Pt. Premnath Dogra was a visionary leader: Sat
On the occasion of 133th birth anniversary of Pt. Premnath Dogra, the State BJP led by State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) organized a colorful programme under his statue at Dogra Chowk. It commenced with performing of havan, followed by garlanding of the statue and felicitation of outstanding sportspersons of Jammu at the venue.
BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, while paying tributes, said that Pt. Premnath Dogra was an institution in himself, who, with his vision and able leadership successfully led the historic “Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan” agitation of 1953. Although we lost tallest leader Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee while agitating against permit system but succeeded in getting it abolished . Similarly, the Jammu Province lost 16 patriotic citizens who laid down their lives for the honour of Tiranga in Hiranagar, Ramban, Jourian and Sunderbani. The consistent agitation resulted into the abolition of the provision of separate post of Prime Minister but still separate flag and constitution do exist and the party is committed to fulfill the dream of Pandit ji.
State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, while speaking in details on the life of Panditji, said that the personality, dedication towards the national cause and zero compromise on basic principles earned the distinction for him being called Sher-e-Duggar. He said that besides a visionary leader, Dogra ji was also an outstanding sportsman and excelled in football while in play ground. He said that Panditji had nourished Praja Parishad and later Bharatiya Jana Sangh in the state which has finally resulted into BJP becoming a strong political party and now sharing power in the government.
MLC Ashok Khajuria said that present situation in the state needs the leaders like Pt. Premnath Dogra who always stood like a rock against the forces which were working to weaken the state’s relations with the Union of India.
MoS Education Priya Sethi said that the contribution of Panditji has been splendid in leading the agitation which set examples to be followed by generations to come.
Senior leader Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma said that although Panditji had different view on some important issues but still the then opposition parties had very high regards for him which itself speak that he was a matchless leader.
MLA Rajesh Gupta said that the mission of Pt. Premnath Dogra is still incomplete and each one of us is committed to devote time and energy to achieve the same.
MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa said that the true tribute to this great leader would be to adopt his ideology in our lives.
Sat Sharma and other senior leaders of the party also felicitated outstanding international and national level sports persons hailing from Jammu which included Pawan Sharma, Manju Sahni, Bhanu Partap and Govind Sareen.
Parmod Kapahi, Yudhvir Sethi, Rajni Sethi, Pawan Khajuria, Bansi Lal Bharti, Shiv Kumar Gupta, Sakina Bano, N.D. Rajwal, Suresh Jamwal, Sanjay Baru, Anuradha Charak, Aseem Gupta, MLA Dalip Parihar, Praduman Singh, Jugal Gupta, Munish Sharma, Purnima Sharma, Anju Dogra, Sanjita Dogra, Baldev Singh Billawaria, Ayodhya Gupta, Anju Dogra, Sanjita Dogra, Rajiv Charak, Vinay Gupta, Kulbushan Mohtra, Kuldeep Kandhari, Shipli Verma, Parshotam Sharma, Govind Sareen, Dr. A.K. Kharu, V.K. Sethi, Ramesh Sharma, Vijay Sharma, Tanveer Baba, Dinesh Gupta, Ashwani Sharma, Balwan Sharma, Gulshan Mahajan, Arun Gupta, Arun Sethi, Vidya Devi also paid their tributes.