Rana pays tribute to GL Dogra, leader of masses

JAMMU: Describing Pt Girdhari Lal Dogra as leader of the masses, National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today said his political acumen and down to earth approach will continue to inspire generations and motivate them to serve the people with a sense of commitment.

“A politician par excellence, Dogra will always be remembered for his qualities of head and heart”, Rana said while paying floral tributes to the veteran leader on his death anniversary at Dogra Chowk here.

Rana said Dogra had created a niche for himself as he literally remained at the beck and call of his people, especially at the time of need. This reflected his humane facet of ‘service without self’, especially as he kept himself available to the people particularly the under-privileged, he said, adding that Dogra was an epitome of simplicity whose role in socio-economic development remained guiding force for the younger generation of politicians with singular motto of serving the people.

The Provincial President recalled the contribution of Pandit Girdhari Lal Dogra towards welfare and development of Jammu and Kashmir in his various capacities including as a minister, saying he had endeared himself across the political spectrum. He described him as an able administrator who left indelible mark of public service.

Rana referred to the unflinching commitment of Dogra to democratic values and secular ethos and said he was second to none on the administrative front. His contribution of economic edifice of Jammu and Kashmir as finance minister is remembered even now, he said.