Governor NN Vohra, Dy CM Dr nirmal Singh and the Council of Ministers have extended greetings to the people on Diwali, the festival of lights, and hoped that this auspicious occasion would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
In his message of greetings, Governor 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.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh also greeted people on the occasion of Diwali.
In his message, Dr Singh appealed the people to use the auspicious day of festival of light to brighten the lives of others by celebrating the occasion together and in an atmosphere of amity.
“Diwali is a time for festivity and happiness for all. It is an occasion to share our joy with those who are in need”, he said.
Dr Singh also expressed hope that the festival of lights this year will “mark the beginning of a new phase of optimism” for everyone.
The Council of Ministers has greeted the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
The Ministers hoped that this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, amity, and brotherhood and will be harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity for the State and its people.
The Ministers including, Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari, Minister for Forests, Ecology & Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq, Minister for Social Welfare, Science and Technology and ARI & Trainings, Sajad Gani Lone, Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, Minister for PWD, Mr Naeem Akhtar, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Ministers for Cooperative and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay and Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli while extending felicitations to the people, prayed for their well being and happiness.
They expressed the hope that the Diwali would open a new chapter of progress and all round development in the State.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Health & Medical Education and Social Welfare Asiea Naqash, Minister of State for Transport and Revenue, Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma, Minister of State for Education and Tourism, Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Mir Zahoor Ahmed and Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, have also greeted the people on this auspicious occasion of Diwali.