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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to late Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra on his birth centenary celebrations at General Zorawar Singh auditorium of Jammu University.

Modi addressed a gathering at the auditorium and said that Dogra inspired a line of leaders during his political career. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also attended the celebrations.


Modi attends the birth centenary celebrations of former Finance Minister of the state, Dogra in Jammu.

12: 46 pm: Abhi hum yahan masti se baithe hai lekin parson dekhna aap, kaisa muqabla hota hai: PM Modi pointing towards GN Azad

12:43 pm: In public life it is essential to respect people no matter their political line of thought: PM Modi

12:36 pm: There is never a question of political untouchability. Everyone who has worked for the nation is to be respected: PM Modi

12:31 pm: The hope is that we are inspired by the life Dogra sahab lived as a human being & a political leader: PM Modi

12:30 pm: There was no similarity in the political line of thought of Dogra sahab and Arun Jaitley ji & neither are remembered due to each other: PM

12:30 pm: Aur aap logon ko to pata hai ki aaj kal daamaadon ke baare mai kya baatein hoti hain: PM Modi

12:29 pm: Kursi di na di, beti zaroor di: PM Modi on Girdhari Lal-Arun Jaitley

 Jab ki Arun Jaitley ji aur Girdhari Lal ji ki vichaar dhara bilkul alag thi: PM Modi

12:27 pm:

12:24 pm: In the exhibits I saw earlier, in all of Girdhari Lal ji's photos I never saw single person from his family: PM Modi

12:23 pm: Its a victory for Girdhari Lal Dogra ji that he inspired a line of leaders after him, he became a man who shaped a generation of leaders: PM

12:21 pm: Rajneeti ka durbhaagya aisa hai ki marne ke baad bohat kam rajneta jeevit rehte hain: PM Modi

12:20 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaking at the centenary celebrations of Girdhari Lal Dogra in Jammu.

12:14 pm: &K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed speaking at the centenary celebrations of Girdhari Lal Dogra in Jammu.

12:13 pm: Dograji was a 24carat hardcore Congressman. But his admirers were from across political parties: Ghulam Nabi Azad

12:12 pm: It is from Dograji I learnt nuances of public speaking. He was an epitome of simplicity: Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu

12:01 pm: Senior Congress leader Dr.Karan Singh speaks in Dogri at G L Dogra's centenary celebrations

11:45 am:

11:42 am: Girdharilal Dogra was Finance Minister of Jammu & Kashmir for 27 years: ANI

11:41 am: Girdharilal Dograji presented 26 budgets as finance minister...a man who never complained, was genial: FM Arun Jaitley

11:40 am: Dogra sahab never lost an election, he was a man of high integrity: Arun Jaitley

11:38 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks at the the centenary celebrations of Dogra in Jammu.

11:35 am: Modi, Jaitley and Sayeed attend the centenary celebrations of Dogra.

Modi is likely to announce a mega development package of Rs. 70,000 crore for Jammu and Kashmir during the day-long visit to Jammu.

The security has been beefed up in the city and in and around the University against the backdrop of several infiltration bids from the Pakistani side of the border.

"Elaborate security arrangements have been kept in place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Jammu," SSP (in charge) Jammu Rajiv Panday told PTI.

No vehicles will be allowed inside the University building without proper checking and people entering the venue will be allowed inside only if they have a valid identity card, he said.

A team of Special Protection Group (SPG) of Prime Minister's security arrived in Jammu on Thursday and reviewed the security arrangements at the venue.

"We have covered all the areas near the venue, the police and other security agencies have sanitised the area and personnel have been deployed on all the high-rise buildings in and around the venue," Panday said.

Additional checkpoints have also been set up across the area in view of the several infiltration attempts in the last few days. The Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt in Poonch, while another bid was foiled by the BSF in RS Pura sector, ANI reports.

In the recent days, Pakistan violated ceasefire thrice in two days. Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing, killing one woman and injuring many others, including civilians and BSF jawans. 

(With inputs from ANI tweets)