JAMMU, NOVEMBER 10– Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday felicitated people on the auspicious occasion of Diwali wishing them happiness and well-being.
In his message of greetings on the eve of Deepawali, Mufti Sayeed hoped that the Festival of Lights would be harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the state.
The Chief Minister said while celebrating festivals, we must remember the poor and needy and share joy with them. He said we have a rich tradition of celebrating festivals in amity and brotherhood in the state, in consonance with our unique multicultural ethos.
Meanwhile, Governor N. N. Vohra has extended warm greetings to the people on Diwali, the festival of lights, and hoped that this auspicious occasion would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
In his message of felicitations, the Governor observed that this festival symbolizes the triumph of truth and righteousness over falsehood and of good over evil and highlights the ethos and high values of the country’s civilizational history.
The Governor hoped 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.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh has extended his greetings to the people of the state on the eve of Diwali.
In a message, he hoped that the festival of lights would usher an era of peace, prosperity and development. He said that while celebrating the festival we must also remember to share joy and happiness with the weaker and downtrodden sections of the society.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that we have a rich tradition of celebrating festivals in amity and brotherhood and it has continued to flourish since ages.
Member Parliament & PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, has extended warm Diwali greetings to the people of the state, expressing hope that the tradition of celebrating festivals in an atmosphere of amity and brotherhood would further strengthen and add colour to the celebrations.
In her message, Mehbooba said the auspicious occasion reflects the ultimate triumph of goodness and noble human values. “We hope this Festival of Lights brings happiness into the lives of the people of J&K,” she added.
She also prayed that the holy festival will herald peace, prosperity and progress in the state.
Meanwhile, Advisor to the Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo has extended warm Diwali greetings to the people of the State.
In his greetings, Prof Mattoo said that the festival of light signifies triumph of good over evil.
He said the festival reaffirms our belief in the age old bond of love, brotherhood and care for others, embedded in our rich history.
Director General of Police, (DGP), Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar extended warm greetings to all ranks of Jammu and Kashmir Police, their families and people of the State on the auspicious occasion of festival of lights.
In his message, Mr. Rajendra said that Diwali reminds us that we must share joy and happiness with all sections of society. He said, the occasion teaches us to rededicate ourselves in the service of people, reaffirm our commitment towards brotherhood and selfless service to humanity.
Mr. Rajendra also prayed for peace and prosperity in the State.