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BJP remembers Pt. Premnath Dogra

On the occasion of 44th death anniversary of Pt. Premnath Dogra, BJP leaders garlanded the portrait of Panditji and paid rich tributes to this Dogra leader in a programme held at party headquarters on Monday.
BJP Senior leader Chander Mohan Sharma described Pt. Premnath Dogra as far sighted and visionary leader, who in the context of the circumstance prevailing in those days, started politics of strengthening nationalism and patriotism in state and founded Praja Parishad, which stood and fought for total integration of the state with rest of the country. He embraced all sections of society with core of his heart, that is why he was elected President of Brahmin Sabha, President of Harijan Sevak Sangh and Sanatan Dharam Sabha.
State Vice-President Mamta Singh described Pt. Premnath Dogra as an institution in himself who never compromised on principles and worked to strengthen the nationalist forces in the state. She said that Dograji was the torch bearer of the ideology which preached unity for the cause of nation.
State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi said that the life of Panditji will remain to inspire the generations to come and it will also induce the patriotic feelings in them. He said that real tributes to this Dogra leader would be to take forward his mission of full integration of the state with the rest of the country.
State Secretary Vikram Randhawa said that the present day BJP is the tree whose sapling was sown by Panditji during the times of Praja Parishad. He said that merely remembering such leaders once in a year is not enough and we need to organize regular programmes to spread the message of concern for the nation.
State Secretary Aseem Gupta spoke on different aspects of the life of Pt. Premnath Dogra and describe him as a great patriot who had the skill of uniting the people.
State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta said that Pt. Premnath Dogra was widely respected as the prominent leader of Jammu and people would assemble in thousands on one call of this leader. He said that Dograji set high standards of politics in the state.
Jammu District President Ayodhya Gupta, in his tributes, said that Dograji led a number of agitations to give befitting replies to the Kashmir-centric policies and always fought for the cause of Jammu.
Proceedings of the programme were conducted by State Secretary Sanjay Baru and Jammu District President Baldev Singh Ballowria expressed gratitude to the senior leaders for sharing their experiences with present day party activists on the life of Panditji.
Karan Singh, Rajni Sethi, Suresh Jamwal, Usha Choudhary, Sakina Bano, Aseem Gupta, Bansi Lal Bharti, MLAS Rajesh Gupta and Tsering Dorjey, Balbir Ram Rattan, Purnima Sharma, Arvind Gupta, Baldev Singh Ballawria, Ayodhya Gupta, Sanjeeta Dogra, Sunil Dogra, Rekha Mahajan, Bawa Sharma, Gurmeet Randhawa, Rakesh Mishra, Monika Khosla, Sat Pal Karlupia, Raj Kumar, Jaideep Sambyal, Balwan Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Tripta Jamwal, Jeet Angral, Vijay Sharma, Dinesh Gupta, Kulbushan Vohra, Omkar Singh and Balbir Gupta also paid their tributes.