Governor, Dr Farooq, Omar greet people on Mahashivratri

Jammu, Mar 3: Governor, Satya Pal Malik has greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits as Hairath.
In his message Governor has observed that this festival symbolizes 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, Governor has prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
Meanwhile, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah have greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri and expressed the hope that the festival will be celebrated in true spirit of the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a message Dr. Farooq Abdullah said the festival lays stress on the values of piety, devotion, mutual love and harmony, which are cornerstones of our great civilization. He said such occasions strengthen bonds of amity and secular temperament among all sections of the society.
Greeting the people, Omar Abdullah expressed hope that the tradition of brotherhood, love and amity would continue to guide the people, which is imperative for harmonious growth of the society. He prayed that this auspicious day be harbinger of lasting peace and prosperity of the state.
In his felicitation message, General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar has prayed for peace and tranquility in the State.
Provincial Presidents Devender Singh Rana and Nasir Aslam Wani have also greeted the people on Shivratri and expressed the hope that the festival will be observed as per traditions with fervor and gaiety. (KNS)