Farooq, Omar greet people on Nawroz, Holi

Farooq, Omar greet people on Nawroz, Holi
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Srinagar: The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday extended their warm greeting to the people of State on the occasion of Nawroz-e-Alam.
“Nawroz means ‘new day’, I hope the day acts as a harbinger of prosperity and peace in the state. I extend warm greeting to the people especially our Shia brethren on the occasion,” Farooq said in a statement.
Omar Abdullah while greeting the people, in a statement said, “I extend my warm greeting to people on the observance of Nawroz-e-Alam, may the days bequeath the state with everlasting peace, harmony and prosperity. Festivals like these add to the cultural mosaic of our state.”
The duo has also extended greeting to the people on the festive occasion of Holi. The duo while greeting people on Holi said that Holi is a festival of love, colour, and rejuvenation.
Farooq while highlighting the importance of Arbor Day that is to be celebrated on March 21, said, “Our celebrated Saint Hazrat Sheikh Ul Alam, Nund Reshi, (RA) has centuries ago underscored the importance of tress for the sustenance of human life with his word: food is subservient to forests. I urge the people especially children to come forward and plant tress and plants at their level also. The government too should embark on a development plank that is sustainable and eco-friendly.”
Party senior leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Sheikh Mustufa Kamal, Nasir Aslam Wani, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Shareef Ud din Shariq, Javaid Ahmad Dar, Syed Mahmood, Ali Muhammad Dar, Irfan Ahmad shah, Pir Afaq, Shameema Firdous, Qamar Ali Akhoon, Firoz Ahmad khan, G M Mir, Basharat Bukhari, Tanvir Sadiq have also extended warm greeting to the people on the occasion of Nawroz-e-Alam.
Meanwhile, Farooq and Omar Abdullah expressed grief over the demise of noted Islamic scholar and preacher Molvi Abdul Hameed of Shopian.
The duo in their message has prayed for peace to the soul of departed and strength to the family members of his to bear the loss, the statement said.