SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh have conveyed their greetings to the people on the commencement of the auspicious period of Navratras and prayed for communal harmony, brotherhood, peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
In a message of greetings, the Governor said that in Jammu and Kashmir the Navratras have an added significance as, during this period, the Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji Shrine attracts a very large number of pilgrims from all parts of the country.
On this joyous occasion, the Governor prayed for the well-being of the people of the State.
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti in her felicitation message said Jammu and Kashmir is an abode of communal harmony, brotherhood, peace, progress and prosperity. She said celebrating festivals of every faith adds colour to our composite culture.
The Chief Minister has prayed for the welfare of the people of the State on the occasion.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh in a message said Navratra festivities symbolize staying away from evil and following the spiritual and religious path. He said that it also encourages the people to lead a pure and pious life.
The Dy CM further expressed hope that festival would usher prosperity in the State and would be harbinger of peace between various communities.
On the occasion, he urged people to work constructively towards a society with a conducive environment.