Srinagar: Various public officials, political and social outfits have greeted people on the Eid-ul-Azha festival being celebrated in Indian sub-continent on Saturday.
The Council of ministers greeted the people of the State on the auspicious occasion. In an official statement, the Ministers hoped that the auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, amity, and brotherhood and will be harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity for the State and its people.
They also expressed hope that the Eid would open a new chapter of progress and all round development in the State.
Abdullahs greet people
National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah greeted the people of the state and the entire Muslim fraternity on the auspicious occasion.
Praying for peace, stability and prosperity in the state, Abdullahs said Eid was a special occasion to remember the lesser privileged, destitute and downtrodden and to share joys with them.
Highlighting the spirit of sacrifice and selflessness that is epitomized by Eid-ul-Azha, the duo said it was important to remember families, especially children who had lost their near and dear ones to violence.
“Eid-ul-Azha is a special occasion for all of us to dedicate ourselves to the service of our people and to work earnestly to resolve issues that continue to adversely affect their lives,” they said.
Senior National Conference leaders party legislators and functionaries have also extended warm greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee
Expressing joy and happiness over the festival of Eid-ul-Azha, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) greeted the people of the state, particularly the majority Muslim community, and expressed hope that the festival would be harbinger of peace and prosperity in the state, particularly in Kashmir valley.
In a statement issued here today, the Chairman of the APSCC, Jagmohan Singh Raina hoped that it would further strengthen the bonds between different communities living harmoniously in J&K. He said that the people belonging to different communities, including Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists have had age old bonds of living together in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. “The peaceful and harmonious nature of living together in this state is an outstanding feature of Jammu and Kashmir,” Raina said in a statement.
DGP greets people
Director General of Police S P Vaid has wished the people, families of slain policemen, and all police personnel and their families a joyful Eid.
In his message, Vaid expressed hope that the festival will bring joy and happiness among the people of the State including cops and the families of killed policemen. “Let us pray on this auspicious occasion that peace and prosperity return and flourish in our State and let we work together for a crime and violence free State,” DGP said in a statement.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan also greeted all police personnel their families and the people of J&K, on the auspicious occasion.
“The festival (of Eid-ul-Azha) reminds us to share our joys with destitute and deserving. The occasion teaches us to rededicate ourselves for the service of people, reaffirm our commitment towards brotherhood and selfless service to humanity,” Khan said.
Dir Info greets media fraternity
Director Information & Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam has extended felicitations to the people in general and the media fraternity in particular on the auspicious occasion of Eid.
“I on behalf of my colleagues and the staff of the Department of Information and Public Relations extend warm Eid felicitations to the esteemed members of the media fraternity in J&K,” the Director Information said in his message.
“At the same time, I pray that the blessings and joys of this auspicious occasion will be with all of us always,” he said.