GJ REPORT SRINAGAR, SEP 2: Governor Satya Pal Malik today greeted the people on Janamashtami and expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would be a harbinger of peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State. In his message of felicitations, the Governor observed that the divine message of Krishna, enshrined in the Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, exhorts mankind to strive for the ultimate truth and to do one’s duty to the best of one’s ability without being concerned about the benefits to be gained. He observed that adherence to such values provides firm foundation for the functioning of a harmonious society. On this auspicious occasion, the Governor prayed for the well-being of the people of the State. Advisors to Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam have also greeted people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. In their separate messages, the Advisors and Chief Secretary expressed hope that the occasion will usher in an era of peace, harmony and prosperity in the State. They said that celebrating holy festivals in an atmosphere of amity and brotherhood has been a rich tradition of the State. They also prayed for the wellbeing of the people of the state. Meanwhile, National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice president Omar Abdullah have also extended greetings to the people on Janamashtami wishing them well being and prosperity. In his message, Dr Farooq Abdullah has emphasized the crucial need of further strengthening the bonds of love and harmony between various segments of the society. He prayed for peace and prosperity in the State and hoped that this festival will be celebrated in true spirit of Jammu and Kashmir’s composite culture. Omar Abdullah, in his felicitation message, said that tradition of celebrating festivals in an atmosphere of amity and brotherhood adds colour to the joyful occasions. He hoped that this festival will be a harbinger of peace and prosperity in the state. Provincial president National Conference Devender Singh Rana also greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami and prayed for peace and tranquility in the State.