjee on more than 1985 booths as well as programme remembering the great ideologue were also held at district, Mandal and Ward offices across the State.
Rich tributes were paid to Dr Mookerjee by former Minister, Sat Sharma, president Jammu West district BJP, Ayodhya Gupta, Corporator Sanjay Baru, State treasurer of the party Prabaht Singh Jamwal and general secretary, Talab Tillo Mandal of the party Keshwav Chopra at a function held at Talab Tillo today.
BJP OBC Morcha also paid glowing tributes to Dr Mookerjee here today and organised a Bhandara near Balidan Stambh near Bahu Fort Colony, here. The programme was organized by Braham Jyot Satti State general secretary, BJP OBC Morcha. Munish Sharma, All Morchas incharge was the chief guest while Rajiv Bhardwaj and Pardeep Sharma were special guests who paid rich tributes to late leader.
On the occasion of the Balidan Divas of Dr Mookerjee a medical camp was organised by BJP State general secretary, Yudhvir Sethi and Manager of Manipal hospitals, Amit Balgotra here today.
The camp was inaugurated by BJP State president, Ravinder Raina while former MLA, Rajesh Gupta, chairman Sanitary JMC, Baldev Singh Billoria, Prabhari district Jammu, Jugal Dogra, corporator, Anil Masoom were also present on the occasion.
Another function was organized by BJP district Unit Rajouri in which party MLC Vibodh Gupta, BJP district president, Dinesh Sharma, district president, Mahila Morcha, Anju Khullar, Kamal Bakshi, Nita Kochar and others paid glowing tributes to Dr Mookerjee.
To pay tributes to Dr Mookerjee a function was held at Wazir Lane Ward No 41, Talab Tillo Bohri at the residence of ex corporator, Pushpa Wazir in which glowing tributes were paid to founder president of Jana Sangh and great son of India.
Rich tributes were paid to Dr Mookerjee at his martyrdom day at a special function organized by district BJP led by Prem Nath Dogra. The function was attended by all the office bearers of the district who termed Dr Mookerjee a great visionary who revolted against the wrong policies of Congress as he foresaw that these policies are not in the larger interests of the nation as a whole.