To rejoice the spirit of Ramadan with people from all walks of life, Minister for Education and Chairman District Development Board Baramulla, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Saturday evening hosted an Iftar party at Dak Bungalow.
The socio-religious event was attended by people from almost all sections of the society and had the message of spreading love, affection and mutual trust among all.
Besides Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari, legislators, including Javed Ahmad Beigh, Mohammad Abbas Wani, Abdul Rashid Dar, Ghulam Nabi Monga, it was attended by senior members of Bar Association Baramulla, leaders from different political parties, members of business associations, journalists from print and electronic media, members of civil society, office bearers of fruit growers associations of Baramulla and Sopore and members of trade unions of the district.
Senior sectoral officers, principals of schools and colleges besides officers from police, paramilitary forces and army also attended the function. The Iftar began with the traditional breaking of fast and offering of Maghrib Namaz (dusk prayers). This was followed by dinner in which customary Wazwan was served.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, highlighted that the spirit behind organizing the event, was to celebrate the core values of our society, epitomized by unity in diversity and universal brotherhood.
Bukhari described Ramadan as a month of mercy, during which the soul is purified and the body is cleansed. “This holy month is not only a month of “moral abstinence,” it also has the social virtue of creating new bonds of understanding between all classes of people.
The Minister for Education thanked all the guests for attending it and wished peace and harmony prevails in Kashmir.