Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Tulmullah, Ganderbal to personally greet members of Pandit community who had come in large numbers to attend the Khirbhawani Mela.
The Chief Minister, on the occasion, took stock of the arrangements made by the administration for the devotees, many of whom had come from outside the State. She visited the stalls put up by various Government agencies like Health Department, District administration, Fire & Emergency Services, Police etc for the convenience of the devotees.
Interacting with the devotees, Mehbooba Mufti said people in Kashmir eagerly await the return of their Kashmiri brethren. She said the socio cultural milieu of Valley is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits. She also extended her good wishes to them on the auspicious day and also enquired about the arrangements made for them.
A large number of Kashmiri Muslims had come to meet their Pandit brethren on the occasion. Many Muslim neighbours had put up stalls for the convenience of the devotees, a gesture which was deeply appreciated by the devotees. The Chief Minister also hailed the gesture of the local Muslims and appealed the devotees to pray for peace, harmony and brotherhood which has been a characteristic feature of the State.
Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo; senior officers of divisional and District administration accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.