Chief Minister and Working President of National Conference Omar Abdullah Tuesday highlighted the sacrifices made by J&K National Conference (NC) and its leadership time and again in the larger interests of the people of the State.
As per a statement Omar said, “NC and its activists have withstood so many onslaughts and challenges particularly during the period of disturbance, but it came out victorious and stronger for the fact that it lives in the minds and hearts of the people.” He asked the workers to nurture the high principles of NC and always stand for the public cause.
Omar also claimed that NC is the “torch bearer” of amity, brotherhood, solidarity, peace and inclusive development of all the regions and sub-regions of the State.
“You represent public aspirations, you are the legacy holders of the high principles preached and nurtured by Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, you are the hope of people and your party NC symbolizes the State’s secular democratic credentials,” he told National Conference workers and impressed upon them to uphold these principles and work to mitigate difficulties of the people at all levels.
“Despite many attempts by some elements to weaken and damage National Conference even using force against its workers, NC has emerged stronger and firm on its principles, and its workers stood like a monolith,” he said adding that NC flag is up-mast in every village, every area and every region of the State vindicating the popularity of the party.
Addressing the office bearers of NC Islamabad District here, the Chief Minister said that power has never been the objective of NC, but public service is the only benchmark of the functioning of this Party.
The NC Working President said that people are fountain head of power and National Conference is a public movement rather than mere a political party. “Our only aim in politics is public good and prosperity of the State”, he said adding that NC has exhibited this trait time and again since its inception.
Omar asked NC workers to make people aware of the path breaking and historic initiatives taken by the Government to empower people at grass roots and make them equal partners in governance, plan formulation and implementation of development schemes.
“You should make common man aware of the authority your government has given him by enacting historic Public Services Guarantee Act and Right to Information Act. You should tell them how your government has made them legally empowered to demand important listed public services in a time bound manner and question the government for its all actions and omissions”, he said. He asked them to inform people about the hundreds of development projects launched in the State during the last four and half years in all sectors of development. “You should tell them about the measures put in place by the Government for bringing transparency and accountability in the administration”, he said and presented resume of other decisions taken by his government to provide good governance in the State.