Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people on the auspicious occasion of Diwali wishing them peace, happiness and well-being.
In her message of greetings on the eve of Deepawali, the Chief Minister hoped that the Festival of Lights would be harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Chief Minister said while celebrating festivals, we must remember the poor and needy and share joy with them. She said we have a rich tradition of celebrating festivals in amity and brotherhood in the state, in consonance with our unique multicultural ethos.
“On this auspicious occasion I wish and pray that all good values of love, compassion, tolerance, mutual respect and brotherhood become hallmark of our society to take forward the State on the path of progress, prosperity and lasting peace”, she said.
Expressing grave concern over the plight of hapless border residents and the people in Kashmir valley who are entangled in an agonizing situation, the Chief Minister expressed the hope that all the right-thinking people would strive towards making peace a reality in and around Jammu and Kashmir. “We have suffered too much and too long, let’s strive towards healing the wound and bringing peace in the lives of our people and ensure prosperity of our future generations,” she said.