Vohra, Omar,Tara, Mufti ,Mehbooba greet people on Baisakhi festival
/Srinagar, April 12 (Scoop News) - The Governor, N. N. Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdulla,Dy CM,Tara Chand, PDP senior leaders Mufti Syed and Mehbooba Miufti today felicitated the people of Jammu & Kashmir state on the sacred occasion of Baisakhi
In a message of felicitations, N. N. Vohra the Governor said that this day has a special significance for the Sikh community, as Khalsa Panth was born on this day. He added that the day also marks the beginning of the New Year in the Indian Calendar.
The Governor said that in the Northern States, Baisakhi also marks the commencement of the harvesting season, when farmers reap the fruit of their hard work. He observed that the celebration of this festival is a shining example of our glorious pluralistic traditions.
The Governor prayed for peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State.
Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has felicitated people on Baisakhi wishing them well being and happiness.
In a greetings message issued here today, the Chief Minister said that the tradition of observing Baisakhi with harmony and brotherhood adds colour to its festivity. “
The Chief Minister prayed for peace and prosperity of the State and the Country.
Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand has extended warm greetings to the people of state on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.
In his greeting message, Tara Chand said the day marks the beginning of New Year and start of the harvest season, adding that the festival has a special importance for people at large and particularly for those engaged in the profession of agriculture and farming.
The Deputy Chief Minister also extended greetings to Sikh brothers, who celebrate it as day of the birth of Khalsa Panth.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and President Mehbooba Mufti has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, festival that is celebrated particularly by Sikh Community in different parts of the country. The two leaders expressed hope that the joyous festival Baisakhi may inspire us to strive for peace, harmony and amity and work for the unity and progress of our state."
The PDP president in her greetings said "On the joyous occasion of Baisakhi, I extend my greetings and good wishes to all my people, particularly to all those engaged in cultivation. May this harvest festival be a celebration of the diligence of our farming community," she added.
Extending greetings to the people the party general secretary Mohammed Dilawar Mir in his massage said "This festival traditionally is also an occasion to mark a new beginning, may Baisakhi this year usher in peace, prosperity and happiness for all," he said.
Other leaders include senior Leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Mohd Khalil Bandh, Ab Rehman Veeri, Mohd Sartaj Madni, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, Syed Bashir Ahmed , Ab Razaq Zawoora, district President Mohd Ashraf Mir and Qazi Mohd Afzal.
Meanwhile Minister for Health, Horticulture & Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma today reviewed the arrangements for annual Baisakhi Mela to be held on April 13 at Akhnoor.
He visited the Mela site at Jia Potha Ghat at the right bank of the River Chenab and took stock of the arrangements put in place by the district administration. He issued instructions to the administration to make elaborate arrangements to facilitate the people at the Mela site as also to perform the Sandhya Aarti by the devotees at the River Chenab at the culmination of Mela. He also directed the concerned officers for ensuring proper sanitation, drinking water, electricity, security and sitting arrangements for the people at the Mela site.
The Minister stressed the need for maintaining close coordination between various departments to make the festival a grand success.
It may be mentioned that the Baisakhi Mela like other parts of the country also celebrated in Akhnoor annually with lot of fanfare and larger participation of people from different parts of the State. The rich Dogra culture and heritage of Akhnoor is showcased in the Mela and artists from different regions exhibit their talent. The Tourism Department in collaborations with other organizations organizes Melas at different places in
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