J&K Governor recalls his days with former P.M Gujral
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 11/30/2012 at 6:16AM
Comments | Region: India
Jammu, November 30 (Scoop News) – N. N. Vohra, Governor J&K, has expressed deep sorrow on the passing away of I. K. Gujral, former Prime Minister of India, with whom he has served as the Principal Secretary during 1997-98.
Raj Bhavan spokesman confirmed that the Governor had written to Naresh Gujral, M.P to convey his feelings to all members of the late P.M’s family and wished eternal peace to the departed soul. In his letter, the Governor recalled the very difficult time during which Gujral Sahib served as P.M, and remembered that despite serious challenges on various fronts, the P.M had consistently maintained courtesy, decorum and gentlemanliness in his dealings with one and all. Vohra also recalled the fervent efforts made by Gujral to foster friendly relations with neighbouring countries, particularly with Pakistan, and the several meetings he had with Mian Nawaz Sharief.
Meanwhile Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has condoled the sad demise of former Prime Minister of India, I. K. Gujral, describing it a great loss to the Nation.
Omar Abdullah said that the Gujral was a man of high principles and stature. He said late Gujral’s contribution to the Nation in various capacities and as the 12th Prime Minister of India is glaring.
Omar said that Gujral set five principles known as Gujral Doctrine which included establishing a good rapport with the neighbouring countries and settling the dispute through peaceful negotiations.
Omar said that late Gujral took part in the Freedom Struggle of India and participating in Quite India Movement. Gujral was great lover of Urdu, he wrote various poetic pieces in Urdu and spoke Urdu fluently.
In his condolence message, Omar Abdullah expressed solidarity with the members of bereaved family and conveyed his sympathy to them. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.