Farooq, Omar greet people on Mahashivratri

JAMMU : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and working President Omar Abdullah on Saturday greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated as Herath by Kashmiri Pandits.
In his message, Dr Farooq Abdullah hoped that the festival would be celebrated in true spirit of the State’s composite culture and shall strengthen the bonds of amity and brotherhood between various communities.
Felicitating the people, Omar Abdullah said that this auspicious day embeds in it a rich cultural heritage. He hoped that the traditions of brotherhood and amity demonstrated by the people on this day through centuries will continue to inspire generations and help in building a harmonious society.
Meanwhile, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana has also extended greetings on Mahashivratri, saying this festival inspires people to strive towards the pursuit of truth which leads to the ultimate consciousness epitomized by Lord Shiva. He hoped the festival would be celebrated in a spirt of amity and brotherhood for which the State is known from times immemorial.