Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti have extended their greetings on the occasion of Diwali, hoping the festival will be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity for people in the state. The Chief Minister said while celebrating festivals, the poor and needy should be remembered. In her greetings on the eve of Diwali, the Chief Minister hoped that the Festival of Lights would be harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
She said, “we have a rich tradition of celebrating festivals in amity and brotherhood in the state, in consonance with our unique multicultural ethos”.
“On this auspicious occasion I wish and pray that all good values of love, compassion, tolerance, mutual respect and brotherhood become hallmark of our society to take forward the State on the path of progress, prosperity and lasting peace,” she said.
Expressing grave concern over the plight of hapless border residents and the people in Kashmir Valley who are entangled in an agonising situation, the Chief Minister expressed the hope that all the right-thinking people would strive towards making peace a reality in and around Jammu and Kashmir.
“We have suffered too much and too long, let’s strive towards healing the wound and bringing peace in the lives of our people and ensure prosperity of our future generations,” she said.
In his message of felicitations, Vohra said that the festival symbolises the triumph of truth and righteousness over falsehood and of good over evil and highlights the ethos and high values of the country’s civilisational history.
Vohra has extended greetings to the people on Diwali and hoped that the auspicious occasion would bring peace, progress and prosperity in the state.
The Governor said that the festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity, tranquility and secularism, which are the hallmarks of our glorious composite cultural traditions and prayed for the well-being of the people of the State.