He exhorted the cadre across the union territory to remain steadfast in their resolve of serving people and strengthening bonds of inclusiveness.
The octogenarian leader, who was candid and witty in his nearly-35-minute speech, said one is even afraid of a handshake or a hug in the current situation.
He prayed for the success of the COVID-19 vaccine and urged people to maintain communal harmony and brotherhood at all costs for overall prosperity and development.
Valley in 2020: Amid rising heat over Article 370 revocation, electoral process resumed with DDC polls
The year 2020 began amid uncertainty as most of the mainstream political leaders continued to be under various forms of detention following the landmark constitutional amendments of 2019.
About 51 per cent of the total 57 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in the elections.
The ED on Saturday attached residential and commercial properties worth nearly Rs 12 crore of the former chief minister of the erstwhile state in an ongoing case of alleged money laundering.
Political vendetta against Gupkar Alliance: J&K parties lash out at Centre over seizure of Farooq's assets
The ED on Saturday attached residential and commercial properties worth nearly Rs 12 crore of former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah in an ongoing case of alleged money laundering.
Abdullah, who is the Srinagar Lok Sabha MP, is in touch with his lawyers and mulling legal options to fight the charges and attachment of properties.
Abrogation of J-K's special status has coincided with steep rise in human rights violation: Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah said that restricting the movement of mainstream political leaders has become the order of the day.
The J&K government last month cancelled all land transfers under Roshni Act after J&K High Court declared the Roshni Act as null and void.
In the four-page vision document, the BJP said after abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, J&K is on path of peace and development and stone pelting is over.
The list also highlighted the headquarters of their National Conference in both Srinagar and Jammu were legalised under the controversial Roshni Act.
J&K Congress vice-president Ghulam Nabi Monga confirmed this newspaper that his party has severed the seat-sharing agreement with the PAGD.
Candidates put up by the PAGD are immediately whisked away to 'secure locations' in the name of security and confined to those 'secure locations', he said.
Asserting that the evolution of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir is distinctive compared to any other part of the country, Abdullah said this evolution is a 'bloodied journey'.