Former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday extended warm greetings to the people on the eve of Mela Kheer Bhawani being celebrated at central Kashmir’s Ganderbal on Monday.
In her felicitation message, Mehbooba urged the Pandit community to pray for the state’s prosperity and peace. She wished the day to be the harbinger of happiness and development in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba said that for centuries the celebration of the Mela has been an epitome of harmony and brotherhood in the state and there is a need to strengthen the bond of togetherness between various sections of the society.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has also greeted people on the auspicious occasion.
In his message G.A. Mir said that Mela Khirbhawani will continue to be the manifestation of the age-old tradition of brotherhood, harmony and multi-cultured ethos in Jammu and Kashmir State, it will continue to unite the people leading them at the path of friendship & unity, Mir said.
Mir observed that Mela will continue to remain an important part of the pluralistic culture in the JK teaching us to respect the sentiments and emotions of each other.