JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti felicitated people of the State on the occasion of Christmas.
In her message, the Chief Minister expressed the hope that the holy occasion would be an omen of communal harmony, love for humanity and compassion for all across the world.
Such occasions remind us to rekindle the spirit of harmony, brotherhood and lead a virtuous life, Mehbooba Mufti said in her message on the occasion.
Governor, N. N. Vohra also extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Christmas.
In a message, Governor said that over the past centuries the teachings of Jesus Christ, the apostle of peace, compassion and brotherhood, have guided human beings on the path of righteousness.
A statement said: He observed that the message of Lord Christ is perhaps more relevant today than ever before, when the world is faced with increasing hatred, intolerance and violence.
Governor expressed hope that the celebration of this joyous occasion would strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity, and re-invigorate the secular and pluralistic traditions for which Jammu and Kashmir was known in the centuries gone by.
The Governor wished the people a bright and merry Christmas and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the State. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh also felicitated people of the State on the eve of Christmas.
In his message, Dr Singh expressed the hope that the holy occasion would usher in peace and prosperity in the state besides strengthening the bonds of communal harmony, love for humanity and compassion for all across the globe.