SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has greeted people of the State on the occasion of Baisakhi.
In her message, Mehbooba Mufti said Baisakhi symbolizes harvesting of the hard labour and celebrating it with harmony and brotherhood adds colour to its festivity. She said festivals like Baisakhi strengthen the bonds of love among people and nurture amity and harmony.
The Chief Minister prayed for peace and prosperity of the state on this occasion.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has also greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.
In his message of felicitations, Dr Singh while hoping that the day would usher in peace and prosperity in the state said that Basikhi holds an important significance for the people of North, especially for Sikh community as the Khalsa Panth was founded on this day.
Deputy Chief Minister further said Baisakhi also marks the commencement of the harvesting season, when farmers reap their crop to the fruit of their sustained hard work. He said the celebration of this festival is a shining example of our glorious pluralistic traditions as it is celebrated by every section of the society irrespective of their religious considerations.
On the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister also prayed for peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State.
Meanwhile, DGP J&K Dr. S.P Vaid on Thursday extended Baishkhi greetings to the people of state particularly family of martyrs, serving police personnel, security forces and their families.
The DGP in his message prayed that this spring harvest festival bring peace, harmony, brotherhood, progress and prosperity in the state. He said that this day has a special significance for the people of India, particularly for the Sikh community as the ‘Khalsa Panth’ was created on this day.