Jammu and Kashmir News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving in Jammu on the occasion of Birth Centenary of Late Shri Girdhari Lal Dogra which is being organized by Shri Girdhari Lal Dogra Memorial Trust.
PM Modi is also expected to announce a 70,000 Crore developmental package for the state today. Security has been beefed up in and around Jammu ahead of PM Modi’s visit. The venue for the function, General Zorawar Singh Auditorium of the Jammu University has been secured and sealed. No vehicle is being allowed inside the varsity and every one entering the university premises is being checked thoroughly.
Latest developments and updates are below:
“Very few politicians are remembered with such dignity, years after they die. Girdhari Lal Dogra is one those rare gems.”- Modi
“There are many like Dr. Karan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who are grateful that they got to work with Girdhari Lal Dogra. He worked with nobility and in today’s political scenario, integrity and honesty like Dogra ji is nowhere to be seen”- Modi lauds G.L.Dogra’s honesty and integrity adding that he was a message in himself. He became a man who shaped a generation of leaders.
Modi jokes about Girdhari Lal Dogra marrying off his daughter to Arun Jaitley, “Kursi na sahi, beti to di.”
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad remembers Late Shri G.L.Dogra- “His honesty, his integration, his service is still lauded by all of us present here and who have known him for years. He never compromised in the name of communalism, regionalism or even casteism and served for twenty six years with nobility.”
Dr. Karan Singh welcomes PM Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other guests. “Late Shri G.L. Dogra served the state like a pillar as a Finance Minister for 26 years,” Karan Singh remembers G.L. Dogra while addressing his speech in Dogri.
Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma’s Santoor vadan performance at the G.L.Dogra Birth centenary celebration in Jammu
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses the gathering and welcomes PM Modi, Deputy CM Nirmal Singh, CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Governor NN Vohra, MoP Jitendra Singh, Dr. Karan Singh and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Ceremony soon to begin.
PM Modi Arrives at the venue
11: 09 AM
The venue, Zorawar Singh Auditorium, Jammu University has been sealed and secured ahead of PM Modi’s arrival.