Srinagar, Oct 19: Governor N. N. Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference leaders, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah on Wednesday extended warm greetings to the people on Diwali, the festival of lights.
In his message of greetings, Governor hoped that the auspicious occasion would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
He observed that this festival symbolizes the triumph of truth and righteousness over falsehood and of good over evil and highlights the ethos and high values of the country’s civilization history.
Governor hoped that the festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity, tranquility and secularism, which are the hallmarks of our glorious composite cultural traditions and prayed for the well-being of the people of the State.
In her message of greetings, the Chief Minister hoped the Festival of Lights, as Diwali is popularly called, would bring everlasting happiness and peace to the people of the State. She said Jammu & Kashmir is proud that its residents celebrate the festivals of every religion and community with equal joy.
Mehbooba Mufti has prayed for prosperity and well of people on the occasion.
Meanwhile, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah have greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, hoping the festival will be celebrated with traditional harmony, enthusiasm and brotherhood.
In a message, Farooq wished prosperity to the State and happiness to its people. He highlighted the spirit of celebrating festivals in an atmosphere of amity and brotherhood and called for strengthening this tradition.  Farooq also prayed for the peace and tranquility in the State.
In a separate message, National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah said, “May this Diwali bring peace, prosperity and happiness in the life of people of State.”
He stressed on the need for strengthening harmony and brotherhood in the glorious traditions of the State’s pluralistic ethos. Omar hoped that the festival would be celebrated with fervor and gaiety.