Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, July 31: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has conveyed his warm greetings to the people of J&K in general and to the Muslim brethren in particular, on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
In his message of felicitations, the Lt Governor observed that this festival endorses the spirit of sacrifice, benevolence and generosity towards others. He hoped that the auspicious occasion would further enhance the amiable atmosphere and provide beacon light for prosperity and development in the UT.
Every festival is an opportunity to promote peace and harmony and I hope this tradition shall be nurtured to strengthen the bond of communal harmony, peace and amity between various sections of the society, he said.
The Lt Governor, in view of the emerging situation, urged the people to celebrate this festival in adherence to the guidelines and norms issued by the Administration.
He prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan in a message of felicitation, described the festival as a reward from Almighty Allah.
He said celebrating Eid teaches us camaraderie, friendship, mutual respect and love for the masses.
He appealed people to remember their neighbours, orphans and the needy during Eid celebrations.
He requested the people to follow the health guidelines properly to stop further spreading of the COVID-19 during Eid celebrations.
Advisor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar in his message of felicitation wished that this auspicious occasion would bring in a renewed spirit of love and oneness through its message of self discipline and sacrifice among the people of J&K.
He hoped that this festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity among the people of J&K and revive the glorious pluralistic ethos for which Jammu and Kashmir has been known for centuries past.
Advisor Bhatnagar also appealed the people to follow necessary guidelines issued in view of the global pandemic of the COVID 19 while celebrating the occasion and advised them to strictly follow the concept of social distancing.
Advisor Baseer Ahmed Khan in his message of greetings hoped that this festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity and revive the glorious pluralistic ethos for which Jammu and Kashmir has been known for centuries past.
Advisor K. K. Sharma in a message said celebrating Eid ul Azha teaches us concepts of camaraderie, friendship, mutual respect, love for the destitute and downtrodden besides mutual co existence.
He hoped the festival brings peace, prosperity and happiness to the people of the Jammu and Kashmir and also strengthen our resolve to fight the global Pandemic of COVID 19.
Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam, in his message said the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Azha symbolizes the strength of faith and sacrifice to be on the righteous path and emphasizes the spirit of charity and good deeds.
Chief Secretary prayed that the festival becomes a harbinger of peace and further strengthens the bond of communal harmony, mutual brotherhood, amity, and tranquillity.
Keeping in view the evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation, Chief Secretary urged people to adopt self-health protection measures during the festivities and maintain social distancing to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole while extending his heartiest greetings to the general public prayed for peace and prosperity in the UT.
He said this is a special occasion; however, people must strictly adhere to Covid-19 SOPs and guidelines while celebrating the festivity as the whole world is engulfed by the deadly pandemic.
The Div Com further appealed people to offer Eid-ul-Adha prayers at home besides avoiding large gatherings and thronging to public or religious places.
“Let us pray that we overcome this pandemic situation and I appeal people to follow all SOPs while marking this festive occasion”, he added.
Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh in his message expressed hope that this Eid will bring happiness among the people of J&K including Police, their families and the families of policemen who laid their lives in the line of duty. He wished that on this pious day the world will soon free the clutches of deadly pandemic CoronaVirus.
The DGP appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and in particular to the religious leaders and senior citizens to guide the common people in celebrating this Eid at home while following all necessary health protocols for the safety of our nears & dears and society in general.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar also greeted people, police personnel and their families on Eid-Ul-Zuha.
He hoped that this Eid will usher peace and happiness for all.
“The festival reminds us to share our joys with destitute and deserving. The occasion teaches us to rededicate ourselves for the service of people, reaffirm our commitment towards brotherhood and selfless service to humanity,” he said and urged people to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines and follow SOPs in letter and spirit so as to restrict the spread of deadly virus. He also requested community members to offer Eid prayers at respective homes so as to break the chain of Covid-19.