JAMMU: Governor N. N. Vohra on Monday greeted the people of state on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits as Hairath.
In his message the Governor has observed that this festival symbolises the values of piety, devotion, brotherhood and harmony, which are the hallmarks of our glorious cultural ethos.
Wishing the people a happy Mahashivratri and Hairath, the Governor has prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also greeted people of the state on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
In her message of felicitations, Mehbooba hoped that the day ushers the state into a new era of peace, progress and development and strengthens bonds of brotherhood among the people.
Mehbooba said the festival of Mahashivratri has both religious and cultural importance as the day is celebrated by the people of all shades in the state. She recalled that the day is celebrated in Kashmir Valley as Hairath by Kashmiri Pandits in amity with their Muslim brethren.