Expressing hope for the future, Farooq Abdullah said, "I might not be there, but Rahul's children and Omar's children will definitely see that dream fulfilled."
He said that there would always be those who were enemies of peace and progress, but obstacles would need to be met with strength and fortitude.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah welcomed Rahul Gandhi, telling the audience that Rahul Gandhi was a personal friend and a friend of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Image: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi with Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways C.P. Joshi, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Z-Morh Tunnel at Sonamarg, 100 kms from Srinagar on Thursday, October 4, 2012.