Srinagar, Dec 31: On the eve of the New Year, Governor N.N. Vohra has conveyed greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
In his message the Governor has wished the people of Jammu and Kashmir a bright and happy New Year and prayed that 2018 would usher peace and normalcy which would promote progress, prosperity and well being of all sections of the society.
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti greeted people of the State on the eve of New Year.
In a message, the Chief Minister hoped 2018 to be a year of development, peace, harmony, progress and social integration in the State.
I earnestly pray that the New Year brings along joy, happiness, peace and prosperity for our people who have suffered immensely,” the Chief Minister said in her message.
Meanwhile, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah on Sunday greeted the people of the State on New Year’s Eve. Praying for peace, stability and prosperity in the State and the region in 2018, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah hoped the New Year would witness a greater focus on reconciliation and peace efforts between India and Pakistan and also usher the State into a new era of growth and progress.
Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah offered condolences to the families of those innocent civilians who lost their lives in the previous year and also underlined the need to reach out to people in misery and distress.
Praying that the New Year sees an end to the cycle of death and destruction that has yet again engulfed the Valley since the past couple of years, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah also paid glowing tributes to the brave policemen and security forces personnel who laid down their lives in 2017. (KNS)