STATE TIMES NEWS NAGROTA: Invoking Dogra warrior Mian Dido’s spirit of love, compassion and inclusiveness, National Conference Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana on Monday said that the Duggar land has lived and practiced high values of humanity during the most testing times of history, as also in recent past. “Being inheritors of a glorious ethos, bequeathed by warriors like Mian Dido, the land of Dogras have never deviated from the path of humanism despite provocations, and, in fact have kept the flag of amity high even during hostile conditions,” Rana said while paying tribute to great Dogra warrior on his Shaheedi Diwas function here this afternoon. Rana along with Thakur Pavitar Singh (Retired Judge), President Shri Amar Kshatriya (Rajput) Sabha J&K; Samant Singh, Vice President, Shri Amar Kshatriya (Rajput) Sabha J&K; Ramesh Arora, MLC; Dhanater Singh Jamwal, Ravinder Singh Jamwal, Yogeshar Singh Jamwal, Sukhdev Singh Jamwal, Rakesh Singh Jamwal, Mangal Singh (Retired DySP), Dilbahadur Singh Jamwal, Surinder Singh (Gilli) and other prominent citizens paid floral tributes at the memorial of Mian Dido here. The NC Provincial President said that Dogra warriors have demonstrated their love for humanity, not only by words but deeds and actions. “Mian Dido fought for the cause of millions, irrespective of cast, creed and colour and the best way of remembering the warrior is to imbibe the spirit of his inclusiveness among younger generation,” Rana said while throwing light on the life and struggle of the great warrior. He said that reverence for Mian Dido is still echoing in folk songs sung in his remembrance by the indebted people. He said the land of warriors will never compromise with the identity and dignity, for which Mian Dido waged a relentless war over two centuries ago. “This day also reminds us of great Jammu heroes, who have struggled in their own way to carve out a place of honour for the selfless people of Jammu”, Rana said, urging the intelligentsia and opinion leaders to come forward and generate awareness about towering spiritual figures like Mian Dido, who strived all his life for strengthening bonds of communal amity and brotherhood. Rana said that Mian Dido has left an indelible mark of selfless service towards the society and his life will continue to inspire generations in future. “Let’s pledge to work for retaining character of the Duggar land, as per the vision of heroes like Mian Dido by further strengthening the spirit of accommodation, coexistence and tolerance. Life of Mian Dido was full of selfless service and sacrifice that remains the high point of Jammu ethos even now,” he added. The other speakers called upon the people to work for strengthening the bonds of unity and amity, saying that unity in diversity as a very strong point of the Duggar land that is needed to be sustained and nurtured. Others present on the occasion included Dharamvir Singh Jamwal, Ashok Kumar, Corporator, Sucha Singh, Corporator, Chowhdary Haroon, John Wilson, Kishori Lal, Amjad Beig, Sarpanch, Anwar Khan Sarpanch, Mohan Lal, Sarpanch, Vijay Lochan and Abdul Gani Teli.
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