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Bihar CM conferred Mufti Mohammad Sayeed memorial Award in

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

was today conferred the first Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life at an official function here in the winter capital of The award, given by J-K N N Vohra, has been constituted by the PDP to commemorate the death anniversary of PDP founder and two-time state's Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The PDP founder died on January 7, 2016. Flanked by the CM Mehbooba Mufti, Indian-origin Lord Meghnad Desai, Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, N N Vohra presented an award -- a shawl and traditional fur cap to Kumar -- at the Zorawar Singh Auditorium in the city. Speaking on the occasion after receiving the award, Kumar thanked and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for conferring award to him for his Probity in Public life. "It is moment of happiness for me and that I was honoured by My focus is on development, peace and a corruption free and transparent governance inBihar", Kumar said. The chief minister, who was all praises for the PDP founder, invoked Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed's famous words when he said, "no solution will come from confrontation" and that disputes can be resolved through talks only. "was a and only of from Muslim Community.

He always worked for peace," he said. Earlier, had written to her counterpart stating that there was no better person - in terms of probity in political and public life - who could receive this award. She also threw light on Kumar's links with J&K, when as had laid foundation stones for and Baramulla rail lines. Kumar had closely worked with in the at the Centre. He was the minister of state for agriculture, when the latter served as home minister.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:10 IST
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